Member's Walks, Talks and other news items

Thursday 28 June: Local walk.

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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.


Tuesday 3 July: Monthly Meeting at Maghull Royal British Legion from 7:30 pm.

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Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

Tonight there will be a game of Musical Chairs.


You may wish to book for our next coach trip to Keswick on Sunday 15 July with Beth Ashby (0151-291 1390), See itinerary below.


Our BBQ at Maghull Cricket Club on Thursday 5 July.  At the present time no more bookings are being taken.  It starts at 7pm although food may be available from about 7:30 pm.


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 Keswick: Sunday 15 July

Our coach leaves Central Square at 8:15 via M58 and M6 to Tebay services (toilet stop at 9:45).  Continues via M6 and A66 to Scales where A party alights at about 10: 45.  Then to lay by near Keswick, where  B and C parties alight at about 10:55. Finally to Keswick Bus Station where D party alights at about 11:10.

A Party: Blencathra and Latrigg:

Rob Culkin.

11.2 miles; Strenuous; 2925 ft. of climbing.

(This is a challenging walk, suitable only for those who are fit and experienced.) The first climb is about 2200 feet to reach the summit of Brencathra, known as Hallsfell Top (2847’).  The route is via Scales Fell (641’) and Doddick Fell Top.  Wainwright says it is one of the grandest objects in Lakeland.  When viewed from a distance the summit is seen as a great sweeping curve and is often called Saddleback. After reaching the far edge of the curve at Knowe Crags (2637’), there is a steep downhill route to Blencathra Centre.  From here there is a modest climb to the summit of Latrigg (1203’),  followed by another downhill stretch into Keswick, arriving at the Bus Station at about 5:30 pm.

B Party: Lonscale Fell: Peter Neild

11.5 miles; Hard; 1950 ft of climbing.

This walk is not as challenging as the A walk but you should still be reasonably fit.  It begins from a lay by on the A66 to the car park on Gale Road.  Looking up we can see the summit at 2344 ft but as this is a B walk we take a more leisurely climb of about 1000 ft. around the side of Lonscale Crags.  We then cross Glenderatarra Beck and follow this to the Blencathra Centre.  We then skirt the side of Latrigg and follow part of the Cumbria Way down into Keswick, arriving at the Bus Station at about 5pm.

C Party: Latrigg and Brundholme Wood: Jeff Milne.

7.3 miles; Moderate; 1050 ft. of climbing.


This walk also  starts from the lay by on A66 and begins a climb of about 900 ft via Mallen Dodd to reach the summit of Latrigg (1203’). Wainwright describes it as a great favourite of local folk and visitors with the easiest of promenades and great views. There is a gentle descent to Brundholme Wood which is followed into Keswick, arriving at the Bus Station at about 4pm.

D Party: Castlerigg Stone Circle:

Alan McDonald.

7.1 miles; Easy; 575 ft of climbing.

This is a circular walk starting from the Bus Station and following the main road towards Brigham.  It then diverts onto a minor road by Chestnut Hill to arrive at the mini Stonehenge known as Castlerigg Stone Circle, with views over to Blencathra.    From here there is a narrow lane leading to the A591 at Nest Brow.  Then via Rakefoot and Springs Wood towards the boat landings on Derwent Water and finally back to the Bus Station, arriving back at about 4:15 pm.

There are plenty of shops, cafes and pubs in the town, including Wetherspoons located in the old Police Station.  Our coach leaves the Bus Station at 6:15pm, arriving back in Maghull at about 9:15.


Thursday 19 July: Train/Ferry to New Brighton and Wirral Shore.

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Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

Meet at Maghull station for 10:16 train to Moorfields, arrives 10:35.  (10:13 at Maghull North).  Walk to Pier Head for 11:00 ferry to Seacombe.  7.7 mile Easy walk to New Brighton and Moreton.  Leader: Margaret Schumacher.  Return by frequent train from Moreton to Liverpool