Totley Moor Walk - November 3rd

Posted 4/11/2018

A great 8.22 miles walk today around Totley Moor which was hugely enjoyable despite the constant wind.

 

Starting from Owler Bar, we started with some walking alongside the A621 before entering the Longshaw Estate, crossing the moor to Barbrook Reservoir navigating  across the Moor to the nearby Bronze Age Stone Circle. The monument is somewhat buried in long grass and GPS is essential to locate it. It was well worth seeing tough.

From here we crossed Barbrook Bridge and climbed the Moor to Lady’s Cross a parish boundary marker dating back to the 12th century.

Retracing our steps to the other side of Barbrook Bridge and onto Totley Moor, which could prove to be very bleak in poor weather, reaching the top and the Trig point.

During our lunch break Karen pointed out to us all how clear the view was, with the aid of her binoculars to initially identify Meadowhall, Ikea and even traffic crossing the Tinsley Viaduct on the M1 !!

We descended towards Totley following the Sheffield Country Walk before ascending Holling Hill.

From here we walked through the stunning Gillfield Wood which looked excellent in the mid autumn colours before ascending once again to Storth House.

 

The final part of the walk was alongside the road from the outskirts of Holmesfield back to Owler Bar and a welcome beer in The Peacock pub.

 

Well done to the 11 people who attended this walk, it is one certainly worth repeating.