Monday, January 21, 2019

Calderstones 3Km Walk #12 Vidcast

Vidcast #12 
3Km Calderstones Park 
#liverpoolwinterwalks
(21st January 2019)

Today’s Meander was within the 94 acre Calderstones Park, in South Liverpool.

Probably the nicest of our Park Walks. A true Meander as the 3km route wound around the park. An ideal way to view what’s available.

After our Meander we visited the The Reader Cafè for lunch.

View our
“12th Maghull Meanders
Vidcast”...



If you’ve been to Calderstones Park do share your experience, positive and/or negative in the comments.

“It would be nice to see what others think about this Liverpool Park and what’s available.”


Thank you!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

National Trust Nature Reserve, Formby (20th January 2019)

Vidcast #11
2.47 Km - National Trust Nature Reserve, Formby


(20th January 2019)

Today is our 46 Wedding Anniversary and I wasn't sure how far I'd be able to walk again as the chemotherapy side effects  seem to be lasting longer this time round.
As it happens, everything was fine and as you’ll see it was a very enjoyable walk.

View our 
11th Maghull Meanders vidcast...

If you've been to the National Trust Nature Reserve in Formby do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments. 

"It would be nice to see what others think about the Reserve at Formby and its surroundings."

Thank you.



Thursday, January 17, 2019

Milbank Lane Meander


Vidcast #10 
2.70Km Millank Lane Meander 
(17th January 2019)

I wasn't sure how far I'd be able to walk today as my chemotherapy side effects was mainly tiredness.

We had been waiting for a delivery of my Healthcare products (no you don't want the details!) but, as they hadn't arrived I set off, on my own, hoping Chris would be able to join me later.

View our 
"10th Maghull Meander's Vidcast"...

If you're having problems viewing try this link 

If you've been down Millbank Lane, Maghull, do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments. 

"It would be nice to see what others think about Millbank Lane and its surroundings."


Thank You!

3km Everton Park #liverpoolwinterwalks Meander


Vidcast #9 
#liverpoolwinterwalks Meander 
(15th January 2019)

To say this was challenging for me, is a bit of an understatement.

Lots of ups and downs, steps etc.

However the 3km Meander was very enjoyable with stunning views of Liverpool, the River Mersey, Liverpool Bay, The Wirral, Wales and more.



If you've been to Everton Park do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.

"It would be nice to see what others think about this Liverpool Park and its views etc."

Thank You!

Medication collecting and back along the Leeds Liverpool Canal


Vidcast #8 
Boots for Medication 
+ Leeds Liverpool Canal Meander 
(14th January 2019)

For a change, today's plans didn't change.

View our "8th Maghull Meander's Vidcast"...



If you're having problems viewing try this link 
- View vidcast

If you've walked along the Leeds Liverpool Canal, from Shop Lane Swing Bridge to Green Lane, do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.

"It would be nice to see what others think about this part of the Leeds Liverpool Canal."

Thank You!

Meander along Crosby Beach & Lakeside Adventure Centre for refreshments.

Vidcast #7 Crosby Beach Meander
+ Lakeside Adventure Centre

(13th January 2019)
The plan was just to go to Crosby, walk along the Beach and back and to grab a drink and a bite to eat, before heading back home.

After our refreshments, we ended up walking back through Adelaide Gardens; mainly to escape being sand-blasted, if we'd gone back along the beach.


If you've walked along the Crosby Beach, from the Crosby Leisure Centre to Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre and/or had food/drinks at the Adventure Centre, do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.

"It would be nice to see what others think about both."

Thank You!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Canal Meander and Scrummies for Lunch


Vidcast #6 Leeds Liverpool Canal Meander + Scrummies Cafe
(12th January 2019)

Our plan was just to go to Maghull Square, along the Leeds Liverpool Canal and to grab a drink and a bite to eat, before heading home.

We ended up extending the Meander and had lunch at Scrummies Café (down near Maghull Station)

Our 6th "Maghull Meander's Vidcast" was to large to embed within the blog, so try this link - View vidcast

If you've walked along the Leeds Liverpool Canal,in Maghull and/or had lunch at Scrummies Cafe, do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.

"It would be nice to see what others think about the Canal and/or Scrummies Café"
Thank You!

A haven for wildlife & ideal for quiet Meanders



As we are Meandering quite a lot, all part of my coping with Chemotherapy, I need to catch up with the Vidcasts I've produced already during 2019.

Yes, those who follow me on Facebook will have seen 9 Vidcasts already; however this is my...

Vidcast #5 Ruff Wood, Ormskirk
(11th January 2019)

Ruff Wood is central to Ormskirk, adjacent to Edge Hill University's campus and can be accessed by car or on foot via Vicarage Lane or Ruff Lane, both of which surround the west side of the site.

We drove to the woods and enjoyed the walk; we extended the walk by walking through Edge Hill University's playing fields.

Here is my fifth "Maghull Meander's Vidcast"...


If you're having problems viewing try this link - View vidcast

If you've visited Ruff Wood, Ormskirk do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.


It would be nice to see what others think about the wood and the remains of the  old quarry, as well as any wildlife you may have spotted

Thank You!

2nd Winter Walk in Liverpool Parks

3km Walk in Walton Park
Vidcast #4 Walton Hall Park #liverpoolwinterwalks (8th January 2019)

Yes it's our second "3km Winter Walk" inspired by Liverpool Parks Website - https://liverpool.gov.uk/winterwalks.


We enjoyed our first "Winter Walk" at Stanley Park and therefore was looking forward to a similar experience.


See what you think!

My fourth "Maghull Meander's Vidcast"...


If you're having problems viewing try this link - View vidcast

If you've visited Walton Hall Park, do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments. 

It would be nice to see what others think about the parks in Merseyside

Thank You!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Spice Top-Up!

So Vidcast #3 Matta's International Food Visit; Spice Top-Up (7th January 2019)




We were getting low on spices for my "Saturday night Curries" and there was a need to top-up.
Since being diagnosed with Bowel Cancer, we hadn't been into Liverpool for about 4 months; apart from Hospital visits so this Meander and Shop was a bit of  an adventure...

  1. a walk to Maghull North Station
  2. train into Central Station, Liverpool
  3. a walk up to Matta's International Food
  4. spice top-up and then...
  5. the reverse home.

If you're having problems viewing try this link - View vidcast

If you've given the Matta's International Food a try, do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.


It would be nice to see what others think about the shops we use

Thank You!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Wednesday Walk & Pub Lunch is Back!



Wednesday Walk & Pub Lunch is Back!

It was 2016 when I last posted a Wednesday Walk & Pub Lunch, in my "Maghull Foodie" Blog.

Chris and I decided  that it was time to revisit and see if things had changed- especially positions in the Pub League Tables.

So on the 2nd of January we planned a walk and the first Pub Lunch was to be at The Frank Hornby, in Maghull.

You can read and see more about this at https://maghullfoodie.blogspot.com/2019/01/yes-were-seeing-if-league-table-has.html 

So Vidcast #2 The Frank Hornby (2nd January 2019)

Here is my second "Maghull Meander's Vidcast"...


If you're having problems viewing try this link - View vidcast

If you've given the Frank Hornby Walk and a Pub Lunch a try, do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.

It would be nice to see what others think about our "Wednesday Walks and Pub Lunches"

Thank You!

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

I can't believe that it was the 28th August 2016 that I last posted details of our Meanders.

I know that one of the main reasons was we were revisiting the walks we enjoyed and, as readers, repeat posts were hardly engaging!

So what's changed?

Well I've decided to become a vlogger (video blogger)  and post some of my Video podcasts of our Meanders; combining the audio component of podcasting with visual media. 

What am I using to create my Vidcasts?

I'm using Clips (an iOS App) - https://www.apple.com/uk/clips/ - that makes Vidcast Creation Easy for Anyone! 

You can find out more about Clips via my "What DL is Happening?" Blog at https://acljohn.blogspot.com/2019/01/very-easy-video-creation.html - the post also includes a tutorial video.


"I've already created 6 Vidcasts from our Meanders, Wednesday Walks & a Pub Lunch, #liverpoolwinterwalks and visits to cafes etc. but I wont bombard you with them all at once."


So Vidcast #1 Stanley Park (31st December 2018)

Inspired by Liverpool Parks Website - https://liverpool.gov.uk/winterwalks - we decided to give these 3Km "Winter Walks" a try (One a week probably).

So here is my first "Maghull Meander's Vidcast...


If you're having problems viewing try this link - View vidcast


If you've given the Stanley Park Winter Walk a try, do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments. 

It would be nice to see what others think about our "Maghull Meanders"

Thank You!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Our Bank Holiday Weekend Meander...

Today's Meander took us 4.89 miles for lunch at Bar Mio and a couple of beers.



You can view the route we took at http://gb.mapometer.com/walking/route_4392836 
Starting from Freshfield Station car park (yes I drove there) we headed north, parallel to the railway line. 
Chris spotted Harebells next to the path...

The Heather was stunning...



...and the honeysuckle berries...

...very bright.
Crossing the railway line, we headed down Fisherman's Path towards the dunes and Liverpool Bay...

In addition to the plants already spotted we saw Evening Primroses...

Past the Lizard Artwork Bench...

...it was time to go up and over the dunes...

Our walk along the beach, in the sunshine, was as enjoyable as always.
I don't think we have ever seen so many Sea Urchins (sea hedgehogs), on this stretch of beach, before...

...Still complete with their spines.
With the Irish Sea to our left...

...(yes the tide was out) and dunes to the right...

...we headed for Ainsdale.
Two lost children's toys...


...and the usual jellyfish...


...were spotted on the tide line.
At Ainsdale we headed in-land to Bar Mio for Lunch/all-day Breakfast...

...and a couple of beers...

The station is in view...

...so we could plan our return time to the car and home.
We both agree that we are very lucky to live so near to such enjoyable walks!
A slideshow of today's photographs can be seen below...

or at  https://sharalike.com/s/pqMZ