Member's Walks, Talks and other news items

Tuesday 4 September: Monthly Meeting at Maghull St George’s Social Centre from 7:30 pm

News date: 

Monday, 23 July, 2018

Our venue is moving to the Function Room at St Geoge’s Social Centre, Station Road, Maghull, L31 3DF.  There is ample parking at the rear of the building.  It is within easy walking distance of Maghull staion and circular bus terminus.


The Club will not have to pay for the use of these premises, providing our members spend a reasonable amount at the bar.  We feel sure members will wish to co-operate!


This will be a charity night in aid of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team so please give generously.


You may wish to book for our next coach trip to Malham in the Yorkshire Dales on Sunday 16th September with Chris McFadden (0151-531 7717). 


Maghull Ramblers coach to Malham: Sunday 16 September

Coach leaves Central Square at 8:15 am via M58, M6 and M65 to Darwen services (toilet stop about 08:55).  Continues via M65 to Colne then via A56, A59 and minor road to Gargrave (toilets) where D party alights at about 10:05.  Then via minor roads to Kirkby Malham, where A party alights about 10:45.  Finally to the coach park at Malham (toilets) where B and C parties alight at about 11 am.


A Party: Gordale Scar& Great Close Hill: Beth Ashby.

12.4 miles; Hard/Strenuous; 2100 ft of climbing.


(This is a challenging walk, suitable only for those who are fit and experienced.)   From Kirkby Malham there is a climb of about 900 ft to Weets Top (1358 ft.) Then a descent to Gordale Bridge (snack bar). The walk follows a narrow gorge to climb  up the side of a waterfall to the top of Gordale Scar.   From here there is a climb to Street Gate and the cairn on Great Close Hill (1591 ft.)  The return leg is along a dry valley to the top of Malham Cove and a steep descent into Malham village, arriving back at about 5:15 pm.


B Party: Gordale Scar and Weets Top:

Sandra Rawlinson.

10 miles; Moderate/Hard; 1150 ft of climbing.

This walk starts in the village of Malham and follows an attractive beck upstream to reach a waterfall called Janet’s Foss.  There is a snack bar nearby and the walk then follows the A party route up Gordale Scar then on to Street Gate and Weets Top (1358 ft.) The final leg is via Hanlith into Malham, arriving back about 4:30 pm.


C Party: Janet’s Foss and Malham Tarn: Jeff Milne

8.6 miles; Moderate: 1025 ft of climbing.


This walk follows the B party route to Janet’s Foss then avoids the waterfall climb to cross by Malham Raikes and up to Malham Tarn.  From here the route descends Comb Scar, then up to the top of Malham Cove before descending into Malham village, arriving back at about 4pm,


D Party: Pennine Way:

Peter Neild

7.7 miles: Easy; 500 ft of climbing.

This is a leisurely walk following part of the Pennine Way between Gargrave and Malham. It crosses the canal then heads straight for the village of Airton via Harrows Hill and Eshton Moor.  From here the walk follows the valley of the River Aire to Hanlith Aire Head (said to be the source of the river) and into Malham village, arriving back about 3:45 pm.


Our coach will be in the car park in Malham. Toilets and information centre nearby.  There are two pubs, two tearooms and one or two shops in the village.  Our coach leaves at 6pm.  Back in Maghull about 8:45 pm.



Monday 17 September 7:30 pm: Planning Meeting at Maghull Town Hall

News date: 

Friday, 24 August, 2018

Our half-yearly Planning Meeting will be held in the Council Chamber (first floor) at Maghull Town Hall.  The main purpose of this meeting is to plan the walks, coach trips and social events from January to June 2019 and thereafter to provide a printed programme. 

An agenda will be provided in early September.  Maps and log sheets will be distributed to those who have kindly agreed to lead the planned walks.  The meeting is open to all current members and there will be an opportunity for Any Other Business.


Thursday 20 September: Public Transport walk from Capenhurst (near Chester).

News date: 

Friday, 24 August, 2018

Meet at Maghull station for 09:46 train to Central (09:43 from Maghull North), arriving 10:08. Change to Wirral Line for 10:15 Chester train, alight at Capenhurst 10:47.  9.1 mile Easy walk to Shotwick, Burton, The Old Quay and Neston.  Leader: Peter Neild.  Return to Liverpool by 487 bus from Neston.


Sunday 23 September: Car walk from Fairy Glen (near Parbold).

News date: 

Friday, 24 August, 2018


Meet at Central Square 9:30am for directions to Fairy Glen lay by on A5209 (about ½ mile east of Parbold Hill).  11.9 miles Moderate walk (1400 ft of climbing) to Hills of West Lancashire.  Leader: Sandra Rawlinson.


Thursday 27 September: Local Public Transport Walk.

News date: 

Friday, 24 August, 2018

Meet at Maghull station for 10:08 Ormskirk train (10:10 from Maghull North), alight at Town Green 10:14.  3.5 mile local walk via Aughton Park to Ormskirk.  Leader: Ken Price. Return by bus or train from Ormskirk to Maghull.