To the south west of Sheffield there's an area where I have walked many times. One of its principal attractions is that it is less than ten minutes by car from our house. On Sunday I was back there once again - intent on completing a three mile hike that would test out my sore right hip.
I found myself walking across a rough, boggy area. Half way across, heading north west to Strawberry Lee Wood, the bepuddled muddy path reaches a long paved section which you can see in the picture below:-
Later, back at home with map in hand I was amused to discover that the rough boggy area is called "Cowsick". What an odd name and it is a mystery where that name came from or how old it is. While researching this, I stumbled across a blog that is entirely devoted to Blacka Moor with a lot of reference to Cowsick Bog in it. The author was not at all happy that those paving stones now cross this natural landscape. I admire and applaud his passionate interest in and defence of Blacka Moor and Cowsick. The world needs more eco-warriors though I very much doubt that the erudite blogger in question would appreciate such a label.