MAY 2018 WALK EVERY DAY FOR A WEEK CHALLENGE – DAY 5
Brincliffe Edge Wood
Beautiful small wood on the Brincliffe and Nether Edge border in Sheffield. It is close to Chelsea Park.
For such a small patch of land it has quite a mixed history of use – it has been a stone quarry, used to graze livestock, has been allotments (south part of it is still allotments) and another part has been the garden of a large house. Remnants of all these things are scattered all over the wood.
Because it was raining since morning and I didn’t have much time, as we were leaving soon for bank holiday weekend away, I wanted to go somewhere local. Brincliffe Edge Wood is very close to my home, just up the steep road.
I have to admit that I have never visited the wood on its own, meaning that I have always walked through it on my way somewhere else, such as Chelsea Park. Last time I was in the woods was in February and it was very snowy.
I thought the walk in the woods would be perfect for today as I would be sheltered from the rain. And what a great walk it was!
It was like being in a jungle minus the hot weather and humidity! 🙂 Lots and lots of lush trees and as you can see at this time of the year, there is a theme going on – cow parsley which I love.
I enjoyed very much listening to the rain and chirping birds flapping their wings on the top of the trees. Apparently you can see owls in the woods too but they are quite hard to spot due to the leaves everywhere.
Beautiful place to relax.
It really is a beautiful little area in Nether Edge. There is also a group called Friends of Brincliffe Edge and here is their Facebook page.
Brincliffe Edge Wood is on the Sheffield Round Walk. It is also very popular with dog walkers.
Hedges left to grow forming this amazing, very long arch/tunnel which is quite impressive and kids will love it.
Have a look at the other walks I did this week as part of the Walk Every Day for a Week Challenge here.