Tuesday 22 October saw the first of this winter’s breakfast rambles on a walk led by Peter. After a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere enjoying hot drinks and toasted teacakes at Coal Aston Wesleyan Reform Church on Cross Lane we emerged outside. Having devoured all the available teacakes 16 of us stepped out to enjoy a 5 mile walk in the upper reaches of the Moss Valley, in the initial stages taking a route east of the area forming the source of The Moss. The muddy fields ahead of us meant we had a bit of a workout, but with good skies, species of fungi and autumn colours to observe and the general chit chat to enjoy we all took it in our stride.The route took us passed the newly installed children’s playground at Birches Fold, into Nor Wood, across The Moss into Long Wood, onto Hazelbarrow Farm, Wetlands, Lightwood Lane, Dowey Lumb, Bridle Road Wood, and Cook Spring Wood before taking the paths back to Coal Aston.An invigorating walk where you feel six inches taller as you progress, and as Joe reminded me 2 stone heavier (with the mud).
All in a good morning’s walk!