Saturday 29th June 2013
Almost from the word go things went wrong on this walk. The plan had been to head up to Outer Edge and Margery Hill but every time we had to make a navigational choice it appeared we made the wrong one. In the end we abandoned our planned route and just put it down to experience. I also hadn't realised how badly my heel had been injured earlier in the week or how much it would slow us down. As I now know I was suffering from Achilles Tendonitis so it is just as well we changed our route or we might have been out for a very long time.
Start: Langsett Barn car park (SE 2112 0044)
Langsett Barn car park - Langsett Bank - Little Don River - Hordron Road - Wicken Hill - Snow Road (Track)
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 339 metres Time Taken: 6 hours
Terrain: Predominantly on tracks.
Weather: Cloudy to start but hot.
Pub visited: Dog & Partridge, Flouch Ale Drunk: Acorn Brewery Barnsley Bitter
Our first mistake was taking the path through the wood rather than the one running above it.
We emerged at the Little Don river, which wasn't part of the original plan.
After following a thin track through ferns
above the Little Don river
Our unfamiliarity with the area was beginning
to show and we missed the turn we wanted that would take us to Hordron
Our lunchtime view included a view of Laund Clough.
We had also debated trying to make a
circular route by heading out to the reservoir,
Unusually for us we had a pint during the
walk, after which we soon found the path we had originally planned
We might not have done our planned walk
but I did find another of the park ranger benches.
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