Villages around Langsett

Dunford Bridge


Dunford Bridge is an isolated settlement high on the east side of the Black Hill massif. It owes its existence to the railway which emerges from the Woodhead Tunnel here so there was once a station and a goods marshalling yard. The construction of Winscar reservoir above the village and the consequent employment offered means that the village survived the demise of the railway.

The village is dominated by Winscar dam which looms above it, and the giant pylons taking the electricity cables which emerge from the tunnel, but the surrounding countryside is also impressive. The northwestern ramparts of the Dark Peak competing well with the man-made features. There is a pub called the Stanhope Arms and above the village Winscar reservoir has a car park and it's possible to walk across the dam, which is very impressive, or walk from here up onto the moors above the reservoir where the River Don has its source.

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Dunford Bridge Photo Gallery - click on the images to enlarge
Winscar Reservoir
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Midhopestones is a tiny hamlet situated on the side of the valley of the Little Don to the north west of Sheffield. It is in two sections - Lower Midhopestones lies close to the main road and has a pub called the Midhopestones Arms, while Upper Midhope is a farming hamlet about 1 kilometre further up the valley side - a good starting point for walks onto the moors behind.

Just above Lower Midhopestones there is a tiny and very pretty church dated 1703, which contains some lovely box pews of the period.
Midhopestones Photo Gallery - click on the images to enlarge- Click Here for a slide show
Langsett Reservoir view
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Midhopestones church
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