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Ian’s Travelblog- 3 Hills Part 1- The Sights From Helsby Hill (1/3)

05 Aug

One thing that I have wanted to do for a VERY long time is climb/hike along the three hills of Helsby, Woodside and Frodsham.  The day had a chilly start, with ominous clouds, but they parted briefly as I began ascending Helsby Hill, over a field and up a path behind houses and up along the ridge to the top.

The view was amazing, even if the wind was really strong, meaning some of the photos were a bit blurry, but some were quite good.

 

To the North was Helsby town, fields, marshes, the River Mersey and across Merseyside, with the faint outlines of Liverpool’s Cathedrals in the hazy distance.

North-West was The Wirral, Camel Laird and Ellesmere Port.

West, the plains of Cheshire,

Chester in the distance and Welsh Mountains far, far away.

 

Southwards- more fields.

South-West- The Peckforton Hills, Beeston Castle and Delamere,

East was obscured by trees.

Finally, North-East there were the Factories in Runcorn and Fiddler’s Ferry power station.

I sat on the Hill for a while, having lunch, even though it was only 10.30. I sat up there for half an hour, totally alone. It was bliss.  I even reflected that at that time, I’d normally be rushing for the bus or train to School, so it was a very nice change of pace! I even got a great shot of Hale Lighthouse far below!

Leaving the Hillside, I followed a path to a lane, followed it round Harmers Wood, went through a couple of fields and lanes, and got a good view of Frodsham Hill, with Norton Water Tower beyond.

And then it was time for the second stage of the hike, but more of that next time.

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