This morning, the local weather forecast was for a calm before the storm, breaking around mid-day into high winds and rain. It seemed sensible to go out for a walk before the weather changed. Setting out from Fenton in Stoke, we headed in the general direction of Tunstall, without a destination in mind.
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust in what was an old quarry pit within The Potteries. This site has a visitor centre and cafe, and an excellent level walk around the open water, as well as short woodland walks.
Just time for a coffee and toasted teacake at the cafe, overlooking the lake, before we go to the supermarket for supplies, and hope to beat the weather home.