FAQs

What is Maghull Rambling Club?

We are an independent members’ club run on fairly informal lines.  We are affiliated to the Ramblers Association but we are not an official RA Group.  We aim to minimise our committee meetings so that our volunteers can spend their free time organising walks and social events.

How much does it cost to join?

Our annual subscription is £10 per person.  Our subscription year starts on 1 st. October and ends on 30th September.  Those who join for the first time after 1st. April pay just £5.

Do I have to become a member?

If you are not sure about joining the club, you can come on one or two of our walks for a ‘taster’ session.  But if you want to continue walking with us we would then expect you to become a member.

How do I join?

The easiest way to join is to come along to one of our monthly meetings (see Q.5 below) and pay your subscription.  No forms, no fuss – just give us your name, address and phone number.  Alternatively you can send your details by post to our Membership Secretary:

 * Fred Coyne, 8 Stuart Rd , Melling L31 1BR.     0151 547 4182  or  fredcoyne@virginmedia.com

Please make cheques payable to "Maghull Ramblers".

Where do you hold your meetings?

These are held in the Red Lion Club (formerly Maghull Royal British Legion) at 326 Liverpool Rd S, Liverpool L31 7DJ.

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, starting at 7.30pm. See the Monthly Club Nights   page for further details.

How do I choose a walk to suit me?

There are three things to consider:

  1. The grade of the walk.
  2. The amount of climbing.
  3. The time taken.

We grade our walks as:

  • Strenuous (S);
  • Hard (H);
  • Moderate (M); or
  • Easy (E).

Further information is shown in our Programme of Walks page.

If you haven’t done much walking before, we suggest that you choose one of the easier walks to start with.

How do I get to the start of the walk?

We use three different means of transport:

  • Coach.
  • Own car.
  • Public transport.

We arrange a monthly coach trip, which is very popular and seats are normally booked in advance at our monthly meeting.  The current fare is £15 for members and £18  for non-members.

For trips by own car or public transport, just turn up at the meeting point shown in the programme.  For the car trips staring at Central Square, Maghull, we provide directions to reach the starting point of the walk.

What should I wear on the walk?

It all depends on the type of walk and the time of the year.  In  section 2 below:     What to wear on walks   we offer advice about clothing and equipment for those who want to go on more hard or strenuous hill walks, especially in Winter. 

But you wouldn’t need all of that if you were going on say, a Summer evening walk in the surrounding countryside. 

But whatever you choose, we do recommend that you always wear a pair of walking boots. 

Trainers are not really suitable for walking over rough ground.

Can I bring a dog on the walk?

Dogs are not allowed on our coach trips.  On other walks you are solely responsible for the dog and must keep it under close control.

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