Return to the boating lake? – Loynton Moss

Loynton Moss - a little earlier this month

Loynton Moss – a little earlier this month

Well, it used to be a boating lake. In the 1920s Loynton Moss was a lake popular with sportsmen and women. As vegetation grew the waters receded. However, in recent wet weeks – during March and April – the waters have returned (a little).

Loynton Moss is managed by Staffs Wildlife Trust. It’s a great place for a walk located alongside the Shropshire Union Canal, just off the Woodseaves to Newport road, west of Stafford.

I wrote a story featuring the Moss last year called Beyond Bridge 39, which was runner-up in the Yeovil short story prize. You can read it here.

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About richlakin

I'm married with two young boys and living in Staffordshire. If I'm not working you can find me day dreaming or holding high-brow literature in front of my face. Or eating Arctic Roll.
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2 Responses to Return to the boating lake? – Loynton Moss

  1. beetleypete says:

    It is going to have to be a very small boat Rich! Regards from Norfolk. Pete.

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