Haw Park Woods Walk and Junior Presentation - 14th July

Posted 14/7/2019

A modest party of 9 - five adults and four juniors - commenced our walk from the familiar surroundings of Anglers Country Park.  In a walk of varied terrain, we firstly skirted between Cold Hiendley and Wintersett reservoirs, before taking a narrow course through a crop field into Cold Hiendley village.  The bridleway we have previously taken from here was completely obliterated by nettles, necessitating a bit of roadside walking before we picked up a further track through crops to join the Barnsley Boundary path,  This also was somewhat overgrown but just about traversible, bringing us out on Navvy Lane, which we followed for the short distance into Old Royston.

Here we picked up the Trans Pennine Trail, firstly in a deep cutting alongside the bright green waters of the disused Barnsley Canal, which nature has reclaimed in spectacular fashion, before a busy road crossing and a track across the reservoir end and into Haw Park Woods.

Taking the broad track past Fox Well to the timber yard, we hit the familiar path back Anglers Country Park, this last stretch being a reverse of the beginning of our last walk here.  On return to our start point, we were met by our Chairman, David Kirk, for presentations to our junior walkers.  There was a plaque and certificate for Maya and plaques, certificates and trophies for our top three walkers from last season - Oliver, Jack and Rhys.

As Jack and indeed his mum Kasia had completed 100 miles last season - the first season they have achieved this feat - they both received their customary shirts. A trip to the ice cream van and outdoor play area then made for a fine end to a fine day's walking.  Thanks as ever to those who attended today, for your continuing support of group activities.