Monthly Archives: October 2016

Whistling down the wind.

My walk this week was at Downham, one of the most attractive villages in Lancashire. Downham means ‘the habitation on the hill’ and the settlement can be traced back over 1000 years. The manorial family of Downham are the Asshetons … Continue reading

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A Taste of Portugal, Day 7. Obidos and Ginja.

It was the last full day of our holiday and we were heading back south towards Lisbon. But we had one highlight left to come – a visit to Obidos. Obidos is a fortified town that can trace its history … Continue reading

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Crosby Rambling Club visits Buxton.

I’m back in Buxton with Crosby Rambling Club and today I am going to do the ‘B’ party walk. A gentle 8.5 miles leading into the Goyt Valley. Heavy overnight rain means that we can expect a lot of mud. … Continue reading

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Exploring the Douro Valley.

Today we were off on a coach tour to explore the Douro Valley and learn a little more about the port wine trade. After yesterdays rain we awoke to bright sunshine but that was soon to change as we climbed … Continue reading

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Bright and Breezy at Buxton.

I’m off to Buxton with Les to do the reccee for the next Crosby Rambling Club walk. It is a reccee for the “A” party walk. Les said it would be about 11 miles but I just know it will … Continue reading

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A day in Porto.

Today we were to be taken on an escorted sightseeing tour of Porto. Our first stop was at the cathedral, the Se do Porto. The interior was beautiful. Photography was allowed but no flash. My little Lumix performed well and … Continue reading

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A circuit of Stocks Reservoir.

Last week I was back in Slaidburn to do a circuit of Stocks Reservoir with Crosby Rambling Club.   Stocks Reservoir is man-made and was created in the early part of the 20th century to provide a water supply to … Continue reading

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