Monthly Archives: April 2011

Concept 2 Challenge, latest

Jack and I have just completed two more rounds of our darts challenge on the Concept 2 rower. I scored a respectable 13785 and 13880 leaving jack trailing in my wake. It is now 6 – 3 to me, but … Continue reading

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Flowers and Fairies

This week I stayed local and went for a short walk at Fairy Glen, near Appley Bridge, Lancashire. Fairy Glen is one of the most picturesque woodlands in the area especially at this time of the year. It is designated … Continue reading

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Flowers of the coastline

Easter Sunday, it was a beautiful sunny day, so I decided to go for a walk along the coast. I set off from the coastguard station in Crosby and walked along the Sefton Coastal Footpath towards Hightown. As always I … Continue reading

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Cannock Chase

For my latest walk in the ‘Adventures with Les’ series, I headed south to Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. Our route linked two of the Midlands long distance paths, the Staffordshire Way and the Heart of England Way. The Staffordshire Way (SW) … Continue reading

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Yesterday, seven of us from my local gym drove up to Arnside to complete an easy walk up to Arnside Knott. Although it was a relatively short walk there was a tremendous variety of scenery which included woodland, meadowland, low … Continue reading

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For our walk this week we were once again in Lancashire, walking on the hills above Helmshore. I obtained the route from CW magazine, Jan 2009. Musbury. Distance 9.8 km / 6 miles. Time 3 hours, Grade – challenging. I … Continue reading

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The Old Man of Coniston

Last Sunday, I went out with the Crosby CHA. I had a niggling back and a sore knee so I was determined to have an easy day. The ‘A’ party were doing Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag. It was … Continue reading

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Withnell Fold

Yesterday I walked with Les and Chris starting from Withnell Fold, just south of Blackburn. The village of Withnell Fold dates from 1843 when Mr Thomas Blinkhorn Parke built his paper mill by the canal. We followed field paths to … Continue reading

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