"Today, Cath and I walked in the Dearne Country Park. Its hard to imagine when you are there, that Barnsley town centre is so close.
The day was sunny and the walk included local history both recent and distant in the forms of the aqueduct and the viaduct now long gone, the pit winding gear and of course Monk Bretton Priory. The footpaths wind past attractive lakes and through woodland some of which was planted just after the first World War when wood was badly needed.
The walk continues along the Trans Pennine trail and provides the opportunity to walk in the grounds of the Priory where Cath and I ate our socially distanced lunch in the cloisters.
A distant view of Oakwell gave Cath a reminder of pre-lockdown and a happy day was had!!"