Exploring SE0322

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The area around Long Royd

Footpath 140

SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP149 (Link A) on driveway off Ratten Row Road by Humphrey Bolton
FP140A starts by going along the driveway to Ogden Farm.


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP 140 (Link A) leaving the driveway to Ogden Farm by Humphrey Bolton
The path goes through a squeeze stile next to the gate.


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP140 (Link A) passing Ogden Farm  by Humphrey Bolton
The fenced path has been treated with weed-killer but needs plenty of feet to flatten the dead grass.


SE0322 : Young trees on Sowerby Bridge FP140 (Link A) by Humphrey Bolton
There are young trees at this corner, not causing any obstruction as yet. The house over the wall is on the site of Ratten Row.


SE0322 : A path junction on Sowerby Bridge FP140 by Humphrey Bolton
The path continues, fenced on both sides, and comes to a junction. FP140B goes straightb on to Long Royd, and FP140C turns right down Green lane to Bowood Lane.



SE0322 : Gateway on Sowerby Bridge FP140 (Link B) by Humphrey Bolton
The path then continues to pass through this gateway.


SE0322 : A corner on Sowerby Bridge FP140 (Link B) by Humphrey Bolton
The path goes straight on alongside a ruined wall and then turns right alongside another ruined wall.


SE0322 : Redundant gate post next to Sowerby Bridge FP140 (Link B) by Humphrey Bolton
This old gate post shows that in this area gates used to be made of poles, which fitted into a hole in the post at one end and into an angled slot at the other end. At the bottom of the field the path meets FP141.


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP140 (Link C), Green Lane by Humphrey Bolton
FP141C is narrower than the original lane. It drops down into a little valley.


SE0322 : Waymark post on Sowerby Bridge FP140 (Link C) by Humphrey Bolton
the path passes this waymark post, which hardly seems necessary as there is no route other than the lane.


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP140 (Link C) approaching a shady seat by Humphrey Bolton
Here the lane is rather close to the stream, but was dry when I walked it.


SE0322 : Seat in the shade, on Green Lane by Humphrey Bolton
There is a seat in the shade of a tree, next to a memorial tablet.


SE0322 : Memorial tablet on Green Lane by Humphrey Bolton
The tablet is in memory of a dog.


SE0322 : Gateway on Sowerby Bridge FP140, Green Lane, Link D by Humphrey Bolton
FP141 joins from the left, and Green Lane, now FP140D, continues through this gateway. The long grass would be a problem after rain. When it is dry the grass seeds manage somehow to get inside the shoes and stick to the socks.


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP140, Green Lane, Link D by Humphrey Bolton
Green Lane continues towards a disused quarry and Bowood Lane.


SE0322 : View from Green Lane, Sowerby by Humphrey Bolton
There is a view to the left.


SE0322 : Stile on Sowerby bridge FP140, Link D by Humphrey Bolton
When the corner of the quarry spoil heap is reached there is stile, which is obscured when the gate into the field on the right is open.


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP140 (Green lane) Link D by Humphrey Bolton
There is a brambly patch opposite a communications mast, and then the lane passes out of the square shortly before reaching Bowood Lane,


Footpath 141

SE0322 : Stile on Sowerby Bridge FP141 (Link A) at Green Lane by Humphrey Bolton
FP141A starts by coming over this stile from Green Lane.


SE0322 : View from Green Lane, Sowerby by Humphrey Bolton
There is a view towards the disused quarry.


SE0322 : Old gate post on Sowerby Bridge FP141 (Link A) by Humphrey Bolton
The path comes through a broken wall past this gate post.


SE0322 : Sowerby bridge FP141, Link B by Humphrey Bolton
The path is joined by FP140B at this broken wall.


SE0322 : Stile on Sowerby Bridge FP141 (Link B) by Humphrey Bolton
FP141B goes over this stile onto a track, where it turns left.


SE0322 : Sowerby bridge FP141, Link B, at Long Royd by Humphrey Bolton
This is the track, looking back towards the path to the stile.


SE0322 : Sowerby bridge FP141, Link B, at Long Royd by Humphrey Bolton
The right-of-way leaves the track and goes through a garden, coming out here onto Long Royd Road.


SE0322 : Driveway at Long Royd by Humphrey Bolton
A less intrusive route would be to follow the track to its junction with Long Royd Road.


SE0322 : Steps on Sowerby Bridge FP141, Link D by Humphrey Bolton
The path turns right, following FP142 past Long Royd and left through this little stile.


SE0322 : Wall across Sowerby Bridge FP141, Link D by Humphrey Bolton
FP141D crosses a small field, or large lawn, diagonally, and comes to this wall, which you would have to climb over to get to the field gate.


SE0322 : Stile on the unofficially diverted route of Sowerby bridge FP141, Link D by Humphrey Bolton
There is an 'informal' diversion, starting by going over this stile from Long Royd Road above Long Royd.


SE0322 : Unofficial diversion of Sowerby Bridge FP141, Link D by Humphrey Bolton
The diversion follows the edge of a field.


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP141, Link D), at the end of the diversion by Humphrey Bolton
The diversion soon reaches the field gate and rejoins the proper route.


SE0322 : Path junction between Sowerby bridge FPs100 and 141 by Humphrey Bolton
At this wall corner, the path is joined from the left by FP100 and continues as FP141E down the left side of the wall.


SE0322 : Fallen tree on Sowerby Bridge FP141, Link E by Humphrey Bolton
You have to go round a fallen tree branch.


SE0322 : Gate and waymark on Sowerby Bridge FP141, Link E by Humphrey Bolton
After passing the tree, you go through this little gate.


SE0322 : Wet patch on Sowerby Bridge FP141, Link E by Humphrey Bolton
There is then a patch of long grass with water hidden below.


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP141, Link E by Humphrey Bolton
The route is then down this pleasant field, passing close to the trees on the right.


SE0322 : Narrow stile and signpost on Sowerby Bridge FP141, Link E, at Bowood Lane by Humphrey Bolton
The path curves across the lower part of the field to a stile onto Bowood Lane. The path continues on the east side of the road.


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