Blog Update – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all readers of the blog, new and old. 2021 was a fairly good year for the blog, although restrictions caused by that pandemic meant that I wasn’t able to get on a train until mid-April, when I went to Thurgarton in Nottinghamshire. Thurgarton station, in the middle of nowhere. 2022 promises…… Continue reading Blog Update – Happy New Year!

Travel Review of the Year 2021 – Part Four (October to December)

The autumn began with another week off work, but only two trips during that time (I was suffering from a cold). October 2021 The first trip was a double-header to North Derbyshire to visit Whitwell and Creswell on a nice sunny day. They are former mining villages, and Creswell has a “model village”; a housing…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2021 – Part Four (October to December)

2021 Travels – Cromford

The year 2021 on this blog was meant to finish on 29th November with a trip to Melton Mowbray, but a heavy dusting of snow in the Midlands put a premature end to this year’s blog adventures. Luckily I had something else up my sleeve, my now-annual trip to Cromford which I took at the…… Continue reading 2021 Travels – Cromford

Blog Review of the Year 2020 – July – September

So, lockdown in March put the buffers on this blog. I did have a couple of tricks up my sleeve, though. One of them was a trip I had made in 2018 to Lichfield, and the other was an idea to have a look at some of the sights closer to home, in Burton on…… Continue reading Blog Review of the Year 2020 – July – September

Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part Three – July to September

1st July 2019 – Kirkby and Sutton in Ashfield July began with a trip to two stations within walking distance of one another. From my home station in Burton on Trent, I caught the train to Nottingham, where I changed for Sutton Parkway. The plan was to walk from Sutton Parkway to Kirkby in Ashfield,…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part Three – July to September

Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part One – January to March

At the beginning of 2019, I decided that I needed to visit more railway stations, and generally travel more and see more of the area where I live. I also decided to start a blog where I would write about where I have been, what I have seen and share some pictures. I didn’t have…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part One – January to March

2019 Travels – Return to Cromford

Way back in February 2019, I decided to take a trip to Cromford in Derbyshire. It was after my visit there that I came up with the idea of visiting all 76 stations in the East Midlands Ranger Area. If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you’ll know that I am almost…… Continue reading 2019 Travels – Return to Cromford