June’s walk was visiting an old favorite, Hanchurch Hills. Ten of us left Kidsgrove at 0930 on Wednesday 3rd arriving at The Water Tower Car Park just after 10:00 where we met up with Norman and Anne Hart.
Dry weather with occasional sunny intervals and a slight breeze, perfect walking weather accompanied us all morning. In fact a little too warm at times as it wasn’t long before layers were being removed.
This is a walk that varies every time you walk it, trees are being constantly harvested and new ones planted. The latest planting being oak trees in place of the conifers that were there previously.
The broad pathways have been destroyed in places by heavy machinery, leaving wide expances of mud to negotiate, I suppose the areas of Oak will remain undisturbed for a lot longer and the walks will become totally different yet again.
Back at the cars for 12:20 we headed to the Toby Inn in Trentham where we all had an excellent meal some even having puddings. (No names)
Suitably refreshed we went on our separate ways.
Some fascinating facts about the area can be found on the web site: http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/