A different side this time, and one I’m not too familiar with, although I have crossed over this river before. This is the River Don, and our walk was another part of the Sheffield Country Walk, which eventually takes you all the way round the outskirts of the entire city.
Just four miles for us this time, in the cold autumnal wind. Along the river, through the woods, up the hill, and out onto this edge, where the wind almost blew us away and I saw the city from an angle I’ve never seen it from before and barely recognised it.
We took a detour from Birley Edge down Jaw Bone hill. This is one of the hills Le Tour climbed up when they came through in the summer, and we were very glad we were going down and not up (although down would have been much easier if we’d been on bicycles!)
We’re enjoying this new weekend tradition of ours. As we head towards winter and the days feel short and dark, it feels good to be outside, stomping about in the leaves and watching the landscape change. Things can feel rather gloomy at this time of year, and I’m happier when I’m outside (or when I’ve just been outside and I’m now inside wrapped around a hot chocolate).