I’m still a furloughed worker and will be for the foreseeable future. I’m actually enjoying the relaxed lifestyle that it’s brought though, and in with that is the daily walk.
Today’s stroll saw me head for Sedgley Beacon, as I haven’t been there for a while. A change is as good as a rest and all that. I certainly enjoyed it.
You can watch the video below that I produced from the walk. It’s looking very different (green) to what it did back in March, when my furlough began.
Birds seen, in order of appearance: grey heron, blackbird, long-tailed tit, feral pigeon, magpie, lesser black-backed gull, linnet, house sparrow, carrion crow, blue tit, wood pigeon, common buzzard, bullfinch,herring gull, great black-backed gull, robin.
Wolverhampton also annexed a large part of Sedgley and Coseley as well as Bilston, so it’s no wonder they like to claim they’re in the Black Country, althought there will always be a debate.
I live in Ettingshall Park and I visit the Beacon all the time. I love the views and they’re some of the best in the Black Country, only bettered by Darby’s Hill at Rowley. I have photographed and studied the views and as well as the Cannock area being visible, Stafford can be made out on clear days and I have seen parts of Stoke on Trent on very clear days with binoculars, if you look north of Wolverhampton you can make out tower blocks and an industrial estate.
The Roaches and Shining Tor can also be seen on clear days, I don’t think a lot of people realise you can see parts of the Peak District. The views towards the Welsh mountains are beautiful and the most distant point visible is the Breacon Beacons just over 70 miles away.
The views are great aren’t they. I look at those landmarks when the visibility is good, of course.
Sedgley Beacon is a great place if you live close by. I used to live on Ettingshall Park, when I had my first mortgage.