The most prominent feature of Raydale has to be Semer Water. This is a large glacial lake which is actually the second largest lake in Yorkshire; a small beach can be accessed via a short but steep road (25%) down from Countersett. Legend has it that a lost village is under the water; the story goes that an old and poor man knocked on the door of all the houses in the village asking for alms, he was refused by all except one house. He then cursed the village by saying “Semerwater Rise! Semerwater Sink! And bury the town all save the house where they gave me meat and drink”. Apparently you can still see the tops of the houses if the conditions are favorable.
First 4 photos are Raydale in the morning sun, taken from just above the village of Marsett
Next 8 photos where taken on our daily dog walk to Park Scar Waterfall