Ogston is a village close by to a reservoir and sewage plant in Derbyshire. It can be quite smelly but nothing like as stinky as Stoke Bardolph which is quite bad. In the past I would shut my windows when passing through the area since it smelt worse than 10,000 cows all breaking wind simultaneously. Still on the days where the wind is blowing the right direction, it can be nice to walk around.
There were places in the walk where even in Ogston you still could almost taste the pollution, but by comparison this was when I was standing just outside the gate of the plant where as normally its a quarter of a mile away lol
Ogston is a beautiful place, a reservoir with a tarmac road all the way around it meaning that those that don’t want to walk can be driven to the many nice spots where you could stop, sit and just take in the views. Down below, you can often see people from the sailing club, sailing their little boats, as well as allot of nature.
We parked at the same place as me normally do, off Colliery Lane I think its called. There are quite a few entrances and places to park. If you fancy an ice cream then the north entrance is a good bet to find an ice cream van! I don’t, as it dries me up which is the last thing you need on a long walk.
Our walk was around the edge of the reservoir as well as taking in some of the fields on the other side. Whilst climbing the hill back up to the reservoir I took this picture of actually a field full of weeds, but it kind of looks like a meadow doesn’t it!
I didn’t take too many pictures, I often don’t for places that I have been to before. What’s the point of taking the same pictures again of the same things?
The walk itself was roughly 2.5 hours, which is about average, though it felt harder due to the hills. Its worth it though. Its one of my favourite places.