A Walk around Warsop
These images were taken on a walk between Market Warsop, Sookholme and Warsop Vale on the morning of 29th July 2002. It includes ancient lanes and parts of the Hills & Holes Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Either click in the circles on this map for views from those points or scroll through the images in order.
The entrance onto the Hills & Holes SSSI from Sookholme Lane. Although no public footpaths cross this part of the site access is accessible from Sookholme Lane and from Stonebridge Lane. Please respect this protected area.
Sookholme Lane is an ancient route and the hedge on the right is probably one of the oldest (and best!) in the district.
As we approach Hammerwater Bridge the tall hedgerow on the right is particularly rich with many species of trees and shrubs.
The view of the River Meden downstream from Hammerwater Bridge as it winds its way through the Hills & Holes.
The north-west bank of the River Meden near Hammerwater Bridge.
Upstream from Hammerwater Bridge the River Meden passes beneath the railway line.
As Sookholme Lane passes under the railway the views open up.
Looking south across the fields to the A60 and Spion Kop.
The pasture down to Sookholme Brook on the right side of the lane contrasts with the arable fields to the left
This old hedge bank on the southern side of Sookholme Lane contains woodland species and is a fine habitat for birds.
Herrings Farm is the first of several farms along the lane. We turn right following the stone wall.
Spring Lane descends past the farm towards Sookholme Brook.
The line of Sookholme Brook south-west of Spring Line.
The banked lane continues, enclosed by tall hedges.
The view south-west towards Sookholme from the junction of Spring Lane with Bully Lane.
Turn right and follow Bully Lane in this direction back towards the railway - and don't keep Ebony waiting by admiring the view when you should taking her for a walk!
Bully Lane passes beneath the railway.
Twenty years ago this section of Bully Lane was a broad lane with hedgerows on either side. Beyond the hedgerow is Sookholme Moor.
One of the tall hedgerows on the edge of Sookholme Moor.
Looking north across Sookholme Moor.
Follow the footpath through the gate...
... on to Carter Lane at Warsop Vale.
Turning right and following Carter Lane towards Church Warsop.
The view across Sookholme Moor from Carter Lane.
The restored settling ponds with the Rhein o'Thorns in the background - but very unusally, no birds!
A view across the Rhein o'Thorns, a former limestone quarry
The Rhein o'Thorns is a part of the Hills & Holes Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its plants - scabious, knapweed and rock rose are seen here.
Turning right from Carter Lane along the footpath to Stone Bridge.
The footpath passes though a Blackthorn tunnel and emerges into a section of the Hills & Holes with its remarkable wildflower displays from spring to autumn.
Harebells on the Hills & Holes
A view across the grassland of the Hills & Holes.
The path passes between tall hedgerows as we approach the River Meden at Stone Bridge.
The view upstream from Stone Bridge with the River Meden flowing through one of the flatter sections of the Hills & Holes.
The original Stone Bridge was a packhorse bridge, its replacement is hardly an object of beauty!