Walking on the Longdendale Trail

Walking on the Longdendale Trail The Longdendale Trail is located in the Peak District and within easy access of Glossop and Hadfield. For the most part the trail is flat and easily accessible. The views are superb and it’s a route that is well worth doing if you havent been that way before. I’m not […]

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Heron watching along the Peak Forest Canal

Heron watching There are in excess of 60 different recognized species of heron. Sometimes they are known as egrets or bitterns, but this is mainly because they are either mainly white of their plumes are more decorative.  Wandering along our local stretch of the  Peak Forest canal can be ideal for watching the herons and […]

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Autumn canal views

Autumn I don’t suppose there is a bad time of year to be wandering along the canal network. Although I love spring and summer it’s hard to beat autumn for the rich variety of colour that the season brings. Wandering along some of our local canals is testament to that. The pictures in the photo […]

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Macclesfield Canal walk

New places to walk. We recently walked along a stretch of the Macclesfield canal in Stockport. The stretch that we walked on is only about 25 minutes away by car from where we live, but despite its proximity its a stretch of canal that is unfamiliar to us. Our walk along the Macclesfield canal started […]

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Peak Forest Canal walking

Catching up. I’m just catching up with some blog posts that I had intended to post in the last week or two. Being busy with one or two other things has meant that it’s only now Im getting round to it. Seasonal changes. One of the benefits of taking a regular walk along familiar routes […]

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Formby – red squirrel walk

We headed off to the National Trust site in Formby recently, mainly in the hope of seeing red squirrels in the woodlands that make up part of the National Trust land in that area, which is in the borough of Sefton Merseyside. Formby itself had a pleasant enough town centre to walk around and there […]

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walking along the longdendale trail …

We took a walk along part of the Longdendale Trail which runs for around 6.5 miles on the old Woodhead railway line. The Woodhead line used to connect Manchester and Sheffield and amongst other things was notable for the three mile tunnels through the hills, which at the time of construction was the longest in […]

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