Geocaches - 4
Pub - Barley Mow, Milford
With the Millennium Way completed, I was looking for another Long Distance Path that could be completed in a series of Day Walks. The Heart of England Way looked just the ticket. That's a walk per month sorted for the next three years.
|32 Monthly Walks|
Cannock Chase is a fine walking area - if not a little monotonous. It's Britain's smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and covers 26 Square miles of heath and woodland. Mrs M wanted to talk about Stan Collymore for the entire journey there.
We park up at Milford Common. This is the official start but we are 1/2 a mile and 1 geocache in before we find signage. This leads to an arrow straight path, that I assume is an abandoned railway line.
|First Marker Post Spotted|
|Abandoned Railway Line?|
|Mappiman and a Scottish Rock|
|Thankfully, no falls today|
Mobile phone is swiftly consulted but with only a G on her iPhone, she can gather no local intel.
We head over to try and steal their WiFi to find something better but I was sold as soon as I saw the Timothy Taylor Landlord and the Cask Marque sign.
If it wasn't for the diner crammed onto the table next to us suffering from acute stomach pains half way through his meal, this would have been a totally forgettable experience.
We will research post walk refreshment better on stage 2.
|Directly opposite the Start of the HOEW|