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Well it looks as though I'll be getting a day off in the country after all - my plan is to go out to Bakewell on Monday because there's a specialist shop out there that I need to go and see. So just need to check the bus times. Thanks everyone :D

 

Just as a matter of interest does anyone know how I can find the bus timetable from Sheffield to Bakewell - cant seem to bring it up on the First Mainline website.

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Check on Moors fires just now - Woodhead and Stalybridge have both had fires in the last week as has dovestones - not quite sheffield but as fires are a problem its maybe best to check first.

 

Cawthorne nr Barnsley is lovely - you could take a train then the bus to Cawthorne, there is the park which has a cascade with a lovely garden centre and a farm behind - the hall in the park used to open up as a museum - there is an old war museum on taylor hill in the village. There are lots of woodland walks, a nice pub called the Spencers Arms. There are so many lovely country walks, little paths and rivers to be found in Cawthorne too if you know where they are. Would be best to check what's open on the day that you want to visit and a nice day is crucial - it gets lots of visitors in the summer. Buses are only once an hour or they used to be, probably still are but not too difficult.

 

Castleton is nice too.

 

babs

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Hmmm missed your last post - have a nice day in bakewell then.

 

babs

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Well it looks as though I'll be getting a day off in the country after all - my plan is to go out to Bakewell on Monday because there's a specialist shop out there that I need to go and see. So just need to check the bus times. Thanks everyone :D

 

Just as a matter of interest does anyone know how I can find the bus timetable from Sheffield to Bakewell - cant seem to bring it up on the First Mainline website.

 

http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/NR/rdonlyres/7A4BB302-E8CA-4194-9058-40FEDBD66F5C/0/65218240Sheffield24706.pdf

 

Don't know if that's all of them - I'm sure there used to more Bakewell buses than that......

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Carsington Water near Matlock or The Ladybower, Derwent and Howden reservoirs.

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Check on Moors fires just now - Woodhead and Stalybridge have both had fires in the last week as has dovestones - not quite sheffield but as fires are a problem its maybe best to check first.

 

Cawthorne nr Barnsley is lovely - you could take a train then the bus to Cawthorne, there is the park which has a cascade with a lovely garden centre and a farm behind - the hall in the park used to open up as a museum - there is an old war museum on taylor hill in the village. There are lots of woodland walks, a nice pub called the Spencers Arms. There are so many lovely country walks, little paths and rivers to be found in Cawthorne too if you know where they are. Would be best to check what's open on the day that you want to visit and a nice day is crucial - it gets lots of visitors in the summer. Buses are only once an hour or they used to be, probably still are but not too difficult.

 

Castleton is nice too.

 

babs

 

that sounds really nice and as with all the other suggestions, I'd really like to go there.

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I went to bakewell yesterday it was great have a nice time:) :)

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http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/NR/rdonlyres/7A4BB302-E8CA-4194-9058-40FEDBD66F5C/0/65218240Sheffield24706.pdf

 

Don't know if that's all of them - I'm sure there used to more Bakewell buses than that......

 

 

No I was advised that some routes have been discontinued. :( and if I catch the last 240 bus back in to town I should be in time to be about 15 minutes late for my 7.30 meeting which is alright by me - it will be a nice day out with the first bus leaving the Interchange at 6.40am. :)

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In this weather the Hathersage outdoor pool is hard to beat.

 

Make sure you check out the session times though, I've been before and had to leave after an hour due to not owning a season ticket for the place, wasn't happy :rant:

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Bus into Derbyshire near to ladybower and very nice too

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Right as I've now decided to go to Bakewell and apart from about 1 hour's business will be there from about 8.20am until 5pm how could I make best use of my time. I am really looking for some beautiful scenic routes to go which are safe for a woman on her own and fairly easy because I'm not yet as fit and healthy as I used to be.

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There's also a good round walk from Glen Howe Park at Deepcar which takes you round the reservoir first and then up into the middle of nowhere; it's one of a series of eight 'Walks round Bradfield' leaflets that were produced by the council some time ago, though I don't know whether they're still available.

 

Now isn't this a coincidence? We have just had this Thread posted on the Writing Group relevant to Glen Howe Park.

 

It looks to be a lovely place to visit. There is a link on my post there with some history and a description of this Park. It looks as though some upgrading of this beautiful place is underway too.....just click on beckelina's website link to find out more about the work of the team involved in upgrading the Park.

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