Monthly Archives: December 2011


It’s nearly Christmas and an excuse to indulge in some good food and wine. I have eaten out three times in the past week. On Wednesday I had seared pidgeon breast. On Thursday it was roast duck. And on Sunday … Continue reading

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Fun in the snow

Chipping, Saddle Fell, Fair Snape Fell & Parlick. On Sunday I led the ‘A’ party walk for my local rambling club. The weather was excellent, clear blue sky, hardly any wind and snow on the hills. On the tops there … Continue reading

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Santa’s in a spin

Conditions are bleak and times are hard. Even Santa is feeling the pinch. The sleigh is proving expensive to run. Christmas is falling on a weekend and Rudolph and his friends are demanding double time. So. This year, Santa may … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Crosbyman  

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Saddle Fell,Fair Snape & Parlick.

Recee for the next A party walk. The predicted snow had arrived. There had been heavy falls in Cumbria and the Peak District, but would we be OK in the Forrest of Bowland?. We would soon find out. As we … Continue reading

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Towards the beacon

Ashurst Beacon, Skelmersdale.             Ashurst Beacon is situated on a broad ridge at the western fringes of the Pennine‚Äôs between Skelmersdale and Wigan. The beacon was once part of a chain of signalling beacons forming a communication chain from one … Continue reading

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