My ways and By-ways -Dawn up Deer Hill

As I’m on Annual Leave, and have two whole weeks off work, I needed to get out in the cold morning air to blow the cobwebs off everything including my headacheyness. Deer Hill Reservoir is about three miles from me, and in the middle of nowhere. Remote moorland views on a good day, but nothing at all to see this morning when I set off as soon as there was enough light to see what I was doing.

It had rained during the night, and the cloud had settled up above Slawit, covering a good portion of the hills. Sod that, I thought, I’m off out. I took a chance on zero visibility, never good for photography, but thought I might be in with a chance of something atmospheric. Since when has weather stopped me? Well actually I wouldn’t have set off if it was chucking it down. But it wasn’t. Where there’s a Jill, there’s a way.

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It wasn’t quite so misty here.
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Eerie
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Road to nowhere…

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Bridleway to nowhere…
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I love our drystone walls. They’re full of quirks, and interesting stuff on gateposts.
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Drippy gate into a muddy field.
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Fog on the res. Footpath to nowhere…
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Bank of invisible res
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COLD WATER KILLS…if it’s out there.
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Deer Hill Reservoir
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Reflections

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Overspill from a pond into the res.
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Steps to nowhere…
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Moss, stone, trees, three things I like.

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Gate to nowhere…
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Bradley Brook, which runs straight down into Slaithwaite and joins the River Colne
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