STRINES MOOR / BRADFIELD DALE - 21/03/09
Located to the north west of Sheffield City in Yorkshire the area around Strines and Bradfield is a mixture of moorland conditions and several reservoirs, it is popular with walkers all year around who often combine walks in the area with routes towards the nearby Upper Derwent Valley and Ladybower Reservoir.
|Boot's Folly dominates the view and overlooks the drinking water reservoirs in the area including Strines and Dale Dike Reservoir. The Folly which gives the appearance of an ancient castle was built in the depression in 1927 by Charles Boot of Sugworth Hall to provide employment for his workmen.|
|There are also a number of woodland walks in the valleys in the area where the moorland streams feed the reservoirs. The nearby villages of High Bradfield and Low Bradfield are popular tourist bases in the area and good places for starting or finishing walks with local amenities including tea shops, pubs and holiday accommodation.|
|St. Nicolas Church in High Bradfield Village originally dates from the 12th century and is a Grade One listed building, there are great views from the village to the west over Bradfield Dale and towards the Upper Derwent Valley area of the Peak District National Park.|