Category Archives: Local History

Warton Crag and Jenny Brown’s Point.

My walk this week was in north west Lancashire where our plan was to climb Warton Crag. We parked at Warton Crag quarry which is a Local Nature Reserve. We  had hoped to see some rare fritillary butterflies, but not … Continue reading

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El Firo 2018.

It was on Sunday 11th May in the year 1561 that the Moors invaded Soller.  The subsequent battle and the victory of the people of Soller over the Moors is what we are celebrating today. Many locals dress up as … Continue reading

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Mam Tor and the Great Ridge with Crosby Rambling Club.

At the weekend I was in Castleton with my local rambling club. I was doing the ‘B’ walk and our aim was to climb up Mam Tor and walk along the Great Ridge. This walk was voted 10th in Britain’s … Continue reading

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Crosby Rambling Club visits Conwy.

She’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes. She’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes, She’ll be coming round Conwy mountain Coming round Conwy Mountain, She’ll be coming round Conwy Mountain when she comes. This could have … Continue reading

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Springtime in Middle-Earth.

My walk this week started from Hurst Green in Lancashire. J.R.R Tolkien, author of ‘Lord of the Rings’ spent time in this area of the Ribble Valley and it is thought that this was the inspiration for his fictional hobbit … Continue reading

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If bricks could talk !

On Friday I took advantage of the fine weather to have a stroll along the Sefton Coastline starting at the Coastguard Station in Crosby and walking to the mouth of the River Alt. My intention had been to photograph the … Continue reading

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Plan C. The Wirral Way.

On Sunday I was out with Crosby Rambling Club. Our original plan was to visit Llanarmon DC but heavy snowfall in the area made this impracticable. On Wednesday we changed our plans and decided to walk from Llangollen. New routes … Continue reading

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