Member's Walks, Talks and other news items

Tuesday 2 April:Monthly Meeting at the Red Lion Club, from 7:30 pm.

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Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Tonight, there will be a talk by Jonathan Atkins, from Gorse Hill Nature Reserve, Aughton, on the work of the Northwest Ecological Trust.


You may also wish to book for our next coach trip to Ambleside on Sunday 14th April with Beth Ashby, 07838 632 222.  See itinerary below.


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



Maghull Ramblers’ Coach to Ambleside Sunday 14 April.


Our coach leaves Central Square at 8:15 am via M58, and M6 to Burton Services, arriving at about 9:20am for a toilet/refreshment stop.  We leave at 9:35 via M6 and A590 to Kendal by-pass and Windermere station, where C party alights at about 10:10

Our coach continues up the steep Kirkstone Pass (A592) until reaching the Kirkstone Inn car park at about 10:30.  A, B and D party alights here.  Our coach turns round and returns to Rydal Road Coach Park near Ambleside.

A Party: Kentmere Fells: Chris McFadden.

12.5 miles; Strenuous; 2500 ft of climbing.


This is quite a challenging walk and those taking part should be reasonably fit.  From the top of the pass, the walk climbs for 1100 ft to Stony Cove Pike (2502’).  From here there is a further climb of 650 ft to reach the start of the group of hills known as the Kentmere Fells.  The summits visited are: Froswick (2359’), Ill Bell (2476’)and Yoke (2309’). 


From here the walk drops down to the Garburn Pass then crosses the main road and up to Troutbeck Post Office (suitable lunch stop).    From here there is a fairly modest climb to reach Low Skelghyll and then drops down to reach Rydal Road Coach Park at about 5:30 pm.



B Party: Wansfell Pike: Dave Schumacher.

11.1 miles: Hard; 1825 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 drops down steeply from the Kirkstone Inn to reach the entrance to Stockghyll Force.  This is the start of a steep climb of  1000 ft to reach the summit of Wansfell Pike (1581’).  The leader may decide to do a short ridge walk to the other summit, Wansfell.  From here the route is downhill to reach Town End, followed by a modest climb to High Skelghyll and a visit to the viewpoint on Jenkin Crag. The final leg is down to Rydal Road Coach Park, arriving back about 4 pm.


C Party: Orrest Head and Troutbeck: Jeff Milne.

9 miles; Moderate; 1300 ft. of climbing. The walk begins from the forecourt of Windermere station and ascends for 375 ft. to reach the viewpoint at Orrest Head (780’).  From here there are some lovely views over Lake Windermere.  The route is now mainly downhill to reach the main A 592 road by Troutbeck Church.  There is a short climb to reach Troutbeck Post Office (good lunch stop).. There follows a modest climb to Low Skelghyll and on to the viewpoint at Jenkin Crag.  From here the route is downhill to reach the coach park on Rydal Road, arriving back about 4 pm.


D Party: Stockghyll Force and Rydal Hall: Mike Smith. 7.9 miles; Easy; 450 ft of climbing. This walk follows the B Party route as far as Stockghyll Force.  From here the route follows the stream downhill until it emerges in the Town Centre of Ambleside.  From here there is a modest climb out of the town to Low Sweden Bridge then on to Rydal Hall (tea room and toilets).From here our walk crosses the main road by Pelter Bridge then along a quiet road to Fox How.  The road ends at Rothay Bridge from where it is a short walk back to the coach park, arriving back about 3:45 pm.


The centre of Ambleside is about 20 minutes’ walk from our coach park.  There are plenty of shops, cafes and pubs in the town.  Our coach leaves at 6:30 pm so one should allow 20 minutes’ walk back to the coach and lorry park on Rydal Road.  We expect to arrive back in Maghull at about 8:45 pm.



Sunday 7th April – Car Walk

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Saturday, 23 March, 2019

 Meet at Central Square at 08 15 for directions to Ribblehead viaduct.  A 10.5 mile walk, 1100ft climbing,  taking in some curious limestone caves:  leader Ken Price

Thursday, 18th April: Train Earlstown.

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Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Meet at Maghull station for the 09:46 train to Central. Walk to Lime Street for 10:16 train arriving at Earlstown at 10:50.  9.1mile Easy walk to Sankey Valley and Carr Mill. Return by train from Garswood to Lime Street:  Leader: Ken Smith.


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: Sandra Rawlinson

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.