Our next outing is Sunday 20th October a 1.45pm start from the Bull & Dog Pub situated on the A59 Burscough. Not sure about parking in the pub car park, if you are also doubtful park up on Lordsgate Lane near to the Bull and Dog pub, and head back to the pub on the A59 (Liverpool Road South).
This is a walk suggested by Gary who has kindly undertaken a reconnoiter and will lead us around the route. It’s a well known local walk which takes in two places of worship that are connected to the historic Lathom Estate; Burscough Priory, which is in ruins and Lathom Park Chapel, which is still active and in a well kept condition. The walk’s a bit muddy in parts, particularly going through Mill Dam Woods at the back end of the walk, so do wear waterproof walking boots. Please also take great care at the unmanned railway crossing near Burscough Priory. I think we are also close to where the WW1 horses were bred and kept.
Getting there is straight forward: Get on the A59 towards Liverpool pass through Rufford and Burscough the Bull and Dog is on your RHS just before the B5242 right turn to Southport and Scarisbrick.
We will have a short coffee stop.
Hope to see you there for what is a great walk, don't deny yourself of some exercise, lovely scenery, lots of chat, fellowship and exceedingly high quality leadership.
The next walk dates for your diaries are:
Sunday 20th Oct. Shorter walk.
Saturday 10th Nov. Shorter Walk
Sunday 1st Dec. Shorter walk.
Wed. 1st Jan. 2020 Burn off the festive excess.
As you know our group is in it's 10th year of walking together and Ray, John and I have compiled a list of the walks we have done during this time, we thought you might find it interesting to see where and when we did each walk and perhaps suggest a repeat of any of particular interest to you. I hope you, like me, enjoy reading the list and recalling what has been a most enjoyable 10 years of walking and fellowship.
Best Regards, Keep Smilein’