Thursday, 15 March 2018

The valley monster is observed

I lay in bed in our Staffordshire cottage in the Churnet valley last Sunday, pondering my day. I was called to the valley by the distant whistle of the early morning 'track check' train heading to Froghall through the valley.

Boots on Leia in tow (well, in front) off we set, We did not quite get to the canal before the train started its return run to Cheddleton, but we did capture it clickety clacking back through the valley. Its a magical sight and sound - especially the distant whistle the echoes through the valley.

When we did eventually get to the canal we could still smell the smoke from the hot engine - magical.

Watch to the end for the whistle echo up the valley !

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