|Wadshelf is referred to in the Norman Domesday Book (1086)|
Wadshelf is an unexceptional village six miles west of Chesterfield. It sits in rising agricultural land before the heather moorland takes over. I parked there late yesterday afternoon and began a seven or eight mile circular hike in the July heat which has blessed the north of England these past few days. More pictures...
|The old Wesleyan Chapel in Wadshelf - now a private home.|
|Foxgloves by Top Lane, Wadshelf. In the |
far distance there's Chesterfield.
|Imposing Westwick Farm on Westwick Lane. Not sure if it |
operates as a farm any more.
|This is Broomhall Farm near Holymoorside|
|A broody young cow waits for me on |
the ancient path to Fairfield
|Rolling farmland by Birkinshaw Wood|
|Road junction on Longside Road|
|"The Highwayman" pub-restaurant at Eastmoor. Now part of the Beefeater chain.|
After seven miles it was nice to quaff a pint of bitter shandy here before getting
back to the car in Wadshelf
|A reminder of how Wadshelf used to be . A stone trough fed by a |
spring - where horses would have refreshed themselves in days before cars.