Category Archives: Wild Flowers

A stroll through Hightown Dunes and Meadows.

It is early September but there are still plenty of wild flowers along the coast in the section known as Hightown Dunes and meadows. I started my walk from the coastguard station and followed the wire fence that runs along … Continue reading

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A stroll along the erosion

A stroll along the rubble embankment that stretches from Crosby Coastguard Station to the mouth of the River Alt is one of my favourite short walks. Known locally as ‘the erosion’ the embankment originated from 1942 when Liverpool bomb-damage debris … Continue reading

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High on the Schmittenhohe

It was the last day of my holiday in Austria and I wanted to do another high level walk on the Schmittenhohe. However the weather was not promising. It had gone cooler and the forecast was for rain in the … Continue reading

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The Four Lakes walk on the Schmittenhohe.

When I woke up and looked out of the window I could see nothing, just thick cloud. I had arranged to do a guided walk on the Schmittenhohe. Would they still do it? I got to the arranged meeting point … Continue reading

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Kaprun and a bit of a run

Saturday 22nd July. Today we decided to visit the High Altitude Reservoirs at Kaprun. To get there we had to catch the 660 bus from Zell am See to Kaprun Kesselfall. We then caught the Kesselfall Alpenbus to the inclined … Continue reading

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Flowers on the Schmittenhohe.

Jean and I are just back from a holiday in Austria where we stayed at Zell am See. The Austrian people were friendly as always and we enjoyed the food and of course the wine. I was also able to … Continue reading

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Spring flowers at Ainsdale LNR.

Last week I joined a guided walk through the dunes and wet slacks at Ainsdale Local Nature Reserve. The walk was led by Dr Phil Smith, an expert on the dune systems and John, one of the local rangers. We … Continue reading

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