Monday, 26 October 2009

Where I Live

I have lived in this area for pretty much most of my life, but it's only recently that I have begun to really appreciate how pretty it is. A few days ago, we went for a walk to a local beauty spot, just minutes away from our house. This beacon is one of hundreds across the country which were used as communication years ago. From the top of the hill, the views are fantastic, and on a clear day, you can see the Welsh mountains, the Liverpool docks, Blackpool Tower, the coast between Formby, Southport and Blackpool, and in the other direction you can see Pendle Hill.

This stone has a compass which shows you which direction to look in for the local sights.

My camera couldn't see as far as I could with my own eyes, but you still get the idea of what a spectacular panoramic view there is.

The sky was really beautiful that day. I was blown away by the clouds.

I love coming for walks up here as it is so quiet and peaceful and you rarely bump into other people. Being so high up, watching the world go by, is so relaxing and tranquil.

It was a sunny, crisp autumnal day, so we decided to go for a walk in the surrounding woodland. We could hear birds and other animals in the undergrowth, but we didn't manage to spot any.

Walking through the woods reminded me of when I was a child and my Dad would hide sweets in the woods by our house, and when we found them he'd say the fairies left them for us. We loved that.

Despite the silence and tranquility, there were signs that people had been there before us, very Blair Witch-esque and a bit scary!!

However, the beauty of the canopy distracted from that.

And as the sun began to set, I felt at peace with the world. Better than any form of therapy, when life gets too much, I go for a walk, and soon realise it's not so bad after all.


  1. Thank you for sharing those lovely pics of where you live. I love the story about your dad and hiding sweets! I need to get out more! Have a great day! xxx

  2. Em I'm so glad I found you and this lovely post . I felt much more relaxed just reading it , thanks very much .