The mid-week group was formed 26 years ago and continues to be well supported by its’ regular members. All members of the club are welcome on the walks.
There is a walk each week which alternates between Tuesdays and Thursdays. Members meet at the starting point of the walk, usually at 10. 30 a.m. The leader chooses the venue for the walk and details are circulated to members by email. Transport is by car, members ‘car sharing’ where possible. Sometimes local transport is used. Walks take place in the Lancashire Hills, South Lakes, Cheshire, Wirral, North Wales and closer to home particularly in winter. Walks are about 7 – 9 miles in length. A packed lunch is taken and members usually enjoy afternoon tea after the walk. The last walk before Christmas is shorter and is followed by a Christmas lunch.
The dates for the walks are coloured pink on the calendar. Details of walks will be on the web site nearer the time.
Further information can be obtained from the Weekday Ramble Chairman, Tel: 0151 426 3050.
Photographs of the various walks can be seen by clicking on the link to Flickr
April 2, 11, 16, 25, 30
May 9, 14, 23, 28,
June 6, 11, 20, 25,
July 4, 9, 18, 23,
August 1, 6, 15, 20, 29
September 3, 12, 17, 26
Thursday 28th March 2019
Leader: Doreen Hunter
Tel: 0151 924 5183
Time: 10.30 a.m. at Barton Grange Garden Centre PR3 0RB
Distance: 7 ½ miles
Maps: OS OL41 – The Forest of Bowland
M6 to J32 then follow A6 sign posted Garstang. Continue along A6 for 5 miles through several sets of traffic lights until reach large roundabout. Take first exit into Barton Grange Garden Centre.
We follow the course of the River Brock through slightly undulating paths, fields and forest tracks. Trees have fallen across two of the paths, which will test your limbo dancing skills. There are a few muddy patches and about 5 stiles. The forest rangers advised us not to take steep path out of the forest up to the road because of the recent weather conditions. Unfortunately this means we will have to do a little extra up-hill road walking to meet up with the footpath. We then continue the return walk down through fields before retracing our steps back to the garden centre for refreshments.
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Leaders: David and Hilary Barton
Tel: 01704 562868
Distance: 7 miles
Map: OS 285 Southport & Chorley
Grid Ref: 493150
15 MILES FROM BIRKDALE TO MAWDESLEY, 40 MINUTES
HOW TO GET THERE:
A59 to RUFFORD. Turn Right onto B5246 to PARBOLD and MAWDESLEY (Just after the Hesketh Arms Pub on left)
Go past Fetters Wharf,over railway bridge and follow the road then take BLACKMOOR ROAD on the left for MAWDESLEY VILLAGE(Be careful you may overshoot turning as it is difficult to see. Look out for finger post sign on sign on right MAWDESLEY VILLAGE)
Follow road until you come to crossroads with MAWDESLEY METHODIST CHURCH ON RIGHT (OPPOSITE CORNER). Turn LEFT go past Red Lion Pub (ON RIGHT) and turn LEFT down HURST GREEN(Road)signposted MILLENIUM GREEN. Head for Village Hall and opposite are 3 small car parks each holding 6 cars spaces. We can park here FOC.
THE MILLENIUM JUBILEE TRAIL
The walk takes us through the Millenium Park then onto lanes and fields to CEDAR FARM where we can stop or toilets if needed and then on via very very muddy path to the cross fields up to the WAR Memorial ,thence up road to Clippers (Barbers Shop) where we turn left and up past Cliff Farm then heading back via fields and lanes to MAWDESLEY.
Arrangements have been made for refreshments at the RED LION PUB.
Thursday 11th April 2019
Leader: Maria Hearne
Tel: 0151 924 2195
Distance: approx.9 miles
Time: 10.30 a.m.
Meeting point is Hightown Station
There is a car park in the Hightown Pub. I have parked there myself. It is not used that much for anyone coming in a car.
I know this is a longer walk than normal but it is all flat and there is no climbing which compensates.
We start our walk on the path next to the railway from Hightown, which goes along by Altcar training camp. From there we will get onto the beach at Formby. Walking along the beach to Freshfield, when we arrive at Freshfield we can have our lunch on the sand dunes if it’s a nice day.
We then leave the beach to pick up a path taking us through woods to Ainsdale. At this point there is an opportunity for anyone to finish the walk at Freshfield, if they don’t want to carry on to Ainsdale. We will have the opportunity to have a break as there are some seats along the way. Finishing the walk at Ainsdale station were we can have a rest at My Cycle Café, you can get tea coffee and cake or a cold drink.