A mini round Dronfield walk (4th March 2017)

led by Karen Brightmore.

13 Intrepid walkers set out from the car park off Farwater Lane at 10 on the 4th March feeling happy that the sun had come out and the rain had past. We walked through the Lea Brook valley and on to the Gosforth playing fields and then making our way up to Barnes Avenue to join part of the round Dronfield footpath. That was when we hit THE MUD: the aftermath of Fridays rain! We slipped and slid along the edge of the golf course and made it into the fields! As we headed down the mud got deeper and deeper and by the time we got to the bottom of the fields, some had taken on water(into their boots!) Having got over the water we stopped for coffee and relax having navigated the worse bit of mud. It was then onwards and upwards to the Bowshaw,  across the fields up Pig Hill Lane and on to the top of Green Lane. We then meandered through Jubilee Park, the Holmesdale estate and on to Cliffe Park for a toilet stop! All that was left was to make our way back past the station and on to Farwater Lane and our cars.

Her boots before…

And after

But by the end, much of the mud we had been promised had been washed off. 

Graham Gill always takes photos… here is one of him, and a couple of his: