226. Boot's Folly, 17th May, 2020
The afternoon was well advanced when I got away. Instead of heading out to Langsett again I headed out of town on the A57 and took a right on the Strines road. I parked the car a little past Strines where a track leads down towards Broggin, Dowd that way then on down through the woods to the footbridge a little up from the reservoir. The woods were beautiful today, carpeted with bluebells. From the edge of the woods a pleasant path climbs up towards Boot’s Folly. This was built in1927 by Charles Boot of Sugworth Hall, the son of Henry Boot who had founded a successful Sheffield construction company. There was a staircase but it got demolished back in the day after a cow got in and got stuck. Some cows around today and some calves but they were very chilled and didn’t mind me. I wandered up the hill to touch base on the Sugworth Road then back the way I came.
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