Holmesfield Halls Walk - December 17th

Posted 17/12/2016

Our final outing of 2016 took us to Holmesfield on the very edge of the Peak District and a first time in this area for DVWG.

Our party of fourteen set off in some quite beautiful weather, wintery sunshine and zero wind as we walked downhill to Millthorpe and crossing Rose Wood to reach Unthank Hall. From here we crossed Banks and Smeekley Woods to reach Horsleygate Hall.

 

After a lunch break and mince pies & chocolate, we tackled the tough uphill walk up towards Lydgate and then on to Fanshawe Hall which was simply stunning.

A circuit of Gillfield Wood followed, crossing Totley Brook twice and finally a walk through Holmesfield Park Woods prior to getting back to Holmesfield for a well deserved beer and chat in the Angel Inn.

All in all a fine 6.5 miles effort today, with around 1200 feet of ascent. Well done and thanks to everyone who attended today.