Now a lonely signpost directs me to take a left directly onto the moors.  I walk up a heather-choked trail along a crumbling wall until I’m as high as I can go.  Here the wall ends.  I turn and look down and let out a little gasp.  The moors are spread out below me, with a breathtaking view of Ponden Reservoir and the town of Stanbury.

Now I’m well and truly on my way.  I turn and walk deeper onto the moors.  The path winds above a deep valley and before long I can hear the sounds of a stream.  According to my directions, this is a clue that I’m getting closer to Ponden Kirk!

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Trail up through the moors

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      Wall running along the trail

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       End of the wall at the top
        of the moors

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View of Ponden Reservoir from the top of the moors

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    Trail running above the valley toward Ponden Kirk

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     A view of the valley from
     the trail

 





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