Category Archives: Sefton Coastline

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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Out of bounds

Last week I had a rare opportunity to visit Altcar Rifle Range. The Altcar Training Camp lies to the north of the estuary of the River Alt on the Sefton coastline and covers 620 acres of beach, sand dune, grassland … Continue reading

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An Irruption of White Satin Moths at Ainsdale

On Monday 6th June I visited Ainsdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve to witness a spectacular event. An Irruption of White Satin Moths. This moth Leucoma salicis has a wingspan of 37 – 50 mm and the wings have a beautiful … Continue reading

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