|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.
Yet again great pictures of my old stamping ground.ReplyDelete
You can go in any direction from Sheffield and the weather is clement.
Taking photos of private houses......any irate Yorkshire folk shouted at you recently?ReplyDelete
ADRIAN I am pleased to be able to offer you some visual relief as you endure the harshness of northern Scotland. By the way, what did you do wrong to be exiled so far from civilisation?ReplyDelete
EARL GRAY Legally, they wouldn't have a leg to stand on - as with Google Streetview. Besides - Wadshelf is in Derbyshire!
It looks different there than here. For one thing our chimneys are always on the outside of the wall. I guess whoever began that practice thought it was important to heat the atmosphere. Maybe that was when everyone was worried about the coming ice age.ReplyDelete
I think the other thing is - people here don't walk. I hear handicap signs for cars are highly sought after. Needless to say anyone walking along a road is performing an act of desperation.
Sir Plodder, how are Mick and Mike? I haven't seen them in ages! Hope they are well.ReplyDelete
CAROL IN CHAINS Mick and Mike are fine. Mick says sorry about what happened after the New Year Party.ReplyDelete