northernvicarwalks (and has train rides) – February 2020

This is the month that a Barham makes it into Railway Magazine. It’s not me, it’s Hannah – in a feature on the problems of disability access to trains. This was her first ride on an LNER Azuma (and I haven’t been on one yet).

We had a series of wet weekends, and on Monday 6 February the Derwent was very high. I walked six miles round Darley Park. In the afternoon we had a snow shower (Sarah photed St Matthew’s Darley Abbey). It lasted just long enough to photo St Edmund’s Allestree looking lovely. The only snow of the winter.

We had a wet Saturday (22 February) on the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway – I have never seen the Banwy so high by the Mill.

I returned to giving Platelets in Sheffield on Friday 28 September. A return from Belper to Lincoln is only a pound more than a return to Sheffield. I had a ride on a new Northern unit, and then a quick trot up to the Theological College and Cathedral and back. The College is now expensive apartments – such a shame. It was a wonderful place to train, and a great resource for the Church. I changed at Newark Castle on the way back. The station has a great cafe called Carriages – https://www.carriagesnewark.co.uk/ , which does a superb stew.

I may have walked 60 miles in January. In February the total was only 37.

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