Monday Afternoon Short Walks
Monday walks start at 1.30pm, they are all local and are between 4 and 5 miles over easy terrain. Just turn up at the starting place at 1.30 for a Monday walk but do contact the coordinator if you need more details or a lift. Please wear good footwear for all walks.
Please continue to check the website for updates or directions to the start of a walk.
Walks are held at 1.30 on the 3rd Monday of the month unless otherwise stated.
Monday 21st January. Southport Marine Lake circular. 4 miles. Meet at Morrisons car park. Leader David Blanchflower.
There is 3 hours free parking at Morrisons in Southport and and we start the walk from there. Approximately 4 miles, the walk avoids any muddy fields and footpaths and take us on good walking surfaces around Southport’s Marine Lake.
Monday 18th February. A circular walk around Clieves Hill. Park and start at 1.30 from the Scout & Guide HQ. 4.25 miles. Leader: Rob Mawdsley.
The route crosses the A59, taking the footpath up to the north side of Gaw Hill reservoirs and the Nature Reserve, 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. Then the route takes the south side of the reservoirs and back down to the A59.
Monday 18th March. Croston. A circular walk which includes some of the Croston heritage trail and onto Croston Moss. The route is all on good tracks and paths. Around 4 miles. Leader: Margaret Wiechers.
Starting place and parking: The Wheatsheaf pub in the centre of the village on the A581. Parking is available on the road by the Wheatsheaf pub or in the carpark in Out Lane (by the doctor’s surgery)
It takes about half and hour to drive to Croston from Ormskirk; take the A59 towards Preston, turn right towards Croston on the A581. Or you can go by train (15 mins from Ormskirk and a short walk to the starting place).
Monday 15th April: tba. Leader: David Blanchflower
Monday 20st May: Rufford: Starting from the Rufford Arms the walk goes south along the canal, crosses the canal and the A59 and across fields to the edge of Mere Sands wood, then north towards Holmeswood Road and the footpaths back to Park Farm and the Rufford Arms. Easy flat walking with no stiles. 4.5 miles. Leader: Rob Mawdsley
Starting place and parking: The side road to the right of the A59 adjacent to the Rufford Arms Hotel, at Sparks Bridge, (plenty of parking).
Monday 17 June: tbd – see website for details
Remember – you can just turn up at the starting place for any Monday walk –or ring the 01695 573744 or 01704 889736 or email email@example.com for more details.
Monday walkers by the canal at Rufford, September 2016
Monday walkers in Haskayne nature reserve, June 2014