2022 Travels – Melton Mowbray

On Monday 25th April, I visited Melton Mowbray at the third attempt. My first attempt in November was thwarted by the weather, my second in January was ended by a cancelled train, but there were no such problems this time, apart from another cancelled train. I was able to catch an earlier one, so it…… Continue reading 2022 Travels – Melton Mowbray

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)

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)

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)

2021 Travels – Bottesford, Leicestershire

The weather is getting colder, seeing as it’s nearly winter. It’s still sunny at times, though, and it was on Wednesday 17th November 2021 when I travelled through four counties to Bottesford, in the north east corner of Leicestershire. As usual, because I live there, the trip started in Burton on Trent. I changed trains…… Continue reading 2021 Travels – Bottesford, Leicestershire

2021 Travels – 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 2021 Travels – North West Leicestershire

2021 Travels – Hinckley (featuring Nuneaton)

It was a warm and sunny summer’s day in August 2021, the 23rd to be precise, when I made the long trip to Hinckley in Leicestershire by train. It isn’t very far, but I had to take three trains there and three back. The first leg of the journey began at Burton on Trent. The…… Continue reading 2021 Travels – Hinckley (featuring Nuneaton)

2021 Travels – 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 2021 Travels – Syston

Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part Two – April to June

Welcome to part two (of four) of a look back at my train travels in 2019. Part one was published the other day, so here we go with part two. April 10th 2019 – Matlock After I had had a look at Google Maps, I noticed that Matlock Bath and Matlock were within easy walking…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part Two – April to June