Burton on Trent Landmarks #14 – St Peter’s Bridge

Until the summer of 1985, Burtonians had just one way to cross the River Trent by motor vehicle, and that was Burton Bridge. The rise of car ownership and the transfer of brewery traffic from rail to road led to much congestion on the old structure, and so it was decided to build a second…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #14 – St Peter’s Bridge

Brizlincote Nature Walk

Welcome to the first travel blog post of 2022. Today, Monday 17th January 2022, I had a walk around the Brizlincote Nature Walk, a circular walking route in the Brizlincote valley in Burton on Trent. The nature trail was created in 2018, although most of the paths already existed before then. Information boards and signposts…… Continue reading Brizlincote Nature Walk

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)

Scalpcliffe Woods, Stapenhill

One of the local places in Burton on Trent (Stapenhill, to be exact) on my long list of places to visit was Scalpcliffe Woods, a nature reserve located near Stapenhill Cemetery. So, on the last day of April 2021, I set out on the journey there. I was expecting a nice, leisurely stroll around some…… Continue reading Scalpcliffe Woods, Stapenhill

Burton on Trent Landmarks #8 – Stapenhill Gardens and Swan

In this latest part of my look at Burton upon Trent’s landmarks, I’ll be taking a look at Stapenhill Gardens and its iconic swan sculpture. Stapenhill Gardens Stapenhill Gardens is a public park created in the 1930s on the site of a former manor house, Stapenhill House. The house had been given to the public…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #8 – Stapenhill Gardens and Swan

Burton on Trent Landmarks #1 – Ferry Bridge

Welcome to the first in what I hope will be a series of posts about some of the sights to be seen in my home town of Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. As I can’t go anywhere by train at the moment because of the Covid-19 pandemic, I can at least have a socially-distanced walk around the town,…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #1 – Ferry Bridge