Yesterday, together with Roy Connell (who is often credited on this blog site for unearthing interesting subjects) I cycled from Ainsdale to Crosby (and the Iron Men) along the Sefton Coast through Formby, Hightown and Altcar Riffle Range.
Despite having lived in Sefton all my adult life I had not previously done this route either walking of cycling.
The stretch from Formby through Hightown and onto Crosby is very interesting and the cycle/footpaths are in great condition.
Well worth tackling this stretch of the Sefton Coast if you have access to a bike or like a long walk.
The photo above is sadly of me (or is that of a sad me?) and was taken by Roy and dubbed the ‘Yellow Peril’ – I wonder why?
I may well start to blog about cycling trips in the future if readers are unlucky!
Bootle saw a near white-out around 7.30am on 18th November as a huge storm hit the Sefton coast. Lightning, thunder, hail and snow hit the Town almost all at once. Here are a few shots of the near white-out that lasted for only a couple of hours:-
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The Theatre in the Rough Festival is a producer of new writing by young people from Greater Merseyside. They’ve commissioned a new audio project, which has unearthed the hidden histories and secret stories of communities along the Sefton coast.
Coastlands, is a series of six unique audio documentaries, created through a year-long collaboration between local theatre-makers and the general public. They combine documentary recordings with original writing, soundscapes and drama to capture a unique panorama of the towns and villages that form the 22 miles of Sefton’s coast.
The six episodes last just under half an hour each:
THE LITHERLAND RUNNING MAN
24 HOURS IN SOUTHPORT
CHANTING THE SEFTON COAST
ANOTHER PLACE LIKE HOME
SEFTON SAVES THE ENVIRONMENT
The ‘Listening Station’ is visiting Lydiate Village Centre as part of its tour but the stories can also be listened to online or downloaded at: www.theatreintherough.com
At Lydiate Village Centre Lambshear Lane, Lydiate, L31 2LA
until 24th December 2015 & them from 4th to 15th January 2016
Call in anytime between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday