Member's Walks, Talks and other news items

Tuesday 4th June -- Monthly meeting. Red Lion Club.

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Saturday, 27 April, 2019

Tonight, is IRISH BINGO NIGHT! Bingo with a difference!


Members may also wish to book for our next coach trip to Horton-in-Ribblesdale, on Sunday 9th June with Fred & Val Coyne (0151 547 4182)  See itinerary.

For the remainder of our financial year, anyone wishing to join the Club for the first time, can pay a reduced subscription of just £5...this covers their membership until 1st October.  You may wish to mention this to anyone who is thinking of joining.

Mike and Pauline Smith will be taking bookings and collecting for our Club BBQ to be held on Thursday 11th July, from 7pm at the Maghull Cricket Club (£7.50 for members and £10 for non-members) 


Maghull Ramblers’ Coach to Horton-in-Ribblesdale: Sunday 9 June.

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Monday, 27 May, 2019

Our coach leaves Central Square at 8:15 am via M58,M6 to Lancaster services, arriving 9:05 for a short stop.  Continues on M6 to junction 34 then via A683 and A687 to A65 near Ingleton and B6265 to Ribblehead Inn where A and C Parties alight at about 10:40.  Coach continues on B6479 to Horton-in-Ribblesdale where B party alights at about 10:55. Then follows B6479 to Settle coach park, where D party alights at about 11:15 am.  Coach then returns to park at Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

A Party: Whernside and Ingleborough: Rob Culkin

14.5 miles, Strenuous, 2800 ft of climbing.

This is a challenging walk and those taking part should be reasonably fit.  From the road junction at Ribblehead the first leg of the walk climbs for 1400 ft via Knoutberry Hill to reach the summit of Whernside (2415’).  From here the walk drops down to the Hill Inn and another steep climb to the summit of Ingleborough (2372’).  The final leg of the walk is downhill to reach the coach park at Horton-in-Ribblesdale at about 6pm (or possibly a little earlier).

B Party: Pen-y-Ghent & Helwith Bridge: Ken Price

9.9 miles: Hard; 1550 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 past Horton Scar and Hull Pot to reach the cairn on the summit of Pen-y-Ghent (2273’).  The return leg is downhill via Churn Milk Hole and Helwith Bridge, arriving back in Horton at about 5 pm.


C Party: Dales Way and Pennine Way: Jackie and Jim Cumiskey

9.3 miles: Easy/Moderate; 750 ft of climbing.

This walk has not as much climbing as the B walk and it starts by walking alongside Blea Moor Road to Gearstones, where the route follows part of the Dales Way to Cam End (1436’). Here it turns south to join part of the Pennine Way.  This route is followed  over limestone country via Ling Gill Bridge, Old Ing and up to Birkwith Moor, The route the turns south via Red Moss Pot and Sell Gill Holes to reach Horton in Ribblesdale at about 4 pm.

D Party: Ribble Way : Peter Neild.

8 miles: Moderate : 825 ft of climbing.

This walk starts at the coach park in the town of Settle (toilets) and follows the valley of the River Ribble northwards.  to the hamlet of Stackhouse.  From here it drops down to the river and follows it to a mill until it reaches the waterfall at Stainforth Force.  From here the road is crossed into the village of Stainforth. The route then climbs up to Moor Head Lane then drops down again to get back to the river at Helwith Bridge.  The final leg is alongside the river to reach Horton at about 4:15 pm.


Our coach will be parked near the railway station at Horton.  There is the Pen-y Ghent café in the centre of the village and pubs (Golden Lion and Crown) at either end.  Our coach leaves at 6:45 pm and is estimated to be back in Maghull at about 9:15 pm.



Monday 10th June

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Monday, 27 May, 2019

Walk Reps Meeting at Maghull Town Hall Council Chamber from 7.30pm

This meeting is to decide the venues for walks  January to June 2020. Walk reps and officers of the Club may attend.

Members may wish to suggest future walks to the following:

A Party:    Chris McFadden

B Party:    Ken Price

C Party:    Cath Pearson

D Party:    Jenny Jobe

Thursday 20 June Public Transport walk Leasowe

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Monday, 27 May, 2019

Meet at Maghull Station  for 09:46 train to Central, arr. 10:08.  Go to Wirral Line platform for 10:25 West Kirby train, alight at Leasowe at 10:42.  8.7 mile Easy walk to Red Rocks and West Kirby takes about 4 hours.  Leader: Ken Smith. Return to Liverpool from West Kirby by train about every 15 mins.


Sunday 23 June: Car walk Tockholes

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Monday, 27 May, 2019

Meet 9:30 am at Central Square for directions to Tockholes.  12.4 miles Hard circular walk (1750 ft. of climbing)

Leader: Dave Schumacher.


Thursday 27 June Local Walk

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Monday, 27 May, 2019

Meet at Central square Maghull at 10:00 for a 4.4 mile Easy walk to St Helens well and Sefton Church Leader: Ken Price


Social Day Out Sunday 7th July

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Monday, 27 May, 2019

There are just a few seats available on the coach to Powis Castle. Contact Jenny Jobe to join the 47 other members on this outing. Usual coach fees. Entrance to Castle free for National Trust members...non-members £12.

Peter Neild will lead an optional Easy walk in the Welshpool area.