Semer Water is the Dales' largest natural lake. It has a surface area of around 90 acres and is 45' deep in some areas. The area is full of wildlife and many species of birds during the summer months. Land reclamation work in 1937 uncovered the remains of a prehistoric lake village, which could have been destroyed by a sudden flood.
Semer Water from Countersett...
Yes it was a grey overcast day! But that's no excuse for not getting out walking with your camera! :-)
Bare trees around the partially frozen Semer Water.
Looking back across Semer Water before commencing along the footpath to Stalling Busk old church.
Inside Stalling Busk old church, looking out across Semer Water.
An eerie view looking into the graveyard where many locals have been buried for centuries.
The remains of Stalling Bus old church which dates back to 1722! The church was still in use in the early 20th century but was in a poor state of repair. When St Matthew's church was built in Stalling Busk (1908-09) it fell into disuse and the roof was stripped.
The view approaching the old churchyard where 750 people are buried.
Rolled bails at Marsett.
Ascending up Marsett pasture looking back at Marsett in the distance.
Eventually reaching Countersett after crossing several stiles and passing many barns!
At last... a burst of sunshine breaks through the clouds above!
Returning back to Semer Water with moody skies above!
But the odd surge of sunshine gives way to some amazing reflections...