This is Scammonden reservoir, a tranquil looking place...
travelling along the M62 from Yorkshire to Lancashire
will have noticed Scammonden Water. The reservoir was
completed in 1971 and was dammed by
a section of the M62, a considerable feat of engineering,
opened by the Queen in 1971.
reservoir can just be seen in the above image which
was taken in the picnic area at the far end from the
dam. A path up to the left takes visitors to the hamlet
of Deanhead, part of which now lies under the reservoir.
circular walk around the reservoir is a popular weekend
outing for Huddersfield people. However,
you might notice it does rain at Scammonden from time