Sea & Snowdrops in Lytham.

Monday was one of those bright cold days, perfect for a trip to the coast. It’s been a long time since we visited Lytham so we headed for the Lancashire seaside town, parking not far from the windmill on the Green. The Windmill is open to the public in the Summer , so we could only admire it’s sails set against a winter blue sky.

After a walk along the marshy grass and pebbled beach ( Hugo racing round like a demented dog) we found a cute cafe on Clifton Street in town called Bijou for lunch.

Lytham Windmill.

 

Two anchors entwined. Caught in the nets of a fishing vessel in the eighties, these were from shipwrecks one hundred years earlier.
Black-tailed Godwits ( Limosa Limosa in Latin).

 

Lytham Windmill.

 

Friendly white faced Sea Dog.

 

Tractor.
Sea front Bench.

 

Welsh Rarebit.


It is the Clifton family that resided in Lytham’s grandest residence , the Grade 1 listed Georgian built Lytham Hall on the outskirts of town. After lunch we headed there as I had heard it’s grounds and cafe are popular with dogs and their owners. It’s a bit of a walk from Lytham, but there is a car park if you’d prefer to drive.

The snowdrops are just starting to bloom in the gardens and grounds. In February there are so many that popular Snowdrop Walks are held every weekend throughout the month. The Hall and cafe and gardens have a friendly community vibe with a gardening club, book and antique sales, park runs and guided house tours. I think it’s somewhere we will return. πŸ™‚

Lytham Hall.

 

Garden Courtyard.

 

Garden Hub.

 

Solitary Snowdrop.

 

And bunches of snowdrops. πŸ™‚

 

A pond in the grounds.

 

Lytham Hall from the Paradise Garden.

 

And from the Mount.

 

Bracket Fungi.

 

Look out for Lytham Halls Snowdrop walks in February..


So that’s my idea of a happy January day. Sea Air, Blue Skies and Snowdrops. πŸ™‚

28 thoughts on “Sea & Snowdrops in Lytham.”

  1. Looks like a fab day out. The weather really has been so lovely since Saturday and so appreciated after all that wind and rain. Unfortunately my hubby’s working at the moment, so no trips anywhere for us (There were too many chores created by the bad weather to do, so even sunday was out). Although I get to do double dog walks except on Sundays, which is great on days like we’ve had this week, not so good when it’s raining and blowing a gale!

  2. A dear friend of mine grew up in Lytham it looks like a beautiful place to spend a sunny January day. Our snowdrops are tiny shoots just poking out the ground, I am looking forward to those delicate flowers.

  3. Looks like a perfect day out. I did the snowdrop walk last February and enjoyed it so hoping to go again next month. I’m glad to see the scaffolding has gone from round the building πŸ™‚

      1. It wasn’t the snowdrop walk I went to at Hornby Castle, I found out about too late, it was the May open weekend I went to a couple of years ago. You’ve just reminded me about the snowdrop one though and I’ve made a note of the date so hopefully I can get there.

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