After the recent snows, Sunday was a lovely blue sky day. It really felt like the start of our springtime.
A walk was in order but I didn't wish to drive far to begin it. With Clint's agreement, I headed for the Sheffield suburb of Totley and after ten minutes parked up close to the place where Totley College once stood.
|Crossing the border in Gillifield Wood|
With boots on, I headed for Gillifield Wood which is one of Yorkshire's most southerly points. After crossing Totley Brook, I was in Derbyshire and headed up the grassy slope in front of me to Woodthorpe Hall.
Then along Fanshaw Gate Lane to Holmesfield Park Woods. Onward through the trees to the village of Holmesfield where I snapped a picture of St Swithin's Church. Then along the B6054 to Gooseberry Farm, taking a diagonal path across the fields to Fanshawe Gate Hall.
|St Swithin's Church and Holmesfield's war memorial|
I took a couple of pictures of the old stone dovecote and then back down to the valley through which Totley Brook meanders. I took a few pictures of some sheep and a lamb with very distinctive facial markings (top picture). Then I was heading back through Gillifield Wood.
Out into the Yorkshire sunshine again and through green pastures to the place where Clint was waiting to whisk me home. Clint had been chatting up a pure white Toyota called Bonnie. The circle of my perambulation was complete.