By dragonflytreeandgardenservices, Dec 29 2017 01:06PM
As your local tree surgeon Lichfield, we would like to say thank you to everyone who attended the Lichfield Boxing day walk. The turn out was great, it was a pleasant suprise indeed.
Well done to the dog walkers and dogs too. We wasnt sure that some of those little legs were going to make it. So a big well done.
We all met up at Lichfield Railway Station carpark on Station Road, then headed off towards Whittington. We noticed some Hawthorn hedge cutting had been done on the side of the road. Just by the London Road Garage and they had left some big logs of Hawthorn, which we might go and collect as we do like to keep Lichfield tidy. We made our way past Whittington Church, the Dog Inn and down past Sheep Wash Farm at Fisherwick, where we had previously visited their annual bonfire. We had a rest for a little while and watched a few trains come past. Clive had his old train book out, giving us a rundown on the railway history of Lichfield. We then made tracks again and continued onto Elford, passing Stubby Leas care home on route. From there we headed down the A513 passing various farm. We admired an old multiple element cb beam on a tower as it sticks out like a saw thumb, you cant miss it. Its a fair piece of equipment and must stand 100 feet tall. By this time we were starting to slow abit as we had walked quite far. We stopped by Alrewas Arboretum and had a bite to eat and some drinks. Thanks Libby I was starving by that point. The Turkey sandwiches went down a treat. Alan and Steve had a good look in the river Trent as they are both keen fisherman while myself and Nigel talked about doin a bit of TaiChi on the embankemnt the otherside. We contemplated a dip but thought we would be better doing that on our Lichfield Mid Summer Walk that we are organising for July/August 2018. Its just that little bit warmer.
We collected our stuff together , dogs back on leads. Exept Geoff as he never comes off the lead, hes a bugger !! We marched on upto Alrewas still on the A513. We were originally going to pass through Kings Bromley and Armitage then Back to Lichfield. But by this time we were all pretty tired and the Turkey sandwiches had weighed us down, so we swung a left and headed down by Fradley Juction. We followed the lanes at Fradley and came out at Curbourgh, Watery Lane Lichfield. Some people knew where we were at this point and seemed releaved. But on realising we still had a fair walk we pressed on. By this point Lucies little legs were flagging abit, she was like 10 steps to Geoffs one. We headed down Eastern Avenue to Trent Valley where we had five mins so everyone could catch up. Instead of going back through Boley Park, we went up the A5127 Trent Valley Road and arrived safely but tired back at Lichfield City Station carpark..
Well Done to all who attended
Happy New Year
Jay and Lib Dragonfly Tree and Garden Services