West Hallam - Beech
w/e 01 June
The abundance of fine weather this weekend has sent many people
scurrying to the beach. I was no exception but my destination
was a little closer to home - Beech Lane at West Hallam. So if
you'd like to join me, our walk will start on a corner of Station
Road opposite Beech Lane at the White Hart.
As we start along Beech Lane, two properties on the right are
for sale - sorry one is for sale and one is sold. If you want
to make an offer on the other, you'll probably have to get in
The sound of leather on willow and muffled cries of "Howzat"
are a prelude to the most quintessential of English pastimes
that is revealed by a gap in the hedgerow - white clad players
on a green sward so common throughout the land of Saturday and
Sunday afternoons. Cricket!
We soon reach the other end of Beech Lane seen here from School
Square. Apart from the television aerials, satellite dishes and
double glazing this scene has changed little for many years.
Flowers around the doors provide a cheery welcome.
Even more flowers here as we leave Beech Lane behind and progress
into The Village.
And we finish our walk by turning right through a fine pair of
gates to walk up the leafy drive to St Wilfrid's Church. Almost
three o'clock so it's off home now for a spot of gardening before