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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More early spring wandering along the River Tame

More early spring wandering along the River Tame A post of few words.  This blog post is another ‘picture post’ and includes a couple of sets of photographs from recent walks along the Tame Valley. Perhaps of interest in this post are the pictures of parakeets – an increasingly common sight in the UK. There […]

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Back at Reddish Vale Country Park – picture post

Back at Reddish Vale Country Park It is as the title says  ‘back at Reddish Vale Country Park’. As I have recently posted about a couple of visits to Reddish Vale Country Park, this blog post is just a ‘picture post’.  You can check out my most recent Reddish Vale post at this link and […]

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A week along the river – walking in the Tame Valley

A week along the river Another week of decent walking despite some dodgy and cold weather. I tend to take the view there is never really the wrong weather but there is sometimes the wrong gear. Despite this past week having been bitterly cold at times with biting easterly winds, a fair amount of rain, […]

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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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Cleaning and dredging the Peak Forest Canal

Fascinating activity on the canal In recent weeks I have watched with quite a keen interest, and if I’m honest a sort of childlike fascination at some very different activity on the Peak Forest canal.  The activity I have observed on my regular walks has been the cleaning and dredging of the Peak Forest canal. […]

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Visiting Lyme Park – National Trust

Visiting Lyme Park The last time I wrote about visiting Lyme Park was earlier in the year, back in January and you can go back to that post at this link.   For our most recent visit,  as with other National Trust properties visits currently need to be pre-booked to enable active and safe management […]

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Visiting Dunham Massey – National Trust

Visiting Dunham Massey It’s hard to imagine visiting the National Trust property at  Dunham Massey and coming away disappointed.  With it’s magnificent house and fabulous deer park, Dunham Massey really is a wonderful place. The National Trust property is located in the Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, fairly close to the town of Altrincham. […]

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back on the Peak Forest canal

We have been walking the Peak Forest canal a few times in recent weeks, it really is a delightful place for a wander, whether thats spending time down at Buxworth Basin, the basin at Whaley Bridge or heading in the opposite direction towards Marple and past the pretty marina with a variety of brightly decorated […]

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