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Club Rambles

Check out our exciting programme of Sunday and Midweek walks by clicking on the relevant links at the top of the web page.

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Talks and other social events take place in the Methodist Church, Moor Lane, Crosby each Wednesday evening.

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Mid-Week Rambles

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

2018

November 15, 20, 29

December 4, 13, 28

2019

January 3, 8, 17, 22, 31

February 5, 14, 19, 28

March 5, 14, 19, 28

April 2 

 

 
Orrell Water Park to Carr Mill Dam
Via Billinge Hill
Thursday 15th November 2018
 
Leader: Audrey Hibbert   
Tel: 0151 426 3050
Distance: 7 miles
Grid Ref: 524 976
Maps: Expl. 275 & 285         
Time: 10.15 a.m. at the Waterside Pub, Carr Mill Dam. We shall then catch the bus to Orrell. This is a frequent service – every 15 minutes. DON’T FORGET YOUR BUS PASS
How to get there:
EITHER
A580 (East Lancashire Road) East.
Turn left at traffic lights on to the A571 signposted ‘Wigan, Billinge.’
Immediately turn right into Garswood Old Road (Premier Inn).
Follow the road round to the Waterside Pub and park on the car park in front of the pub.
THERE ARE MAJOR ROAD WORKS AT THE JUNCTION OF THE A580 AND A570 (RAINFORD BY-PASS) SO THE FOLLOWING ROUTE IS ADVISABLE TO AVOID DELAY.
OR
M58 to J3
Follow A570 Rainford by-pass towards St. Helens.
At the 2nd roundabout after the M58 turn left onto B5203.
At the next ‘T’ junction in Rainford turn right into Church Road - Derby Arms opposite
In a short distance turn left into Rookery Lane.
At the next ‘T’ junction turn right onto B5205 (Higher Lane) and follow to Crank.
At the ‘T’ junction in Crank (Red Cat pub) turn left still on B5205 and continue to Billinge (about 2 miles).
Turn right on to A571 and follow to Carr Mill.
In about 2 miles, just before the lights at the junction with the A580 (East Lancs. Road), turn left into Garswood Old Road (Premier Inn).
Follow the road round to the Waterside Pub and park on the car park in front of the pub.
IF YOU USE THIS ROUTE, LOOK AT A MAP AND APPOINT A NAVIGATOR. THE GOOGLE MAP SHOWS THE ROADS CLEARLY if you haven’t got OS maps.
The Walk:
We shall walk through the water park to Longshaw then ascend to Billinge Hill via Billinge Plantation. Hopefully if it is a fine day we can have lunch sitting round the beacon. The descent is via Great Houghwood to Rainford Road. We shall then continue via Chadwick Green and Carr Mill Dam to the car park.
If anyone wants to do a shorter walk then the bus can be picked up at a couple of points along the route.
Unfortunately there is no café at the end of the walk but drinks can be obtained at the pub.
 
 
WORTHINGTON LAKES
TUESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER, 2018

Leader: Betty Jones       
Tel: 0151 924 7506
Distance: 6 miles 
Map: Explorer 287
Grid ref: 580105            
Time: 10.30 a.m. 
DIRECTIONS: From M6 junction 27 drive east through Standish. Carry straight on through traffic lights, which has Aldi on the left, on to B5239. Go under the railway bridge and at the next mini rounabout, turn left on to A5106 Chorley Road. The car park is about .5 miles on the right and is fairly difficult to see but there is a sign pointing to it.
THE WALK: This is a short easy walk which I thought suitable for this time of the year.  We set off and walk the length of the two reservoirs, Arley and Adlington. Turning right we make our way past Crawshaw Hall and down to a ford which we cross via a footbridge. We will stop and have lunch just before the ford. After crossing the footbridge we turn right and continue to Arley Lane passing the golf course and returning back along the other side of the reservoirs.
Please note that walking poles will be very useful as there is a very tricky downward stretch after the golf course!
Sadly, there are no toilets at the start nor tearooms at the end. However, those who wish may be able to have a cup of tea at the Charnley Arms which is on the way home.