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

Outwoods Woodland, Burton on Trent

I’ve been back out and about again after the recent hot weather put a stop to my grand travel plans. Coincidentally, the trip I went on yesterday (Tuesday 9th August) was not the one I had originally planned, because it was too hot to travel by train. It wasn’t too hot for a morning walk…… Continue reading Outwoods Woodland, Burton on Trent

Albert Village Lake, Leicestershire

On Thursday 19th May, I had a walk around Albert Village lake, a large nature reserve on the site of a former clay pit in the Leicestershire village of Albert Village, just a short walk over the Derbyshire border from Swadlincote. Albert Village grew in the 1870s as the clay mining and pottery industry in…… Continue reading Albert Village Lake, Leicestershire

Tameside Local Nature Reserve, Tamworth

On Wednesday 11th May, I took an evening train from Burton on Trent down the line to Tamworth for a walk around the Tameside Local Nature Reserve, around a 25 minute walk south of the railway station. After my evening train ride and walk a few weeks ago in Ambergate and Whatstandwell, I am hoping…… Continue reading Tameside Local Nature Reserve, Tamworth

Week Off Work Tour 2021 – 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 Week Off Work Tour 2021 – North West Leicestershire

Week Off Work Tour – Barton Marina & Tucklesholme Nature Reserve

A day later than advertised (due to the rain on Tuesday), the WOW (Week off Work) Tour moves back to East Staffordshire, with a bus trip to Barton-under-Needwood and a look around the marina and Tucklesholme Nature Reserve The weather today was much more suitable for an afternoon stroll, with plenty of sunshine. I caught…… Continue reading Week Off Work Tour – Barton Marina & Tucklesholme Nature Reserve

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


Welcome to the first new travel post of 2021. Even though lockdown restrictions are still in force, and non-essential travel is not permitted, we are still allowed to go outside for exercise in the local area. When I originally planned this trip last year, the plan involved saving a bit of time by catching a…… Continue reading Rolleston-on-Dove