It was sunny and warm when I left, but the first run from Haywood Warren was incredibly slippery and full of puddles. I met Tim at Tackeroo and we did a lap of Follow the Dog, which was full of shiny wet pebbles and the occasional big puddle. We then rode down Strawberry Fields and looked at the new exit of an old trail before riding down it, avoiding the new big down-slope drop! Then it was a descent near the Trig point and two more short runs. I then headed up the other side of the valley where I saw a few deer. Finally it was a trail down Brocton Coppice to the Stepping Stones and one through the woods near Shugborough.
Walked for 1 hour 21 minutes on 25th September 2023.
I’ve managed to complete my yearly walking goal of 1,000 miles in 268 days. I’m pretty happy with that and I wonder what I’ll finish the year on.
This walk ended up being a little longer than I anticipated when I set off. But it was two miles along the newly resurfaced canal path to Milford, then a walk along the Shugborough road back.
Walked for 1 hour 43 minutes on 24th September 2023.
After a lazy Sunday coding, I took the dogs for a walk over the Chase. We started between Milford and Brocton and headed through Hollywood Slade and along Brocton Field. We then dropped down into Sherbrook Valley and jumped puddles on the way back to the Stepping Stones. It was then a short walk down the old railway line back to the start.
Walked for 1 hour 41 minutes on 22nd September 2023.
It was a cool September morning, but just about warm enough for a long-sleeve t-shirt. I started my walk from Seven Springs and went in search of a new trail. I found it exactly where I guessed it would be; a new exit and resurrection of an old trail. After a strenuous walk up the trail, I continued on my route. I passed the army hut and down to Sherbrook Valley. I was then treated to a rain shower, which was shockingly cold and unlike refreshing summer rain. Finally, I turned at the Stepping Stones and headed back.