Windy walk from Mount St. Bernard Abbey

Blackbrook reservoir

Blackbrook reservoir

Twenty-two Saturday walkers started their seven mile walk in strong winds and threat of rain later in the day.
The group, ably led by Derek, crossed the road outside the abbey and dropped down a slippery footpath to Blackbrook reservoir. The first picture is of the reservoir taken from the top of Ives Head.  The reservoir is not yet full but I am sure the winter rains will rectify this.  Our group then went on to climb Ives Head, 201 metres above sea level.  Some wonderful views from the top with the village of Shepshed due north from us .

The second picture is of some of the group on top of Ives HeadDSC01370

The walk continued to Oaks in Charnwood Church, Cat Hill Wood and Timberland Hill.  Some wonderful views of the surrounding countryside were obtained.  Continuing through open access land at Charnwood Lodge.  The end of the walk took us along the road, past St. Joseph’s tea place, and back to the Abbey.