After a trip to Lanchester today I made a detour on my journey home over part of the North Durham Moors near Consett.
[caption id="attachment_2968" align="alignnone" width="739"] Smiddy Shaw Reservoir[/caption]
When we were kids we used to picnic here and paddle in the edge of the water, I don't know about the picnicking but the paddling was banned years ago.
[caption id="attachment_2969" align="alignnone" width="740"] Hishope Reservoir[/caption]
This shot of Hishope Reservoir just a very short distance away shows just how inhospitable these moors can be at this time of year. A third reservoir, Waskerly, is behind me, all but hidden in the gloom.....