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 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

Attenborough Nature Reserve – August 2022

Back in May 2021, I visited Attenborough railway station on a cold Saturday morning, in order to tick it off the East Midlands Ranger Area list. I vowed to return on a warm and sunny summer’s evening for another walk around Attenborough Nature Reserve, and I did just that on Thursday August 25th, 2022. Attenborough…… Continue reading Attenborough Nature Reserve – August 2022

Nottinghamshire Stations – Shireoaks

Previously on Martyn’s Blog… From the [Worksop] war memorial, I headed back up the road to the railway station. I had another train to catch, but I wasn’t going home just yet.Worksop post See the Worksop post for the previous instalment of this gripping saga. After arriving back at Worksop station, I caught the train…… Continue reading Nottinghamshire Stations – Shireoaks

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #67 – Worksop

On a pleasant Wednesday at the end of June, the 29th to be exact, I ticked station number 67 of 76 off the list of stations to be visited in the East Midlands Ranger Area. Worksop was the destination, located at the terminus of the Robin Hood Line which runs to there from Nottingham. I…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #67 – Worksop

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

Nottinghamshire Stations – Retford

I have to confess that, even though I like to think I know a bit about geography in the UK, and particularly the Midlands, I had never heard of Retford until I visited there on Thursday 12th May 2022. My mission to visit every railway station in Nottinghamshire took me to the market town in…… Continue reading Nottinghamshire Stations – Retford

East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #62 & #63 – Mansfield Woodhouse and Mansfield

For the second time in just over a week, on Wednesday 16th March, I found myself on a train on the Robin Hood Line. This time, I was headed for the town of Mansfield, which has two railway stations; Mansfield and Mansfield Woodhouse. I caught the train from Burton on Trent to Nottingham, then changed…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #62 & #63 – Mansfield Woodhouse and Mansfield