Great bus journeys of the world: the 27

Now the light nights are here and summer’s arriving the tourist buses are busy ferrying visitors around. But not many of those visitors probably know that the best of the tourist buses runs all day, every ten minutes, and can take them to the places most tourists want to go – but also to the […]

The Jewel of Edge Lane

To most Liverpool people the fact that Edge Lane has a jewel will come as a considerable surprise. In fact, arguably, it has two. And we’ll be back for a closer look at them both in a bit. But this is a tale of two walks on Edge Lane this week. And what I want […]

Great bus journeys of the world: A sampler

You’ll remember sampler albums of course, especially if you’re of a certain age. Budget priced LPs which gathered together the best of a label’s acts, one track apiece. Well this post is like all of them ‘You can all join in’ and ‘Rock machine turns you on’ sort of albums. Except it’s a sampler of […]

The Enclosures

I’ve been getting increasingly upset lately about the enclosures, particularly those of the 18th and 19th Centuries. This happens mostly when we are out walking. Having difficulties getting around our countryside and cities. Public footpaths that aren’t as public as they’re supposed to be. Field systems that forbid access entirely or force you into ridiculously long ways of […]