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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 wet walk at Kirkby Lonsdale.

Last weekend I was out with Crosby Rambling Club when we visited Kirkby Lonsdale. We started our walk from Devil’s Bridge which on most weekends is crowded with motorcyclists. But today it was quiet, perhaps due to the weather forecast. … Continue reading

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Grey skies at Grasmere with Crosby Rambling Club.

Last Sunday I was out with my local rambling club when we visited Grasmere in the Lake District. I decided to do the B party walk. It was listed as challenging, not so much in terms of distance but it … Continue reading

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Win or Lose, what’s in a name ?

Last week my local rambling Club were in the Peak District where they climbed Mam Tor and continued along the Great Ridge to Lose Hill. But how did it get it’s name. Local legend tells of a great battle that … Continue reading

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Mam Tor and the Great Ridge with Crosby Rambling Club.

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Unfortunately I was unable to join my friends from the rambling club on the recent walk to Castleton. A couple of them have sent me photos from the walk and I am very jealous. So, I…

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Gotcha.

On a couple of afternoons this week I have been walking through the Hightown Dunes and Meadows. I was searching for the Female Common Blue Butterfly. Last week I had seen several males but only one female and had been … Continue reading

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Settle with Crosby Rambling Club.

On Sunday I was out walking with Crosby Rambling Club when we visited Settle in Yorkshire. I chose to do the B walk, a steady 9 miles. It was a walk that I have done several times. I call it … Continue reading

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A wildlife Safari close to home.

My walk this week was through the Hightown Dunes and Meadows situated just north of Crosby Coastguard Station. This small nature reserve stretches from the Hall Road Coastguard Station to the mouth of the River Alt and and within it … Continue reading

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A walk up Moel Fammau.

Our walk this week was in Denbighshire, North Wales. We were walking up to the summit of Moel Fammau part of the Clwydian Range. Although only just over 1800 ft in height the view from the summit is fantastic. On … Continue reading

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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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