Travel Review of the Year 2021 – Part Two (April to June)

The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in the UK in April meant that I was able to go out on the trains again, and I wasted no time in getting back out there and ticking off more stations on the East Midlands Ranger Area list. April 2021 Before I headed back down the historic staircase at…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2021 – Part Two (April to June)

Return to Matlock and Matlock Bath (Part 1)

Back in April 2019, I visited Matlock and Matlock Bath in the Peak District, Derbyshire for the first time. Two years later, I fancied a return trip, so on Friday 23rd April 2021, I did just that. I wasn’t originally going to do a blog post about this trip, but after editing the photos, I…… Continue reading Return to Matlock and Matlock Bath (Part 1)

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #47 – Syston

Today, Monday 17th May 2021, I ticked off station number 47 on the list of stations in the East Midlands Ranger Area when I made the trip to Leicestershire to visit Syston (pronounced “sigh-stun”). I hadn’t been to Leicestershire since the late summer of 2019, due to the area being placed under a strict local…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #47 – Syston

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #46 – Attenborough

It was a cold start to May 2021, and my latest trip out on the trains. It was early on a Saturday morning, 1st May, when I ticked off station number 46 of 76 on the East Midlands Ranger Area challenge, Attenborough in Nottingham. I had passed through Attenborough many times before on trips to…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #46 – Attenborough

Blog Review of the Year 2020 – October

As the nights began drawing in, there was still more travel to be done, with new places to explore and old places to revisit. October 2020 First up, on the first day of October, I made a return to Beeston in Nottinghamshire. I say a return; I was there very fleetingly in April 2019 on…… Continue reading Blog Review of the Year 2020 – October

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #39 – Peartree

On a cold but sunny Saturday morning, I decided to tick off station 39 on the East Midlands Ranger Area list, the tricky station that is Peartree, in Derby. Peartree gets a very limited service. It gets three trains per day from Derby, and two towards Derby on weekdays. On a Saturday, it gets two…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #39 – Peartree

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