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2017.12.06 - Middlewood Tram Terminus, ~NW off / on road / along River Don to Foot Bridge over river at SK318921, Foot Bridge above rail track at ~SK320922, ~E then ~N to FP following above Stubbing House Lane, cross Oughtibridge Lane at Whalejaw Hill, pass above Hunter House Farm into woods, Parking Area near Woodhead Rd, ladder stile into Wharncliffe Chase at ~SK317953, exit Chase at ladder stile at ~SK306950, ~SE / ~S / ~W to rail track at ~SK311936, ~S to Oughtibridge / Station Lanes & then ~W across narrow road bridge* then on Station Lane to The Cock Inn for Christmas Lunch - leader John & Joan Taylor - Wednesday * care required no pavements & traffic  

Merry Christmas to all walkers

leaving Middlewood Tram terminus

along the River Don
Foot Bridge Shot on the River Don
bank to left carrying road collapsed and was reinstated some years ago - precast concrete repair works now totally hidden by vegetation
Christmas gnomes visit the woods?
up towards the footbridge over the Sheffield - Stocksbridge railway to the steel industrial complex?
the foot bridge over the railway line
The Middlewood Hospital (now used for other purposes?)
translated from Latin - "enough fodder to make a lot of milk"
joining the path above / following Stubbing House Lane

outlook point at the top of Oughtibridge Road
what was apparently visible in 1951 - what is visible today?
crossing near top of Oughtibridge Lane
Hunter House Farm below us
Wharncliffe Chase other side of wall
over ladder stile into Wharncliffe Chase
not a direct line to our exit point from Wharncliffe Chase
our exit point from Wharncliffe Chase
approaching the railway line

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