RETURN TO MAGHULL
From Monday 2nd October, 2017, we will be moving back to Maghull for the winter.
Meeting at; Maghull Baptist Church car park
Day/Time; Monday nights @ 6.30pm (except for public holidays)
Duration; 1 hr circular walk on well lit pavements
Clothing/Safety; Please wear suitable warm and waterproof clothing and footwear for the conditions. (Also high-vis jackets or vests/lights etc if possible)
(Please note that our last walk for 2017 will be on Monday 11th December 2017)
There are six courses available this October and November and they are free if you live in Sefton. They are 4 hour courses split over 2 days and you must attend both days to complete the training
Formby-Mon 9th and Tue 10th Oct-12:45pm – 2:45pm
Southport – Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October-10:30am – 12:30pm
Maghull-Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October-12:45pm – 2:45pm
Crosby – Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October- 10:30am – 12:30pm
Southport- Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th November- 12:45pm – 2:45pm
Crosby- Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November -1:00pm – 3:00pm
Please contact Stephanie Boote on Tel: 0151 934 2824 Mobile: 07866 597304 to book on one of the courses
Eight members of the Nordic Walking group braved the elements on Monday night. We did cut the walk short but covered just under 3.5 miles in an hour and as you can see we were still smiling at the end of it. We hope our leader Ian who is on holiday was having better weather than us.
10 MILE CHALLENGE – Sat 9 th. Sep
Calling all Nordic Walkers. In order to celebrate the Year of the Sefton Coast 2017, Active Sefton have organised a series of challenges for walkers, including Nordic Walkers, to take part in, and enjoy our wonderful coastline. The walks are free to join and no booking is required. Just turn up and join in.
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
On Monday evening, our circular walk from Lydiate Parish Hall to the Cheshire Lines footpath, took us over a field where the footpath had virtually disappeared from view, as a result of the rapid growth of crops, weeds and foliage, due to the summer sun and rain. Whilst we walkers just took it in our ‘stride’, it has become somewhat of a problem, with leaders equipping themselves with secateurs in order to cut the nettles and thorny shoots that creep across the footpaths. Having said all that, it is good to enjoy the country air and scenery on a fine sunny summers evening.
Happy Nordic Walking,
SWANAGE & PURBECK WALKING FESTIVAL 2017
I have recently received the following e-mail from John Challis, at the U3A Nordic Walking Group friends, Purbeck, Dorset;
“Thanks very much for your reply. I’m sorry it has not been acknowledged earlier. Sounds a to be a really thriving group, and again your input in the early stages was most helpful in setting up the Purbeck (Nordic Walking) U3A group.
Are any of you coming to the Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival here in Swanage Fri 15-Sun 17 September? It was a very successful one last year, and is likely to attract even more walkers this year.
There are great coastal and inland heath and moorland routes. If there were people coming it would be good to do a U3A group walk either on the Thur before or the Mon after the festival, or both! Would really enjoy taking you and others on a couple or routes here! ”
John Challis 07966 500820
If anyone is interested in taking part, please contact John Challis directly.
Our Monday night walks are getting better as the nights get lighter. Here are some of our walkers, led by Brenda McKenzie, walking along the lanes and fields in Lydiate.
Happy Nordic Walking,
NORDIC WALKING GROUP
Only two more Monday evening walks at Maghull before we move back to Lydiate on 3rd April, 2017 for our longer walks of 1hr 30mins. The photograph shows some of the group on a recent walk around Maghull. Whilst the weather on some of our walks has been cold, windy and wet, our loyal hardy walkers have braved the winter months and we are now enjoying the lighter nights and the start of spring. We are all looking forward to those balmy summer night walks in the countryside around Lydiate. Why not come and join us?
Happy Nordic Walking Ian, Brenda & John
OUR MONDAY WALK IS MOVING BACK TO LYDIATE
Please note that our weekly walk will be moving back to Lydiate, now that the nights are getting lighter, on Monday. 3rd April 2017.
Meeting at; Lydiate Parish Hall car park.
On: Every Monday except public holidays.
Duration: 1 hrs 30 mins
Distance: 4 miles (approx.)
Our circular walks around Lydiate, will use footpaths, the canal towpath, the Cheshire Lines trail and country lanes. Suitable footwear and clothing should be worn to suit the conditions.
Happy Nordic Walking,