The Sefton Coast – Cycling it from Ainsdale to Crosby

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 – After the storm that hit on 18th November

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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Lydiate – ‘Coastlands’ at Lydiate Village Centre

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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
 HAUNTED SEFTON
 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

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www.theatreintherough.com/coastlands.htm

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until 24th December 2015 & them from 4th to 15th January 2016
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