Chase my blues away

After the dismal depression of last weekend, which I always consider to be the end of summer, today worked hard to convince me otherwise. After sneaking out for an early breakfast, I enjoyed a spin through Great Wyrley, up to the old RAF Hednesford along the Chase Heritage Trail, zigzagged over Cannock Chase and returned via the Shugborough Estate, and up the canal into Rugeley. A lovely day, sun on my back, and autumn, although insinuating itself a little, still seemed some way off.

Avenue of silver birches at the former RAF Hednesford. 2:07pm, Sunday, 4th September 2011.

Fruit and veg for sale in Kingsley Wood Road, Penkridge Bank. Plums were purchased. 3:27pm, Sunday, 4th September 2011.

The heather was positively glowing at Rifle Range Corner. 3:40pm, Sunday, 4th September 2011.

Abraham's Valley was sun-dappled and empty. Didn't see a soul until I got to Seven Springs. 3:53pm, Sunday, 4th September 2011.

Haywood lock and cottage. 5:10pm, Sunday, 4th September 2011.

Looking to the Chase, over the River Trent floodplain, not far from Woolsey Bridge. 5:13pm, Sunday, 4th September 2011.

Cottages at Bardy Lane, Red Hill, Near Upper Longdon. 6:00pm, Sunday, 4th September 2011.

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4 Responses to Chase my blues away

  1. CAZ says:

    Lovely photo’s Bob,
    There is so much beauty around, if we take the time to look.

  2. Mike hawes says:

    Just returned from a lovely walk which took in Seven Springs, Little Haywood and Shugborough Park from Milford, we were delighted to find the The Lockhouse restaurant at great haywood, jsut down from the zig zag bridge before shugborough. here we had tea and cheese rolls – great as we didn’t fancy buying a shugborough ticket just to use the cafe (good job as it’s closed till March) .

    Had I not been poring over this blog the night before I wouldn’t have thought to come here!

    We really fancy the millennium way walk down the canal!

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