Ridgeway and west Mosborough (26th May 2018)

SATURDAY 26th MAY 2018

Starting at The Swan public house in Ridgeway today’s walk saw Graham Gill lead a party of 11 plus Archie the Labrador on a five and a half mile circular walk down to the Church Farm Tea Garden at Eckington and back.  The outward route was via Haven Farms Nos.1 and 2, West Mosborough, Cadman Wood and Ladybank Wood.  After tea, coffee and cake at Church Farm  (and a big thank you to Jenny)  our return journey to Ridgeway took us past the site of the old Eckington Mill and Seldom Seen Engine House then through Twelve Acre Wood. We then climbed steadily up to Plumbley Lane and then again up the fields  to Kent Wood. It was just after here in the last three fields before Ridgeway that a Barn Owl was spotted hunting in broad daylight – a brilliant end to a very enjoyable walk.  It was then boots off and into The Swan for lunch and a well earned drink.