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Isn’t Christmas great? There was no fell walking, sea fishing or birding last weekend, as it was Christmas tree buying weekend! As usual we ended up chopping over a foot off the top of it to get it in to the house – it happens every year but we just can’t help it. It is now in position and decorated with lights and baubles. It looks great and smells wonderful. On Sunday we went up to my parents to get some Holly for the table decorations where we had a…

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It’s been a long time since we went for a walk and we both needed to get out of the house for a breath of fresh air. We elected to go to Wycoller, after I’d seen the photographs of it on the ‘Images of Lancashire’ blog by Paul Brookfield (see below). Wycoller and the surrounding area is designated a country park and no cars are allowed in the village except for residents and disabled visitors although there is ample car parking on the road from Trawden. As we didn’t have…

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Well we’ve got back from our two week jaunt to Anglesey and I’m splitting this blog into two bits, walking and fishing. The weather was ‘interesting’ during the first week with west featuring predominantly in the wind direction which made fishing difficult so rather than stay inside on these blustery days we went out and explored the wonderful coastline that surrounds anglesey. The first photograph is of the cliffs around the South Stack area where we had a quick look at the RSPB station. There’s quite a lot of information…

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By Saturday we’d had enough decorating and headed north up the M6 to walk up Clougha Pike, which is the large hill to the east of Lancaster on the other side of the motorway. We parked just north of Quernmore and headed east up Windy Clough. Once we’d got to the northern end, in a moment of madness we went over Black Fell and headed around the summit of Clougha to Grit Fell. The views of the moorlands we’re fantastic and the wildlife is showing all the signs that spring…

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Well we tried Pen-Y-Ghent yesterday but after getting about halfway up the southern slope Wendy’s feet became very painful. She’s had problem with her achilles tendons ever since having viral arthritis a couple of years ago. We took a few pictures and I’ll post a proper blog with a few in it in a while. We did sort out some fishing tackle though, ready for our weekend away at the end of the month to Anglesey – so although it was disappointing about the walk we’re getting geared up ready…

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