Tuesday 17 March 2015

Cote de Bradfield

This weeks walk was around part of the route of last years Tour de France.  Watching the tour on TV, many people couldn't believe how beautiful (and hilly) the countryside  of South Yorkshire is - the ones that don't read my blog obviously as you lot are used to me banging on how spectacular my home turf is.  We started off in Worrall and walked over to the beautiful village of Bradfield.  The large building in the field is a Convent which is still used to this day

 Our walk was over 8.5 miles and most of it was very hilly!  But with the hills you do get the spectacular views.
 The series of dams out here were built by the Victorians to supply Sheffield's increasing population with clean water.

 It did start out a very grey day, but we spotted this ray of light breaking through the clouds  - it did look very spectacular.

 Quite a few of the decorations from the Tour still can be found along the way.  Yet another great walk.

I found a blog I'd like to share with you.  It's a bit different -  a very charming record of social history from a teenage boys eye view in the mid 197o's.  Take a read and see what you think.  It has me in stictches.



Jan said...

The ray of light photo is very dramatic. You clearly have a great time with your walking group. I hope that I will be able to do something similar when I have a little more time next year. Jx

Lisa said...

I like the different effects you're using on your photos.
Another good walk with plenty to see.
Lisa x

Rosie said...

Lovely walk and gorgeous photos! Love that circle of bikes in your last photo:)

Young at Heart said...

fab photos....that's one hell of a bike accident!!x