Author Archives: crosbyman66

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.

Across the fields to Cocking Tor.

My walk last week was in the White Peak Area where Les and I set out to walk some of the less well known hills of the Derbyshire Dales. We were doing a reccee for the next Crosby Rambling Club … Continue reading

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Dufton and High Cup Nick

My walk last weekend was on the western flanks of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. I was out with Crosby Rambling Club and I decided to do the ‘A’ party walk led by Malcolm. It sounded reasonable, … Continue reading

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A Butterfly, a Bird and some Bindweed.

The glorious weather continues and this morning I was down by the coastguard station. I headed north along the coast through Hightown Dunes and Meadows to see what I could find. Lots of butterflies were on the wing but they … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Butterflies, Hightown Dunes and Meadows, Natural History, Photography, Sefton Coastline, Wild Flowers | 2 Comments

A Chinese Junk ship in Waterloo !

I was back walking along Crosby beach but today I continued down to the Lakeside Leisure Centre in Waterloo where I was surprised to see a Chinese Junk Ship. It was literally a ship made from junk. Called ‘The Good … Continue reading

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A wander down Crosby Beach.

Friday 22nd June. It was a glorious sunny morning so I decided to have a stroll down Crosby Beach to see what I could find. As always, the Iron Men, part of Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ installation were staring out … Continue reading

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Warton Crag and Jenny Brown’s Point.

My walk this week was in north west Lancashire where our plan was to climb Warton Crag. We parked at Warton Crag quarry which is a Local Nature Reserve. We  had hoped to see some rare fritillary butterflies, but not … Continue reading

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The Prehistoric Forest and a Sea Potato.

On Saturday I joined a walk organised by ‘Green Sefton’ to explore the Hightown Dunes and Meadows area of the Sefton Coastline. Starting from Hightown Station we followed the River Alt to enter the dune system. John, our guide gave … Continue reading

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