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wadsley common woods

Wadsley and Loxley Commons overlook the north-west of Sheffield, above Hillsborough and Wisewood. They are rough common land, bare rocks and heather on the more exposed parts with woods of birch, oak, ash and sycamore, through which wend paths which lead to farmland and the countryside proper.

 

There is no real wilderness in England. every patch has has been shaped by man and the animals we have tamed and herded. The commons are crossed with crumbling drystone walls and ravines and hillocks formed by millennia of quarrying.

 

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Taken on November 24, 2007