This photo (courtesy Peter Lloyd) shows our intrepid band taking a breather before crossing the Alton Road about 2 miles into our 5 mile walk through the Churnet Valley. The Walk follows the now disused railway line. On this occasion we detoured along Red Road before crossing the Alton Road to join a track leading to bridge over the River Churnet and back along the railway track to reach the village of Oakamoor. Thanks go to the Publican of the Lord Nelson who had agreed to open for us. Suitably refreshed and about 2 hours later we departed homewards.