Tag Archives: Wirral

Stiles, gates and pubs

After a morning of chores and pottering I noticed that the weather was actually quite pleasant and I decided to go for a walk.  Leaving the house at 3pm I knew that the Seven Stars at Thornton Hough would give … Continue reading

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What are you looking at? (Blog stats)

Around the hills is now one year old and I hope regular readers, and fellow bloggers, will be interested in a few statistics from the first 12 months.  These facts and figures are all taken from the built-in WordPress “My … Continue reading

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Canal Walk – Ellesmere Port to Chester

Today’s walk was a local wander through some industrial history as I followed the Shropshire Union canal from Ellesmere Port to Chester.  The walk is waymarked as a Canalside Trail, but once you’ve found the first waymarker – indicating 8 … Continue reading

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Wirral Walk – Part 2 – Hilbre Island

High tide at Hilbre was at 0924 BST on Friday which meant that it was safe to be out on the sands all afternoon – and everyone was.  There were streams of people heading to and  from the islands.  Some … Continue reading

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Wirral Walk – Part 1 – The Wirral Way

I wanted to make good use of the extra Bank Holiday, but didn’t fancy travelling, so I caught the Merseyrail train to Hooton and the start of the Wirral Way (also known as The Wirral Country Park).  This 12 mile … Continue reading

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