Member's Walks, Talks and other news items

Tuesday 5 June: Monthly Meeting at Maghull Royal British Legion from 7:30 pm.

News date: 

Thursday, 31 May, 2018

Tonight there will be a Quiz Night.


You may wish to book for our next coach trip to the Langdale Valley on Sunday 17 June with Mary Mulholland (0151 924 5555). See itinerary below


Pauline Smith will start taking payments for our BBQ at Maghull Cricket Club on Thursday 5 July.  £7.50 for members; £10 for non-members.  Limited to 60 places.


As from 1st April anyone wishing to join the Club for the first time can pay a reduced subscription of just £5 to the end of September.  You may wish to mention this to anyone who is thinking of joining.


Our new printed programmes for July to December will be available from Fred Coyne.  Only one per member.


Maghull Ramblers coach to

Langdale Valley

Sunday 17 June 2018

Our coach leaves Central Square at 8:15 via M58 and M6 to Burton services (toilet stop at 9:20).  Continues via M6 and A591 To Waterhead.  Then A591 to Skelwith Bridge, where C and D parties alight at about 10:30.  Finally via the narrow B5343 to Stickle Ghyll Car Park (reserved slot for our coach) where A and B Parties alight at about 11am.  There are toilets near the car park.

A Party: Bowfell and Crinkle Crags:

Rob Culkin.

10.8 miles; Strenuous; 3850 ft. of climbing.

(This is a challenging walk, suitable only for those who are fit and experienced.) The first climb is about 2800 feet to reach the summit of Bowfell (2960’).  Wainwright says it is a splendid position at the hub of three valleys.  From here there is a short walk to Three Tarns and up to the start of Crinkle Crags.  This is a ridge with a series of knobs and depressions, the highest point being 2816 feet.  The way back is by Red Tarn, and Brown Howe, finishing by the Old Dungeon Ghyll and a short walk back to the coach, arriving at about 5:30 pm.

B Party: Lingmoor Fell and Lttle Langdale:

Peter Neild

10.4 miles; Hard; 1800 ft of climbing.

This walk is not as challenging as the A walk but you should still be quite fit.  It begins with a climb of 1200 ft to the summit of Brown How (1539’) followed by a fairly high level walk before dropping down to Little Langdale at Dale End and Cathedral Quarry (good shelter).

There follows a gradual climb back towards Great Langdale and along the valley to reach our coach, arriving back about 4:45 pm.

C Party: Colwith Force and Elterwater:

Margaret Schumacher.

7.3 miles; Moderate; 1100 ft. of climbing.

This linear walk starts from Skelwith Bridge and after a short climb reaches Colwith Force.  From here the walk crosses into Little Langdale.  There is a modest climb up and over to Great Langdale and the village of Elterwater (toilets and pub).  The remainder of the walk follows the valley to arrive back at our coach at about 3:45 pm. 

D Party: Elterwater and Chapel Stile.

Jenny Jobe and Jen Rimmer

8.4 miles: Easy; 500 ft of climbing.

This is another linear walk starting from Skelwith Bridge.  Instead of crossing over to Little Langdale, this walk stays in the main valley and goes through some attractive countryside.  The first point of interest is the waterfall at Skelwith Force.  It then runs alongside the lake known as Elterwater, arriving at the village of the same name (pub and toilets). There is a detour to visit Walthwaite then on to Chapel Stile (shop).  The final leg is along a level track alongside Great Langdale Beck, arriving back at out coach at about 3:45 pm.

There are two hotels at the end of Great Langdale Valley: Old and New Dungeon Ghyll.

Our coach will be parked next to the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel.  There are two bars available but as there is a monopoly, don’t expect Wetherspoons’ prices!   If there are any non-walkers there is a service bus to Ambleside and back.  Check the timetable for return times.  Our coach leaves at 6:15 pm.  Back in Maghull about 9 pm.








Saturday 9 June: Social day out to Harrogate (Yorkshire): Jenny Jobe.

News date: 

Thursday, 31 May, 2018

Our coach leaves the bus stop on Westway (Central Square side) at 9 am arriving at Harrogate Town Centre at about 11:25.  For those  who wish, Peter Neild is organising a short walk of about 6 miles through the Nidd Gorge arriving back in Harrogate at about 3:30.  Our coach leaves at 5 pm.  Back in Maghull at about 8.15 pm.  The coach is fully booked at present. 


Monday 11 June at 7:30pm: Walk Reps Meeting at Council Chamber, Maghull Town Hall.

News date: 

Thursday, 31 May, 2018

The purpose of this meeting is to agree the programme of walks and social events for January to June 2019.  Those attending will be the Club’s officers and the four walk reps:


A Party: Chris Mc Fadden.

B Party: Dave Kay.

C Party: Cath Pearson.

D Party: Jenny Jobe.


Members may wish to make suggestions to the relevant representatives

Thursday 21 June : Public Transport Walk from Bebington (Wirral)

News date: 

Thursday, 31 May, 2018

Meet at Maghull station for 09:45 train to Moorfields (may vary slightly due to new timetable – may also stop at the new Maghull North station).  Walk to Sir Thomas Street for 487 (Neston) bus alight at  Town Lane.  10.3 mile Easy walk to Storeton and Royden Park.  Leader: Alan McDonald.  Return by train from West Kirby.


Thursday 28 June: Local walk.

News date: 

Thursday, 31 May, 2018

Meet 10 am opposite Weld Blundell pub, Lydiate for 3.2 mile Easy walk to Central Square via Mercer Court.  Leader: Ken Price.