The nature reserve us just off the M6 motorway at Junction 31. In fact you have to look for the signs in order to take the correct road or else you will end up on the motorway.
There is a selection of short walks you can take, which go in and around the nature reserve. We went on the perimeter walk – well sort of having got a little lost but ended up on a nice walk along the river.
Continue reading A Sunny Stroll Around Brockholes Nature Reserve
Note: see if you can spot the celebrity in the photos (not someone on stage or performing at the concert of course!).
My brother kindly gave me the opportunity to attend the concert as he had a spare ticket and I snapped at the chance. To be honest concerts and going to this sort of event as never been my thing but I thought it would be silly to pass the opportunity. Continue reading My Very First Concert – Ed Sheeran at the Edithad
Another lovely Sunday morning ride through Whitestake this morning and then back home. 15 miles in total and the weather was perfect.
View the ride on Strava.
A lovely cycle around Leyland this evening in the warm but not too hot weather. Set off not really knowing where I was going and ended up doing 13.5 miles. Thoroughly enjoyable!
View the Ride on Strava
It was lovely weather this Sunday morning and I headed out with my brother around the Longton area for a lovely cycle. Really enjoyed the ride in the flat countryside.
We managed 8 miles after a cycle to get started and it really felt like I could have done another 8. Definitely going to try and make this a more regular thing.
Continue reading A Cycle in and Around Longton
We actually headed out to Southport to get some walking shoes however found ourselves in what looked like a 5 mile tail-back to get into Southport. Therefore we changed our mind and found the nature reserve on the way back.
Continue reading A Walk Round Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve
The weather this weekend has been glorious and with it being a bank holiday weekend it was perfect for getting out and about. I woke on Sunday and would have usually ended up lazing in bed and then watching football for most of the day. Today was different though as I decided enough is enough and headed out for a bike ride.
Continue reading First Proper Bike Ride in Years
At the start of the year I decided (very unlike me) to set some goals for the year.
In fact I think I would rather call them targets. I am not sure why I like that word better, but I do.
First lets look at what these where:
Continue reading 2018 Goal Updates – 1st Third
Today was a long day at work with lots to do and to get through. This meant I had not managed to head out for my usual Monday run. After tea and with the kids in bed, I thought what can I do now?
It would either be slump in front of the TV watching football, or simply to continue with the mountain of tasks that I have to complete.
Continue reading Record 5k Run
With the weather getting (a bit!) better, I decided a bike ride would be a good idea before watching the afternoon’s F1 race. I headed out with the boys heading nowhere in particular and we wound our way around Leyland for 4.1 mile ride.
Continue reading Sunday Morning Short Bike Ride