Having been waved off from Blithfield yesterday morning by an enthusiastic crowd we were met by Paul at Shugborough Hall who kindly photographed us in front of the house and told us that they look forward to welcoming visitors soon. In Stafford we were met by County Council Chair Kath Perry MBE who waved us off after lunch to our third stop, Moseley Old Hall, where Helen entertained us by describing the secret chamber Charles II was hidden in prior to his famous Boscobel tree climbing. Moseley also expects to be fully open to visitors soon. At 5.30pm we reached Chillington for the first of two nights here. Thank you very much to John and Cres Giffard for their hospitality. We left Chillington shortly before 9am this morning to travel the length of ‘The Panhandle’ via the Bratch Locks canal route, stopping at Wightwick Manor and the Kinver Rock Houses (both of which look forward to welcoming visitors soon). We also stopped off at Boscobel House, which will reopen in February 2021 after refurbishment works are completed. We are looking forward to our second night here at Chillington and setting off tomorrow morning along the border with Shropshire.