The mid-week group was formed 27 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
January 2, 7, 16, 21, 30
February 4, 13, 18, 27
March 3, 12, 17, 26, 31
RED LION, MAWDSLEY
Tuesday 17th December 2019
Contact: Margie Gahan
Tel: 0151 526 3748
Directions to Red Lion Pub Mawdsley:
Take the A59 from Maghull towards Ormskirk. At the large roundabout
at the bottom of the hill approaching Ormskirk take the 2nd exit on the left
(still on the A59). Continue on the A59 passing through Burscough towards
Rufford. Shortly after passing The Hesketh Arms (on your left) turn right onto the
B5246. Pass over a Railway crossing and a narrow bridge over the
canal – there is a very sharp right hand bend just over the bridge. Continue
for about a mile then take a left turn sign posted Mawdsley. Continue
until you eventually come to cross roads where you turn left. The RED
LION is a short distance along on your right. The Car Park is behind
Due to difficult conditions under foot (lots of heavy mud and very wet
fields) it has been decided not to have a walk before our meal (we don’t
want any accidents). Our meal is booked for 1.30pm. Look forward
to seeing you all and hope you enjoy your meal.
If anyone would like morning coffee before the meal could visit CEDAR
FARM which is close by. There are two Cafes here some craft shops
and a small food shop selling local produce. To get there instead of turning
left at the cross road go straight ahead to a T junction. Turn right here
and Cedar Farm is a short distance along on your left.
Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!
BRICKCROFT NATURE RESERVE, LONGTON
THURSDAY 2nd JANUARY 2020
Leaders: David & Hilary Barton
Tel: 01704 562868
Distance: 5 miles
Map: Blackpool & Preston 286
Grid Ref: 478248
About 15 miles from Birkdale
Time: 10.30 a.m.
HOW TO GET THERE:
A59 Towards Preston pass Much Hoole and at large roundabout (5 ways)
take 2nd LEFT signposted WALMER BRIDGE Just past Tootsies cafe. About 1 mile look for 30 mile hour sign a Cafe on left with chairs and Brickcroft Nature Reserve is on your right Be CAREFUL you may go past and if you reach Hall Lane you have gone too far. Hall Lane on your LEFT
Free Parking and Toilets at Visitor Centre (only one!)
We go through the Nature Reserve to School Lane, cross and join path North to Back Lane. Turning LEFT here we walk to Pilot's Cottage. Turning left once more we go along the Embankment of Longton Marsh making our way to Hall green. We have a section of road walking here until we turn North to Hall Lane and then East back to Brickcroft Nature Reserve.
As this walk takes place immediately after all the festivities we thought an easier outing to begin the New Year was appropriate!
We will go to Sooty's Garden Centre for refreshments.
This is on the Southport Road. You carry straight on at the Tarleton Traffic Lights leaving the A59 Look out for four different flags flying on the LEFT hand side. That is Sooty's. As the Cafe closes at 3.30 we want to be sure we have time to enjoy a drink etc.