Good evening, how are you ? It is our last evening of freedom here in Sheffield for the foreseeable as we go onto tier 3 [very high] regulations as of 12 midnight tonight …
It feels as though we are back in limbo land . I understand the importance of getting the virus in hand BUT if I’m honest with you I am a little fed up of it all . We can’t make plans and therefore we have nothing to look forward to. I can only see my friends in a public park [ it’s bloody October FFS ! ] and all the pubs are shut again !
Luckily I love my walks with Mollie dog and envisage lots more as I try to keep myself preoccupied, keep myself fit AND I honestly think I have watched everything worth watching on Netflix.
Last week I walked A LOT …I discovered a new walk and revisited an old one. I thought I’d share them with you tonight as they are both beautiful.
* The post is very picture heavy.
W Y M I N G B R O O K
I have been keen to visit here for a while after reading about it last year in ‘111 places to visit in Sheffield.’
Dad and I tend to walk around Damflask Reservoir atleast once a week with Mollie Dog and while I love it and it’s beauty never fails to dazzle me we fancied a change of scenery.
I don’t know what made me think.of Wyming Brook but it popped into my mind and after a little research I discovered it’s only 7 miles / a 10 minute drive from my house
It’s located just off Redmires Road, Peak District National Park , S10 4QX. There is a small carpark; if that is full there is usually adequate parking space on the main road.
If you do not drive you can get the No. 51 bus from Sheffield city centre. This will drop you at Lodge Moor Bus Terminal and then it’s a short mile or so walk to Wyming Brook.
Believe me , it’s worth it.
Alpine Trees, a long winding brook with stepping stones and cute little bridges. There are beautiful views in every direction . We stuck to the old, ancient road that runs alongside and overlooks the brook. Dad isnt very steady on his feet [ he is 76 ] I envisaged him falling in , or slipping over and bashing his head. [ He is getting quite good at that trick ] The more adventurous and children will love it. I plan to take the brook walk next time I visit. I’ll just leave dad at home !
G R E N O S I D E W O O D S – Enchanted Dell Nature Trail
I have been playing in Grenoside Woods [ or as we locals call it Greno Woods ] for as long as I can remember; we only lived a stones throw away in the village . I can recall one evening when I was about 14 years old , a gang of us from school rocking up with bread knives [ for protection obviously ] and torches to go and find the Devil Worshipers who allegedly did whatever Devil worshippers did in there ! I lasted all of 2 minutes , woods at dark are definitely not my bag and neither are Devil Worshippers.
In the day however try and keep me away ; Grenoside Woods are glorious.
You can access the woods from various places but to visit the Enchanted Dell Forest Trail it is best to drive to the free carpark on Woodhead Road [ sat nav S35 7DS ] Park up, cross the main road and make your way up the main track. When you are almost at the top you’ll see this sign [ below] where you’ll need to turn left. You can then make your way through the Dell. Young kids will absolutely love it; it is quite magical.
“Welcome the magic dell, where creatures of the woodland dwell, with moss and bracken , sticks and stone. Build a home for a friendly gnome”
The Enchanted Forest Trail has been created especially for toddlers and young children in the Trust’s Greno Woods nature reserve.
The experience is designed to help the under fives explore the woodland reserve and have fun, while learning new skills and helping with their physical development. They are twisty trees to twist through and logs set in the ground like stepping Stone’s to practice their balance on …something I have yet to perfect . I am a big kid !
Aside from the Nature Trail there are over 160 acres of woodland to explore. On the morning we visited it was dry but quite misty which made the colours of the trees and ferns pop. It was really rather beautiful.
I am now on the search for more walks to add to my list .
If you have any suggestions please do leave them in the comments below. We are already very familiar with Damflask and Moorhead Reservoirs which are also both fabulous walks.
Until next time, Tracey x