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

2022 Travels – Grantham

On a sunny Monday morning, 21st March 2022, I ticked off the 64th station on the East Midlands Ranger Area list when I visited Grantham, in Lincolnshire. I had never been to Lincolnshire before, and this was the furthest east I had been to on the challenge. I caught the train at Burton on Trent,…… Continue reading 2022 Travels – Grantham

2021 Travels – Oaks Wood, Burton upon Trent

I’m having a break from long train journeys for a week or two, but today (July 5th 2021), I took a stroll to somewhere in Burton I had heard of, but never been to before. Between Outwoods Park near the hospital and Reservoir Road, there is a woodland with paths running through it. It is…… Continue reading 2021 Travels – Oaks Wood, Burton upon Trent

Burton on Trent Landmarks #10 – Coltman VC Peace Wood, Winshill

On this sunny but cold Saturday morning (27th March 2021), I walked from my home up to Winshill to have a look around the Coltman VC Peace Wood, just off Mill Hill Lane. I have been up Mill Hill Lane many times whilst out walking, but never ventured into the Peace Wood until now. William…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #10 – Coltman VC Peace Wood, Winshill