East Midlands Ranger Area Station #72 – Shirebrook

For the fourth time in 2022, I found myself on a train up the Robin Hood Line to visit the last unvisited station on that line, Shirebrook in Derbyshire. I had previously been up there twice in March (to Hucknall for the Nottingham Express Transit, and to Mansfield and Mansfield Woodhouse) and once in May,…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #72 – Shirebrook

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

Derbyshire Stations – Grindleford

On a grey and miserable Monday Morning, 28th February, I set off from Burton on Trent station to tick off a station on my list of railway stations to visit in Derbyshire. Grindleford was my destination, a small village seven miles west of Sheffield. I caught the train from Burton directly to Sheffield, an express…… Continue reading Derbyshire Stations – Grindleford

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