Freshfield Ramblers is a walking group for adults of all ages. A modest minimum level of physical ability is required: you should be able to walk 8 miles or so at a reasonable pace, over occasionally rough terrain carrying a day pack, sometimes in adverse weather conditions.
We actively encourage new walkers as guests, and if they enjoy walking with us we welcome them to join the club.
Our main activity is a monthly coach trip. For the current walk program CLICK HERE. This is usually on the first or second Sunday in the month and we go to areas such as The Lakes, the Yorkshire Dales, Lancashire, Derbyshire and North Wales. The coach picks up at various points in Formby, Ainsdale and Southport. For coach pick up points and times CLICK HERE. Once we arrive, there are 3 or 4 walks of differing lengths and ability. The shortest walk, the "C" walk, is about 7 or so miles, mostly on the level but may include some inclines. The "B" walk (or walks) tends to be the most popular and is up to 12 miles and can have some steep parts. The "A" walk is up to 15 miles, and usually goes to the top of the nearest hill! All the walks have been carefully researched and are lead by amateur but enthusiastic and experienced walk leaders. The walk leaders are happy to discuss the difficulty of the walks on the coach and help people to choose which is most appropriate for them.
We have (usually) two hotel based walking weekends each year. In addition, depending on interest, weekends based in cheaper bunkhouse accomodation may also be arranged..
We started in 1995 as the Victoria Ramblers and were then attached to the Victoria Sports and Leisure Club in Southport. But in October 2006 we became Freshfield Ramblers, an independent walking group. We are affiliated to the Ramblers Association and currently have 89 members. For members of the committee CLICK HERE. And here for our constitution.
Come and try one of our walks!