Coach pick-up points and times are :-

1.    Promenade (by Saunders Street), Southport    7.30
2. Ainsdale Library    7.40
3. The Grapes. Freshfield    7.50
4. The Grapes, Thornton    8.00
Everyone gets on and off at these designated pick-up points.
The leaving time of the coach for the return journey will be announced on the coach prior to the start of the walks.
There are usually public toilets at the start of walks. When this is not the case the coach will make a toilet stop on the way. Exceptionally, if there is no feasible toilet stop, there will be a warning note on the "Next walk" web page. There will always be a toilet stop on the return journey.
Toilet stops should not be used to buy snacks or drinks etc.

Lost Property
If you think you have left something on the coach, please make contact directly with the coach operator Timewell's Travel on 0151 526 3209 (9 to 5 Monday to Friday).
    Booking, paying, cancelling...
  1. Members can book a place on the coach for the next walk by emailing booking organiser Jenny Sugden (if you don't have email, phone Alan O'Leary on 07759 330508). Also, the list for the next walk will be circulated on the coach on which members can book themselves and/or partner only.

  2. The coach fare of £12 is payable on the coach by cash or cheque payable to Freshfield Ramblers, or by BACS (The Freshfield Ramblers, Sort Code 40 42 30, Acc No 71738062. Give the walk destination as reference.)

  3. If you wish to cancel this must be done by informing the booking organiser using the contact details given above by 8.30 pm on the Wednesday prior to the walk, otherwise a cancellation fee of £12 is payable.

  4. If you opt to travel to the walk by alternative means, a charge of £5 per person is made unless the coach is full.

  5. Non-members are welcome to join us as guests but will be restricted to two walks in any insurance year, which is from 1st March. The coach fare for guests is also £12. Non-members cannot be booked on a walk until 10 days prior to the date of the walk. See next section for further details.

  6. Membership...
  7. Membership is open to anyone aged 18 and over. Prospective members must come on one walk as a guest before joining. Please contact Alan O'Leary on (07759 330508). The joining fee is £10 which includes membership to 31st October. The annual subscription is £10.

  8. Before an individualís first walk with Freshfield Ramblers a damages/injury disclaimer must be signed.

  9. Walk programme ...
  10. Walks take place once a month on a Sunday and on each occasion there will be three or four walks of varying length and difficulty. Details of the walks will be circulated on the coach, and will usually be posted on the website a few days in advance.

  11. Each year there are (usually) two hotel based walking weekends. In addition, depending on interest, weekends based in cheaper bunkhouse accomodation may also be arranged.

  12. Volunteer walk leaders welcome and anyone interested should contact Walk Organiser Derek Hesketh on 01704 201392

    What to bring...
  13. Walking boots and waterproofs are essential on all walks and at most times of the year extra gear is advisable - hat, gloves, fleece or sweater. Attached is a sheet giving detailed advice regarding equipment. In case of bad weather, a change of clothes should be brought, which can be left on the coach. A change of footwear is essential. A packed lunch and water is also required.

Last updated February 2020