DAY 47: Silkstone Common to East Ardsley (18.68m)

I leave Silkstone Common first to Silkstone. This area used to be a big mining area exploiting the Silkstone coal seam. It's significantly cooler today which is a welcome relief.

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I walk through the grounds of Cannon Hall with it's fantasy garden framed by bits of churches ripped from local parishes by the Victorians.

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I walk up to the top of Hoyland Bank.

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And then drop down into one of my favourite places - the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I've never approached it from this direction and even more than ever it sits in harmony with the landscape around. 

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I've been walking so long that the wheat has changed from green to golden.  

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Through some villages on the edge of Leeds and then I'm at East Ardsley to stay with my friends Alex and Philippa for the night.  

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