Member's Walks, Talks and other news items

Sunday 30 December: Car walk.

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Sunday, 2 December, 2018

Meet 9:30 am at Central Square for directions to to Rivington Country Park (BL6 7SB) for a 6.4 mile Moderate walk (1000’ climbing) to Rivington Pike.  Leader: Dave Schumacher.


Tuesday 8 January: Car walk

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Friday, 28 December, 2018

Meet 1pm on the road outside St. Michael’s Church, Aughton (L39 6SB) for a 4.7 mile Easy walk around Aughton.  Leaders: Jenny Jobe and Jen Rimmer.


Next meeting: Tuesday 8 January at the Red Lion Club from 7:30 pm.

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Sunday, 2 December, 2018

Our monthly meeting is usually held on the first Tuesday but as this would be on New Year’s Day, we will have the meeting on Tuesday 8th January at the Red Lion Club from 7:30 pm.

 There  will be a Bring and Buy sale in aid of the Club funds.  Members are invited to bring suitable items for sale.  You may also book for our next coach trip on Sunday 13 January to Glossop and Hayfield with Gail and Derek McCann (0151-520 3224).  See  itinerary below for this trip.

Tickets will also be on sale for the Hot Pot Supper at our meeting on 5th February. Members £6 (subsidised). (Non-members £9).


Maghull Ramblers’ Coach to Glossop and Hayfield:  Sunday 13 January.

Our coach leaves Central Square at 8:15 am via M58 and M6 to Lymm Services (short toilet stop). Then via M56 past Manchester Airport and M60 to Stockport and M67.  At the end of M67 via A57 to Glossop Market Place (toilets), where A and B parties alight at about 9:55 am.  Coach continues via A624 to Hayfield Bus Station (toilets) where C and D parties alight at about 10:20 am.

A Party: Doctor’s Gate and Kinder Downfall: Dave Schumacher.

13.8 miles; Hard; 1730 ft of climbing.

Starting from Old Glossop, the walk, which is fairly challenging, climbs steadily along Doctor’s Gate for about 800 ft to reach part of the Pennine Way.  The walk then follows the PW route south to cross the A57 at Snake Pass. Then up to Glead Hill (1758’) and Mill Hill (1784’) and along a gritstone edge to reach Kinder Downfall.  From here the route is mostly downhill via The Three Knolls and Bowden Bridge, arriving in Hayfield at about 4:45pm.

B Party: Coombes Edge and Lantern Pike: Peter Neild.

10.1 miles; Hard; 1775 ft of climbing.

This walk starts with an uphill climb through a residential area towards the village of Simmondley.  From here there is a fairly steep ascent towards the Monks Road and the gritstone ridges at Coombes Edge and Tor.  After this the route is fairly level to reach the hamlet of Rowarth.  From here there is a climb of about 700 ft to the summit of Lantern Pike (1224’).  The final leg is downhill to reach the village of Hayfield at about 3:45 pm.

C Party: Lantern Pike and Rowarth: Cath Pearson.

8.9 miles: Moderate; 1075 ft of climbing.

This circular walk begins along an old railway track to Birch Vale then a fairly steep climb of 650 ft to reach the summit of Lantern Pike (1224’).  Then on to the hamlet of Rowarth (pub). There is then a short climb to Matley Moor and on to Little Hayfield before the final leg into Hayfield, arriving back at about 3:45 pm.

D Party: Sett Valley and The Torrs:   Alan McDonald

7.8 miles: Easy; 450 ft climbing.

This is a relatively flat circular walk starting along the Sett Valley Trail to Birch Vale then over to Thornsett and a short climb to the Pack Horse pub  on Mellor Road.  The route is then cross country to Hague Bar picnic area then over to The Torrs  below the town of New Mills (Museum).  The route back follows the old railway track into Hayfield, arriving back about 3:30 pm.

Our coach will be parked near the bus station at Hayfield.  To reach the village use the pelican crossing.  There are some pubs and a café in the village.  Our coach leaves at 5:45 pm and returns via New Mills and Stockport to reach Lymm services on the M56/M6 for a toilet stop at about 6:45pm.  We expect to arrive back in Maghull at about 7:30 pm.




Thursday 17 January: Public transport walk.

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Friday, 28 December, 2018

Meet at Westway, Central Square for the 10:28am 133 bus to Waterloo Interchange, arrives about 10:54.  9.4 mile Easy walk to Showricks Bridge and Maghull.  Leader: Ken Price.


Sunday 20 January: Social Night Out.

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Friday, 28 December, 2018

At Bistro Franc, Hanover Street from 8pm. 2 course evening meal

with a bottle of wine.  Cost £21 per person, including tip.  There may be a few places left.  Contact Dave Kay (0151-924 8287).


Sunday 27 January: Car Walk.

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Friday, 28 December, 2018

Meet 9:30 am at Central Square for directions to Thurstaston Visitor Centre (CH 61 0HN) via Tunnel.  8.2 mile Easy circular walk to Royden Park.  Leader: Beth Ashby.