Member's Walks, Talks and other news items


News date: 

Saturday, 6 January, 2018

It was with great pleasure that all the Club members learned that Peter Neild our Chairman had received the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours List. It was especially significant in that it coincided with Peter's 80th birthday on the 30th December last. Peter formed and has been the driving force behind the Club for over 40 years (more than half of his life !!) and his great contribution to the Maghull community has now been recognized. All our members will join in congratulating Peter on his award and look forward to his continued service for many years to come  

Sunday 28 January: Car walk from Whalley.

News date: 

Friday, 29 December, 2017

Meet 9:30 am at Central Square for directions to Spring Wood, near Whalley (BB7 9TD). 45 miles, 1 hour travel time. (Toilets and picnic area).  7.6 mile Easy/Moderate walk (750 ft climbing) to Calder Valley and Whalley Abbey   Leader: Sandra Rawlinson.



Sunday 4 February: Liverpool History Walk.

News date: 

Wednesday, 24 January, 2018

This is not in the printed programme. Meet at Maghull station for the 09:30 train to Central, alighting at Moorfields at 09:50.

The walk starts at 10 am from the concourse at Moorfields station.  It begins with an explanation of the charter given by King John in 1208 and the walk follows the original seven streets of the town.  It should take about 2 to 3 hours.  Leader: Peter Neild.


Tuesday 6 February: Monthly Meeting at Maghull Royal British Legion from 7:30 pm.

News date: 

Wednesday, 24 January, 2018

Jeff Milne will be hosting a Mr and Mrs competition.  You may also wish to book for our next coach trip to Leek (Staffs.) with Dave Schumacher (0151-526 5280) – see  itinerary below


Maghull Ramblers coach to

Leek (Staffordshire)

Sunday 18 February  2018

Our coach leaves Central Square at 8:15 via M58 and M6 to Lymm services for a toilet stop at about 8:55.  Continues via A50 to Knutsford, A537 to Macclesfield and A523 to Rushton Spencer, where A, B and D parties alight at about 10:15.  Then into Leek and A53 to Broad Street, where C party alights at about 10:30.

A Party: Dane Valley and The Roaches: Beth Ashby.

14.2 miles; Hard; 1850 ft of climbing.

From Rushton Spencer there is a short walk to join the Dane Valley Way upstream to Danebridge.  From here the route climbs up to the sandstone ridge which is followed for about 4 miles to reach a trig. point at The Roaches (1657 ft). From here the route is mainly downhill to Abbey Green and into Leek, arriving at about 4:45 at the Bus Station, where our coach will be parked.

B Party: Dane Valley and Gun Hill:

Peter Neild.

11.3 miles; Moderate/Hard;1375 ft of climbing.

The first leg of this walk follows the A party route to Danebridge.  From here there is a climb of about 750 ft to reach the summit of Gun Hill (1263 ft).  The walk is then mainly downhill to Abbey Green and up to the Bus Station in Leek, arriving at about 4:15 pm.

C Party: Cheddleton & Churnet Valley: Margaret Schumacher.

10.4 miles; Moderate; 825 ft of climbing.

The walk starts near the outskirts of Leek and continues for 4 miles to reach Cheddleton station on the Churnet Valley Steam Railway (toilets).  From here the walk follows the Caldon Canal to Horse Bridge and through Ladderedge Country Park, returning to the Bus Station at about 4 pm.

D Party: Dane Valley and Rudyard Lake: Cath Pearson.

6.9* miles; Easy; 375 ft of climbing.

*Please note this walk has been shortened from the 9.4 miles shown in the printed programme.  From Rushton Spencer this walk follows part of old railway then diverts to the western shore of Rudyard Lake to reach the Visitor Centre (picnic area and toilets).  It continues along the Churnet valley into Leek, arriving at the Bus Station at about 3:15 pm.


There are plenty of shops and cafes in the town centre.  According to ‘Beer in the Evening’, there are no less than 20pubs in Leek!  This does not include the latest: ‘Green Dragon’ (Wetherspoons) in St. Edward Street.

Our coach will be parked in the Bus Station, reached by a walkway through the shops on Haywood Street (A 53).  We leave at 6pm and expect to be back in Maghull at about 8:15 pm.





Tuesday 13 February: Car walk from Parbold

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Wednesday, 24 January, 2018

Meet 1 pm from Parbold shops for a 4.7 mile Easy/ Moderate walk to Parbold Hill. This has been shortened from the 7.5 mile walk shown in the printed programme.  Leader: Alan McDonald.


Thursday 15 February: Local Short Walk.

News date: 

Wednesday, 24 January, 2018

Meet 10 am from Central Square  for a 3.9 mile local walk to Aughton Chase and Hartleys Garden Centre. Walkers may wish to have a coffee/tea stop here, before walking back to Central Sq. Leader: Margaret Schumacher.  

Thursday 22 February: Public Transport Walk from Freshfield.

News date: 

Wednesday, 24 January, 2018

Meet at Maghull station for 09:45 train to Sandhills.  Change to Southport train arriving at Freshfield at about 10:25.  11.4 mile Easy walk over the Moss to Ormskirk.  Leader: Cath Pearson.  Return by bus or train from Ormskirk.