Exploring SE0322

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Footpath 142

SE0322 : Long Royd Road at Plain Lane by Humphrey Bolton
FP142A is along Long Royd Road, an unadopted street leading only to Long Royd.


SE0322 : Long Royd Road, Sowerby by Humphrey Bolton
This is Long Royd Road, approaching Long Royd.


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP142, Link B, at Long Royd by Humphrey Bolton
The road stops just before the buildings are reached, and the path, now FP142B having passed the junction with FP141, continues along the driveway.


SE0322 : Steps on Sowerby Bridge FP141, Link D by Humphrey Bolton
The right-of-way turns right, and then left. However I do not know whether you can get through as I walked the path from the other end and came to a blockage and followed an 'informal' path diversion. This lead to this stile on FP171, which is a left turn from FP142B.


SE0322 : Stile and waymark on a diverted footpath at Long Royd, Sowerby by Humphrey Bolton
After the stile, the diversion turns right and comes down the field and over this stile; note the waymark.


SE0322 : Diverted footpath at Long Royd, Sowerby by Humphrey Bolton
The diversion route is then fenced, round a garden. It is difficult to use due to undergrowth.


SE0322 : Diverted footpath at Long Royd, Sowerby by Humphrey Bolton
The path turns a corner and rejoins the right-of-way via a gate behind this viewpoint, see next image.


SE0322 : Footpath blocked by vegetation at Long Royd, Sowerby by Humphrey Bolton
This gate is on FP142C, but it cannot be opened due to undergrowth, and the route beyond is covered in nettles and impassable. A waymark points through the gate to the right.


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP142, Link C by Humphrey Bolton
FP142 then continues along the edge of a field to a copse.


SE0322 : Nettles on Sowerby Bridge FP142, Link C by Humphrey Bolton
There are nettles under the trees, but not difficult to get through.


SE0322 : Stile broken by fallen branch on Sowerby bridge FP142, Link C by Humphrey Bolton
There is then a stile that has been broken by a fallen branch.



SE0322 : Sowerby bridge FP142, Link C by Humphrey Bolton
The path then curves around the edge of the field to meet Bowood Lane at the trees.


SE0322 : Blocked footpath and fallen footpath sign at Bowood Lane by Humphrey Bolton
At Bowood Lane there is no proper stile, and there are two strands of string above the broken wall. You can pass between the wall and the string. There is a broken-off signpost propped upside-down against the field wall at the side. The path continues on the eastern side of Bowood Lane.


Footpath 100


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP100, Link A by Humphrey Bolton
The path crosses this field to a stream in the centre of this image.


SE0322 : Stream crossing on Sowerby Bridge FP100, Link A by Humphrey Bolton
This is where the path crosses the stream to the footpath gate.


SE0322 : Gate on Sowerby Bridge FP100, Link A by Humphrey Bolton
The footpath gate is easy to open, but you have to duck under the string. Next time I will take my rucsac off.


SE0322 : View from Sowerby Bridge FP100, Link A by Humphrey Bolton
The path follows the field edge, with a view over the wall down the next field.


SE0322 : Young sheep near Upper Field House by Humphrey Bolton
The young sheep thought it was feeding time when they saw me.


SE0322 : Gate and redundant stile on Sowerby Bridge FP100, Link A) by Humphrey Bolton
There is then a field gate, which has been repositioned so that the stile at the side of the old gateway is no longer needed.


SE0322 : Daft sheep on Sowerby Bridge FP100, Link A by Humphrey Bolton
The daft young sheep are trying to eat thin air in the trough, whilst the mothers walk away in disgust.


SE0322 : Gate on Sowerby Bridge FP100, Link A, at Upper Field House Farm by Humphrey Bolton
The path then goes through a footpath gate into the yard of Upper Field House farm.



SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP100, Link A, passing houses at Upper Field House by Humphrey Bolton
The path then passes this row of houses, listed Grade II, which were originally built in the 17C, then converted to eight back-to-backs in the 19C and are now four through terrace houses.


SE0322 : Stile on Sowerby Bridge FP100, Link A by Humphrey Bolton
The path keeps straight forward over this stile and along the edge of the field.


SE0322 : Difficult stile on Sowerby Bridge FP100A at Upper Field House Lane by Humphrey Bolton
The next stile is at Upper Field House Lane. I thought that it was necessary to step precariously onto the stone with the rounded top in order to stride over, but have just noticed that it looks as if the bar of wood can be swivelled upwards. I will revisit it and investigate! The path continues on the other side of the lane.


North of Upper Field House Lane

Footpath 100


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP100, Link B by Humphrey Bolton
FP100B is to the left of the sheep 'feeding station', not alongside the wall. It leads to a council housing estate in the built-up area of Sowerby.


East of Bowood Lane

Footpath 141

SE0322 : Stile on Sowerby Bridge FP141, Link F, at Bowood Lane by Humphrey Bolton
FP141F leaves Bowood Lane through a little stile. There is no signpost.


SE0322 : Wet and prickly patch on Sowerby Bridge FP141, Link F by Humphrey Bolton
The stile leads straight into a wet patch, with water hidden under long grass.


SE0322 : Stile and path junction on Sowerby Bridge FP141 by Humphrey Bolton
The path follows the field boundary, and soon there is a stile on the left on a branch of the path. Both main path and branch then leave the square. They connect to FP142 via FP133 or FP143.


Footpath 142

SE0322 : Field gate on Sowerby Bridge FP142, Link D, at Bowood Lane by Humphrey Bolton
FP142D leaves Bowood Lane through this field gate. There was a stile alongside the gate, but it has been blocked. There is no signpost.


SE0322 : Field gate on Sowerby Bridge FP142, Link C by Humphrey Bolton
The path then comes to another field gate beyond which it carries straight on to Deerstones.


SE0322 : Stile on Sowerby Bridge FP142, Link D by Humphrey Bolton
The path goes through this stile.


SE0322 : Sowerby Bridge FP142, Link D, in a garden by Humphrey Bolton
The path then goes along the edge of a garden.



SE0322 : Stile on Sowerby Bridge FP142, Link D by Humphrey Bolton
This stile takes you out of the garden.


SE0322 : Thistles, nettles and brambles on Sowerby Bridge FP142, Link D by Humphrey Bolton
You then have to hack your way through the undergrowth.


SE0322 : Broken stile on Sowerby bridge FP142, Link D by Humphrey Bolton
After picking your way round muddy and overgrown areas you come to this stile, which has lost its step. You then meet FP133.


Footpath 133

SE0322 : Stile on Sowerby Bridge FP133, approaching FP142 by Humphrey Bolton
FP133 enters the square and goes over this stile.


SE0322 : Stream crossing on Sowerby Bridge FP133 by Humphrey Bolton
The path crosses this little stream, meets FP142D, and then leaves the square again to the east.


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