Town to town: when the work was finished

As you’ll have all gathered I’ve been a bit busy in the run up to Christmas, with a heavy workload and not much time – on my 365days Tumblr journal I have been counting down the days until I finally finished work for 2016 on Wednesday.

Wednesday wasn’t the end of the dashing about though, as I had journeys planned to Bakewell, in Derbyshire on Thursday and an important errand to undertake in Bridgnorth on Friday.

While in Bakewell, I visited the excellent Hassop Station on the Monsal Trail which is somewhere I heartily recommend and a place I hope to ride again next spring.

Bridgnorth was as charming as ever and the views from the Castle Walk are stunning, as is the Victorian fernicular railway.

I love both towns, but hadn’t been to either for a good mooch around for some years. Although not on the bike, I thought readers – particularly the ex-pats – may be interested in the photos.

For more of this sort of thing, the 365daysofbiking journal is still running.

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  • Victoria Owens

    Really gorgeous pictures, Bob – they’re a delight. ‘Funicular’ rather than ‘vernacular’ is, I think, the correct term for the Bridgnorth Railway – but the drift is clear and by either name it’s great fun to ride in. Have a great Christmas!

     
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    • Thanks!
      I did actually type Furnicular but was knobbled by Autocorrect!

      My proof reading is atrocious.

      Have a great Christmas, too.

      Best wishes

      Bob

       
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  • Super pictures again Bob…Thanks
    Dave (Eddy) Edwards

     
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  • Thank you very much and these ‘ex pats’ certainly appreciated these images. Before we left England we lived not far from Bridgnorth and, as keen walkers it was the gateway and starting point for many a hike. I loved the place and “have been too long away.”

     
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  • Isobel Dams

    Stunning photographs! Happy New Year.

     
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