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Dark Skies Adventure: A Night to Remember

Grimwith Reservoir, a picturesque haven nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Yorkshire, recently played host to a remarkable event that brought together over 60 individuals, including 20 children, representing various organisations. The night walk around Grimwith made possible through the generous support of TerrainHopper, GM4X, TGA Mobility, and the Yorkshire Dales Yacht Club, turned out to be an unforgettable experience for all involved.

Five smiling faces from the team from Skipton Fire and Rescue
The team from the Fire and Rescue Service Skipton

As twilight descended upon the reservoir, casting a tranquil aura over the surroundings, the chill of the night air was palpable. Yet, despite the cold, spirits were high, and anticipation filled the air. The radiant glow of Jupiter illuminated the sky, accompanied by the enchanting presence of a full moon, setting the stage for an evening filled with wonder and discovery.

A girl sat in the Paratreker, an all-terrain wheelchair. the sun is setting over the reservoir.
The Paratreker - manual all-terrain wheelchair

Amidst the crisp night air, laughter echoed through the darkness as participants embraced the muddy terrain with gusto. For many of the children, the night held a myriad of firsts, including their inaugural encounter with the majestic presence of an owl, its haunting call resonating through the stillness of the night.

As the group traversed the winding paths around the reservoir, a sense of camaraderie enveloped them, fostering connections and memories that would endure long after the night had passed. With each step, they immersed themselves in the natural splendour that surrounded them, awestruck by the beauty of the nocturnal world.

Debbie and Jonathan from Access the Dales

At a pivotal moment during the walk, all torches were switched off, enveloping the group in a blanket of darkness. In the ensuing silence, the symphony of nature unfolded around them, from the gentle babbling of a nearby brook to the distant call of geese gliding gracefully across the water. It was a profound moment of connection with the wilderness, a reminder of the awe-inspiring harmony that exists within the natural world

had not only offered a glimpse into the mysteries of the night but had also provided a profound sense of belonging and wonder.

In a world filled with hustle and bustle, moments of tranquillity and connection with nature are cherished treasures. The night walk around Grimwith Reservoir served as a poignant reminder of the beauty that surrounds us, inviting us to pause, reflect, and embrace the magic of the natural world.

Supper served at the Yacht Club

As the night drew to a close and the group made their way back, they carried with them memories that would linger in their hearts and minds for years to come.  The night walk around Grimwith Reservoir. A heart supper was served up for the weary walkers and the club sprung to life with the chitter chatter of the rosy-faced walkers.

As we bid farewell to Grimwith Reservoir, our hearts brimmed with gratitude for the opportunity to experience its wonders under the cloak of night. And as we carry the memories of this extraordinary night with us, we are reminded of the transformative power of nature to inspire, rejuvenate, and unite us all.


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