Pow Hill Nature Reserve ~ Sept 2017~ part 2

Part 1 HERE We had to walk back the same way we came, so I decided to put the macro lens on and see what I could find, but soon changed back to the telephoto, the water was too enticing, and other stuff was going on, the sheep were off to get a drink     When we got back we trogged up the hill to the newly opened cafe delicious home made soup for lunch and a lovely view over Derwent Water The little cabin is for hire, the people who run the cafe also run a Glamping site…

Pow Hill Nature Reserve ~ Sept 2017 ~ Part 1

Pow Hill is set in moorland overlooking the Derwent Reservoir. The word Pow comes from Old English and means ‘slow moving stream’ which refers to the waterlogged boggy area in the north of the site. Conserved for its special wildlife interest, the area is home to goldcrests, coal tits, roe deer and red squirrels. The western end of the lake is protected as a nature reserve although there is access to the water’s edge in some places. Needless to say Sophie and I went for a visit here, though we didn’t spot any red squirrels sadly, plenty of sheep though!…