Saturday, 28 May 2022

Walking near Wortley.

This is a really nice area to walk in. Good views, villages, water, and woods. I parked at Wortley. I was last here in January 2020. It was a two day trip when I stayed at a hotel. Only one day this time. You can see the post here. 
Yesterday I started by following a route I got from Country Walking magazine. I thought it was going to be easy. I got so far into it and then lost the plot, ha ha. Nothing made sense, so I carried on without it. Woods are my downfall, I always manage to loose the path. Got some nice pictures though. 
Walking over a little wooden bridge. 
The sun was shining. There is some shelter from the winds here, but I had to wear a jacket and woolly hat when crossing wide open spaces.  


Interesting views. Don't know what that is down there. looks like a builders yard, or construction site. 

The fishing ponds at Tin Mill Lane. I stopped to have a chat with someone. There were lots of fishing platforms in use. 


When I left the ponds, I thought I was going in the right direction. After walking through woods for 20 minutes or so, I realised I didn't know where I was. I followed the water, went under a busy road, found the Trans Pennine Trail and decided not to go under a tunnel. I tried to figure it out, but the best thing to do was backtrack and go back to Tin Mill Lane. 
I recognised parts of it from a previous walk, which was a relief, so I knew which way to go to return to the car. The wind was whipping across here. 

I got back to the car with some time to spare. I never like going home too early. I took a walk down to Wortley Hall.



Beautiful colours in the gardens at the moment. 




Six o clock and I set off for home. By that time the traffic had thinned out a bit. I don't think I will use one of these maps again. I didn't find the directions easy to follow. I am better making my own up. 

A little video I made, before I got lost. 
It's a gardening day today. Hedge trimming mainly. 
Thanks for popping in. Have a nice weekend. Toodle pip.   ilona

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures. So great you read maps so well. Being turned around in the woods would scare me silly. πŸ™‚πŸ™ƒ Always a busy bee. Anymore artistic hedge trimming?

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    1. I was eyeing up a small conifer in a pot. I might give that a few snips and see what happens.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous photos! What a wonderful place to visit. Victoria aka bornfreev@gmail.com

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    1. The abundance of nature on a walk is a bonus.

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  3. That's bench with the wonderful coloured bushes looks alluring very nice for your sit down and snack ilonaπŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘..


    Best wishes
    Levi xx

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    1. I did sit on a bench nearby and dream while I ate my custard tart.

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    2. Super πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ž... HaPpy Sunday to ilona
      Levi xx

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