Saturday, 22 October 2011

I've moved!

Gone to Wordpress...

This blog and its content will remain for a little while, but the new posts will be on the new blog, along with all the old content from this one.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Foxfield - last train of the day

Another tremendous day at the Foxfield Railway - a real steam spectacular on the fearsome 1 in 19 gradient. Visit "Sunshine and Steam at Foxfield" on Geoff's Rail Diaries

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Ironbridge Fireworks

Ironbridge Fireworks by geoffspages
Ironbridge Fireworks, a photo by geoffspages on Flickr.

Seen from near Leighton. Ironbridge church - the tower is just visible bottom left - is about 3.5 miles away

Friday, 23 September 2011

Caledonian charm on the SVR


Blue engines are the best, aren’t they? The Caledonian Railway 0-6-0, resplendent in its superb blue livery, was (for me, and I suspect for many others) star attraction at the Severn Valley’s autumn gala this weekend. Visit “Caley Charm” on Geoff’s Rail Diaries.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Ashes Hollow to Pole Bank

I’d intended the walk to be circular – up Ashes Hollow to Pole Bank, returning by Callow Hollow, or possibly the ridge just to the south. But reality wasn’t as good as the forecast – the rain started half-way through lunch, and the clouds looked heavy and threatening. So I set off back down Ashes Hollow (at first down the shorter tributary that starts near Pole Cottage). Halfway down the hollow, the sky cleared and the sun came out again…

I’d seen the ledge path, above the stream on its south side, on the map. Perhaps it would provide a slightly different return route?
- it did. Clearly a made path, but used primarily by four-legged, woolly walkers. Not for the faint-hearted, but an interesting alternative with great views down into the Ashes Hollow.

Interlocking spursHawthornPole Bank and StiperstonesRain comingAfter the rainThe path belowRocky spur above the hollowDark cloudsSmall Batch cottage

View Ashes - Pole Bank in a larger map

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Big skies – September in Shropshire

One of those days when the sky seems bigger than usual – must be the height of those huge shower clouds that were drifting about, looking ominous. We managed to miss them all – just a few spots in the wind…

S-bendPath to Pole BankPole BankWrekin viewCorndon viewTitterstone Clee - weather's changing

View Pole Bank (shorter) in a larger map

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Fun with a Wickham

Wickham and Planet Cyril

Heritage Open Day 2011 – a return visit to Nantmawr – see “Riding the Wickham – Nantmawr” on Geoff’s Rail Diaries