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
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
August 20, 29
September 3, 12, 17, 26
October 1, 10, 15, 22, 31
November 5, 14, 19, 28
December 3, 12, 17
January 2, 7, 16, 21, 30
February 4, 13, 18, 27
March 3, 12, 17, 26, 31
Beamers Way, Witton Country Park
Tuesday 20th August 2019
Leader: Doreen Hunter
Tel: 0151 924 5183
Time: 10.30 a.m.
Distance: 6 miles
Map: Explorer 287
Post Code: BB2 2TP
Grid Ref: 662271
M58. M6 J.29. M65 J.3. Follow A674 Blackburn then continue along A674 for about 2 miles. There is a wide bus lane just before Witton Park main entrance on the left. The car park is £1.50 for all day. We will meet at Pavilion Café at the top of the path where there are toilets.
This is not a flat walk and we climb steadily at first through the woods before emerging into open fields, after which it is only slightly undulating. The walk includes mixed woodland, parkland and farmland with a short stretch along the River Darwen. Mainly kissing gates with very few, but well maintained, stiles. Muddy in patches.
After the walk:
We will return to the Pavilion Café after the walk for refreshments. The café closes at 3.30 but we arrived in plenty of time after the recce.
Brinscall, Wheelton Plantation and White Coppice
Thursday 29th August 2019
Leader: Audrey Hibbert
Tel: 0151 426 3050
Time: 10.30 a.m. at the Swimming Pool car park, Brinscall PR6 8QU
Grid ref: 627 214
Distance: 6.5 miles
Map: Expl. 287 West Pennine Moors
M6 North to M65
M65 east to J3
South on A674 to Wheelton
In about 2.5 miles at Higher Wheelton turn left into Bett Lane (brown sign to Highfield Golf Club). It is just before the Golden Lion pub on the right.
Continue on this road which goes uphill and then downhill into the village of Brinscall.
Just before the bottom of the hill turn left into Lodge Bank. The swimming pool is on the left. Park either in the swimming pool car park or on the road in Lodge Bank.
Meet at the car park.
If you go around the left hand bend at the bottom of the hill you have gone too far.
From the village there is a short ascent to enter Wheelton Plantation. Following a good track through the woods we descend to ‘The Goit’ and then follow a path along the edge of the moor to White Coppice. This is a good place for lunch as there are seats by the cricket ground and a bench on the pavilion if it is raining. After lunch we continue south along ‘The Goit’ and then return to White Coppice across the fields. After skirting a small reservoir, which is now over grown, we pick up the path along ‘The Goit’ to return to Brinscall. There are 3 stiles.
We can have refreshments after the walk at the Cottage Tea Room in Brinscall.
WHALLEY - Lancashire
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Leader: Val Shayler
Tel: 0151 924 8638
Map: OS Explorer 287
Starting point: Spring Wood Car Park
Postcode: BB7 9UE
Time: 10.30 a.m.
Distance: approx 6 miles
Directions: Take the M6 to junction 31 and then the A59 heading towards Clitheroe.
Follow the A59 until the roundabout with the turn off marked for Whalley on the A671. Entering Whalley turn right at the mini roundabout into Accrington Road. At the top of the road there is a traffic light junction. Go straight ahead for the car park.
This walk takes you through lovely Lancashire countryside, along the banks of the River Calder and passes by some historical sites too. There is some undulating ground but no steep climbing.
From Spring Wood we circle the north side of Whalley Golf Club before crossing fields and a few stiles to Read Old Bridge, where in 1643 a famous battle was fought between Royalists and Parliamentarians. Then the walk continues through Read Park and house whose magistrate owner sent the Pendle witches to Lancaster gaol in 1612. We then cross the road and follow a path past a garden centre which has a cafe and toilets where we could stop if the weather is too bad for a picnic, and across the A671 to descend to the River Calder at Cock Bridge. The next stretch takes us alongside the river, after leaving the river bank we follow the path to Whalley Banks and drop down back into Whalley. We then make our way to Whalley Abbey for tea and cake in their excellent cafe before heading back to the car park.
There are some stiles, brambles and a few muddy patches depending on the weather. There are also a few roads to cross so please be careful as traffic passes very fast in places.