Category Archives: Sefton Coastline

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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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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Formby Point.

It was a beautiful sunny morning so I decided to do a short walk. Having checked the tide timetable I set out for Formby Point, just a few miles along the coast. I parked at the National Trust beach car … Continue reading

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Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara.

A few days ago I went for a walk along the local coastline from Crosby Coastguard Station to the mouth of the River Alt. Despite it being mid-March there was still little sign of Spring. The only plant that was … Continue reading

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Burning off the calories.

After the Christmas and New Year festivities it was time to get my boots on and burn off a few of those excess calories. I drove down to the coastguard station at Crosby and found that the car park was … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Hole Trail

‘ Last weekend I was out and about at Formby joining a guided walk to the ‘Devil’s Hole’. The walk was organised by Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership and led by John, one of the rangers, and Phil Smith, an acknowledged … Continue reading

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