6 April – Panorama walk

It’s always worth the slog of the upward climb
to reach the point where I can see Great Whernside rise
in the distance before me, with Gouthwaite laid below,
the reservoirs’ cool blue only adding to her glow
as the sun plays gently on her moorland topped hues,
granting the most enchanting of Nidderdale views;
with the promise of the upper dale kissing the broad blue sky,
I am lured to keep on walking till I reach its greatest high.