I think that one of the most attractive parts of our walk was after we had dropped down the steep hillside from the stile opposite the church on Chapel Lane.
We descended to a track which wound its way along the valley bottom. The noise from the main road was long behind us, semi-industrial Stocksbridge was out of sight and the air was quite balmy as we swung along in the dappled sunlight. Through the gaps in the trees we could see clear views down the valley and over to our right, glimpse the river which we would soon be crossing and the quiet country lane which would form the next short section of our route.
Not spectacular, but refreshingly peaceful and beautifully rural.