14 members of the walking group set out from Burscough village yesterday for a 6 mile meander around the local countryside led by Sue Daniels. The day was bright and dry, if not sunny, but recent rain had made some of the paths extremely boggy. Starting at the canal we travelled part of the route already undertaken by the canal walking group, but then left the water to walk across local fields, paths, byways and highways. As the group was mixed, with both long and short walkers (that is the distance people usually walk not vertically challenged people !) we had a couple of stops, where some of the group took the opportunity to sneak a quick coffee, or in some cases something a little stronger (purely to warm extremities I was assured!) Continue reading
There will only be one walk this month taking place on 2nd November.This is in the Burscough area and will involve paths, canal towpath and fields. There will also be a short pavement stretch. Approx. 6 miles. Because of the time of year it is essential that anyone undertaking this walk has suitable footwear. No trainers or soft shoes.
Meet at 9:50 at the mini roundabout at Tesco in Burscough Village. The walk will leave at 10am.
We believe cars can be left in Tesco car park at owners own risk. Please check for any parking restrictions.
There will be opportunity for a drink/meal at the Hopvine at the end of the walk.
A meeting for walking group members will be held at 11:15 in the coffee room on Tuesday 14th November. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the way forward ( no pun intended) and to plan the walks for next year. Please can as many members of the walking group attend and bring any potential walks / maps with you.
Two walks took place today…a 12 mile canal, country and coast walk and a 5 mile walk from Rufford. The 12 milers set off from the Punch Bowl at Sefton Village, crossed Jubilee Wood, walked across the new Broom’s Cross road towards Thornton and joined the canal. Following this for a couple of miles we then crossed Rimrose Valley where we were thrilled to spot a beautiful Jay flying through the undergrowth. From here we walked to Waterloo and had a very welcome coffee at Waterloo place. Continue reading
The next walk will take place on 5th October. 2 choices of walk; 12 miles or 5 miles. Both commence at 10am but please note different start points. The long walk will leave from the Punch Bowl, Sefton Village. The short walk will leave from the Hesketh Arms, Rufford.
LUNT MEADOWS CIRCULAR WALK – (07-09-2017)
Today’s walk commenced from the Hare and Hounds pub, Liverpool Road North, Maghull. There were meant to be 2 walks as advertised. A short 5 miles walk (a circuit of Lunt Meadows) led by Margaret Schumacher and the longer 8 miles walk led by Alan Carr. Unfortunately Alan was unavailable and asked me to lead the walk for him. Unfortunately, no one turned up for the short walk. So Margaret joined forces with us, making 9 walkers in total. The weather was mild but overcast, fortunately it did not rain.
The next walks will commence at 10am from the Hare and Hounds pub, Liverpool Road North on the above date. There will be 2 walks. The short walk (5 miles) will be a circuit of Lunt Meadows. The longer walk (8 miles) will cross Lunt Meadows and continue towards Ince Blundell , passing through Carr House Farm, crossing the River Alt at Baines Bridge and return to Maghull via the Cheshire Lines. Both walks are on reasonable paths with no stiles, although appropriate footwear is essential. The Hare and Hounds has a fairly decent lunch menu if anyone wishes to eat after the walk, although on this occasion no table has been reserved. If you intend to walk please meet no later than 9:50 am. as we will leave promptly at 10am.
The next walks will take place on 7th September, commencing at 10:00am. There will be two walks available , both starting from the Hare and Hounds pub, Liverpool Road North, Maghull. Full walk descriptions will be posted at the end of August.
A day of style or should I say stiles???
17 members of the walking group set out today for Parbold. 5 members completed a short walk taking in the canal and local footpaths, and from the feedback at lunch had a very pleasant walk. Thanks Kath for leading this. The remaining 12 set out from the Fairy Glen for a walk, just under 7 miles, negotiating muddy paths, fields of wheat and barley, herds of cows, the odd sheep or two, a hazardous walk of a mossy plank over a stream and 25, yes, 25 stiles!
Thursday July 6th saw the group walking Moel Famau from Cilcain. Leaving the Baptist Church car park around 9.30 we made very good time via Runcorn and the M56 to arrive in Cilcain car park at 10.50.
It was already warm as we left the village in bright sunshine and took the bridle path ascent. Lunch at the summit and and a sit in the sun before descending via the steeper ‘stairs’ got us back to the village hall at 2.30 for very welcome tea and cake supplied by Sonja and Kate, courtesy of the village shop. Thanks girls. If you are walking in the area give the shop a visit, the tea and cakes are excellent. Finally, thanks to Ian for help with the recce.