The Views of and from Frodsham Marsh
Frodsham Hill (Overton Hill) stands above Frodsham and marks the begining or end of the Sandstone trail that runs like a crookered backbone through the Cheshire Plain and shuddered to a halt at Whitchurch on the Cheshire/Staffs border. Thirty four miles of some of the finest Cheshire scenery.
The main railway line from Manchester to Chester runs through Frodsham and the bridge made of sandstone and its arches cross the River Weaver on the outskirts of the marsh.
Sadly all that remains of this once magnificent church isthe imposing and splendid spire of Trinity Church, which was saved from demolition by public donations from the people of Frodsham. In the distance the Indian head dress profile of Helsby Hill rock face dominates the backdrop.
The impressive skyline of Liverpool across the River Mersey from Frodsham Marsh highlights the old Cathedral and the new Hilton Hotel on the waterfront there.
Big cloudy skies from above the marsh.
Cloud stacks known as lenticular clouds were a feature in the sky today and were noticed from far and wide.
A view of the cloud formations from the ramp on Moorditch Lane.
It was a bit of a shock today to see this tractor with a long arm hedge cutter working along the track on No.5 tank and above No.6 tank. It was engaged in clearing out the treeline in preparation of the ‘Wind Turbines’ expected this year. It had to happen sometime but all this habitat loss brought the same reaction when they started construction of No.6 tank all those years ago, and you are never really prepared yourself when work eventually starts.
Steel yourself for your next visit here.
The Spindle bushes above the north side of No.6 tank used to attract millions of Ermine moth caterpillars…no more!
What is left of the Spindle bushes.
The bend in the track at the junction of No’s 6, 5 and 3 tanks.
Some aggressive pruning!
The mitigation area on No.3 tank looking west from No.5 tank.
Above images by WSM.
A view of Stanlow by Paul Ralston.