The causeway over Blithfield Reservoir is as bleak a place as you'll find on a squally, rainy-damp day like today. Somehow water is the quickest thing to reflect the weather's mood - bright and blue and glinting on a sunny day, but grey, unwelcoming and sombre on a sunless one.
Yet the drive over the causeway is always a thrill (well, a small one!). Like flying... slightly.
Sited near Abbots Bromley, the lake is also a nature reserve.