Walks will generally be around Merseyside and surrounding areas.
Distances will range between 2.5 miles (1 hour) and 6 miles (2 hours).
Longer walks may be planned in the future - 8 to 12 miles (3-5 hours).
Suggestions for walks are welcome in the Facebook Group
2017 walks included Sankey Valley North and Liverpool Pier Head
2018 should include more Wirral and Liverpool Walks
Alternate Sundays and Fridays - some other days may be added.
Walks are due to start in April and continue to October.
Ensure you know the Meeting point, time and route, for a prompt start.
Wear comfortable footwear and take waterproofs. Backpacks are advisable.
In the event of hot weather wear sunglasses, a hat and use sun cream.
Bring a drink and snack, especially for longer walks.
Most walks will end at or near a pub restaurant.
In the event of heavy rain, strong winds, snow, etc, walks will be cancelled, which may be at very short notice.
I will monitor the weather forecasts and try to give at least 3 days notice where possible.
For light showers and drizzle most walks will still proceed.
Mobile phone - make sure you have charged yours
Use a walking app to keep a record of your progress, if you have one - if not try MapMyWalk by UnderArmour (see download links on the left) - or use a Wristband such as Fitbit or smart watch.
A solar charger may be available if your phone does die.
Camera - Many walks will include some nice scenery, wildlife and/or historic scenery so a camera may be useful - or use your mobile phone.
To help me plan walks please let me know what area you live in and if you have a car that you would be willing to use for car share, if required.
Transport: Trains and Buses
£4.40 - Arriva Bus Day Saver - see NW Zone Map*
£4.00 - Stagecoach Day Saver - see Wirral Map - see Liverpool Map*
*includes Arriva & Stagecoach 10,10A and other Quality Partnership routes in Liverpool & Wirral
£4.00 - Saveaway Area B - for Wirral Walks only (see zones)
£4.00 - Saveaway Area C - for Liverpool Walks only (see zones)
£5.30 - Saveaway for all areas - Buses and Trains - All Merseyside
Saveaway Walrus tickets are only valid after 9:30am on weekdays, or all day at weekends and Bank Holidays. New Walrus cards will be subject to a £1.00 activation fee. Prices correct from Mar 2018.
Occasional walks may require additional train fares.
Car Share: usually £2.00
Travel by car may not always be practical as walks may be linear and not circular. Details will be added to specific walk information.
OTHER WALKING GROUPS:
Go Active Walking Group:
Fridays - registration 8:15am - starting at 8:30am
Stadt Moers & Knowsley Walking for Health:
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Stadt Moers Environment Centre. Meet no later than 12:15pm. Travel time will need to be added to these walks.
Tuesday walks are approx 3-4 miles and take around 2 hours.
Thursday walks are approx 5-6 miles and take around 2 - 3 hours.
50p for Refreshments at the end of the walk. Car Share approx £2