Category Archives: Local History

Trefriw with CRC

My latest walk was with Crosby Rambling Club when we visited Trefriw in North Wales. I decided to do the ‘B’ walk, at 9.5 mile it would be enough for today but it also seemed the most photogenic walk. We … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Footprints on the beach.

Yesterday I joined a walk along Formby Beach led by one of the National Trust Rangers. Our aim was to discover some prehistoric footprints that can be found in the muddy deposits on the beach, A bit of history. How … Continue reading

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The Langdale Valley with CRC.

This weekend I went up to the Lake District with Crosby Rambling Club. Our destination was Elterwater and the lovely Langdale Valley. I joined the B party on one of the classic walks in the Langdale Valley. From Elterwater we … Continue reading

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Villages and Witches.

My walk this week was round three villages that lie in the shadow of Pendle Hill in Lancashire. They will forever be associated with the infamous Pendle Witch Trials of 1612. We started our walk from Barley where there were … Continue reading

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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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