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.


Hesketh Park Southport 17 June 1.30pm

This will be an opportunity to explore Hesketh Park which was created in 1865. We will explore parts of the neighbouring area including  the golf course and Marshside. We will learn about the use of the area as an aerodrome in the second World War. The walk is approx. 3 miles with flat surfaces and no stiles. This is a new walk that we have not done before.

We will meet at the park entrance located at the junction of Park Road and Albert Road, Southport, parking exists on adjacent roads. Postcode: PR9 9LB

Walk Leader: Annette Stevenson


Lathom Walk 15 July 1.30pm

This walk has amazing views of the Lathom countryside we will walk though tiny woodlands and natural pastures in an area that is full of history. Lathom Park dates to the 11th century.

We will have the opportunity to see the lovely Lathom Park Chapel and the alms houses.

We will meet at the entrance to Lathom Park which is located on the B5240 at the junction of Hall Lane and Cranes Lane, with ample parking in the lay bye. Postcode L40 5UN

Walk Leaders: Elaine & Dermot Glennon


Haskayne Walk

This walk will be around Haskayne village then out of the village on Riding Lane onto the quiet rural roads towards Downholland. We will join the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and walk along the canal passing Downholland Hall.

Returning to the Village Hall passing several old, thatched cottages. Unfortunately, Haskayne Hall, a fine Georgian building that stood in the centre of the village, was demolished in the early twentieth century.

The walk will start at 1.30pm from Haskayne Village Hall car park. located on School Lane which is off the A5147. (postcode: L39 7JE)

Walk Leader: David Blanchflower


Last Updated on June 10, 2024

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