Monthly Archives: June 2014

On the edge

                                                       Panorama from Bamford Edge June 23rd 2014. On the edge, but which one. Today I am off to the Peak District with Les and Roger to do the reccee for the next walk for Crosby Rambling Club. Why have … Continue reading

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The Mersey Way

June 18th 2014 My walk today was along a section of the Mersey Way. This long distance footpath runs for 22 miles from Warrington to Garston and for a large part it is along the banks of the River Mersey. … Continue reading

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Orchids and Moths

Last weekend I made  couple of visits to Ainsdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve to see what was about. I saw four different species of Orchid. There were plenty of Marsh Orchids and Pyramidal Orchids. One of my favourites was the … Continue reading

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The Cheshire Matterhorn

The Cheshire Matterhorn is the local name for Shutlingsloe and although it is only 506 m in height it dominates the skyline as it rises from the Cheshire Plain. Viewed from one angle it does resemble its Swiss cousin. We … Continue reading

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Penyals d’Honor

It’s the last day of my holiday and my chance to chose the walk. I decided on Penyals d’Honor. It is a beautiful walk through woodland with approx. 500m of ascent. We parked in Bunyola and climbed up the stepped … Continue reading

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Quiet time on the Cami de Castello

After all the rock hopping of yesterday I needed an easy day. I chose to stroll along the Cami de Castello to enjoy the peace and quiet and to see what wild flowers I could find. The route is varied … Continue reading

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The hidden valley

Today we were off to explore the hidden valley that is hemmed in on the one side by the steep ridge leading to Puig de ses Vinyes and on the other side my the massive bulk of Puig Major. The … Continue reading

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Cala Tuent to the Mirador ses Barques

After the disappointment of yesterday when the little yellow boat had to turn back we decided to travel by taxi to Cala Tuent. The fare was 60 euros but with four of us aboard it worked out exactly the same … Continue reading

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Always have a plan B

Our plan for today was to do the Cala Tuent walk but starting from Cala Tuent and walking back to Porto Soller. We had done this beautiful coastal walk many times before but mainly due to logistics we had always … Continue reading

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