Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Wednesday 1 April 2009 - A Backpackers Club Dinner and An Evening Stroll

Some day we will join the Backpackers Club!

Meanwhile we continue to enjoy their occasional evening gatherings; this one at the Knot Inn, Rushton Spencer, where eleven hardy folk who like their wild nights under canvas gathered for a chinwag and a bite to eat.  And the Black Sheep went down well.

Sue and I arrived early and took advantage of the sunny evening.

Setting off from the Inn...

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...we enjoyed a stroll down the Leek to Macclesfield railway line...

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...with the evening light shining brightly on the trees - still in their winter plumage...

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...turning off down a marked path - it's that Staffordshire knot again!

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We are also on the 'G' and the 'DVW'!

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That's the Gritstone Trail and the Dane Valley Way.  It should be a good path, then!

It's all a bit green, with little indication of the path on the ground.  But perhaps it's this way...

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...better follow today's navigator - SWMBO...

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...and enjoy the lush views over rural Staffordshire...

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...and Cheshire, with Shutlingsloe in the distance...

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...and some well lit trees...

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...before the sun went down...

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...and we adjourned to the pleasures of the Knot.

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Just 4 km, in an hour, in lovely countryside:

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2 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for your kind comments over on Wiggers World... You asked about the Green Finch and the Siskins.... I will sort a post out for that towards the end of next week... or drop me an email and Ill send you some pictures...

I will have to call back here often as I just love the views.. and I will certainly find much here to interest me...

Once again thank you.
Tom
Wiggers World

James Boulter said...

You are doing much better than I am. Been a member for backpackers for 7 years now and only ever made one club weekend! Must try harder to be more sociable!