John O'Gaunt | Saturday 30 November 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Ward
Participants: 18
Mileage: 17 miles
Ascent: 1,650 ft
Walk Register: Yes
Walk Report: Wendy Leete
 
John O' Gaunt was a Lancastrian, but an English prince who was lord of the manor of Knaresborough for 28 years, in his day.....but less of him - more of the walk.  
 
What a gorgeous day to be walking; frost on the ground, sun shining and skies representing the climate for the rest of the day.  Eighteen of us set off full of vigor and chatter.  Our day soon crossed over the John O' Gaunt reservoir and Beaver Dyke reservoir (constructed in 1890 to supply water to Harrogate) before reaching Scargill reservoir.  Our route took us through some beautiful countryside of Harrogate' including tracks, woodland areas and of course, fields and gates and finished on a round trip around Swinsty reservoir before reaching our destination back at Norwood Green.  
 
Thank you to those who travelled further than normal to join us and also to our walk leader for a very nice day (and for the weather)!!


Photos by Robert Cope