CLOWNE: Wildlife Group’s picture postcard ramble of Sheffield to Edale line



Using only public transport means that every photo involves considerable effort by Stephen Gay, who took Clowne Wildlife Group on a “Picture postcard ramble of the Sheffield to Edale Line”.

From the top of a Sheffield multi-story car park, with the station looking like a model railway, he explained how well the city is connected.

A train carrying 57 lorry loads of cement, effectively relieving local roads, advocating better car parking for park and ride, commuter overcrowding, unsympathetic architecture, inadequate use of existing infrastructure and a lack of access for wheelchair users were discussed.

Wrawby, his dog stole the show as they visited some of the disused branch lines used when constructing the Ladybower Dam complex. One of his own poems paid tribute to the navvies who built the Totley Tunnel. Stephen also told of the most unlikely tourist attraction; the café which was Grindleford station.

For further information about group activities contact Jim Russell 01246 812724.