Summer Walks

Thursday June 9th  – A walk from the Hop Vine in Burscough to Crabtree Lane and by various footpaths to a farm shop/cafe near the Martin Inn then back along the canal to the Hop Vine for lunch. If coming by car, the pub has a small car park but there is a large Tesco store over the road with a much larger car park. If coming by bus, the 2A leaves stand 6 at Ormskirk at 9.48 and arrives at the Hop Vine at 10.06 The walk starts at 10.30am.
Leader Judith Jones

Thursday 7th July – This was going to be our coach trip for a ramble around Barley/Pendle Hill. Unfortunately due to lack of support the trip is not viable and therefore it has been cancelled. For the few who have paid, please see me at the Walking desk for your refund.

Thursday 11th August – A walk from West Kirby Rail Station, along the Wirral way for a short distance then up to the Beacon, along Caldy Ridge then down to the shore line and back into West Kirby for lunch at Wetherspoons. The walk starts at 10.30 am
Leader Margaret Schumacher


Walking Group

Thursday 7th July      Outing by coach to Barley/Pendle Hill

We propose to travel to Barley where there will be a choice of two walks.

A)   Keith Graham will lead a circular walk to the top of Pendle Hill and back down            into Barley ( fairly strenuous with a climb of approx 1000feet)

B)    Margaret Schumacher will lead a gentler walk of around 5 miles with some                uphill.

The cost will be £12 and the numbers limited to 41
If interested give your name with a five pound deposit to Bill at the walking desk. Balance to be paid by 14th June.
The coach will depart from Central Square at 9.30 and leave for home at 5.00pm

Walk from the Nags Head

Today was the walk from the Nags head in Thornton and once again we were blessed with decent weather. Twenty people started the walk ably led by Ian Gent. The route was down a road (Holgate) leading to a pedestrian crossing over the new Brooms Cross road and carrying on to Lunt Road. At this point Ian had to divert from the chosen route as the intended path was flooded. Suffice to say we eventually arrived in Little Crosby and what a delightful place it is, only best appreciated by walking. The pub was finally reached at1.00 o’clock  where tables had been reserved for us. Cheers! Here’s to the next walk.

Bill Langham

Walking Group

Thursday March 10th
Start from the Nags Head in Thornton for a walk around Lunt, Ince Woods and Little Crosby, returning to the Nags Head for lunch.

Leaders: Ian & Lynne Gent

Thursday April 7th  Walk from Sandhills Station.Start at 10.30  Along the canal, down to the dock road, past the Pierhead, along the river front to the Britannia Inn,  after lunch we can continue along the front through the Festival Gardens and finish at St Michaels station
Leader Judith Jones

Thursday May 12th Change of venue,start from the Cockbeck  Inn (Town Green Station).Start at 10.30.
Walk to the Stanley Arms and thro’ a footpatb over Northway,  path to Walsh Hall farm,  work our way down to near Robbins Island and then back to the Cockbeck for lunch.
Leader Sue Daniels

Thursday June 9th  Burscough Start and finish at the Hop Vine..Details to follow.
Leader Judith Jones

Walking Group

Autumn walks programme

Thursday 10th September – Meet at the Ship Inn, Haskayne. If coming by bus, the 300 stops a few yards beyond the Kings Arms. Walk back up Rosemary Lane back to the Ship Inn to chose your meal and then we will be off on a five mile circular walk around Halsall etc.

Leaders Ann & Bill Langham

Thursday 8th October –  Meet at South Parkway Station on the Hunts Cross line for a six mile walk through Allerton, Woolton and Clarke Gardens. We will have lunch at the Pub in the Park in Clarke Gardens before returning the short distance to South Parkway Station for home.

Leader Margaret Schumacher

Thursday 12th November –  Note change of venue. Meet at the Royal Oak at the top of Holborn Hill in Aughton for a circular 5 mile walk start around Clieves Hill, returning to the pub for lunch.

N.B. the 310/311 bus route is changing so watch this space.

Thursday 10th December – Meet at Ormskirk station at 1030 for a short walk around the town, finishing in The Fiveways for lunch.

Leaders Lynn & Ian Gent

All the walks start at 10.30

Bill Langham



Ramble at West Kirkby today 13th August 2015

Twenty nine of us had a very enjoyable day walking from West Kirby station along the Wirral Way and going up through The Dungeon and back to Thurstaton where we went to the Cottage Loaf pub for our Lunch.We then used the No82 bus to get us back to West Kirby,   the train for Liverpool was ready to depart as soon as we boarded.All in All a good day.   Many thanks to Keith for Leading this walk

Bill Langham

July Ramble

Once again we were blessed with fine weather. Twenty-two people set off from a reservoir near Longridge for a seven mile linear walk down to Ribchester, along by the River Ribble and then up to Hurst Green led by Margaret S. The remaining nineteen left the coach at Hurst Green for a five mile circular walk led by Ann L.  We went down to the River Ribble and worked our way around to Stoneyhurst College (a most magnificent building set in equally magnificent grounds) then returned to Hurst Green. (See slideshow below) Continue reading

March Ramble

The ramble on 6th March around three Liverpool Parks and the revamped Festival Gardens was a great success with twenty-nine people enjoying the walk under the leadership of Margaret Schumacher. We all had a very good meal at the Otterspool Harvester where Ann & I joined them having walked very slowly from the railway station to the pub.
Next month’s walk is from the Hesketh Arms in Rufford on April 10th starting at 10.30 and the Leader will be Ian Gent.