The Stranger in Skelmersdale

Yesterday I had a day being ‘The Stranger in Skelmersdale.’ One day, 200 years after the writing of this early guidebook to Liverpool, doing something similar to its 19th Century author. Being taken on a walk round a town that I hardly know at all, then writing down my immediate impressions here. ✹ I remember […]

Into Lancashire: Walking to Leeds, Section 3

After a month’s gap due to bad weather, colds and sea Kayaking (not me) our walking along the Leeds Liverpool Canal continues on a beautifully sunny and warm spring day, the Saturday before the clocks go forward. We’ve both missed this time together and are glad to be back where we left off. Next, our […]