Walking To West Hallam
Via The Centenary Way
w/e 12 May
A marker at the end of
this track between two properties on the High Lane points the
way to the "Centenary Way" and that is the route we
took on a hazy, warm May afternoon towards the village of West
The track led to a number of
styles and a little used footpath. About half way along the path
this view from one of the styles back towards Ilkeston shows
a rural landscape with cattle grazing in the fields.
After crossing a number of
fields and and staying well clear of the young bulls in one of
them we reached another track that started the gentle incline
up to the village.
To the left Glebe Farm stood
atop the hillside and looked like the set of a horror movie such
as "Psycho" or "The House On Haunted Hill".
But just a couple of hundred
yards further on, the track joined St Wilfrid's Road and a left
turn took us towards the centre of the village.
And in the centre of the village,
the Punch Bowl Public House is a popular venue with customers
not only from West Hallam but from much further afield.