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
April 19, 24
May 3, 8, 17, 22, 31
June 5, 14, 19, 28
July 3, 12, 17, 26, 31
August 9, 14, 23, 28,
September 6, 11, 20, 25
HURST GREEN - “TOLKIEN TRAIL”
Thursday 19th April 2018
Leader: Val Shayler
Tel: 07806 937706
Time: 10.30 a.m. by the memorial, just opposite the toilets. There is roadside parking.
Distance: 6 ½ miles
Map: Expl. 287 and OL 41
M58 to M6 north to J31 – A59 East to traffic lights, turn left signed Ribchester.
Follow the B6245 and cross the bridge over the River Ribble. Take the first road on the right Gallows Lane after you have passed the ‘Workhouse’. After about 1.5 miles on a fairly narrow lane – take care- turn right at the T junction B6243 and drive into Hurst Green.
I hope you enjoy the walk which takes us through some fields, down to the river bank and back into Hurst Green. There are bound to be some muddy bits here and there but hopefully not too much, and there are a few stiles, not many and nothing too difficult. It’s called the Tolkein trail because it takes us up past Stoneyhurst College, which JR Tolkein had connections with, and it is said he wrote the draft for Lord of the Rings while he was there. There is more history to the area as well and we will visit a bridge said to be used by Cromwell to move his cannons over. Getting back into Hurst Green, there is, crucially, two pubs and a café! As this is the first time I have led a mid-week walk I hope I have judged it right and we all enjoy it! Look forward to seeing you.
Tuesday 24th April 2018
Leader: Les Waller
Tel: 0151 931 2303
Distance: 7 miles linear
Train joining times:
Birkdale 09-17 a.m.
Formby 09-28 a.m.
Blundellsands 09-37 a.m.
Waterloo 09-40 a.m.
From Liverpool Central we take the 10.12 a.m. West Kirby train.
We need to purchase a one-station rail ticket, Heswall to Neston, at our initial joining station. This is because of the closely-timed train connection at Bidston.
From Neston rail station our journey is through the town, down the fields and on to the Sea Marsh path. After passing the Harp pub and the Net Cafe we reach the pretty village of Burton. From here we procede through fields and woodlands around Haddon Hall Farm.
Crossing the A540 road we join a track that connects a lane that quickly brings us to Willaston. We stop at the old preserved Hadlow Road rail station before walking along the former railway line that brings us to Hooton station. Nearby we have end of walk refreshments at the Hooton Country Pub.