A select group of 5 set out from “The Norfolk Arms” and headed to the Lady Canning Plantation.
An early challenge was to cross the rather dodgy planks spanning the stream by the Plantation. Once through the Plantation, we crossed the moors to Redmires on the, as ever, boggy concessionary path.
After skirting around the reservoirs we stopped for lunch in the adjacent woods after negotiating the drainage ditch-slightly harder for Chris given her short legs! After lunch we continued past the head of Wyming Brook along the woods on the edge of the Rivelin Valley before a combination of fields, the Lodgemoor Conduit and country roads led us to the Mayfield valley. Here a short descent led to the pretty Work House Cottages ( related to the old “Workhouse Green” not an actual work house!) before the steep climb back to the Norfolk Arms.
An enjoyable round in somewhat better weather than of late with a distance of 8.6 miles-so the detour along the edge of the Rivelin Valley did not make us break the 8 mile limit excessively!