This trip was made possible by the current Ironbridge building recording project in north Staffordshire, and we have rented some self-catering accommodation during the few weeks this is taking place. Obviously with no-one there over the weekend (and all paid for by the project) it seemed silly not to take advantage and explore the area.
Katie in the snowy north (no, not Dor-chester!)
The accommodation itself was close to Cheadle. Arriving on the Friday night was a bit fraught for Katie, who had to drive all the way up from Exeter. But we made it and had our evening meal at the Draycott Arms - not bad food, nice and friendly, and still serving food until 9.30.
Next day we were up early and off we went! It will probably be best to scroll down to see how things went...
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