Category Archives: Local History

A stroll round Little Crosby.

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon so I went for a short walk round the walls of Little Crosby. Starting from Hall Road I followed the newly surfaced Dibb Lane heading for the village of Little Crosby. I then turned … Continue reading

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En Provence.

Walking through the lavender fields I thought I was in the south of France, but no. I was still fairly local at Rainford near St Helens and just 15 miles from home. But I can dream. Together with a couple … Continue reading

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Looping the Lydiate Loop.

This week, together with a couple of friends, I did another local walk from Lydiate. Starting from the Parish Hall we headed north and after just a couple of hundred yards we came to the remains of St Catherine’s Chapel. … Continue reading

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A stroll round Sefton and the meadows.

My walk today started from The Punch Bowl pub in Sefton village and took me along the bank of the River Alt and through the surrounding meadows. Sefton is an historic village and its name is derived from the Old … Continue reading

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A walk round Thornton and Little Crosby.

The Thornton and Little Crosby Walk. Together with my friend Chris I decided to do a short walk round Thornton and Crosby. We parked at the Nag’s Head and walked along Rothwell Lane to cross the busy Brooms Cross Road … Continue reading

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A Wayside Cross.

Yesterday I set out on my local walk but instead of walking along the coast I headed  inland. Looking at my OS map I saw ‘ Broom’s Cross’ marked. It was just a couple of miles from home but I … Continue reading

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Exploring the coastline

Monday June 1st. Today I decided to leave the Iron Men standing tall and head further along the coast. From the coastguard station I walked along the combined footpath /cycleway towards Hightown. Leaving the tarmac I followed the occasional white … Continue reading

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Marine Way

This is just a short local walk taking in the pastel painted houses at Crosby marina and some panoramic coastal views across the Mersey. Starting outside the Royal Hotel in Marine Terrace, Waterloo I walked along Marine Terrace to cross … Continue reading

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Along the Cami de Sa Figuera.

I wanted just an easy stroll today so I decided to walk along the Cami de Sa Figuera into Soller. After walking round the bay I walked to the roundabout near the start of the new tunnel and picked up … Continue reading

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Attention to detail.

Les and I had arranged to do a short half day walk along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and through Haigh Country Park. It was my responsibility to prepare the maps and route card. I photocopied the route description from … Continue reading

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