Sunday Walk: Laddersedge Country Park, Leek

A little different this one – mostly along side  what seems like a stream but is I believe a canal feeder canal on one side and Leek golf club on the other. Still, pleasant enough. Where it gets a little interesting is when you cross the stream and climb up into the woods – there’s a beautiful woodland  (lots of bluebells in Spring!). Parking is either on the left or lower down the hill on the right. Both are signposted off the A53 south of Leek. More details to...

Sunday Walk: Deep Hayes Country Park, Leek

And what a hidden gem this one is! We drove right past it going to last week’s walk at Laddersedge. It’s a little south of Leek, off the A53 Stoke road. Turn right into the park just after the canal bridge, and there’s a spacious car park at the visitor’s centre by the lower pond. Good choice of walks, which are signed by the usual posts painted various colours. We circled the lake and crossed via the ‘stepping stones’, then down to the canal side walk.  All in all a good walk, especially enjoyed by Liam because it wasn’t too far or too...
Sunset bike ride

Sunset bike ride

Caught this sunset on my evening bike ride behind Biddulph Grange Garden yesterday, on what might be one of the last, post-work twilight rides. Goodbye summer, it’s been...