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News from our walking groups

Published on 04 November 2019 09:34 AM

News from our walking groupsWe organise three walking groups

Short Health Walks up to 60 minutes with 20 minute and 40 minute options 
Wirralside Walkers up to 5 miles
White Top Walkers up to 8 miles

Click here for dates and locations of our next walks

White Top Walkers

Thank you to Bill Dowling for providing the photos.

Brimstage and Thornton Hough

We visited the two picturesque villages of Brimstage and Thornton Hough. Along the way we encountered farms, country estates, an ancient hill and a few muddy footpaths!

Brimstage and Thornton Hough

Meols to West Kirby

We enjoyed some autumnal sunshine as we made our way along the promenades of Meols and West Kirby, where we got some great views looking out towards Hilbre Island and Wales. Our route also took us through Ashton Park before we got the train back to Meols.

Meols to West Kirby

'Michael's Walk'

A big THANK YOU to Michael (one of our walkers) who designed and led the walk this week. Michael took our White Top Walkers on a journey from Arrowe Park, out to Little Storeton and returning via Thingwall.

'Michael's Walk


Cilcain to Moel Famau

Our White Top Walkers took to the hills trecently on their walk from Cilcain to Moel Famau, to take in some fabulous views

Cilcain to Moel Famau

The Baker Way

Our group had better luck with the weather this time when we completed a 13-mile walk from Chester to Delamere. Please find below some photos from the day, courtesy of Bill Dowling. It looks like they were not the only ones enjoying the weather!

Whtie Top Walkers The Baker Way


As can be seen from the photos below, courtesy of Bill Dowling, the group enjoyed some lovely scenery as they traversed the gentle hills of Moel Gyw, Moel Llanfair and Moel y Plas.

White Top Walkers Llanarmon-yn-Ial

Meols Parade

We walked along Meols Parade and parts of the Wirral coastline to the Gunsites Picnic Area.

White Top Walkers Meols Parade



For their first walk of 2019 this group followed the River Dee Coast, covering fields and footpaths as they headed out to Oldfield Farm and on to Heswall Dales.

White Top Walkers Heswall


There were some fantastic views on the walk recently as the group ascended Moel Famau after starting in the village of Cilcain. Their descent took them by the Offa’s Dyke Path.

Moel Famau

Moel Famau

Moel Famau is a popular destination!   White Top Walkers took on another challenging walk, making for the summit, which incidentally is the Clwydian Ranges highest peak

White Top Walkers, Moel Famau












Christleton and Chester Canal

White Top Walkers also had quite an adventure on an earlier walk! They began at Christleton and followed the Chester Canal out to Waverton, then took field paths to the Baker Way, which lead them back to Christleton.

Photographs courtesy of Bill Dowling


White Top Walkers, Christleton















Wirralside Walkers

Wirralside Walkers New Brighton to Seacombe and backSeacombe to New Brighton and back

We made our way along the Millennium Trail on what started out as wet and windy conditions but thankfully became calmer later on. We stopped at Seacombe Ferry for refreshments. On returning to New Brighton we watched some filming take place on the beach for the new series of Tin Star which stars Tim Roth, who was present on the set.


Wirralside Walkers went to Eryrys where we crossed the Limestone Pavement to take in some wonderful views.

Wirralside Walkers Eryrys


Backford and the Banbury Arms

Our group followed the Wirral Canal at the beginning of their walk and then returned to Backford via field paths and country lanes. Thanks to Bill Dowlingfor the lovely photos from the afternoon.

Backford and the Banbury Arms



Shotwick Castle and Saughall

This was a delightful walk from the village to the castle, returning for refreshments at the Greyhound Inn.

Wirralside Walkers  Shotwick and Saughall

Mersey Riverbank and Festival Gardens

We have some photos to share from the Wirralside Walkers walk of 2019. The walk took place in Liverpool, starting from James Street Station and went along the Mersey River Bank to the location of the 1984 Festival Gardens. Thank you to Bill Dowling and Peter Freeman for providing the photos.

Wirralside Walkers Liverpool

Bache to Chester

We have some photos to share from the last White Top Walkers excursion   The walk took place between Bache and Chester, taking in the Wirral Canal and the Roodee Racecourse. Thank you to Bill Dowling and Peter Freeman for providing the photos.

White Top Walkers Bache to Chester

Cherry Wood

We walked along country paths, through woods and over fields, taking in part of the Wirral Way as well as going through Cherry Wood.

Cherry Wood, Wirralside Walkers

Royden Park

Having met at Royden Park, the group went on a walk which took them across fields and through woodland. 

Wirralside Walkers, Royden Park

Eastham Ferry

Earlier this year, our group visited Eastham Village and Eastham Country Park, which included visiting the former site of the Pleasure Gardens. 

Wirralside Walkers at Eastham

Short Health Walks

Short Health Walks Hoylake

We welcomed seven new walkers to our stroll along the Promenade at Hoylake and Meols and Queen’s Park.

We were in Hoylake again, close by Royal Liverpool Golf Club, for the first Short Health Walk for Carers and their Loved Ones, prior to their meal at The Green Lodge Hotel.

We usually meet at 10:45am for an 11:00am start  and the walks will last one hour in total divided into three twenty minute routes.