The mid-week group was formed 29 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
Please contact the leader if you intend to join a walk
Thursday 16th December 2021
Leader: Audrey Hibbert
Tel: 0151 426 3050
Distance: 6/7 miles
Map: Expl. 275
Time: Meet to start walking at 10.15 a.m. near the Bottle and Glass pub, St. Helens Road. NOTE slightly earlier start so that we can get to the café in good time as they close at 4 p.m.
Grid Ref: 488 988
Post Code for Bottle and Glass: WA11 7QT
M58 to J3.
A570 Rainford by-pass towards St. Helens.
In 0.9 mile, after the 2nd roundabout from the motorway, there is a brown sign on the left (and one in the centre reservation) to the Bottle and Glass pub. If you drive too fast you will miss it. Turn right here into St. Helens Road. Park on the right opposite the houses before you get to the pub. The road is very wide and there is plenty of space.
All the walk is on good paths and tracks, no stiles, and very little mud when I did the recce – keep your fingers crossed!!
After crossing the by-pass, a path goes down to Berrington’s Lane which is followed to Mill Lane and on to the Rainford Linear Park (old railway line). After a short distance on the linear park there is a gradual ascent on a path to Higher Lane. We then follow paths to Fire Clay Farm, Pennsylvania, and Holiday Moss Farm before descending to Higher Lane again. We shall make our way to the linear park and into the village where there are seats at the cricket ground for our lunch stop. After lunch a path takes us to the by-pass which we cross and take tracks via Moor Game Farm, Reed’s Farm and Reed’s Lane back to the cars.
After the walk I hope we can have tea and cake at Cherry Orchard Tearoom at Inglenook Farm which is a mile down the by-pass on your way home.