Welcome to Wheelock

Home of Terry Hughes aka Wildlife Terry

About Me

I'm retired and live in a Supported Housing complex on the edge of Sandbach, Cheshire.

I'm passionate about walking, wildlife & nature and amateur photography. I'm also lucky enough to live near woodland and open countryside. From my flat there is easy access to the Wheelock Rail Trail and the Trent and Mersey Canal. The canal can be reached from various points along the Rail Trail or can be joined at Wheelock Wharf off Crewe Road. Only a ten minute walk whichever direction I take. 

Locally I often walk to Sandbach Flashes; namely Elton Hall Flash, Pump House Flash and Fields Farm Flash. I also visit Chester and Westport Lake with both locations being only a 20 minute train ride from Crewe Station.

Further afield, but within reach of a day trip, RSPB's Leighton Moss and Conwy reserves make for a good day out during the longer days of Summer. The WWT's Martin Mere is another good site for a day trip.

Youth Hostel Association member and regular visitor to the Lake District Hostels and, not so regular, Hostels at Borth and Conwy in Wales. Berwick upon Tweed was my first time in Northumberland when I visited in the Spring of 2018. I had 3 days at Conwy at the end of February this year and another two days for my Birthday. YHA Ambleside for Easter, 22 - 26 April and Alnwick is booked for July 22 - 27.

I visited RSPB Bempton Cliffs for the first time in June. I stayed at a B & B in the village that's about 1.5 miles from the reserve.

I enjoy taking photo's of the wildlife that I see and I am trying to get a photographic record of all the different species that I see; both in my local area and on my travels.

I support the RSPB, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and the Wildlife Trusts and also take an interest in fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK.

Social Media

My main photo web sites are flickr and jalbum.

I keep up-to-date with my various interests via twitter pages and facebook groups. Most of my facebook friends are real friends or family; or friends of family and friends.

I also upload photos to facebook, via my smart phone, to let friends and family know where I am when I'm out and about. Not so often in the Lake District though, where a signal can be a bit of a rarity in places.




Sites I manage

In order to keep my mind active I run a couple of "hobby" web sites providing information for the Voluntary and Community Sector,

I run another site for the Wistaston Conservation Group. This is a group I joined when I lived in Wistaston and I like to keep in touch and promote their work.

Travel & Transport



Visited Hostels

  • Alston
  • Ambleside
  • Arnside
  • Berwick upon Tweed
  • Borrowdale
  • Borth
  • Buttermere
  • Conwy
  • Hawkshead
  • Keswick
  • Langdale
  • Patterdale


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