Nineteen of us took the train to Port Sunlight today for an appreciation and history of the village. On the platform at Central Station, while waiting for the Chester train, David gave us an introduction to the day’s walk with a history of the origins of the village and the development of soap production. On our arrival at Port Sunlight, Continue reading
There was a huge turnout of twenty eight strollers for today’s walk. We assembled at Maghull North Railway Station in front of Andrew Edwards’ sculpture “Compassion In Conflict” in memory of Moss Side Military Red Cross Hospital and the soldiers who were treated for shellshock there in World War One. Leaving the car park, we Continue reading
On one of the hottest days of the year, seventeen walkers met at Ormskirk Railway Station. Several people had pulled out of the walk because of the heat and Brenda had decided we would only do half the walk for the same reason. She gave us a short explanation of the Continue reading
We met at Lydiate Parish Hall for today’s walk with twenty one of us hoping the rain would hold off. Setting off on the Southport Road, we soon crossed and walked along Station Road, passing three of the Lydiate Yarn Bombs. As Station Road curved Continue reading
Twenty two strollers met at Maghull (South) Station for a long awaited group walk. It was lovely to meet old friends and have a good catch up. Before we started the walk, we all signed to say we’d read the risk assessment and Continue reading
Nineteen walkers met at Lydiate Parish Hall in bright sunshine with clear blue skies. Brenda had organised us into four groups to meet current COVID restrictions and ensured we had all read and signed the Risk assessment.
We crossed Southport Road and made our way along Station Road, Continue reading
Have you signed up for the ‘1000 mile in September‘ challenge? The idea is for our U3A ‘Walk A Mile Or Two‘ walkers to aggregate their miles walked in September. Can we get over the 1000 miles target together?
Contact Brenda McKenzie to add your miles.
What a difference a day makes to the Sunday strollers group. Last Sunday (23rd) it was wet and miserable. This Sunday it was blue, cloudless skies and a full house of 21 walkers, strolling in the sun. 2.3 miles from Maghull station, along the canal to Brewery Lane, a turn around Balls Wood and back to the station. All topped off with breakfast and coffee.
Unlike last Sunday, where we started in Lydiate, walked up to Town Green and back under dark, gloomy skies and an almost constant drizzle.
The good news is that both occasions brought out hardy, hearty and interesting company to drive away the Covid blues. Here are some images from both walks.
Have you signed up for the ‘1000 mile in September‘ challenge. The idea is for our U3A ‘Walk A Mile Or Two‘ walkers to aggregate there miles walked in September. Can we get over the 1000 miles target together? Contact Brenda McKenzie to add your miles.
It is important to stay active, sit less and move more for your physical, mental health and wellbeing. Sunday Strollers usually meets once a month at present but the group decided to meet more often and complete 5 miles local walks.
Four members of the Sunday Strollers decided to form another group that would help members who do not want to walk 5 miles. The group has been called Walk a Mile or Two and completes local walks up to 2 miles.
11 members took part in the first walk which was just less than 2 miles and we plan to do another walk this Sunday 9th August, which is just over 1.5 miles. Social distancing rules are followed. If you want to be involved in either groups please text Brenda McKenzie on 07900525222 for further details.
Due to weather conditions the Sunday Strollers walk had to be re-arranged, then the walk had to be changed.
We decided to walk from Moreton to New Brighton as underfoot would be good. Just as we started the walk the sun came out, however the wind on the front was very strong but thankfully it was behind us which helped us complete the 6 mile walk in 2 hours.
David helped to make the walk interesting by sharing information on the local area and we finished off enjoying lunch at the local Wetherspoons. We are going to Sefton Park next month to see the Field of Hope. Fingers crossed the weather is good.
Due to the popularity of this group we are unable to take any more members. However, if anyone would like to start another Sunday Strollers Group we would be able to provide you with walks to do. Come to the Group Leaders Support desk on a Tuesday morning.