A walk from A to Beer

A Chesterfield CAMRA walk, planned to walk from Eckington to Dronfield, and not necessarily in a straight line. Nine of us started out, and finished, and enjoyed sunshine and rain. On the way, we had some great views, and even disturbed a toddler badger close by a footpath. Refreshment stops at The Gate Inn, Troway, and finishing the walk at the Dronny Arms. Well some did, and caught a 43 back to Ches, but I walked back home the couple of miles though.

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Yeldersley Garden Fete

A nice afternoon out to this hall, thanks to one of the local Mog group members….Maypole Dancing (to watch, not take part) a brass band, plant stall, tombole (no prize for me) and ice cream(s). Apart from a handful of Mogs, a nice ex-Fire Service Series 1 Landie, smart Mini, beautiful Frogeye, and of course, my Landie snuck away behind a tree so as not to show these shiny cars up!

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P.A.P.S.: Peaks and Plains Steamathon

A convoy of about 20 steam engines: traction engines, steam rollers, steam lorries….arrived at the Wincle Brewery for their halfway stop today, accompanied by quite a few classic cars, tractors….great to see so many of these working, and being enjoyed. a big crowd to spectate…we went in the Landieā€¦

the Wincle Brewery

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Today’s excursion: Rail Ale!

Yes, the Rail Ale Festival, at Barrow Hill Roundhouse. Caught the freebie bus from Chesvegas railway station, soon arrived at Barrow Hill to buy my ale voucher(s), then meandered around, sampling the ales, riding on the trains, even noshing through a HUGE Eccles cake! A great afternoon out….as the pics may show!
Met up and chatted with Mike from the railway workshop who was on crossing duties, and Kim, a fellow Mog owner (and brewer) who was stewarding. Oh, and the Deightons from Ches CAMRA. Oh, and Jez from Drone Valley Brewery. The latter two are not pictured below! Probably a good job we are supplied with half pint glasses, not pints!

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Chesterfield Walking Festival (2)

Today’s walk was at the Washlands Nature Park, at Wingerworth, just south of Chesvegas. Highly informed by the leader who told us that this, the most polluted area in Western Europe had become this superb nature reserve… Learned lots, saw lots, and nice weather too!

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Chesterfield Walking Festival

We went on today’s walk: starting at New Bolsover Model Village. Now I always thought a Model Village was one you walked around, just like Gulliver in Lilliput, but No: this one is different…. Looking at the houses undergoing massive renovation, the village will become a sought-after place to live. Included was an industrial heritage-type walk, with a supoerb guide, who told us about the houses, coal mines, railway lines, dragon flies, even a Jam factory!Finished the walk with a nice cuppa, a nice bun, and a quick visit to a newly-refurbished house, the new temnents due to move in within a week.

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Dawn Chorus Walk

about a dozen of us in the group, consisting of walkers and ornithologists set off at 04.30 for a wander around woodland to the south of Sheffield to listen and spot birds: last year we saw a cuckoo…this year, we almost bumped into a group of 3 deer! Saw lots of birds too…

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Glossop Car Show

Another great show, but a couple of showers of rain put the dampener on the day…lots there, but only two Mogs, the owner of the other, Glyn, is looking forward to getting involved with the MSCC and Tormog.

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Landie-baked pizza

I had heard that a Landie with Pizza oven was going to be at Gawsworth Hall….and from placing my order, took only moments to make, and cooked in just 90 seconds. Superb!

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Gawsworth Hall Show

Brill day out…lots of classics, lots of Mogs…NO ICE CREAM, but a pizza baked in a Landie made up for it!

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