Monthly Archives: June 2017

Spring flowers at Ainsdale LNR.

Last week I joined a guided walk through the dunes and wet slacks at Ainsdale Local Nature Reserve. The walk was led by Dr Phil Smith, an expert on the dune systems and John, one of the local rangers. We … Continue reading

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Milford reccee

Last weekend I was down in the Midlands doing a reccee for Crosby Rambling Club. I will be leading the ‘B’ party walk and I wanted to show the best of Cannock Chase and the surrounding area. The first part … Continue reading

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The Asparagus Trail

Last weekend I went to Formby to walk the Formby Asparagus Trail. The trail is about three miles long and information boards tell the story of asparagus cultivation in the area. The usual starting point is the National trust centre … Continue reading

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Devils Hole and the Lost Resort.

Last week I stayed local, just venturing a few miles up the coast to Ravenmeols Nature Reserve close to Formby. My objective was Devils Hole where I intended to photograph some of the wild flowers but I ended up  following … Continue reading

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Church Stoke to Bishops Castle.

Yesterday I was out with Crosby Rambling Club on a walk in the border country spanning Shropshire and Wales. We started our walk from the outskirts of Church Stoke and almost immediately began the climb up Todleth Hill. This is … Continue reading

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White Satin Moths at Ainsdale.

The past few days has seen the emergence of hundreds of White Satin moths at Ainsdale. This event, known as ‘an irruption’ is very localised and occurs over an area not much bigger than a football pitch. From Mid-May onwards … Continue reading

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Moel Famau from Cilcain

We started our walk from the beautiful village of Cilcain in Flintshire, a pub, church, village hall and a shop. What more could you want? We headed south to skirt round the eastern slopes of Ffrith Mountain. The path was … Continue reading

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