A wet walk to Bream

Two men a woman and two dogs take a walk in the wet woodlands.

Two visitors, one from Cheltenham and one from South Wales together with their  two dogs set out on the weekly walk from Whitemead with our guide despite a very unfavourable weather forecast.

The woodlands that a few short weeks ago were awash with bluebells are now filling with tall Ferns but it was a new arrival at the Flourmill steam engine restoration works that grabbed the attention of the walkers.

A photo of The Churchward 2-8-0 loco which is now at The Flourmill for restoration
The Churchward 2-8-0 loco which is now at The Flourmill

In the yard was a Churchward design freight tank locomotive 2-8-OT wheel arrangement, used extensively in South Wales coal trains, but could be found over the whole rail system. They also came through Lydney occasionally. It is 100 years old.

As promised by the weatherman, the heavens duly opened ensuring that everyone, men, women and dogs had a thorough soaking on the return to Whitemead.