SE3001 : Crane Moor Village with Top Pit Wood Beyond

taken 13 years ago, near to Thurgoland, Barnsley, Great Britain

Crane Moor Village with Top Pit Wood Beyond
Crane Moor Village with Top Pit Wood Beyond
A contextual photograph showing Crane Moor Village, South Yorkshire, taken from the footpath that runs from Crane Moor Top past `Clappers'. Pastoral Farming is the chief economic activity of the area. A significant amount of woodland remains some of which provides a home for pheasant rearing linked to small game 'shooting'. The woodland along the back of the picture is called Top Pit Wood. The woodland probably got its name from one of the many small drift coal mines that were littered about the whole district. More footpaths connect places around the valley than in any other place I have lived. My guess is that these served the needs of the miners who walked several miles from a variety of local communities to get to their places of work. My own small stone terrace house was originally built for the miners who worked on the Wentworth (Stainborough) Estate. The path of a dismantled railway also crosses this valley.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 November, 2005   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 January, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 305 014 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.5045N 1:32.4951W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 301 007
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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