Marsett & Semer Water from Bainbridge 1st June 2017

Posted by Steve Charlton on 2017-06-05

Marsett & Semer Water from Bainbridge 1st June 2017

14 members joined Steve & Carol at Bainbridge on a glorious late Spring day. We made our way to the Cam High Road, a Roman road constructed in the 1st Century which links Bainbridge with Ingleton. We climbed steadily for 2 miles before leaving the road and reaching the top of the moor. Here, the views across to Semer Water and Marsett were outstanding,

We enjoyed the long descent to Marsett – David had a fall and gashed his knee but he was well looked after by our resident nursing team of Lyn and Caroline. We had lunch in a meadow with great views before spending some time at the ruins of the old chapel which formerly served the population of Stalling Busk. This chapel had been constructed in 1772 but fell into disuse in 1909 when a new chapel was built more conveniently in the centre of the village. The path took us near to the shores of the lake where there were plenty of fishermen enjoying the peace and tranquillity.

A highlight of the walk was the path by the River Bain where a large number of ducklings were being shepherded by some adult ducks who were very protective.

We returned to Bainbridge having completed 8.5 miles, and refreshments were taken at the Rose & Crown and a local café.

Steve & Carol Charlton

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