Category Archives: Sefton Coastline

Discovering Fungi at Formby.

Last week I visited Formby pinewoods to join an organised walk to discover fungi in the pinewoods. Our leader was Dave who led us on a three hour stroll through the woodland and the edge of the dunes. There were  … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Footprints on the beach.

Yesterday I joined a walk along Formby Beach led by one of the National Trust Rangers. Our aim was to discover some prehistoric footprints that can be found in the muddy deposits on the beach, A bit of history. How … Continue reading

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Storm in Another Place.

The past couple of weeks has seen storms raging across the world with hurricanes causing lots of damage and flooding in the Caribbean and Florida. Here in the Northwest of England we got off lightly, but it was a bit … Continue reading

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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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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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