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About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.

A circuit of Loughrigg Fell.

At last the Covid restrictions are eased and I could get out to meet my friends from Crosby Rambling Club and enjoy a walk in the Lake District. Out destination was Ambleside and I did the B walk, a steady … Continue reading

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Walking in a wildflower meadow.

Today I ventured just a couple of miles from home to visit the wildflower meadow in Rimrose Valley. Over the past couple of years wild flower seeds have been scattered to produce an amazing sight. There were many different species … Continue reading

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A cabbage in the dunes.

This week I went for a short stroll through Crosby Sand-dunes which stretch south from Crosby Baths to the boundary of Liverpool Freeport. The area consists of both mobile and fixed dunes and contains a wide variety of plant life. … Continue reading

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Natures Medicine Cupboard.

It’s almost the end of June and most of the wild flowers are in bloom. It was time for another stroll along the coast through the Hightown dunes and meadows to see what I could find. I was pleased to … Continue reading

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Cabin Hill Trail

My walk last week was once again a local one, venturing just a few miles up the coast. I started the walk from Formby Railway Station and after a short section of road walking I joined a path signposted Hightown. … Continue reading

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Down on the beach, an update.

Last week I wrote about how I had seen sand  being removed from around the base of one of the Iron Men. One of the 100 cast iron statues modelled on Antony Gormley that are spread along two miles of … Continue reading

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This week down the beach

Once again I have stayed local but it has been an interesting few days down on the beach. On Sunday as I walked along the beach I spotted a digger by one of the Iron Men and went over to … Continue reading

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The Burscough Loop

My walk last weekend started from Burscough and crossed some of the flattest land on the Lancashire Plains. It was based on the ‘Wetlands and Waterways Route’, a 14.5 mile hike but we decided to just do the Burscough Loop. … Continue reading

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Getting close to nature.

I was on my usual walk along the coast when I spotted a bee feeding on nectar. I was soon on my hands and knees trying to get a photo. The bee did not appreciate my being there and got … Continue reading

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A stroll round Little Crosby.

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon so I went for a short walk round the walls of Little Crosby. Starting from Hall Road I followed the newly surfaced Dibb Lane heading for the village of Little Crosby. I then turned … Continue reading

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