I've been planning a tram up the hill at the back of Kelham Village for a while, and finding online a couple of Kelham circular walks utilising parts of the TRent Valley Way gave me inspiration for a 7 mile route to follow.
After I'd already run a couple of miles to Kelham.
As it happened, the route proved impossible for me to complete for a couple of reasons; firstly, the fact that some parts are too overgrown to be passable, and secondly, I'm navigationally useless. But I still had an enjoyable trip out, up steeps hills, past remote farms, and photographing bees, butterflies, and the view from about the highest part of this chunk of Nottinghamshire.
In the end I ran 17km, rather less than I was expecting to, but still a good run nonetheless, and hopefully when I get an OS map, I'll be able to do the route properly!
|A nice busy bee to start|
|Path through a barley field|
|Ran on part of this route|
|Oil seed rape after the flowers have gone|
|Bohemian cuckoo perhaps, on rosebay willow herb|
|Followed this ringlet for ages to get this shot|
|Viking ship at Cold Harbour Farm|
|View to the power station|
|Now across to the sugar factory|