Saturday, June 26, 2021

Fishlake, Sykehouse, Moss, and Askern

I travelled to Fishlake, explored the part of the village near the church for a few minutes and then headed northwards along a bridleway towards Fosterhouses.  To begin with I took a footpath which starts at the back of the churchyard rather than walking through most of the village.

About half a mile of the bridleway north of Fishlake was completely overgrown with bramble, nettles, and thistles, maybe four foot high in places and very dense. If I hadn't been wearing my thick. heavy hiking trousers I wouldn't have attempted it. As it was my arms and legs were stinging and itching, and still are now...I'm looking forward to soaking in a hot bath in a few minutes.

I then walked over to Sykehouse Lock and crossed over the New Junction Junction Canal and took the middle of the three approximately  parallel footpaths that go to Sykehouse. Walking over to Sykehouse I disturbed a deer and it ran out in front of me, only a few yards away - a bit later the same thing happened with a hare.

After walking through the village and then along the road I found a path which eventually came out on the road, just to the east of Moss.

[The electric fence was protecting me.]

The level crossing at Moss is the most interesting thing to photograph there.

I walked along the road for the rest of the way back to Askern. I arrived just a few seconds before the bus did, it was pure coincidence though.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Louth and Tealby

A lovely day out in the Lincolnshire Wolds with Siobhan, my support worker. We drove to Louth and then called back at the pretty village of Tealby, which we visited for the first time a month ago. I probably would have taken more photos in Louth if we hadn't spent so much time in the shops and antiques centres. We needed more time and so will probably be visiting again later in the summer.

At Tealby it was much sunnier than it was last month, and many more flowers were in bloom.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Penistone, Hoylandswaine, and Cawthorne

I travelled to Penistone again today and headed north out of the town. From studying the map I was hoping to get a good view of Penistone Viaduct, but couldn't see anything for the trees; there were some nice gardens though.


I briefly needed to walk along the road before reaching a path going across a meadow next to the railway line.

I continued walking towards Hoylandswaine, soon passing a trigpoint located at 269 metres above sea level, the highest point on the walk.

This path mainly kept to the west of Hoylandswaine and so I missed out most of the village. I did walk past the church though.

At a location called Upper Elmhirst I took a path leading over to Cawthorne, the final stretch was along a country road though.

I finished the walk at Cawthorne. It's a pretty village but I didn't stay to take any photos. A bus was due and so I caught it back to Barnsley. I didn't want to be too late, or too tired when I got home - I've got a busy day planned for tomorrow going to Louth in Lincolnshire with my support worker. No doubt I'll be taking plenty of photos for the blog, many more than today.