Here are some of our walkers out tonight. Up to 18 people Nordic walk on a Monday night at 6.30 from the Baptist Church. Tonight we did just under 4 miles in 1.45hr our leader John cracked a good pace. To join the group you need of completed a 4 hour course run by Active Sefton. Details can be found on their website the course is free and they also provide the poles for you to use each week. We have room for new members as two of the group Margaret and Diane have just completed their Nordic Walk Leaders course again this was free and run by Active Sefton. If you need more details come to the Group Support table on a Tuesday morning or ring Brenda McKnzie on 0151 531 0207
Members of the Nordic walking group took to the streets of Maghull last night, suitably attired in festive wear, to complete the annual tour of the locality viewing the Christmas garden decorations. I have to admit there did appear to be some bemused motorists, and the one who stopped to ask us for directions looked extremely confused! Following the walk we returned to the lovely home of Brenda and John, where we were extremely well fed and watered. Thanks to both of them for their hospitality. Special thanks to Ian Gent, who was not able to join us last night, who along with Brenda and John, have led the Nordic walkers many miles during 2017.The walks resume on 8th January, 6:30 pm at the Baptist Church. New walkers are welcome but must have completed the Active Sefton Nordic walk training first.
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,