The mid-week group was formed 25 years ago and continues to be well supported by its’ regular members. All members of the club are welcome on the walks.
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 5, 14, 19, 28
July 3, 12, 17, 26, 31
August 9, 14, 23, 28,
September 6, 11, 20, 25
Thursday 31st May 2018
Leaders: Lin Thompson and Jean Miller
Telephone: 0151 924 5447
Distance: 8 miles approx.
Map: OS Explorer 296 Knott End-on-Sea, Poulton-le-Fylde
Time: 10.45 a.m. Meet at the free car park at the very end of the road where there are 20p toilets and a cafe.
The Walk: A nice flat varied walk with only a few stiles. There is one very small hill in the area and we managed to incorporate it because Audrey said you can all do hills!
We start with views of marsh land and the estuary and on the right we can look into the manicured gardens.
The walk takes in fields, lanes, farm tracks finally coming back through the middle of a golf course, and we found a lovely spot for lunch with good seating. We know this is a walk that has been done before but we have changed it a bit, we think, to what the walking books give you, hence the 8 miles.
AND WE LOVED IT. A really nice walk and we thoroughly enjoyed the recce.
Refreshments: There was the cafe where the cars are parked but we wouldn’t give it a rating on Trip Advisor. Lins crumpets were still frozen in the middle and my tea cake was cold. There is a pub and there looked to be a cafe further up the road, I am sure mid weekers will tell us where to go.
How to get there: FY6 0EA We have shown the postcode because most people use SatNavs now.
From Crosby take the M58. Merge onto the M6 to Preston.
At the 32-Broughton Interchange junction use the left 2 lanes to follow signs for M55 Blackpool towards A6/Preston/Garstang
Keep right to continue on M55
At junction 3, take the A585 exit to Kirkham/Fleetwood
Continue on A585. Take A588 to Ramsay Ct in Knott End-on-Sea for 12 miles
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Fleetwood Rd/A585 for 3 miles
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Garstang New Rd/A585 for 2 miles
Turn right onto Shard Rd/A588 for a mile
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Shard Lane/A588 and continue to follow, leads into Park Lane.
Continue straight along Park Lane/B5377. At the T junction turn left into Sandy Lane, continuing onto Lancaster Road continuing onto the Esplanade and the Car Park and the LS Lowry statue.
Tuesday 5th June 2018
Leader: Elspeth Dewar
Tel: 0151 924 2488
Distance: 7 miles - 11km - 4 hours + breaks
Map: OL21 South Pennines
Grid Ref/Post code: 833 287 BB11 5NS
Time: 10:30 a.m.
N.B. There are no toilets at the starting point so you may wish to stop en route.
How to get there:
M6 to Junction 29
M65 east to Junction 9
At the traffic lights turn right on to A646 Halifax
At the next traffic lights turn right on to A682 Rawtenstall
Pass the Waggoners pub on the right and after a short distance turn left to park in a not very obvious track, Limey Lane, although no name was visible when I did the recce. The ramble starts from the far end of the lane but the ruts get worse the further along you go.
SatNav users: The postcode given is for the pub, so when it says ‘You have reached your destination’ you need to continue as above.
Apart from a short distance on rough ground, most of the ramble is on well marked tracks and bridleways, but please note that there are more ascents/descents than on some of our recent rambles. Mud should not be a problem. The first climb takes us to Compton’s Cross, an ancient type of waymarker. We then follow the Pennine Bridleway before turning on to the Burnley Way. There is a steep climb over rough ground to reach the Singing Ringing Tree sculpture, one of a number of panopticons scattered throughout the south Pennines as 21st century landmarks. There are then three short climbs before we eventually descend to the reservoir and car park.
The Waggoners pub serves tea and coffee (pot of tea, 2 cups, £1.50 with biscuit)