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Alton - 25 May 2015

Photographs sent in by Jenny Throup following the group’s Bank Holiday trip to Staffordshire, with a walk starting at the Ramblers’ Retreat at Alton.


Although the walk was close enough to Alton Towers to hear the shouts of the crowds as they enjoyed the theme park, the photographs show that this is a beautiful area.


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The “Chained Tree”, near the Ramblers’ Retreat, an oak tree which has been used by Alton Towers as part of the story-line to its Hex ride. The branches were chained up by the Earl of Shrewsbury to prevent them falling, due to a curse that for each branch that fell, one member of his family would die.

It looks rather nice really!

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