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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.

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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Beacon Fell and the River Brock

We picked the hottest day of the year to visit the south western edge of the Forest of Bowland to do our walk. It was graded as easy/moderate so we did not anticipate any problems. We left our car at … Continue reading

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Crosby Rambling Club visits Staveley.

I’m back in England and its time to get my boots on and go for a walk. I also needed long trousers and a fleece. It felt quite cold compared to Mallorca. I went up the Lake District with Crosby … Continue reading

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