Category Archives: Local History

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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A walk through the Derbyshire Dales.

We started our walk from the pretty village of Tideswell and headed off along Church Lane. We had just under a mile of road walking before we could turn off onto a footpath running along Litton Edge. From the edge … Continue reading

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Crosby Rambling Club visit Hurst Green.

At the weekend I was out walking with Crosby Rambling Club. It was our Christmas walk and right from the start some of the ladies were in party mood. It was the silly hat season. I joined the ‘A’ party … Continue reading

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Crosby Rambling Club visits Arnside

Last weekend I was out with my local Rambling Club on a visit to Arnside situated on the estuary of the River Kent Today Arnside has a genteel feel about it and it is hard to believe that a couple … Continue reading

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