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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™‚

Sea air in Lytham.

Lytham Windmill.
Lytham Windmill.

Sometimes you just need some fresh sea air to blow those cobwebs away. On Sunday we headed over to Lytham near Blackpool. The sun was shining and the breeze was blustery. We walked along the front and enjoyed the views and the wind whipping round our heads. Glad we had on our winter woolies. Window shopped too and kept warm with coffee at Zest and chippy chips.

Spring on the sea front.
Spring on the sea front.

Bench on the prom.
Bench on the prom.

Anchor.
Anchor.

Dooer upper.
Dooer upper.

Latte in Lytham.
Latte in Lytham.

Zest.
Zest.

Windmill.
Windmill.

Heima interiors & vintage shop.
Heima interiors & vintage shop.

More pretty things in Heima.
More pretty things in Heima.

Cold and sunny. :)
Cold and sunny. πŸ™‚

Chips.
Chips.

Blue sky.
Blue sky.

Ribble estuary.
Ribble estuary.

Boats and tractors.
Boats and tractors.

lytham march 015

Where do you like to go for some Sea Air? πŸ™‚

Kites and Beach Huts. : )

Going camping in North Wales in a couple of weeks ( Yay! ) but I needed to get a Seaside fix before then so off we headed to Lytham and St Annes for the afternoon and a bracing walk on the seafront.I love Lytham with its windmill on the green and views over the Ribble estuary.There were lots of pretty yellow flowers which according to my collins gem seashore book are called large flowered Evening Primrose.

Kite flying seems a popular pass time. I loved watching them whip about in the wind.

I had heard that 40 lovely beach huts had been built in Lytham.But could we find them!! Nope! It turns out they havn’t actually been put up yet. But we did find the show Beach hut near the Island at st Annes. It is rather pretty dont you think? Love the nautical colours.

Apparently building is starting shortly. Several will be for sale. So if you have a spare 40 grand……..
Otherwise the rest are for hire as of next year. Β£205 for the week, Β£125 for the weekend or Β£45 for a day( you can use them between the hours of 7am and 10pm). I am very tempted to book a day next year! For information check the website http://www.stannesbeachhuts.co.uk

After all that walking ( phew! ) it was time for an ice cream , watched more kites ( in the shape of squids! ) and headed home.