Category Archives: Local History

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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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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Tackling the Tacklers Trail.

Our walk this week took us up to the West Pennine Moors, close to Darwen in Lancashire. We were doing the Tacklers Trail which is a section of the Witton Weavers Way. In the 19th century this part of Lancashire … Continue reading

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A canter round Cartmel.

We parked at the racecourse at Cartmel but we were not going to the races, we were off to do a recce for a forthcoming walk with Crosby Rambling Club. We walked through the village with its 17th – 18th … Continue reading

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