Category Archives: Industrial Heritage

A Lancashire Stroll

My walk this week began at Glasson Dock just a few miles south of Lancaster. Lancaster has been a port for centuries but its heyday was in the 17th century with trade between the West Indies and the American colonies. … Continue reading

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A Cheshire Ramble

Last week I went on a short walk through the Cheshire countryside. Easy walking with a bit of local history thrown in. We started our walk from the Anderton Boat Lift car park and walked down to the nearby Trent … Continue reading

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Milford reccee

Last weekend I was down in the Midlands doing a reccee for Crosby Rambling Club. I will be leading the ‘B’ party walk and I wanted to show the best of Cannock Chase and the surrounding area. The first part … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows at Musbury.

My walk last weekend was centred on Musbury. The high point of the walk was Musbury Tor which although only 338 metres in height it commands views over the Rossendale Valley. It was once the centre of a deer park. … Continue reading

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A tough day out.

This winter has been unusual. The driest and warmest November on record was followed by the wettest ever December with flooding affecting large parts of Northern England. Now we have our first sprinkling of snow. Along with Les, I was … Continue reading

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The Old Men tackle The Old Man

Last week Les, Chris and myself set out on a walk up Coniston Old Man (2635 ft/803m) in the Lake District. Our average age is over 70 even including ‘young Les’ but we don’t consider ourselves old. There was only … Continue reading

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Rusting away

I’m just back from the Lake District where I have visited Coniston. A hundred years ago the area was a hub of activity with many copper mines and slate quarries. Little now remains except for a few pieces of rusting … Continue reading

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