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
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
June 20, 25,
July 4, 9, 18, 23,
August 1, 6, 15, 20, 29
September 3, 12, 17, 26
October 1, 10, 15, 22, 31
November 5, 14, 19, 28
December 3, 12, 17
Thursday 20 June 2019
‘Around the Witch’s Pole’
Leader: Elspeth Dewar
Tel: 0151 924 2488
Distance: 5.5 miles approx
Map: OL 21 South Pennines
Grid Ref/Postcode: 825 405/BB12 9JX
Time: 10:30 a.m. at Barley Picnic site and car park. £1 charge
M6 to J29
M65 (east) to J13
A682 into Barrowford
After 0.7 miles turn left at the White Bear Inn into Pasture Lane.
At the T junction in Roughley turn left following signs to Barley.
This ramble circles Stang Top Moor (see below). We will contour around the lower slopes of Pendle Hill, pass the reservoirs and return via Brown Hill and the Pendle Way back to Barley. Most of the walk follows well-marked footpaths and country lanes, two fields and just one stile. As this is hilly country be prepared for ascents/descents.
“Around the witch’s pole’?? The Witch’s Pole is the local name for Stang Top Moor.
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Leader: Marie Shellard
Tel: 01704 809826
Distance: 6.5 miles
Map: OS Expl.285
Grid Ref: 508064
Post Code: WN8 7RU
Time: 10.30 a.m.
How to get there:
Take the A59 north through Burscough and turn right on to the B5209 towards Parbold.
Follow this road for several miles through NEWBURGH.
Turn right at the second roundabout and follow this road to DALTON
When you reach a T junction with the church on your left TL Beacon Lane
Past the Prince William restaurant and pub on the left until you see the Beacon Golf Course on the right. We are NOT parking here but there are toilets if you require them. Carry on along Beacon Lane which changes to Mill Lane, to the next car park on the right, Beacon Country Park Car Park and park here. The distance is 17 miles from Formby.
There is a cafe in the golf car park and we will return there after the walk.
Mostly on footpaths. Downhill at the start through woods and paths to reach the Leeds Liverpool Canal and 1.5 miles along it to Appley Bridge. The return is on footpaths uphill but not too steep along a very ancient path and back to the car park .
After changing footwear we will drive to the golf car park for refreshments. Those who wish may drive on to the Prince William for something a bit stronger!!