27 March 2018

Perambulation

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.
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.

21 comments:

  1. Great photos, Yorkie. I love that lamb...it certainly has unique markings. Very cute, indeed. :)

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    1. It would be tasty with mint jelly and gravy. Know any good recipes?

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    2. Hahahahaha! I'm sure you know how to make a good mint sauce (I prefer the sauce to the jelly...although I do like mint jelly, too)...and I'm also sure, Mr. Pud, that you would be adept at gravy making!

      I used to have mint growing in a couple of areas around my cabin, but my landlord when he dons his Ghostbuster outfit, blindly sprays everything in his path! (Much to my annoyance)!!!

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    3. I should like to spray your landlord with a certain yellowy liquid.

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  2. Put red current jelly in your gravy
    Bloody lovely

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    1. I will try it Taffy. Thanks for that nice Welsh tip.

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  3. I was momentarily perplexed by your title today. I thought you had taken up with a bath chair!
    Fabulous photos as always. Thank you.

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    1. The last time I rode in a "peram" I was one year old and waving a rattle.

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  4. Beautiful photos - the lonely tree one especially.
    I hope the lamb is still frolicking in the fields after Easter.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I am glad you like the lonely tree picture Maria. It just caught my attention as I was walking by.

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  5. So many old structures on your walks! Here we have trees, trees, more trees . . .

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    1. Canada has 318 billion trees (8,953 trees per person)!

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  6. I know that holes were in those structures so that domestic doves could nest and be safe, but what else were those structures used for? Or, was that it?

    Sweet little lamb.......

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    1. I think that this one had a double purpose. The bottom section was used as a store room or small barn. The holes you speak of are round the corner on the left.

      ,,,And please refrain from calling me "sweet little lamb"!

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  7. You take beautiful pictures. The stone buildings have such character and history and that lamb is quite distinctive with his markings. We have had several Toyotas and one was white...

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  8. I envy you being able to walk through the countryside . We do not have trails through private property.

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    1. To me this is one of the wonderful things about the English countryside - so many "official" paths where ordinary folk like me are allowed to walk.

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  9. I love the handsome lamb! On "Countryfile" the other day some farmers were talking about how it's becoming uneconomical to raise lamb because fewer people buy and eat it nowadays. (Certainly Bosh! viewers pass it by!) :)

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