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Anyone know any good ones for the local / semi local / on the chase?
Or good guides?
We tried to follow one earlier in Eccleshall but got a little lost as it might have been have been a little outdated - although we did come across a pretty church in Elenhall so not a total loss of a walk.
The Wildlife Trust used to have an involvement with a wood just south of Loggerheads, that I seem to remember being called Bishop's Wood, though it's not on their list these days. - I did quite a few things there. We were there on the day of the Dunblane shooting, sitting in the Land Rover, trying to stop the blood from where I had slashed my nose with a briar, when the news came on the radio - not that I feel the need for an alibi....Completed this weekends lovely walk around Bishops Wood near Chipnall (near Cheswardine) in Shropshire Took about 2 1/2 hours and was very enjoyable albeit muddy. It was like Cannock Chase without the people/bikes/craziness. Very enjoyable. Not a walk from a leaflet, just an area our friends live very close to. All the dogs enjoyed themselves as well, Collie and a Ridgeback and our yampy 'lurcher' (I use the word loosely as no-one knows his breeding)! Thoroughly recommended if anyone is out that way and NO STILES! Happy days!
Now for an evening lazing on the sofa eating chocolate
The Wildlife Trust used to have an involvement with a wood just south of Loggerheads, that I seem to remember being called Bishop's Wood, though it's not on their list these days. - I did quite a few things there. We were there on the day of the Dunblane shooting, sitting in the Land Rover, trying to stop the blood from where I had slashed my nose with a briar, when the news came on the radio - not that I feel the need for an alibi....
It was largely about trying to get some butterfly to recolonise it, I think.
There had been a TB sanatorium there at one time, I believe.
It is Within Lane.Week 3 of our weekend walking today was around Hopton. We didn't have a route or leaflet, we just parked up by the bridleway (on the lane that runs alongside the MOD site 6 , Withins Lane?) between the Weston Road and the Sandon Road), walked along the bridleway to Salt, through Salt, and then picked up another footpath back up to Hopton. Took about 90 mins, shorter than I like, but it was parky at 9am this morning!!!
To anyone unsure of going on a DIY walk, may I recommend getting the ordnance survey map of the area which has 2 inches to a mile so loads of detail. Most of the footpaths locally are well signed, and with this type of map each field is annotated so it's easy to see where the path goes even if it's not obvious on the ground.
Loving both the exercise, the nature we see, and the time spent with my teenage daughter who is also enjoying the time away from studying. Dogs loves the walks too
Within Lane is engraved on my memory - I once got a tiny bit of frostbite there, through holding a pen and checking names off a list on a very frosty morning.Yes, all of that I couldn't be bothered to get off my warm cosy chair to confirm the details but you've provided the missing info!! Cheers
i would love to try this one where about do you start it thenLovely 5 mile circular this morning, starting at the back of No 4 army site, just off Sandon Road, along the bridleway for a couple of miles then round and back. Just typical Staffordshire pasture but a lovely walk none the less and we discovered a tiny little Zion chapel built in 1863 that I new knew existed!
Subject to confirmation, I suspect it starts here and runs northwards, the chapel being here.i would love to try this one where about do you start it then