Sunday Strollers 18th February
Flat easy walk in Southport around the lake -1.5 hour long. We will catch 11.00 Bus (300) from opposite Old Library.
Lunch after –an option could be fish and chips
Bring your bus pass if you have one
More details -John McKenzie on 0151 531 0207
Photo of the group on a previous walk
Sefton Active Walk 18th February
Meet at 2.30 opposite Hayloft Lydiate. This will be a 4 -5 mile walk at a brisk pace. Wear appropriate footwear
If you want more details ring Brenda McKenzie on 0151 531 0207
February’s walk will be an easy 1.5 hours flat walk around the lake and gardens in Southport, followed by fish and chips in a local cafe. We completed a recce today in bright sunshine, lets hope we are as lucky on the 18th. We had thought of getting the 11.03 bus but have decided to keep to our usual time of meeting up and will be getting the 11.03 bus (300) from opposite the old library on Liverpool Road.
We have decided on our walks for 2018 which include, a short version of the War Horse trail in Ormskirk, a walk along the canal at Chester, Carr Mill Dam, Ainsdale station to Pinewoods pub, Moreton to New Brighton. We try to find somewhere to have lunch at the end of each walk which makes it more like a day out. We use public transport so don’t forget to bring your bus pass (if you have one) If you want more details visit the Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning.
Today 11 of us walked from Old Roan to Maghull and then 4 others members joined us for lunch at Scrummies. We all agreed the scouse was great and the weather was as kind as it could be to us and we only had light rain when we were walking. We have sorted out our walks for 2018 and will be going to Chester, Carr Mill Dam, New Brighton, Ormkirk (War Horse Walk) Southport, West Kirby, all using our bus passes. If you want more information come to Group Support Desk on a Tuesday morning.
Sunday Strollers will be walking this Sunday 21st January. We will get the 11 o clock train from Maghull to Old Roan and walk back along the canal to Maghull. This is a flat 4.5 mile walk, the walking surface is good and we plan to have lunch at Scrummies at 1.15pm. We need to book for lunch so need numbers by Friday. If the weather is not suitable to walk we still intend to go for lunch and discuss what walks we are going to do this year. Please ring 0151 531 0207 or 07900525222 and speak to John or Brenda. Below are pictures when we did the recce last week. As you can see we were lucky with the weather it was very cold but sunny so a very enjoyable walk. Some times we do not appreciate what is on our door step!!!.
The next Sunday Strollers walk will be on 21st January. This will be a local walk. We will meet at Maghull Station at 10.50. Please bring your bus pass if you have one. We will have lunch/drink at the end and will hopefully sort out the walks for 2018. If you are unable to make the walk but you know of a walk that the group could complete during the year please come to the Group Support desk on a Tuesday or ring Brenda McKenzie on 0151 531 0207. We are looking for flat walks up to 5 miles.
Our next walk is 15th October . We will be meeting at Maghull Station at 10.50. We had hoped to get the train to West Kirby, however, there are engineering works that day so we will have to make the best of what is on our door step this month and do West Kirby next month. If you have a bus pass remember to bring it with you. We may get the local bus to Lydiate and walk around that area. You will need to wear walking shoes at this time of the year.
Six people enjoyed the sunshine on our walk last Sunday. We passed RAF Woodvale at the Freshfield Heath Nature Reserve before making our way to the beach. As the Southport Air Show was on, we were treated to an air display as we walked along. We had an enjoyable lunch at the Pinewoods pub before making our way back to the station. The walk was 6 miles. However, some people had walked to Maghull station making it over 7 miles. Our next walk will be in West Kirby on the third Sunday 15th October. This walk will be a 6 miles flat walk. However we will have a break after 3 miles. We will meet at Maghull station 10.50 everyone welcome.
Next Sunday Strollers walk is this Sunday. We will meet at 10.50 at Maghull Station and catch the train to Freshfield. The walk will be mostly on the flat and approx 4.5 miles . We will finish up at the Pinewood Pub .
We will be meeting for this walk at Maghull Station at 10.30 not the usual time of 11 o,clock. The walk which will be lead by Judith will be from Moreton Station to Hoylake. This is a flat 5 mile walk along the front. It is hoped to have lunch at the Ship Inn in Hoylake . Please let Brenda or Judith know if you intend on coming so we can book lunch. The pictures below are when we did this walk last year. Bring your pass if you have one.
The Strollers had hoped to do a walk around Freshfield last Sunday, but, at the very last minute had to change this due to repair work taking place on the unmanned crossing near Freshfield. As we were booked in at the Pinewoods pub for lunch it was decided by the group to walk from Hightown to Freshfield. It was a lovey day and the group, in the end, walked 7 miles. Nine walkers took part, all agreed it had been a good walk which ended with an excellent lunch at the Pinewoods pub. We will do the walk we had planned to do in September and have booked in at the Pinewoods pub again. Please note for the August walk we will meet at 10.20 not 10.50am at Maghull Station.
The walks for the next months – all starting at Maghull Station
Aug 20th – Moreton to Hoylake lunch at Ship Inn meet at 10.20
Sep 17th – Freshfield lunch at Pinewoods pub meet at 10.50
Oct 16th – West Kirby lunch in West Kirkby meet at 10.50
Nov19th – Local walk – lunch in Scrummies meet at 10.50