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day off walk
May 13, 2016, 8:29 pm
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From Mike’s house through the streets of Blackheath and down Gorsty Hill.  A poke around at the remains of Stewarts and Lloyds Steelworks.  Walk along navigable and ruined sections of the Dudley Number 2 Canal.  Past the Grade 1 Listed Leasowes Park.  Cross Manor Way and over the fields to Halesowen Abbey.

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Past the earthworks that were the medieval fishponds.  Through the fields and a short dodge of the traffic on Lilley Lane.  Farm track, barn conversion, ruined barn.  Climb down through woods past the huge derelict brick piers of the bridge for the Halesowen Railway.  Is there still a smell of the toffee being carried?  Walk through a mysteriously marshy field. Track and path. Swallows and flies. Resting in the sun we see a heron high above doing a passable buzzard impression. Climbing through fields past hedge. At the top the Waseleys and the watershed.  Dinner in the cafe.  And walk back home.  Talk and reflection about work.  Rested and relaxed.

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The toffee smell? Probably a ghost smell, but no less real for that.

Comment by Julian Beach

definitely – no production at Hunnington for a long time

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