Member's Walks, Talks and other news items

Sunday, 28th April – Car Walk Beacon Fell

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Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Meet 09:30 at Central Square for directions to Beacon Fell Country Park. (PR3 2ES) 9 mile Moderate, circular walk to Bleasdale.  1100 ft climbing.        Leader: Cath Pearson

Thursday 2nd May – Local Walk

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Saturday, 27 April, 2019

Meet 10:00 at Central Square for a 9 mile circular easy walk around the area to the east of Maghull  via Mossock Hall Golf Club , Melling Mount Simonswood and the outskirts of Kirkby including the old Royal Ordnance ammunition dump. Return to Maghull mainly via the canal.

Leader: Ken Price

Tuesday 7th MAY: Monthly Meeting at the Red Lion Club, from 7:30 pm.

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Saturday, 27 April, 2019

Tonight, is QUIZ NIGHT with the questions being organised by Cath Pearson and Beth Ashby.

 

You may also wish to book for our next coach trip to Bethesda on Sunday 19th May with Susie Quinn (07891 101 968)  See itinerary.

 

For New Members, a £5 subscription will cover membership until 1st October. Perhaps you know someone who may be interested in joining us.

 

At this meeting, Jenny Jobe will be collecting for the trip to Powis Castle on Sunday 7th July. Usual cost for coach seats. More details later.

 

 

Tuesday 14th May – Car Walk

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Saturday, 27 April, 2019

Meet 7pm at Freshfield Station Car Park

For a 4.4 mile Easy circular walk to Lifeboat Road and Formby Point.

Leader: Beth Ashby

Sunday 19th May – Coach Walk

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Saturday, 27 April, 2019

Meet Central Square for our monthly coach trip.

See Itinerary below

Maghull Ramblers’ Coach to Bethesda: Sunday 19 May

 

Our coach leaves Central Square at 8:15 am via M57, A5000, A562 to Mersey Gateway Bridge then M56 to Chester services for toilet stop about 8:55.  Continues via M56, A5117, A550 to North Wales Expressway (A55) through Conwy Tunnel to lay by at Aber, where A, B and C parties alight at about 10:45.  Coach continues on A55 to Port Penrhyn (near Bangor) where D party alights at about 11:15.

 

A Party: Northern Carneddau: Ron Rawlinson.

12.8 Miles; Strenuous; 3415 ft of climbing.

This is a challenging walk and those taking part should be reasonably fit.  For the first 1.6 miles there is a relatively modest walk with 400 ft of climbing to Homestead car park.  Then a steeper climb to the summit of Drum (shelter) 2526’.  There follows a succession of summits: Foel Fras (3091’), Garnedd Uchaf (3038’), Bera Brach (2648’), Drosgyl (2487’) and Gyrn Wigau (2109’).  From here the route is downhill, partly through abandoned slate quarries to reach Bethesda at about 5pm. 

 

B Party: Aber Falls and Gyrn: Sue Kennedy.    9.9 miles: Hard; 1900 ft of climbing.

Although this is not as challenging as the A walk there is still quite a lot of climbing involved.  The start of the walk climbs for about 350 ft to reach the famous Aber Falls. There follows a further climb of about 1300 ft to the summit of Gyrn (1778’).  From here there is a short stretch to the summit of Moel Faban (1342’).  The final leg is just over 2 miles downhill to reach Bethesda at about 4:15 pm.

C Party: Aber Falls and North Wales Path: Susie Quinn.

9.7 miles: Moderate; 1075 ft of climbing.

This walk has not as much climbing as the B walk and it follows the B party to Aber Falls.  From here the route swings right to join part of the North Wales Coast Path.  There are a few more climbs, mostly past abandoned slate quarries to a col at Bwlch-y-Mwll-le.  From here the route is downhill through small villages to reach Bethesda at about 4pm.

 

D Party: Porth Penrhyn to Bethesda : Peter Neild.             7 miles: Easy: 625 ft of climbing.

After our coach leaves Aber, it continues along the A55 to join the A5 towards Bangor.  On the outskirts of Bangor there is a minor road to Porth Penrhyn where the D party alights.  This is an abandoned quayside near the Menai Strait.  Our coach turns round here and follows the A5 to Bethesda.

The first part of this walk follows the track of the abandoned Penrhyn Quarry Railway.  As the name suggests it was used to take slate from the quarries to the port.  It closed in 1962 and has not been reopened for tourists.  Our walk follows the track for about 4 miles up a slight gradient.  From here our route is uphill to the village of Sling then downhill past abandoned quarries and through woodland to reach Bethesda at about 4:15 pm.

 

The small town of Bethesda on the A5 is surrounded by slate quarries, now mostly abandoned.  There are a few shops, cafes  and pubs.  At present we are not certain where our coach can be parked.  The local Rugby Club has been suggested and we will provide further information nearer the departure date. 

We intend to leave Bethesda at 6pm and expect to be back in Maghull at about 8:30 pm.

 

Thursday 23rd May – Train/Bus

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Saturday, 27 April, 2019

Bidston

Meet at Maghull Station for the 09:46 train to Central, then the 10:08 Wirral Line, West Kirby train. Alight at Bidston.

10.5 mile Easy walk to Bidston Hill, Storeton and Heswall.

Return by bus from Heswall.

Leader: Peter Neild

Thursday 30th May – Local Walk

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Saturday, 27 April, 2019

Meet 10:00 at Maghull NORTH station for a 3.8 mile Easy walk to Town Green station – return to Maghull by train.

Leader:  Ken Price

Future event

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Thursday, 28 February, 2019

 

There will be a barbecue at Maghull Cricket Club on Thursday 11 July from 7 pm.  Cost will be £7:50 for members and £10 for non-members.  We will announce when bookings will be taken.