11 Guide Stoops of Bradfield - Dec 2015

  Vermuyden walk, Eleven Guide Stoops of Bradfield Wednesday Dec 9th

 Dave Sheldon was to lead the walk but as he was still under doctors’ orders, so the task fell to Aaron.

 The stoops are ancient stone sign and distance posts around Bradfield and 9 walkers started the walk at 8.30am on a cold windy but dry day.

The walk started from the Glen Howe car park at Wharncliffe Side and much of the walk was on minor roads, many which had been recently recovered for the Tour de France and some of the roads still bore the messages to encourage the cyclists.

We followed a route fairly circular and hilly deviating at times to visit a stoop and then on towards Low Bradfield past the infamous Dales Dyke reservoir. This reservoir newly built in 1864 failed which caused massive damage downstream and also causing 244 fatalities.

We then called at the Plough pub at Low Bradfield, a recently refurbished pub and well worth a further visit. Suitably refreshed we continued our walk along roads and fields and arrived back at the car park after completing 18.5 miles. Thanks Aaron for stepping in and leading nice interesting walk.