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.

Please book on all 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.

Monday 15th November – Kew woods, Southport

We will meet at 1.30pm in Dobbies Car Park, please park on the right hand side as you face the building.

This is an interesting three mile walk in the woodland that forms part of the Mersey Forest and is maintained by the Forestry Commission. Kew Woods has a range of level paths that run through the woodland and present the walker with an enjoyable stroll without any stiles. Leader: Annete Stephenson

No Walk in December

17 January Aughton Walk

Meet at 1.30 at Malt Kiln Lane (off Parrs Lane)  for a walk around Aughton footpaths and some quiet roads.  This walk will be 4 miles.  There could be an odd stile or two depending on the route taken. Leader: Willem Wiechers

21 February Haskayne Walk

We meet at Haskayne Village Hall at 1.30pm for a walk of 3.5 miles around the quiet lanes surrounding the village before returning to the car park via the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath. The walk is all on level ground with no stiles. Leader: David Blanchflower

Last Updated on January 9, 2022

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

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Monday  walkers by the canal at Rufford, September 2016

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Monday walkers in Haskayne nature reserve, June 2014

 

Last Updated on October 28, 2021