News from our walking groups
Published on 04 November 2019 09:34 AM
We 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
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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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
We walked along Meols Parade and parts of the Wirral coastline to the Gunsites Picnic Area.
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.
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 is a popular destination! White Top Walkers took on another challenging walk, making for the summit, which incidentally is the Clwydian Ranges highest peak
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
Seacombe 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.
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.
Shotwick Castle and Saughall
This was a delightful walk from the village to the castle, returning for refreshments at the Greyhound Inn.
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.
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.
We walked along country paths, through woods and over fields, taking in part of the Wirral Way as well as going through Cherry Wood.
Having met at Royden Park, the group went on a walk which took them across fields and through woodland.
Earlier this year, our group visited Eastham Village and Eastham Country Park, which included visiting the former site of the Pleasure Gardens.
Short Health Walks
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.