I removed the existing cover but kept it as the padded bit underneath is fine, I used that to cut around and stitched the new fabric to the top.
The elastic around the edge has gone a bit too so I added elastic to go across widthways to fit it to the ironing board.
Now it's not perfect but it fits snug and it didn't cost me a penny to replace it today and have a clean cover. I have seen some fabulous pictures of some that people have made complete with built in pin cushion and tool pockets for sewing equipment. This was just a quick fix!
We went for a fantastic walk yesterday to Damflask and I forgot to take my camera, my husband had his phone but its not the same to keep asking 'ooh take a photo of that' is it? We will be going again how often do we miss things that are right on our door step or at least a short drive away. I have been before with a friend for a run but that was a good few years ago and I don't know why it has taken me so long to return.
Yorkshire water have lots of ideas for walks around reservoirs so I must use their website more, I'm sure it's the same in other regions with local providers having this information on their websites.