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Chasewater Railway – 2018 Annual Charities Day this Sunday! 

11 Aug 18

Chasewater Railway – the little gem of a local preserved industrial railway is this Sunday (12th August 2018) staging it’s Annual Charities Day, when the railway will be operating with steam trains, and there will be charity stalls and …


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Warning for local dog walkers: Beware of adders! 

6 Aug 18

Hi folks – time for a warning – I’m seeing reports that dogs are being bitten by adders at Chasewater and other heathland at the moment, so take care.


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Increased police presence around Chasewater after weapons are used in “minor disorder” 

1 Aug 18

Police say there will be an increased presence around Chasewater after an incident yesterday (July 31).


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Police incident at Chasewater yesterday evening 

1 Aug 18

There’s been a lot of understandable concern on social media in the last 12 hours or so due to a large police presence at Chasewater yesterday evening (Tuesday 31st July 2018), including the dog unit, force helicopter and an armed response team…


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Mabel’s Vintage Fair at Chasewater Railway today! 

29 Jul 18

I notice that today Sunday, 29th July 2018, there’s a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway by Mabel’s Vintage.


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Chasewater sailor to see work appear in calendar after winning photography competition 

11 Jul 18

An amateur photographer from a Burntwood sailing club will see his work appear in a national sailing calendar.


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County council approves plan to improve cycling and walking routes in Lichfield and Burntwood 

21 Jun 18

Walking and cycling routes in Lichfield and Burntwood are set to be improved as part of a £38million project.


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Do please be deer aware! 

19 Jun 18

Whist out and about on Sunday 17th June 2018, I came upon deer at Chasewater and at Cannock Chase who were either heavily pregnant or who had young fawns – cute as they are, this is a time to give the new mums and babies plenty of respectful, quiet…


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Two-stage outing on offer as Cycle Rides for All programme continues in Lichfield and Burntwood 

18 Jun 18

Cyclists in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to get in the saddle for a group ride.


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Above and beyond at Chasewater again – and a closer look at the dam house 

17 Jun 18

It’s always nice to see local drone photography and I’m very pleased and honoured to share this set fro former Brownhills lad Steve Martin, whose incredible and high quality work I’ve featured here before.


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Drivers in Lichfield and Burntwood warned of Staffordshire Ironman road closures 

7 Jun 18

Drivers are being warned of road closures ahead of the Staffordshire Ironman race.


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Get some Iron, man – annual triathlon hits Chasewater and South Staffordshire this Sunday 

7 Jun 18

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that this Sunday (June 10th 2018), the fourth Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 Triathlon will be staged, with a 1.2 mile early morning swim in Chasewater being amongst the highlights IRONMAN 70.3 …


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Chasewater Railway Made in Staffordshire Gala this weekend! 

26 May 18

Sorry again for the late notice but I note Chasewater Railway have their Made in Staffordshire 50th Anniversary Gala this spring Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 26th through to Monday 28th May 2018), with loads of steam and diesel heritage traction …


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Call for volunteers in Lichfield and Burntwood to help out at 2018 Staffordshire Ironman race 

21 May 18

Volunteers in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to lend a hand at the Staffordshire Ironman event.


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Chasewater from above 

17 May 18

It’s always nice to see local drone photography and I’m very pleased and honoured to share this set fro former Brownhills lad Steve Martin, whose incredible and high quality work I’ve featured here before.


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You may want to revisit? 

3 May 18

Sundays posting about the Cettie’s at Chasewater.


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Lots to do at the Chase Sailing Club open day this bank holiday Monday 

1 May 18

An interesting event is taking place next weekend, Bank holiday Monday 7th May 2018 at Chasewater, where the Chase Sailing Club (that’s the one on the north shore) will be holding their annual open day for people to come and check out what they do.


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April 28th – A grey, cold afternoon at Chasewater with little to… 

30 Apr 18

April 28th – A grey, cold afternoon at Chasewater with little to commend it: On a quick spin out shivering and cold, they light was hauntingly grey over the lake.


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One step closer 

29 Apr 18

Anyone who has been bored enough to read my life story ( See ‘Clayhanger Birdman’ if you really have nothing better to do ) will know that throughout the time I have been birding I have set myself various challenges and that I have so far achieved …


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Birding: sometimes there are good days, sometimes there are bad day, but sometimes! 

29 Apr 18

It was not an auspicious beginning.


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Chance for dogs and owners to go walkies at Chasewater to raise money for Staffordshire Retired Police Dog Fund 

25 Apr 18

Pooches and their owners are being invited to go walkies at Chasewater Country Park to raise money for Staffordshire’s Retired Police Dog Fund.


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Time running out for competitors to sign up for 2018 Staffordshire Ironman race 

25 Apr 18

Time is running out for people to sign up to take on the Staffordshire Ironman challenge.


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April 14th – Just in the nick of time the weather improved. It… 

15 Apr 18

April 14th – Just in the nick of time the weather improved.


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April 14th – Spring came today properly, and brought with her… 

15 Apr 18

April 14th – Spring came today properly, and brought with her warm sun and the general population out enjoying itself in what seems like the first temperate weather since last year… Interested to note as I rode out through Chasewater on a bike ride…


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They are playing my song (a day early)! 

9 Apr 18

Chasewater apparently had a good fall of common migrants yesterday and I was hoping to try and do the Marsh ahead of the predicted rain today in case we had also benefited from the fall, however I wasn’t expecting heavy fog with visibility down to …