Category Archives: Lancashire

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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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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Looping the Lydiate Loop.

This week, together with a couple of friends, I did another local walk from Lydiate. Starting from the Parish Hall we headed north and after just a couple of hundred yards we came to the remains of St Catherine’s Chapel. … Continue reading

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A Winters walk at Worston.

Crosby Rambling Club visited Worston last weekend where members were able to enjoy a walk in Winter conditions. After the walk they could look forward to an excellent meal at ‘The Calf’s Head’. Unfortunately due to a back injury I … Continue reading

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A stroll from Downham.

Last week I was out with a group of friends doing a short walk from Downham.one of Lancashire’s prettiest villages. It was also the setting for the classic 1961 film, Whistle Down the Wind. Conditions were good as we set … Continue reading

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Round the Crook O’ Lune.

Our walk this week was in Lancashire where we walked alongside the River Lune. From the car park at the Crook O’ Lune we walked out past an easel sculpture depicting the view of the river. Someone must have cut … Continue reading

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Attention to detail.

Les and I had arranged to do a short half day walk along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and through Haigh Country Park. It was my responsibility to prepare the maps and route card. I photocopied the route description from … Continue reading

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The 300 plus club visit Bolton By Boland.

On Tuesday I was out walking with my friends, Les, Chris and Gordon. Last year we realised that the sum of our ages was 300 so we called ourselves the 300 club. Of course over the past 12 months we … Continue reading

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The Four Rivers walk

My walk this week started from Hornby in Lancashire and I walked alongside four rivers. The Wenning, the Hindburn, the Greta and the Lune. My notes indicated that the walk was 10 miles in length with only nominal height gain … Continue reading

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Roaming round Rivington.

                                             Panorama from Rivington Pike. On Sunday I was in Rivington with my local rambling club where Margaret was leading the ‘A’ party walk. The plan was to visit the masts on top of Winter Hill and the tower on … Continue reading

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