Shireoaks & Thorpe Salvin Walk

Posted 25/11/2017

A very easy 7.15 miles stroll for DVWG today in the late autumn sunshine today at Shireoaks.

A smaller party of eight participants set off from Shireoaks, walking along the Chesterfield Canal towpath towards Thorpe Salvin, along this stretch there is a pretty impressive collection of locks for any intrepid boat people to negotiate.

Our party walked through Old Spring Wood and onto footpaths leading to the rather beautiful village of Thorpe Salvin, here we stopped off at one of our favourite pubs from previous walks in this area, The Parish Oven where we enjoyed a drink and an open air lunch break in the sunshine.

On leaving Thorpe Salvin we stopped off to take a look at the impressive remains of the village’s medieval hall before walking on to Loscar Wood.

From Loscar Wood we crossed Thorpe Common and were fortunate enough to see some great aerial action from the members of Sheffield Aero Club who are based at Thorpe Salvin Airfield which was situated nearby.

We then crossed Scratta Wood on route back to Shireoaks, passing the remains of Shireoaks Hall and the beautiful adjoining lake and buildings, the scene which could have easily been mistaken for John Constable’s Flatford Mill in the late autumn light before a short walk back into Shireoaks completed our walk.

This walk was a beautiful walk in open countryside which is definitely worth repeating.

Finally a well done to Emma Powell & David Kirk who both chalked up 100 miles season to date today, also a belated well done to David Richardson on his 100 miles season to date achieved last week, which we omitted to mention.