The Secret Alley

Do you know about the secret alley, off Smithdown and along the back of Garmoyle? What Lawrence Road turns into one it’s crossed Wellington and stops being a road? Well you do now, and it was looking both beautiful and useful this morning when I walked home along it, from picking up a delivery at …

An Otterspool Walk

I’ve done this walk loads of times, at times it’s even been a run, but believing that you never step in the same river twice I also believe you never quite do the same walk twice. So here it is again. Leaving home in Wavertree, along Penny Lane and Ibbotson’s Lane, down to Aigburth Vale, …

The Shining Shore: Just Because

Sarah and I have been doing this walk for years and I’ve written about it many times on here. But today we needed to go across to Thurstaston and simply do the walk again. For the ritual of it, the outdoors-ness of it, the joy and, yes, the comfort of it. It’s a Friday Walk, …

Restless

A restless Sunday. Traditionally, these days, Sunday is my day of rest. A day for reading things that aren’t academic. But today I’m restless. The news being made up of lies, reactions to lies, and analyses of both, has sent me out walking to avoid any more of it. But still I’m restless. Restless, on …

A Tale of Two City Centres

It might not be what was meant but it’s what’s evolving. Some observations from walking around with a camera. I walk around Liverpool a lot, as you might have noticed. It’s my great joy and my natural way of being. And most of my walks are, or at least begin, as directionless accidents. Seeing where …

Top Lock, Top Day: Walking to Leeds, Section 6

Another day, another Top Lock. We suspect this won’t be the last of these on our way along the canal from Liverpool to Leeds. As usual now, we begin the day where we aim to finish, parking the car here at Wheelton. Sarah, to give credit where it’s definitely due, is the principal arranger of …