Category Archives: England

Getting lost in Formby

Sand Dunes at Formby

Sand Dunes at Formby

Twelve miles north of Liverpool, Formby is a town with a beautiful coastline. Wide sandy beaches are backed by windswept sand dunes that shelter pinewoods, home to the rare red squirrel. I recently took a bracing winter walk in this National Trust protected area.

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Discover the Middlewood Way

The Middlewood Way is a 10 mile traffic-free trail created from a former railway line in Cheshire. This footpath passes by my childhood home and over the years I’ve spent many hours walking, cycling and horse-riding up and down the track. This weekend during a visit home I took the dogs for a walk along Middlewood to admire the late autumn scenery of orange leaves crunching underfoot.

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