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Epworthowl

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#1 26/08/2014 at 12:57

As I have been putting walking stuff in the Warm intit thread, I thought it might be an idea to start one just for this excellent pastime!

Those that have read the "warm intit" thread will know that I put quite a few reports about walks around South Yorkshire and the Peak District. I am currently going through the Sheffield Star book of family walks. This book has 52 walks in and myself and my good wife, along with friends and family on some of the walks are doing the whole book, so far we are just over halfway on 27 after doing 3 in one day on Sunday. I will put them up on here, along with pubs visited en route, or after.

I had a week off last week and completed 5 of the walks, on Monday we walked around Cawthorne, Upper Hoyland and Cannon Hall. Cawthorne is a beautiful village and there is lots for kids to do at Cannon Hall. a brisk 5 miler and fairly hilly.

On Wednesday we completed the outer walk around Greno and Wheata Woods. Greno woods, what an atmospheric place that is!! The Start from the forestry commission car park, south to Grenoside was very atmospheric with weird shaped old oaks all over the place! The walk went through the village past the Old Red Lion and along the east side parallel with the A61 then up to the trig point. The views from there are spectacular!

Sunday saw us do 3 walks in 1, starting at Redmires, the furthest car park, we walked north to Rivelin Brook, then across to Rivelin Dams, then along the spectacular Wyming Brook back to Redmires Road, across there and up the hill to Fulwood Lane then west over the moors to Redmires Plantation, then up the path past the Stanedge Pole, to Stanage Edge, headed left along the edge to Cowper Stone, then back along the edge, past the pole again back to the car park at Redmires. 12 miles all together with some superb views from the path to Stanedge Pole back to Sheffield and to the East to Hope Valley, Edale, Kinder Plateau, and Mam Tor. A brilliant walk followed by a pint of Bradfield Breweries, Farmers Blueberry Ale at the Three Merry Lads!...SlurpThumbsup

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#2 27/08/2014 at 12:01

excellent idea, Epworthowl.....maybe one day I īll be able to join you lot. 

Jazz is voor iedereen 

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#3 29/08/2014 at 11:10

Surprised Fred hasn't commented on this. 

13.11.2010 at 20.51 emre...tbh, Hoylands goal gave me a semi 

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Epworthowl

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#4 02/09/2014 at 13:51

This weekend saw us take off around Agden reservoir on an incident filled walk.

i had a few things to celebrate the night before, so was a bit hungover, but the fresh air soon started to kick in! We set off from the car park in Low Bradfield near the cricket pitch, then up the hill past the church to High Bradfield, had a small wander around to see the remnants of the tour de France, then went along the edge through woods and open fields collecting field mushrooms en route. We got almost to Mortimer Road and turned South back toward the reservoir. We then went through Agden Wood and onto the small lane to the main road.

On the back lane, we came across a car parked against the reservoir wall, it was an Audi AS7. Having never seen one close up before, I said to Louise, oh I'll go and have a look at it inside, as I got to about a foot from the car, I looked in and the seats were down and the driver had his hands in a ladies (I say this loosely) knickers sat in the passenger seat, she was desperately trying to twist round and look away so not to be recognisedLaughWow.

We both walked on laughing at the situation, they were not young uns either!!

When we got back to the full car park, one car left, and another came in to take its place, the lady driver didnt notive the 4 foot wall in front of her and promptly ran straight into it!! The hubby / boyfriend got out of the passenger side totally unamused as we sniggered whilst changing our boots!!

All in all a top walkThumbsup

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#5 07/09/2014 at 15:56

Got the week off this week and heading up to Thixendale on Wednesday to do the walk (or limp in my case) to Wharram Percy. There's some decent pubs round there too. 

This is the last time I'm painting on a grin. 

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#6 07/09/2014 at 18:56

Surprised Fred hasn't commented on this.
HoylandOwl, 29/08/2014 at 11:10

Aye, sorry Tee. Something happened after my last walk that knocked me for six. I haven't been out since.

About a month ago, me and and old mate, Neil, who I've known for 25 years and used to work with, finally got around to tackling a good-looking walk I'd dreamed up two years ago: up in 'Summer Wine' country above Holmfirth. It was a lovely sunny day and turned out to be a cracking walk. I drove us up there and we parked in a little car park near Ramsden Reservoir, above Holmbridge. Neil had finally reached 50 and I wound him up about joining the Old Gimmers' Club. We followed minor paths further up the valley and then climbed on sheep tracks steeply up onto the plateau at the head of Ramsden clough, turning west and following that stream up onto the heather moors, past newly prepared grouse butts, (shooting positions.)

Eventually we took a bearing and followed it up to meet the boundary fence on trackless moors leading up onto Britland Edge Hill, with terrific views south onto the northern edges of Bleaklow Hill and awe inspiringly westards over Manchester and out to the Clwyddian (?) Hills of the Welsh border country. It was pretty windy just there so a light, windproof top went over the t-shirt which, with shorts was all that we'd needed so far. Pressing on, in a minor dip before the rise to Holme Moss, i found a card with a remaining scrap of blue balloon attached. The balloon had apparently been released by pupils at a Harrogate primary school and the card requested the finder to kindly send it back with details of where found. (I haven't heard owt about winning their prize yet!)

We were fair scudding along now, fit as two fleas. I stopped for a pee and a quick pic of the landscape and found Neil was a quarter of a mile in front! We reached the road at a car park just below the summit of the recently re-named 'Cote de Holme Moss' and took photos of each other at the sign. Then it was off into wilder country as we navigated around the head of a deep valley and round onto Black Hill, Derbyshire and the Peak District's third highest hill at just shy of 2,000 feet, (behind Kinder Scout and Bleaklow.) We soon arrived at the summit and its dazzlingly white painted trig point. Unfortunately the Pennine Way in these times is paved with large stone slabs taken from old mill floors. With no need to navigate in what I once enjoyed as a wilderness, we walked north and descended the PW until time came to leave it eastwards, onto a green lane that took us into Holme village, a pennine jewel still extensively decorated with bicycle related bunting from the race. After crossing the main road again, we went down little footpaths into lovely woodland, passing a delightful little waterfall before climbing back up to reach and cross the dam wall of one of the reservoirs back to where we were parked.

It had been a lovely walk, well worth the wait, and with a remarkable variety of landscapes in only eight or nine miles. Well happy, I dropped Neil off back in Sheffield an hour or so later, agreeing to compare diaries later for another day out. Four days later I woke to find I'd been left a message by his wife, to say that he'd had a massive stroke the night before. He died two weeks later. I'm going to his funeral tomorrow, just one of many completely stunned friends of a lovely, decent bloke who had everything to live for: lovely wife and three sons, good job and nice home. He'd done all the hard part of life and was at the time where he could now enjoy all the fruits of his labours. Gone in an instant. I simply can't take it in. I know it happens to many but it simply doesn't seem real. Maybe tomorrow will change that.


Sleep tight, mate. I'm really going to miss you.
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Don't do RIPs on here, please, folks. I'll take it as read and let's keep it as the walking thread it is, which the lad would have enjoyed reading. 

Post edited on 07/09/2014 at 19:13 by Owling_Wolf

We must not give opposition teams hope. We have to kill them. 

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Epworthowl

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#7 08/09/2014 at 10:30

That is not easy to follow Fred, I feel for you mate, and Neils family.

Really sorry to hear about your loss Fred, but I am sure your mate Neil wouldn't want you abstaining from the pastime that kept you such close buddies. I hope everything goes as well as it can today.

Here is a little more heart warming tale of a weekend walk that I am sure he would have enjoyed reading.

Those that know me, know that we have been through a tough time the last few years, especially my daughter, who now lives in Sheffield. We have supported her best we can, and she seems to have turned the corner, and is getting back into full time education at Norton College today, much to Louise and my relief and joy!

Anyway, Lana hasn't been on a walk with us for years, but she was quite keen to do a short one around the River Derwent going through Hathersage, as it has a river crossing over stepping stones, which still has a draw to us even at my age Smile.

So we started at the Leadmill bridge near the Plough off the A6001 just outside Hathersage, we walked north of the river, along fields up to A621 Sheffield Road, then back along a few more fields joining the Derwent heading towards hope. The views along Hope Valley were tremendous with Mam Tor, Hollins Cross and Lose Hill all in a line, the heather on the moors was just fading purple as the flowers reach the end of their season. There were lots of small trout turning and taking flies from the river surface all the way! We then crossed the stepping stones, taking photos on the way and followed the southern bank back to the Leadmill bridge seeing a dipper darting up stream on the way, past Nether Hall and back to the car. We finished the day with a hearty dish of steak and ale pie and a pint of Oakham Ales Citra (for me), a recent silver medal winner at the Great British beer festival, sat outside the Scotsmans Pack in Hathersage!

It was fantastic to have my daughter on a walk in the Peaks with us again, the last time this happened was probably 5 years ago!CoolThumbsup

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#8 08/09/2014 at 12:46

what a wonderful experience, E-owl . I have always found walking mind clearing and soul filling. Itīs not only a kind of sport, but the opportunity to talk (if not alone) and appreciate (the nature). ....If you happen to walk with my best friend, itīs also VERY stomach-filling, she tends to take along food and drinks for a whole brigade...RolleyesLaugh I always tease her. 

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#9 08/09/2014 at 14:03

This one is on the agenda for this coming Sunday.

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That Oakham Citra might get it's froth knocked off too! 

she said, 'I know you boy you cannot sing', I said, 'that's nothing, you should hear me play piano' 

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Epworthowl

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#10 08/09/2014 at 14:22

Thats a corker MPB, I was up Back Tor a few weeks ago, we were doing a long circular walk around Bradfield Moors

I still need to find a pub selling the Timmy Taylors Boltlocker, that is the one that won the gold medal!! 

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#11 09/09/2014 at 11:44

Knowing me I'll get lost the minute we park the car up! I'm shit with maps, if you see the odd map stuck in a hedge on your travels, it'll be me that's lobbed it!

she said, 'I know you boy you cannot sing', I said, 'that's nothing, you should hear me play piano' 

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Epworthowl

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#12 10/09/2014 at 09:34

what a wonderful experience, E-owl . I have always found walking mind clearing and soul filling. Itīs not only a kind of sport, but the opportunity to talk (if not alone) and appreciate (the nature). ....If you happen to walk with my best friend, itīs also VERY stomach-filling, she tends to take along food and drinks for a whole brigade...RolleyesLaugh I always tease her.
atroi , 08/09/2014 at 12:46


Atroi, you have to have at least one pack of walking fodder with you, then a pint and maybe a local pork pie en route!

Found a great pork pie baker in Castleton the other week, home made and topped with spicy plum chutney and cheddar cheese! yum, yum! 

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#13 10/09/2014 at 09:38



Atroi, you have to have at least one pack of walking fodder with you, then a pint and maybe a local pork pie en route!

Found a great pork pie baker in Castleton the other week, home made and topped with spicy plum chutney and cheddar cheese! yum, yum!
Epworthowl, 10/09/2014 at 09:34

Yeuk! Pinch

I hope that was after the walk and not before!! 

We must not give opposition teams hope. We have to kill them. 

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Epworthowl

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#14 10/09/2014 at 09:53

Mid walk Fred, but the pint was afterThumbsup

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Epworthowl

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#15 05/01/2015 at 09:29

Right, I am going to re-kindle this, we got our first walk of the year in at the weekend. Parked in the lay-by just Sheffield side of the Ladybower Inn and walked back to the footpath above the road. The temperature was -0.5 at the start, with the ground hard with frost, a very sunny and bright day, we set off towards Moscar House, then turned left, back to Derwent Edge, at the top of the edge, the views were absolutely stunning across to Kinder Scout , the Derwent valley and north to Bleaklow and Back Tor.

We then followed a gulley down the hillside along the forest path almost to the A57, then back along the path over the top of the Ladybower Inn to the start. A truly invigorating walk and a great start to the 2105 walking year!

Happy New Year to you all. 

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