Category Archives: Walks

A circuit of Loughrigg Fell.

At last the Covid restrictions are eased and I could get out to meet my friends from Crosby Rambling Club and enjoy a walk in the Lake District. Out destination was Ambleside and I did the B walk, a steady … Continue reading

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The Burscough Loop

My walk last weekend started from Burscough and crossed some of the flattest land on the Lancashire Plains. It was based on the ‘Wetlands and Waterways Route’, a 14.5 mile hike but we decided to just do the Burscough Loop. … Continue reading

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Round the Embalse de Guadalest.

Our walk today was round the reservoir at Guadalest. The village of Guadalest was built by the Moors in the 13th century  and has many attractive features, From the remains of the fort there were good views of the bell … Continue reading

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A climb to the watch tower.

December 9th 2006. Today we were walking in the Font Rioja National Park where the plan was to climb up to a fire watch tower high on the ridge of the Sierra Serrella. There were just three of us today, … Continue reading

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Sanchet. Polop to Finestrat.

I awoke to clear skies and I was picked up by Neil and Vanessa at 9.00am. Our plan was to do a linear walk from Sanchet to Finnestrat. approx. 16km. Vanessa drove out along the CV 70 towards Polop before … Continue reading

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A stroll on the Sierra Helada.

We are back in lockdown and unable to travel even short distances to do a walk. I am keeping myself occupied by reviewing some of my earlier walks. It was way back in December 2006 when I set off for … Continue reading

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More memories of the Lake District.

I am keeping myself occupied during Lockdown Number 3 by looking back over some of my old photos. Looking down on Buttermere was taken in 1987. I had walked along the shore of Buttermere and then climbed Haystacks before continuing … Continue reading

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Looking back over Catbells.

I have been looking back through some of my old photos. This was was taken in the Spring of 1986 on one of my early visits to the Lake District. I had just climbed my first Wainwright and similar to … Continue reading

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Boats at Buttermere

Once again we are in lockdown and I am looking back through some of my old photos. Boats in Buttermere was taken on one of my early walks in the Lake District back in 1987.

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En Provence.

Walking through the lavender fields I thought I was in the south of France, but no. I was still fairly local at Rainford near St Helens and just 15 miles from home. But I can dream. Together with a couple … Continue reading

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