The mid-week group was formed 29 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
Please contact the leader if you intend to join a walk
THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 2021
Leader: Marie Shellard
Tel: 01704 809826
Distance: Approx. 6 miles
Grid Ref: 443054
Map: Explorer 285
Park: Stanley Gate
from Crosby 12 miles
How to get there:-
From Crosby take the M58 to J2.
TL A570 signed Southport, Ormskirk and again TL at the next roundabout.
Pass The Sandpiper on the left to reach crossroads with traffic lights. Drive straight across and immediately turn right into the car park of the Stanley Gate. TL into the main car park and park at the far end on the right.
We walk past the windmill, over the M58 to reach Bickerstaffe Church. We carry on up the road to reach a footpath turning left. It is a flat walk without any stiles, on tracks, lanes and a little road walking returning to the Stanley Gate for tea or coffee or if you fancy one of the desserts from the menu or even a sandwich.
Tuesday 2 November 2021
Leader: Elspeth Dewar 0151 924 2488
Distance: 6 miles approx
Map:Explorer 285 Southport & Chorley
Starting point: Opposite Crossens Pumping Station
Grid ref/postcode: SD 377207/PR9 8JQ
Time:10:30 am as usual
How to get there:
The most straightforward route is via the Southport Coastal Road and Marine Drive to the roundabout at the end of the drive. Take the first exit, Banks Road. Crossens Pumping Station is on the right, just after the West Lancashire sign on the left. On the left hand side is a small lay-by marked by a boulder carried by glaciers some 18,000 years ago (see plaque). There is room for about 3 or 4 cars and also space for parking on the road.
This is a flat walk with no stiles. We will follow the embankment above the saltmarsh to Old Hollow Farm when we turn inland and follow a bridle path back to the road.