Moss Valley circular (12th April 2016)

The last walk of the winter season led by Graham Gill: here are his jottings, and photos he took on the walk,MOSS VALLEY WALK – 5 MILES – TUESDAY 12th APRIL 2016                                               After hot drinks and toast which were available at the Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Coal Aston,  Graham Gill led a party of 19 walkers on a 5 mile walk around the Moss Valley.  A good turnout on a dull morning with the forecast of some rain before lunchtime.  The party set out at 10.00am and left Coal Aston along Eckington Road and then Sicklebrook Lane towards Troway.  On leaving  Mires Spring Wood, the rain had started to fall, but only lightly at this point, so we carried on through Troway and down Doe Lane. The coffee stop was taken at Geer Lane fishing ponds by the side of the River Moss, a lovely little spot where there were some early Bluebells and Wood Anemones in flower.   We carried on up through the bottom of Ryalls Wood towards Povey Farm, where we turned left down to the ford and then followed The Moss back towards Coal Aston.  There were a few muddy sections near to Dowey Lumb and the rain was getting heavier as we skirted Nor Wood and then back over the fields to finish at the chapel at around 1.00pm.                                  

This was the last walk on the winter programme, so we can now look forward to the very interesting looking Summer Programme and hopefully some sunshine.