Monthly Archives: June 2016

Out of bounds

Last week I had a rare opportunity to visit Altcar Rifle Range. The Altcar Training Camp lies to the north of the estuary of the River Alt on the Sefton coastline and covers 620 acres of beach, sand dune, grassland … Continue reading

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A classic walk, Cala Tuent to the Mirador ses Barques.

I can’t believe that its been four weeks since I came back from Mallorca. I’ve been so busy that I have only now found time to write up this walk. It is a classic walk along the corniche path above … Continue reading

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Rhegged to Pooley Bridge

I’m back up the Lake District with Crosby Rambling Club doing the ‘A’ walk from the Rhegged Discovery Centre to Pooley Bridge. 11 miles with only 700 feet of ascent. Should be easy but the weather forecast is not good. … Continue reading

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On Bleakedgate Moor.

My walk this week took me up onto Bleakedgate Moor in the West Pennine Moors. There are numerous pure springs in the area and the Victorians built reservo0irs to supply drinking water to the industrial towns surrounding Manchester. Prior to … Continue reading

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An Irruption of White Satin Moths at Ainsdale

On Monday 6th June I visited Ainsdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve to witness a spectacular event. An Irruption of White Satin Moths. This moth Leucoma salicis has a wingspan of 37 – 50 mm and the wings have a beautiful … Continue reading

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Bewildered in Billinge

Les and I set out to do an easy walk from Billinge in Lancashire. We had our map, compass, GPS and a route description. The route description was from Country Walking Magazine and was dated December 1996. But nothing would … Continue reading

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