As soon as you enter the forest, you can't believe that you are still in South Yorkshire.
The moors stretch over to the Derwent Dams - it looked very foreboding but truly spectacular covered with snow. There is the remains of an old farm up here called "North America " farm. It must have been a tough existance to live here before Land Rovers were invented.
Hubby absolutely loves this walk. He likes to get as far away from civilisation as possible!!! The reservoir was built in the early 1900's by damming the river Don (which is really only a small stream up here). There are several dams along this valley through Stocksbridge which was once famous for its steel works. Samuel Fox steel employed thousands of people in the area, and even when I left school in 1976, many school leavers gained employment here. Sadly, there's not much of it left.