Today I ended up sitting out on the Washlands drawing in between the gym and going to work. I think the Washlands must be a feature unique to Burton-on-Trent. It’s this area of land which runs either side of the river Trent, which runs through the centre of town, and instead of being built on it’s used for recreational purposes and part of it is a nature reserve. It also floods regularly. Running alongside the Washlands each side are substantial flood defenses which are 6′ high in places.
This particular spot which I stopped at is less than 5mins walk from the main shopping area of the town.