245. Lodge Moor, 19th December 2020
I was here for a mosey on 17th May and came back today to mosey some more. There used to be a ton of unofficial parking by Strines Bridge at the start of the track to Foulstone Delf but has all been closed off now. But there is a little space by the roadside where the track goes off to Brogging and today there was just space for one more. I headed down to Brogging then down through the woods to the footbridge. Over the stile out of the woods and up the hill past Boots Folly and Sugworth Hall on the rather cramped little path the people at the Hall have made to take walkers round the edge of their grounds. It had rained a lot of late and though it was raining no longer the ground was soaked through and it was very very muddy today,. The muddiness eased of after I crossed the road and headed south accompanied by the noise of dogs from Moscar. Left then left again up the Stake Hill Road over the highest part of Lodge Moor eventually meeting Wet Shaw Lane, another road. Right a bit then follow a path downhill crossing two more roads eventually meeting the Sheffield Country Walk. Here it all got very muddy again. There were a lot of cows about, placid enough, including the bull I had to pass a little uncomfortably close to, but they had done what and churned the ground up into porridge. I followed the Sheffield County Walk path back to the woods below Brogging but I noticed most people were using the concessionary path a bit lower down that follows the edge of the reservoir and was maybe less muddy and less cowy.
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