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Walk Report November 2016

November Walk Report

This month’s walk started from Broughton, a hamlet on the Loggerheads to Eccleshall road.  It went through Bishop’s Wood, an ancient hunting ground for the Bishop of Lichfield.  Here we saw some interesting animal sculptures, among them a Wild Boar and a Water Buffalo carved into huge stones.  We then went through the Langot Valley named by French glass workers who settled here in the 16th century because of the ready supply of charcoal and sand and the huge demand by wealthy people to have glass in their windows.  Today there is a vineyard here producing Langot Valley wines (on sale in Eccleshall). We had lunch at the nearby Star Inn.

Six members and four wives came along.  Thanks go to Pete Wells, volunteer ranger at Apedale Country Park, for leading the walk.

February 2017 Walk

The next walk will be on Wednesday 1st February and will be through the Dane Valley and Swettenham starting from Brereton Heath Country Park – more details in the January News Letter.

     Garry Bell