Foxtwood Cottages

you might get a shock if you use one of our local post boxes ...........ans your postcards home might get "stuck" for a while!

Churnet Valley, Staffordshire

Friday photo challenge: "Honey bees nesting in this box. Do not approach." Should the challenge bee to identify the postbox or to send in something as quirky? #onlyintheChurnetValley

Jun 23rd 3:39pm • No Comments

Happy mid summer, is anyone doing anything special to mark the summer solstice.
I'm going to a "solstice spin in" this evening with my woolly group, it's as good as an excuse as any to have a night out in the company of good friends, share a plate of food and a drink (homemade elderflower I hope!)

Jun 21st 7:50am • 2 Comments

great to see everything coming together now, looking forward to a busy summer for them.

Lurcher Boat Trips

Lurcher's Maiden Cruise 10.6.17. with The Shuttleworths and Zoe.

Jun 11th 6:03pm • 1 Comment

Foxtwood Cottages shared RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve's event.

Wildflowers of the Churnet

Wildflowers of the Churnet

Join us on a relaxed ramble to enjoy the beauty of an English wildflower meadow and learn more about the wildlife of the Churnet Valley.

The walk will be led by RSPB Visitor Experience Officer, Murray Brown and this is a great opportunity to discover more about local flora and our Bellpit Meadows reserve, recently acquired thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Here you will soak up the views, sights and sounds of the meadow and surrounding woodlands while learning about the rich heritage of this landscape.

Meet: car park at Consall Nature Park (ST9 0AF) at 12:45 pm
Adults £6, children £3 (RSPB members 20% off)
The paths can be steep so please wear sturdy footwear.
Bring binoculars if you have them.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information and to book, email [email protected] or telephone 01538 384017.

This event is taking place thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Jun 4th 7:50am • No Comments

This mornings surprise 😆

Timeline Photos

May 12th 9:21am • 4 Comments

I know a few of you are interested in going on the boat trip, so here we are they're getting going , hurrah!

Lurcher Boat Trips

It's countdown to cruises along the picturesque Caldon Canal aboard LURCHER a 70ft traditional style working boat.

Trips will operate on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from the end of May to the end of October.

You will be able to chose from three itineraries.

TRIP 1. From Hetty's Tea Shop, Froghall Wharf to Flint Mill Lock and return, a distance of 4 miles with a cruising time of approximately 2 hours.

Tickets £15. Accompanied children under 14yrs £11.

TRIP 2. From Hetty's Tea Shop, Froghall Wharf to the Black Lion Public House, where you will have a choice of returning by boat, train (subject to train timetable). strolling back along the tow path, or rejoining LURCHER an hour later, a distance of 2 miles each way, and a cruising time of 2.5 hours..

Tickets £16 return. Accompanied children under l4 years £12.
Single Ticket £8. Accompanied children under 14 years £6.

TRIP 3. From Hetty's Tea Shop, Froghall Wharf to Oak Meadow Lock and return, a distance of 6 miles and a cruising time of 3 hours.

Tickets. £24. Accompanied children under l4 years £17.

Private charter available. Please ring 07818347526 for details.

All trips are subject to weather conditions, and could be cancelled at short notice.

May 10th 7:06am • 3 Comments

Fortunately the fire is out and not too much damage caused. It's surprising that such a small path acted like a fire break!

Timeline Photos

May 8th 8:25pm • 5 Comments