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Roundwood Reservoir Second Walk

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The second walk is around the top part of the lower reservoir. The lower part of the walk is across the bridge that is part of the R765 and the upper part of the walk is the embankment of the upper reservoir. The route is not clearly marked in part as the first walk and the surface is not as good. The distance of the walk is approx. 4km.




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The second walk starts from the causeway and bridge that allows the R765 to cross the the reservoir. And has the embankment that creates the upper reservoir as the return route of the walk.    

Enter the reservoir grounds by the stile next to the gate in the above photo. The exit of the walk is a gate on the same road the other side of the reservoir. 

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The track will finally lead into an open space where the track will disappear. Look out for the embankment creating the upper reservoir and walk to it and then turn right before climbing it.

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Almost at the end of the embankment there is a turn to the right which will lead to the top and back of the structure in the above photo. Another turn to the right will take you down and in front of the structure.

Take the track that begins at the pillar in the above photo which will take you along a river feeding the lower reservoir, and finally back to the road.


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