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Killington Lake

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We travelled down the M6/M5 to Wiltshire on Tuesday. It was cold but we could see for miles. We always take a comfort stop at Killington Lake services. I thought you might like to see what this lovely area offers in the way of work and R&R. The Lake is a reservoir. A farm nestles near the edge with sheep scattered across the hills. There are wind turbines too, further away to the south. There is also a watersports club, on the east shore. Fishing, sailing and wind surfing are all practised here. Three intrepid surfers were enjoying the wind and frequently sampling the water while we were there. Their wet or dry suits would have been a must. The water looked inviting but had to be very cold. The sky an amazing mix of shades of blue and grey and white. The golden bracken and lush green grass with the trees on the island made for pretty pictures. We did not see as many birds as usual but with less picnicers I suppose many have moved elsewhere. I had to get the camera out. I hope you enjoy seeing this through my lens.

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Beautiful SG

4 Nov, 2013

 

i really enjoyed seeing through your lens :-))))
Beautiful water-scape!!!!

4 Nov, 2013

 

Nice place to stop Scotsgran - beautiful views and picture postcard photos.

4 Nov, 2013

 

It looks very peaceful , Scotsgran .

4 Nov, 2013

 

It's a beautiful place for a stop ...

4 Nov, 2013

 

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing this with us Scotsgran .

4 Nov, 2013

 

Lovely! It's a beautiful spot.

4 Nov, 2013

 

You have all helped me enjoy it all over again. Thank you. We do not like motorway services coffee Snoopdog so I always carry a packed lunch and it is hard to beat this place for a picnic spot. On the way home we stop in at Tebay. If we drive past the shops and turn up to the left we enter the upper overflow car park which also gives access to lovely views. The picnic area and duck pond outside the restaurant is a great place to sit with children and if you have a dog there is well signed dog walks. We always stop as far away from the shops as possible and get to strech our legs on the short walk down to them.

4 Nov, 2013

 

Unlike truckers we do not have the facilities to cook on our travels but we have never grown too old to enjoy a picnic. Food always seems to taste better when its eaten en route to somewhere.

5 Nov, 2013

 

Lovely spot.

5 Nov, 2013

 

I'm not a fan of Motorway service stops but this is beautiful

6 Nov, 2013

 

Lovely spot for a picnic and stretch ones legs.....

7 Nov, 2013

 

They do provide viewing platforms with picnic tables too. There are lots of nesting birds on the islands in the Spring. I think they have made a good job of this area.

7 Nov, 2013

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