Travel Review of the Year 2021 – Part Three (July to September)

The long, hot summer of 2021 proved to be too long and too hot to travel for me. I only went to one place in July, but normal service resumed in August. July 2021 Oaks Wood, a nature walk in Burton on Trent, was the venue for the only post in July. The trail runs…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2021 – Part Three (July to September)

Week Off Work Tour 2021 – North West Leicestershire

The WOW (Week off Work) Tour came to an end yesterday (16th September) with a walk in the glorious sunshine of North West Leicestershire, from just outside Measham to Church Gresley, via Donisthorpe and Moira. The first leg of the tour was a long bus ride from Burton on Trent to just outside Measham in…… Continue reading Week Off Work Tour 2021 – North West Leicestershire

Week Off Work Tour – Barton Marina & Tucklesholme Nature Reserve

A day later than advertised (due to the rain on Tuesday), the WOW (Week off Work) Tour moves back to East Staffordshire, with a bus trip to Barton-under-Needwood and a look around the marina and Tucklesholme Nature Reserve The weather today was much more suitable for an afternoon stroll, with plenty of sunshine. I caught…… Continue reading Week Off Work Tour – Barton Marina & Tucklesholme Nature Reserve

Week Off Work Tour – Sudbury and Draycott-in-the-Clay

The first journey of the WOW (Week off Work) Tour announced yesterday took me to Sudbury and Draycott-in-the-Clay, two small villages to the North West of Burton on Trent, on the bus route to Uttoxeter. I caught the 402 service from outside the Town Hall in Burton, and stayed on it for around forty minutes…… Continue reading Week Off Work Tour – Sudbury and Draycott-in-the-Clay

Tutbury and Hatton 2018

In the absence of any new content (I’m sure I don’t have to remind you why), I’ve decided to delve back in time and talk about that time I went to Tutbury and Hatton (in Staffordshire and Derbyshire respectively), back in those glorious pre-Covid days in 2018. Coincidentally, it was on 30th January 2018, exactly…… Continue reading Tutbury and Hatton 2018