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
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
Tuesday 23rd July 2019
LEADERS: Virginia McCombe and Sylvia Richardson
TELEPHONE: 0151 924 1556
DISTANCE: 7.3 miles
MAP: OL 41 (Forest of Bowland and Ribblesdale)
TIME: 10.30 a.m.
How to get there: 54 miles from Crosby. Leave M6 at Junct.31 and continue toward Clitheroe/Whalley. Stay on this road until you come to a roundabout. Continue over next 2 roundabouts and at 3rd roundabout go ahead on A59 (do not go left into Clitheroe) then take the 3rd left turn into Pimlico Link Road, SP Chatburn. At roundabout go right onto Chatburn Road. Shortly pass Shackletons Garden Centre (green roof) and continue into Chatburn, bearing right through village. Look carefully left for signpost (opposite an Ice cream shop R) and turn right. Continue into Downham and keep right at the Assheton Arms. Drive down Main Street to the end, over bridge and into small, free, carpark. There are loos here.
The Walk: The Downham/Pendleton Circuit includes some of our loveliest countryside. It is mainly flat and follows tracks, footpaths and a short section of tarmac road. On the reccie (14 July) there was no mud and no potentially muddy spots should it decide to rain within the next 10 days or so. However, some of the paths are a bit overgrown so walking poles would be useful for beating a path through the tall weeds. Shorts probably not recommended!
There are no TV aerials or satellite dishes in Downham, making it ideal for filming. The barn at Worsaw Hill Farm was featured in the film “Whistle Down the Wind” starring Hayley Mills and Alan Bates which can be viewed from the “quiet lane” running between Worston and Downham Village. It was also used for the series “Born and Bred” starring James Bolam.
At the end of the walk we will have our refreshments at the little café on the green which serves tea, coffee and delicious ice creams. It closes at 5.
Thursday 1st August
Tuesday 6th August 2019
Leader: Philomena McLindon
Tel: 0151 489 0536
Distance: 6 miles
Map: Explorer 266 Wirral and Chester
Sat nav: Tinkersdale Car park CH5 3DG
Time: 10.30 a.m.
How to get there: Wallasey Tunnel, M53 to M56 to N Wales or Merseygateway to M56 to N Wales.
(Note: At the end of the M56 keep right on Bypass / A494 towards the Queensferry Bridge)
Take the exit, B5129 signposted Sandycroft and Hawarden A550
At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Gladstone Way, A550
At the junction in Hawarden turn left onto the Highway, then turn right at the monument in the centre of the road by the castle entrance.
The car park is down on the left and is free.
NOTE: There are no public toilets in Hawarden! However, there is a large garden centre just as you arrive on the edge of Hawarden on the left, by the ‘30’ mile speed sign- DALESIDE GARDEN CENTRE, with toilets ( and a coffee shop for early birds).
(Saunter in nonchalantly as if you want to buy something, don’t all rush in in a crowd!).
Alternatively there is a coffee shop in the centre, opposite the Post Office, next to the pub – The Gallery Coffee shop. If you have time for a coffee before the walk there is one toilet in the shop.
The walk is fairly flat but with some stiles, across fields and ending through Bilberry Wood. There is some road walking.
There should be fine views of Deeside and Hawarden castle (once the home of the Victorian statesman William Gladstone), but the trees have grown taller and thicker than when my guide book was written!
There should be time to stop during the walk at the Hawarden Estate farm shop which has butchers, bakers, …..groceries, a café and a toilet - (don’t all rush in together!).
At the end of the walk, we will have our tea / scones in the Gladstone Library café.