Monthly Archives: August 2017

A walk to an island

Yesterday I joined the mid-week walking group from Crosby Rambling Club for an enjoyable walk across to Hilbre Island. Hilbre Island is situated about a mile offshore from West Kirby on the Wirral at the mouth of the Dee Estuary. … Continue reading

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A stroll along the erosion

A stroll along the rubble embankment that stretches from Crosby Coastguard Station to the mouth of the River Alt is one of my favourite short walks. Known locally as ‘the erosion’ the embankment originated from 1942 when Liverpool bomb-damage debris … Continue reading

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High on the Schmittenhohe

It was the last day of my holiday in Austria and I wanted to do another high level walk on the Schmittenhohe. However the weather was not promising. It had gone cooler and the forecast was for rain in the … Continue reading

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Over the Chase

On Sunday I led a walk over Cannock Chase for my local Rambling Club. 10 miles of relatively easy walking across lowland heath and pine forest with a stroll along the towpath of the Trent and Mersey Canal to finish. … Continue reading

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The Four Lakes walk on the Schmittenhohe.

When I woke up and looked out of the window I could see nothing, just thick cloud. I had arranged to do a guided walk on the Schmittenhohe. Would they still do it? I got to the arranged meeting point … Continue reading

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Maishofen to Zell am See.

We were looking for a shortish walk, about 5 km but it needed to be on the flat. We decided to catch the 680 bus to Maishofen and walk back to Zell am See. A 15 minute bus journey took … Continue reading

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Kaprun and a bit of a run

Saturday 22nd July. Today we decided to visit the High Altitude Reservoirs at Kaprun. To get there we had to catch the 660 bus from Zell am See to Kaprun Kesselfall. We then caught the Kesselfall Alpenbus to the inclined … Continue reading

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