Walking A-Monday Afternoon

Walks are local and leisurely and between 4 and 5 miles (maximum 5 miles) in length over easy terrain.

Varies, but all local
3rd Monday
1.30 pm start

Monday Afternoon Short Walks

bootsMonday walks start at 1.30pm on the 3rd Monday of the month, they are all local and are around 4 miles over easy terrain. Start time is 1.30  for a Monday walk but contact the coordinator if you need more details. Please wear good footwear for all walks.

No need to book on walk just turn up on day. Further information on walks by emailing the Group Coordinator on mondaywalks@aughton-ormskirk-u3a.co.uk

Walks are held at 1.30 on the 3rd Monday of the month unless otherwise stated.
Please Note no walk in August 2023

 Walk Monday 17th July 2023   1.30pm / 

Lathom circular walk

 The walk starts at the lay-by on Hall Lane (B5240) at the entrance road towards Lathom Hall. We will walk west towards Ormskirk Golf Club and then north to cross Blythe Lane, and up to Burscough Hall and the chapel of St John the Evangelist. Then back to the Lathom Park Conservation Area and the Alms houses and Lathom chapel.

A flat easy walk with one easy stile. 3.5 miles approx.

Parking and start:  Lay-by, Hall Lane Lathom B5240 at the entrance to Lathom Hall estate.

Leader:  Rob Mawdsley


August 2023- NO WALK


Monday 18th September 2023 1.30pm

Churchtown and Botanic Gardens

This will be an opportunity to explore and learn about the historic village of Churchtown which has a fascinating history dating back several hundred years. The centre of the old village retains much of its character from bygone ages. The Botanic Gardens is nationally known for its floral displays, which have been featured in the BBC TV program Gardener’s World. The walk is less than two miles.

Following the walk U3A members may wish to visit Meols Hall which is opposite the Botanic Gardens and is open that day for visitors (entrance £5). The hall has been the home of the Hesketh family since the 12 century.

We will meet at 1.30 outside St. Cuthberts Church next to the Hesketh Pub. Please be aware the pub car park is for customers only and has cameras, so do not park there.

Leader: David Blanchflower


Walk Monday 16th October 2023 1.30pm start.

 Circular walk from Christchurch, Long Lane to Clieves Hills and back.

The route crosses the A59 taking the footpath up to the north side of Gaw Hill reservoir and the Nature Reserve. Then across the fields to Booths Lane, and further fields to Fir Tree Lane and around to Clieves Hills Lane where there are excellent views towards Formby and Liverpool. Back to Small Lane, Booths Lane and across to the Hollies, and the south side of the reservoir and back to the A59.

4 miles approx.

There is a cafe at the Christchurch Ministry Centre

Parking and Start: Scouts and Guides Hut car park Christchurch Long Lane Aughton.

Leader: Rob Mawdsley


Last Updated on November 17, 2023

A Walk in Tawd Valley

A report of the 20th September 2021 walk

The September Monday u3a Walking Group walk was in the Tawd Valley Park, Skelmersdale, which is an area of green open space of 65 hectares running from Skelmersdale town centre and following the line of the River Tawd as it heads northwards to join the River Douglas.

Those participating in the walk soon realised that Tawd Valley Park is a hidden jewel in the heart of Skelmersdale. The site surrounds the River Tawd as it meanders its way from Yewdale across a large section of the historic town of Skelmersdale through to Cobbs Clough Brow. The area is a haven for a wide variety of wildlife with birds of prey soaring above the meadows and Kingfishers patrolling the riverbanks.

Barry Carr the walk leader did an excellent job in explaining the history of the area, with the ruins of an old mill, millponds and capped mineshafts providing a glimpse into the area’s industrial history.

Everyone agreed it was an excellent afternoon walk in an area that was previously unknown to most of the walk participants.

Last Updated on January 3, 2022

Gallery of Past Walks


Monday  walkers by the canal at Rufford, September 2016


Monday walkers in Haskayne nature reserve, June 2014


Last Updated on October 28, 2021