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 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
January 17, 22, 31
February 5, 14, 19, 28
March 5, 14, 19, 28
Thursday 17 January 2019
Leader: Elspeth Dewar
Tel: 0151 924 2488
Distance: 6 miles
Map: Southport & Chorley Explorer 285
Starting point: Fettlers Wharf Marina, Rufford
SatNav/Grid Ref: L40 1TB / 486 157
Time: 10:30 a.m. as usual
A59 north to Rufford.
Left on to B5246 Diamond Jubilee Road/Station Road
Pass the church on the left and cross the canal bridge
Before reaching the level crossing turn right into Fettlers Wharf Marina and park in the Tastebuds section of the car park. We have permission to park here.
A flat walk, on well marked tracks on canal towpaths, embankments and woodland. There is just one stile. We will stop for lunch at the Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve visitor centre where there are do-it-yourself drinks and toilets.
At the end of the ramble we can have refreshments in the Tastebuds cafe at Fettlers Wharf.
Old Town Formby and Formby Moss
TUESDAY 22 JANUARY 2019
LEADER: Virginia McCombe
TELEPHONE: 0151 924 1556
DISTANCE: approx. 6 miles
MAP: Explorer 285 (west sheet)
TIME: Meet at Freshfield Station at 10.30
How to get there: Train from:
Blundellsands 10.13 to arr. F’field 10.24
Hall Road 10.15 to arr. F’field 10. 24
Birkdale 10.17 to arr. F’field 10.26 OR
Drive to Hall Road (good parking), get 10.15 to Freshfield.
The walk: This is a good winter walk. The route is generally level throughout with some road walking.
The Southport by-pass is crossed twice (carefully!).
There are a few stiles and the bridleway section near the end of the walk could be muddy, horses being horses! So poles might be useful. I’ll try to
do another reccie nearer the time to check the mud situation.The fields can be avoided by using Moss Side but this would shorten the walk by
approx. ½ a mile.
At the end of the walk we can have our refreshments at Kitty’s Tea Rooms, opposite the station before catching the train home. Haven’t
checked this out yet. It closes at 3.30.