We had to postpone our walk in West Kirby due to the weather forecast.
Even though it forecast snow 20 of us completed just under 5 miles taking in the canal, Cheshire lines and local fields.
We arrived at Bernie’s just as the snow was getting heavier.
It was great to finish the walk with a cooked breakfast in good company.
We are walking in Aughton next week and getting the 9.50 Ormskirk train . I will post full details later in the week. John and I are hoping to go to Bernie’s at 9 next Sunday and have breakfast before we get the train. Anyone can join us 🙂
On a morning that was remarkably bright and sunny for the time of the year, 21 members decamped at Hall Road station where they were joined by 4 other members and Keith – a guest labradoodle guide possessing extensive knowledge of the intended route of the day’s walk.
After completing the usual preliminaries, the group set off for the first port of call at the Key Park. Here Frank and David provided background information as to how it was that this somewhat unique resource came into being for the benefit of the local residents, and how its facilities were safeguarded from excessive use.
25 walkers got the train to Seaforth and Litherland and then took part in a walk to Rimrose Valley . Again we were lucky with the weather . Bill made the walk really interesting sharing the history of the park . We stopped at 11am. along the canal to observe a 2 minute silence . Once we arrived at Waterloo station we split up to find places to eat . Thanks again Bill . Next week Cheryl and Frank are leading a walk from Hall Road details to follow later in the week.
20 walkers made their way to Moreton where we walked down to the front and stopped to have a coffee, tea and bacon baps at the little cafe. The wind was very strong on the front so we decided to have it behind us and walk to New Brighton instead Hoylake .
The views were spectacular along the way with waves high in places . We were treated to seeing wind surfers and swimmers braving the elements . The walk was 5 miles although with the help of the wind it felt shorter.
Some of us then went to the Sea Horse and had either Sunday roast or fish and chips. Feedback showed good value money .
Next week it’s the Rimrose Valley and will get 9.19 train from Maghull to Seaforth.
Thirty one walkers assembled at St Michael’s Station for our guided walk round Sefton Park. Before we reached the park, David Scott gave us a potted history of the development of St Michael’s Hamlet and the construction of its “cast iron” Church. We took a slight detour Continue reading
32 members of the Sunday Walkers group travelled by rail to St. Michaels station for a walk to Liverpool’s Pier Head. Leaving the station we walked through Priory Woods and the old Garden Festival site and on to the waterfront. In warm sunshine and a light breeze we made the 3 miles along the promenade to the Pier Head around midday where we got a good view of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth.
It was great to be out in great weather in good company.
The Friends of Sefton Park are providing a guided walk around the park for 35 of us next week followed by a meal in Lark Lane. Fingers crossed for a good day.
The Sunday Walkers group started with 3 and now has 50 members. Such a large group is just manageable but additional membership is now closed..
What a difference a week makes. Last Sunday we were sleeveless. This week it was full weather proofs. However, the sun did try and 22 walkers covered 4 miles around the Giddygate Lane circuit from the station. Impressive considering the rainy start.
On Sunday Sep 26th 26 folk jumped trains to meet at Moreton station. We covered the 4 miles to New Brighton along the ‘Wirral Way’ promenade and beach, where it was nice to see so many people out and about in glorious sunshine. In New Brighton we split up for lunch before returning to Maghull. Thanks to all for a great day out
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