The mid-week group was formed 28 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
Delamere Forest Walk
Thursday 5th August 2021
Leader: Gwyneth Coady
Telephone: 0151 924 1776
O.S. Explorer Map: Northwich and Delamere Forest number 267
Meeting Point: Whitefield Car Park – Grid Ref: 558710 Post code: WA6 8LH
Distance from Crosby: 33 miles via Merseyflow bridge
Sat Nav gives 45 minute drive via Merseyflow bridge and 1hr 6mins via Mersey Tunnel
Walk distance: About 6 miles
Start Time: 11am **** Please note later time than normal
How to get there: The quickest route from Crosby is via the M57 which continues on to the A5300 and then the A562. It is pretty well signed to the Mersey Gateway Bridge – Toll payable of £2 each way. This can be paid online via Google when you get home. The A562 becomes the A533/A557 but basically you are following the signs to Frodsham via the A56. You go over a canal (Weaver Navigation) then you need to pick up a left turn onto the B5394/B5152 (look out for Fluin Lane). Then you should start to pick up signs for Delamere, Forest Hills Hotel and Lady Heyes Farm. Watch out for a right turn to Delamere (brown sign). Go through the village of Hatchmere. The Whitefield car park is about half a mile further on, on your left. This is a large car park - £6 for the day. No toilets but surrounded by secluded trees.
I do realise this is an expensive day where the navigation would be a lot easier with Sat Nav and the more people sharing a car the less the cost! As it isn’t too long a walk, I thought it would be better to start half an hour later than normal i.e. ready to start walking at 11 a.m.
The Walk: This is a fairly easy flat walk on well marked forest trails. We will follow a circular route from the car park starting on the south side of the lake of Blakemere Moss and returning to the car park on the north side. Although we didn’t do this on the recee, I propose to visit the visitor centre for a lunch time stop, where there are toilets and some picnic tables in the Events Area nearby.
Refreshments: We can go to the Carriers Inn in Hatchmere (you will have passed this on the way to the car park) where we can order hot drinks. As is often the case, the pub doesn’t have cakes as such on the menu but desserts such as cheesecake or sticky toffee pudding are available.