Upper Moss Valley (14th June 2018)

Thursday 14th June

Starting from the rear car park at Coal Aston Village Hall, tonight’s walk saw Graham Gill lead a party of 18 on a walk around the Upper Moss Valley. After the strong winds from hurricane “Hector” earlier in the day, there was just a slight breeze and some warm sunshine which made for a very pleasant walk. After leaving Coal Aston we crossed over the fields to Jordanthorpe via Cross Lane and past the now derelict Dormer Sports Ground. Crossing (carefully) back over the Jordanthorpe Greenway we entered Coal Pit Wood and followed the River Moss down the valley. In all we crossed the Moss six times with some lovely sunshine and birdsong along the way. A water stop was taken at Dowey Lumb, and we then followed the route of the Dronfield Round walk up to the Rotary bench where we paused to get our breath back and take in the views over this part of the valley. From here we returned via Owler Car Lane and Eckington Road. It was then into the Royal Oak for the Thursday evening “Big Music Quiz” and some “refreshments”