Barlow and Cowley (end of summer 2015)

The final walk of the Summer Season was led by  David Blackburn. He sent this to me: There were 20 of us on this mile walk, including friends from the Dronfield Footpaths and Bridleways Society. We caught the bus from Dronfield Woodhouse to Sheepbridge and walked into the industrial estate. We followed some little used paths along a green and wooded corridor, accompanied by the thrum from the almost hidden factories. Quite surprising that these routes have survived all the building developments in this busy area. Our route continued into Cobnar Wood, using a path recently the subject of major improvement work by members of the Ramblers’ working party, then past the Barlow fishing ponds before climbing up Brindwoodgate Lane, along to Cowley Hall and across the fields back to Dronfield. David