Our walking group walk today was slightly different to ones that we had done in the past. We are usually astounded by the fantastic scenery around us, but today we were in the middle of the old decimated South Yorkshire Mining heartland, on an old coal tip that has been handed back for nature to re model and reshape.
The old coking plant remains working here, but not for much longer. It has been the last independent producer of Coke in the country, but noticed has sadly been served to all the chaps working here - another loss of 140 jobs. I thought it looked mean and moody on our walk today - exceptionally spectacular and very photogenic.