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
November 19, 28
December 3, 12, 17
January 2, 7, 16, 21, 30
February 4, 13, 18, 27
March 3, 12, 17, 26, 31
Walton Hall, Warrington
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Leader: Marie Shellard
Tel: 01704 809826
Distance: 6.5 miles
Map: Explorer 276
Start time: 10.30 a.m. at Walton Hall Gardens
Grid Ref: 603 854
Sat Nav: WA4 6SN
How to get there:
M57 - A5300 keep in the left lane to exit to A562
Carry on to reach the new bridge over the Mersey
Again, keep in the left lane signed Warrington – speed 60mph
Exit at roundabout to Warrington A558 (A56)
When you reach the T junction at traffic lights TURN LEFT A56
Follow for a couple of miles till you see the brown sign Walton Hall Gardens TURN RIGHT at traffic lights to Walton Lea Rd. Pass the Crematorium on L and continue to the car park – charge £3
The journey took 45mins from Formby and was 28 miles.
There are toilets next to the courtyard cafe which are over the bridge across the canal where we will have refreshments at the end of the walk. We will meet beside the bridge to start the walk.
This is a very nice walk without any climbs only a few slight ups and downs etc. It starts with a very short stretch on the canal, walks through a golf course and along tracks with short stretches on road, through a wood and ending up on the canal for 1.5 miles back to Walton Hall Gardens. There is a small zoo in the gardens with 3 Alpacas who attend at weddings with coloured bows around their necks! The gardens are beautifully kept. There is a small shop opposite the cafe with lots of hand made gifts by the owner.