Blithfield Walk 2018
On 4th March eight of us went out to have some fun in the snow – as much fun as you can have with six layers of clothing on.
Tony leading off across a maize field.
John knee deep in a green lane – only it’s white.
Peter in the white lane.
Judith in the white lane.
A badger sett. Badger prints were clearly visible at various points of the walk.
John resting at lunchtime.
John resting at a point other than lunchtime, with Judith and Anne looking on.
A waymark looking like a something from the First World War.
Don’t let the leader get too far ahead! At least you can follow his tracks.........
Jo rallying the troops......
.......and having lunch, with hopeful horse.
Ridware Work Party
On 19th February we visited Hill Ridware and Hamstall Ridware to replace some stiles. We couldn't reach the first site due to the depth of mud, but we replaced a complete stile at Hill Ridware and a step at Hamstall Ridware. Thanks to Tony 1, Tony 2, Kevin (on his first trip out) and Peter for their help, as well as Nigel who as usual provided the tools, materials and expertise.
November 2017 News
Three years ago Richard Bagley didn’t like what he saw when he saw the photographs of him taken at a wedding reception. He decided there and then that his 18 stone weight had to come down. Gym and a strict diet eliminated 7 stone in a year. He then joined Lichfield Ramblers and since then he has done 1000 miles of walking which he celebrated on 12th November at Groby, Leics.
He has more recently taken up cycling. His favourite things are hard-boiled eggs for lunch, water in all its aspects (rivers, canals, lakes, puddles) and Christmas. We wish him well on his next 1000 miles.
Tom and Carmel Baker have left the group and moved to Scotland, where we hope they will have plenty of chance to roam free. They have led walks for us since 2013 and will be missed. They are shown here (3rd and 4th from left) on their last walk with us at Newton Regis on 26th November. Best wishes to them.
Oh! And on a lighter note again Ed and Jean have got engaged. We also wish them the best.