The trail followed the River Don
through lovely, cool woodland
and the water was still and placid.
Alongside the river was a lake land called Spotsborough Flash which was a lovely wildlife and water bird reserve on an area created by the subsidance of mine workings. Amazing that such a peaceful and beautiful area could come from such an industrial persuit.
This little fellow was sitting by the river.
The juxtaposition of Victorian Industrial Revolution construction with the beauty of nature was breathtaking;
as was the ancient and the modern with the castle at Conisbrough overlooking the town.
The trail left the river to follow the route of a disused railway and took us into the rural landscape,
and bunnies playing on the path as we approached our destination at Barnsley.