Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part Four: October – December

Here is the fourth and final part of the Martyn’s Blog review of 2022, covering the autumn months from October to December. You can catch up on Part One, Part Two and Part Three, if you want.

October 2022

The month in travel began on the 18th October with a day trip to Nottingham. While I was there, I paid a visit to the Park Tunnel, a hidden gem in a residential area within the city, close to the castle.

Just a few days after Nottingham, I headed to the very south of Staffordshire on the 21st to visit the villages and railway stations of Codsall and Bilbrook, near Wolverhampton.

On the 25th, I caught the train to Cheshire to visit the railway town of Crewe, once a hotbed of railway locomotive construction and maintenance, and the home of Crewe Alexandra FC. It was a good day out on an unseasonably warm day, but getting home was a complete nightmare thanks to a cancelled train.

November 2022

The 8th of November took me closer to home, to the village of Anslow just to the west of Burton on Trent.

Exactly a week after Anslow, it was back on the trains and back up the Robin Hood Line for the fourth time in 2022 to Shirebrook, which also incorporated a return visit to Langwith to walk the Archaeological Way. It rained, and then it rained some more. On the way home, though, it stopped raining.

It was still raining on the 24th when I travelled to Walsall in the West Midlands for a good day out in the former leather capital of the UK. The highlight was the Walsall Arboretum, a huge park on the edge of the town.

December 2022

I didn’t go anywhere in December, apart from to Derby to take some photos for a post about Derby railway station.

Thanks very much for reading, and to all those who viewed, liked and shared posts from this blog in 2022. The number of views has exploded this year, so thanks very much for your support. All being well, there’s plenty more to come in 2023. I wish you all a Happy Christmas, and all the best for 2023 when it arrives.