Category Archives: Flora and fauna

Another Cheshire walk……….the Rawhead Circuit

I continue to explore the rural Cheshire countryside and to this end recently purchased the book “Easy Walks from the Sandstone Trail” by Tony Bowerman* to broaden my knowledge of the area. Having already completed several walks from the book, … Continue reading

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Deer at Dunham……….up close and personal

Last Sunday I went for a walk through the grounds at Dunham Park. It was early and so the place was relatively quiet (lots of fun runners about taking advantage of the nice weather though). Having parked the car I … Continue reading

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The Sandstone Trail and over the “Old Pale”

  My ramblings though the Cheshire countryside continue with another early morning start and a projected distance of about 3.5 miles (sorry, but I don’t do this foreign money nonsense of kilometres). The walk was around Delameres hilltop medieval deer … Continue reading

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It doesn’t snow in Cheshire…………

Come to Cheshire they said, it is much warmer than cold and snowy West Yorkshire. Come to Cheshire they said, it virtually never snows here………….well I have news for you, it bloody well does. After living for 25 years on … Continue reading

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Winter on the Trent Mersey canal…..

Having just moved to Cheshire I took the opportunity of exploring the local canal on a glorious winters day. Many of the trees were still in full autumnal colour and a sight to behold. I came across some volunteers who … Continue reading

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Marsden Jazz festival is sidelined for a visit to Standedge Tunnel and a boat trip!

Today was the final day of the Marsden Jazz festival here in West Yorkshire. Marsden is tucked at the foot of the Pennine Hills and as such suffers from very variable weather. Yesterday was grey, grim and raining but today … Continue reading

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Hardcastle Crags………a farewell walk

This morning I visited one of my favourite walking places (second only to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park), namely Hardcastle Crags, just north of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. It was a little damp and overcast when I arrived, but undeterred … Continue reading

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