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

Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part Three: July – September

Welcome to the third (of four) instalments of the Review of the Year 2022. You can catch up with part one here, and part two here. July 2022 I didn’t go anywhere in July 2022. It was far too hot. August 2022 It was just as hot in August 2022, but I managed to venture…… Continue reading Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part Three: July – September

Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part Two: April – June

After the relentless opening three months of the year, which you can catch up on here, the Martyn’s Blog juggernaut ploughed on through the spring at pace, with two posts a week most weeks. April 2022 April began with a cold and frosty Saturday morning trip to Penkridge in Staffordshire. It’s a beautiful old village,…… Continue reading Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part Two: April – June

Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part One: January – March

It’s been a great 2022 for this blog, with many new and exciting places visited, some old favourites re-visited and a lot more delving into the history of Burton upon Trent. The number of views on the website has more than doubled in the last year compared to 2021, so thank you to everyone who…… Continue reading Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part One: January – March

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #72 – Shirebrook

For the fourth time in 2022, I found myself on a train up the Robin Hood Line to visit the last unvisited station on that line, Shirebrook in Derbyshire. I had previously been up there twice in March (to Hucknall for the Nottingham Express Transit, and to Mansfield and Mansfield Woodhouse) and once in May,…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #72 – Shirebrook

Derbyshire Stations – Bamford

The latest journey in my quest to visit every railway station in Derbyshire took me to Bamford on a sunny day in September 2022, the 21st. The day got off to a poor start when, upon arriving in Sheffield, I discovered that my train to Bamford had been cancelled due to a broken down train.…… Continue reading Derbyshire Stations – Bamford

Cromford V: Cromford to Whatstandwell by Canal

After the success of my walk from Whatstandwell to Ambergate back in April, on a warm and sunny spring evening, I fancied another stroll down the Cromford Canal on a sunny and balmy August evening. So, it was a cloudy and cool evening when I caught the train up to Cromford to begin my walk.…… Continue reading Cromford V: Cromford to Whatstandwell by Canal

Derbyshire Stations – Dronfield and Chesterfield

On a cloudy and cool summer’s day, June 13th 2022, I ticked two stations off the list of stations in Derbyshire to visit; Chesterfield and Dronfield. My destination was Dronfield, but I had to change trains at Chesterfield on the way there and back. On the way up to Dronfield, I had to change at…… Continue reading Derbyshire Stations – Dronfield and Chesterfield

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #66 – Langwith-Whaley Thorns

Before I start the blog post proper, I think a little explanation is in order regarding the name of the place I visited on a grey and slightly rainy Friday, 20th May 2022. Langwith is actually a collection of six small settlements; Langwith, Langwith Maltings, Nether Langwith, Upper Langwith, Langwith Bassett and Langwith Junction. Whaley…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #66 – Langwith-Whaley Thorns