Blagdon Lake

Thursday 30th September – Blagdon Lake

Walk Leaders: Jane & Barbara

9 walkers set off from the New Inn at Blagdon, uncertain as to what weather we were going to be subjected to! Suitably ‘togged up’ we set off down the hill and alongside the Blagdon reservoir until turning off through the woods alongside the northern edge of the water. It was very noticeable how low the water levels are at present.

Leaving the woods and crossing some fields then passing through the village of Nempnett Thrubwell. Our leader told us of the meaning of the village name, but I’m sorry I forgot what she said! Steadily climbing up we stopped for coffee break on the hillside looking back over the reservoir to the Mendip hills. A strong wind and rain then arrived and we were glad to get down alongside the south of the reservoir and plod back past the Yeo valley premises, over some electric fences, where yours truly got a shock from a fence, lifting it up for the walkers, shan’t do that again!

Eventually we arrived back at the New Inn for a good lunch. A walk we have done before but lovely nonetheless. 5.5 miles.

Thanks to Jane for leading and `Barbara for backmarking.