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A trip to Halkyn Mountain

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 08 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:i
  1. Brian McGuinness, is professor of primary health care in Keele

    The half term holiday in May gave us a chance to get out into the country. We went by bike to Halkyn Mountain to collect fossils and mineral specimens; current hot topics in science. The day was hot and with the wind at our backs we were through Mold and on the way up from Holywell before lunch.

    We arrived hot and breathless to fling ourselves down in heather and bracken on top of the hill with views over the Dee and Wirral. Beyond, in haze, could be made out Liverpool Cathedral, vague shapes of docks and civic buildings, and, on the far horizon, the Isle of Man was a smudge like a cloud.

    We watched a Tiger Moth from Sealand going through its paces. National Service was …

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