Location Posts

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey Hall is a Grade 1 listed building operated by he National Trust.  The Hall was built in 1616, but later remodelled in the 18th Century.   In addition to the Hall, there are some attractive gardens and a deer park with a herd of fallow deer.  It is one of three deer parks in…


Eilean Donan

Eilean Donan is one of the most photographed locations in Scotland and as it is located right on the main A87 road north, it is very easy of access, which also makes it very popuar.  The castle is situated at Dornie, about 8 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh and is located on its own small…


Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale is the most westerly of the major lakes in the Lake District, making access from the main Lake District villages somewhat difficult.  There is no major village in the valley, and the access road only reaches the lake, so it is a long walk around the lake to the head of the valley.  This…


Fleetwood Wrecks

The Fleetwood Wrecks are a group of old boats abandoned on Fleetwood marshes, which are  slowly rotting away.  It is possible to walk up to them, but wellingtons are definitely required in the winter months when the ground can become extremely boggy.  Care is also required at high tide as there are some deep channels…


Formby Point

Formby Point is a National Trust site between Southport and Liverpool.  The site is important as it hosts an isolated population of red squirrels that inhabit a small stand of Scots Pines. The pine cones grow on slender branches which provide food for the red squirrels, but are out of reach of the heavier greys,…


Knockan Crag

Knockan Crag is the site of  a National Nature Reserve due to its importance in the development of modern geology.  In the early 19th century, it was recognised that rocks could be lifted and tilted, but it was not believed they could move any great distance laterally.  At Knockan Crag however, it was discovered that…


Longton Brickcroft

Longton Brickcroft is a small nature reserve situated in the village of Longton, between Preston and Southport.  The reserve, which is free to visit,  consists of two main pools surrounded by woodland that extends to 11 hectares. The site was one a brickworks factory, hence the name.  We have visited a couple of times, and…


Loweswater

Loweswater is tucked away on the western fringes of the Lake District and is one of the least visited lakes in the area.  Despite being close to the coast, the lake drains inland, emptying to the sea via Crummock Water and the River Derwent.  This makes the geography rather unusual, as the head of the…


Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove is a well known beauty spot on the Dorset Coast, which together with Durdle Door just a mile to the west, provides some of the most dramatic scenery to be found anywhere on the British coastline.  The cove was formed when the sea broke through a narrow gap in the hard Portland stone…


Lytham Green Drive and Witch Wood

Lytham is well known for its windmill and the open space of Lytham Green adjacent to the Ribble Estuary.  Less well known to visitors is that there are two stretches of woodland running through the town that can be combined to make a pleasant stroll.  These are Green Drive and Witch Wood.  We have visited…