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
July 26, 31
August 9, 14, 23, 28,
September 6, 11, 20, 25
October 4, 9, 18, 23
November 6, 15, 20, 29
December 4, 13, 28
Thursday 26th July 2018
Leader: Barbara McMorran
Tel: 0151 931 1144
Time: 10.30 a.m.
Distance: 6 miles
Map: Expl. 287
How to get there:
M58 to M6
M6 to junction 31
A 59 direction Clitheroe
Left on B6245 signed Ribchester
In Ribchester turn left towards Roman Bath, car park is on the right.
We go out by field paths and tracks passing Parsonage and Falcon farms to Butchers Fold and a lane where we turn towards Ribchester.
After a short distance we leave the lane through fields and a short, tricky woodland bit to follow another lane past Hothersall Lodge, an Outdoor Centre and Hothersall Hall.
We are then on the Ribble way which we follow back to Ribchester.
The walk is described as having a few moderate climbs but I thought by our standards it was mostly flat. There are however a lot of stiles.
There are good views of the Ribble Valley, Pendle Hill and the Bowland Fells.
There are toilets and a cafe next to the car park.
Bollington and Andrew’s Knob
Tuesday 31st July 2018
Leader: Audrey Hibbert
Tel: 0151 426 3o50
Time: 11.00 a.m. at Middlewood Way, Addlington Road Car Park, Bollington
Grid ref: 931781
Distance: 7 miles
Map: Explorer 268
M6 to J20, A50 Knutsford, A537 Macclesfield.
At Macclesfield follow the signs Stockport A6. At the 'Tesco' roundabout turn left on to A523 (A6) Stockport (Bollington B5090). At the second roundabout turn right on to B5090 Bollington. In 1.4 mile after passing under a viaduct and past a church with a spire (on the left) turn immediately left. There is a brown sign 'Middlewood Way & Toilets' and the 'Dog & Partridge' pub on the corner.
In a short distance turn left (just after the toilet block) into the Middlewood Way, Addlington Road Car Park.
The car park is free.
Allow about 1 hour 20 minutes from Crosby.
We start by walking through the park and town to join the Gritstone Trail and after crossing Berristall Dale ascend to Andrews Knob where there are lovely views on a clear day. From here it is downhill all the way! Descending to Moorside Lane we return via Birchencliff, Styperson Pool and the Macclesfield Canal.
After the walk:
The café, at the mill alongside the canal, will be open so we can stop there for a cuppa on the way back to the car park.
On the way home I suggest - for those who wish to do so - we stop for a meal at the Blacksmiths Arms at Henbury. Look out for this on your way into Macclesfield. It is on the right opposite the Flora Garden Centre.
Hopefully, as we shall be setting off home later than usual, the M6 will not be too congested at Warrington
If you are car sharing please make sure you share with others who want to stop for a meal.