Draycote Water is 6 km south of Rugby in Warwickshire, in the village of Dunchurch, and is owned and operated by Severn Trent Water, to supply drinking water to Rugby. It covers more than 600 acres, and holds up to 5,000 million imperial gallons of water. It is by far the largest expanse of water in landlocked Warwickshire, so it almost feels like a walk along the coastline.
We stopped off a little way around to see the alpacas. The alpaca farm is in a village called Toft, and these woolly beauties have a lovely view while they graze. You can buy their wool to knit here.
The sky and the water were really blue, amazing for January.
Here are the boys, wondering which way to go next, while I look on. Do you like my new coat? It's lovely and warm.
These were the views of the Warwickshire countryside we enjoyed along the water's edge.
Only one sailing boat braved the water today.
After leaving the reservoir, we had a little wander around the village of Dunchurch, and enjoyed seeing these quaint thatched cottages.
Here is the 14th century church of St Peters, Dunchurch.
I remembered to wear my pedometer, and was pleased to see that by the end of the walk I had clocked up 12,541 steps. I've just looked at it again and it currently stands at over 13,000 steps. I am feeling very pleased with myself!
It's been a great day. I'd like to come back here again soon, as part of my plan to walk a lot more.
This evening we had the rest of the veggie curry. It's DH's last day of holiday, so I lit lots of candles on the dining table, and played Eva Cassidy while we ate. Now we're sitting down and relaxing our tired feet!
Bye for now.