Bole Hill and the Great Pond of Stubbing 6 September 2015
Around 20 ramblers met up in the Wingerworth area on a gorgeous Sunday morning, for an 8 mile walk.
The Chesterfield area does not always get the attention it deserves from walkers
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Our meeting point was on Malthouse Lane, near to the Salem Independent Methodist Chapel, a delightful little building which has been functioning since 1847.
A few yards into the walk, we passed this fascinating animal drinking trough, with a slope running down to it at the side of the road.
This style is really quite rare.
And then on to the “Great Pond”, created by a dam built around 1700.
The nearby Georgian mansion, Stubbing Court, was the birthplace, in 1889, of Olave
Soames, who later became Lady Baden-
Stubbing Court is not open to the public.
There’s something about bridges, especially little wooden bridges in the countryside, that makes Ramblers want to stand and pose for a photograph!
Well, we wouldn’t want to disappoint you.
A lovely spot, on a lovely walk.
Rising from the valley, there were some excellent long-
In this photo, you can clearly make out the crooked spire of Chesterfield in the medium distance.
Not sure about the validity of the penalty threatened by the sign on this gate.
But whatever, it is certainly a few years out of date!