Photos and reports 2020 – 2021
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On Saturday 18 January the forecast was for wall to wall sunshine with a gentle breeze and not too warm, perfect walking weather. 25 walkers took the opportunity and walked from The Old House at Home, Pelsall, along the Wyrley and Essington Canal – stopping just after the Catshill Junction for a well-earned coffee break – to Black Cock Bridge. From there it was along Green Lane to Coppice Wood, through the wood and past Grange Farm, picking up the Timberland Trail and back to Pelsall and lunch at the ‘Old House at Home’. Conditions underfoot were not too bad considering the amount of rain there had been in the recent past, the only really wet part was through the field just after Grange Farm which was waterlogged but passable. The meals at the pub were good and the service was pretty quick, all in all and enjoyable time was had by all. (Bill Adamson)
Saturday 22 February saw 17 members meet at Shifnal for a walk of just over 5 miles. The wind was gusty but with a temperature of 10 degrees it wasn’t too cold. Following two weekends of storms we were thankful to only have a few spots of rain. Leaving Shifnal town centre we walked over Lodge Hill with far reaching views and down to Evelith Mill at Wesley Brook. Returning to the White Hart we enjoyed lunch in one of the oldest buildings in the town.
(Sadly, no more walks went ahead this year because of the Coronavirus pandemic)
After a break from walking for over a year due to Covid 19 restrictions, 28 enthusiastic WNTA walkers met outside Aldridge Church on Saturday 11 September 2021. The weather was dry with a little sunshine, light winds and 20°. The 4 ½ mile walk, led by Janet and John Clews, went down over fields to the Chester Road, turning back up Green Lane, Gould Farm Lane and Back Lane and up over Druid’s Heath golf course to return to the church. It was a good start to our Autumn / Winter walking programme and an excellent opportunity to catch-up with friends seldom seen since March 2020. Unfortunately, no photo was taken to record the occasion.