The time has come to think about next year. As you know I am stepping down as leader, so we could do with a meeting of all members of the walking group to twist somebody’s arm to emerge as a new leader, even better would be a volunteer to take over.
Thursday 8th Sept saw ten walkers assemble at Hightown Station for what could have been a very damp walk as the rain had been fairly constant up till then, however to use an old nursery rhyme “out came the sun and dried up all the rain”so off we set ,nobody fancied going over the sandhills so Pam Bennet knew of a new concreted track and led the way. On arrival at the Royal Hotel places had been reserved for us and we enjoyed a good lunch.
Eight members of the walking group travelled to the Pendle district last week to complete a 7.5 mile circular walk from the village of Barley Green. Unfortunately the predicted sunny weather failed to materialise and we set off in drizzle, travelling over sodden ground to start the first loop of our figure of eight. The walk, although very pleasant, would have been better in good weather as the views as we ascended some of the many hills would have been amazing, however we were shrouded in cloud and had limited views. Undaunted we continued on our route across very rough terrain in some parts, taking care to avoid the herds of cows with calves.
Please note the starting time for this walk is now 10.45 not 10.30 as previously published.
Get the 9.45 train from Maghull station to Central and then the 10.10 train to West Kirby on the Wirral Line.This arrives in West Kirby at 10.43.
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
Todays walk of 5.6 miles was enjoyed by fifteen people, the weather was superb as was the meal afterwards at the pub. Many thanks to Sue Daniels for leading and the pub staff who opened up early for us to pre-order.
I regret that the ramble to Pendle in July has been cancelled . Refunds will be given to people who have paid deposits All other walks for the rest of the year will continue as normal
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
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.
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