Parbold and District Ramblers - walk

Apr 2, 2023 at 09:15

Parbold and District Ramblers

Freshfield via Fishermans Path 2nd April 2023


Meet Parbold Shops 0915 or The Freshfield Pub Car Park at 10-00. Post code L37 7BD

Take A5209 from Parbold to Burscough, then turn left onto A59 for Ormskirk.

Follow the A59 through Ormskirk, towards Liverpool. After going over the top of Holborn Hill the road becomes a dual carriageway. At next roundabout turn right s/p Formby B5195. Follow this road following signs for Formby for about 7 miles. Turn right at the dual carriageway (A565) towards Southport, in about a mile turn left onto B5424 Formby Point. Straight across at a mini roundabout, then at the next cross roads turn right onto Gorse Road for Formby Point. Continue to the end of this road, The Freshfield Hotel is on the T junction.

The Walk                                                                                                                                                                                            This is a lovely 5.5 mile walk, the first part across a golf course, into Pine woods until we reach the beach. We then walk along it and across the dunes following the asparagus route. Watch out here to try to get a glimpse of the now rare red squirrels. Then back to the start past the posh houses. Not a difficult walk, the only steep parts are leaving the beach and the soft sands of die dunes.

Parking                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Parking at the Freshfield Hotel Safety

We have to cross the busy main line, take care.

Toilets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  None at the start, public one at the Squirrel reserve near the end, and the Pub afterwards.

Food and Drink                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Coffee break on the Beach with lunch at the Squirrel Reserve .

The Freshfield Pub will be a good place to finish the walk.

Walk leaders                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Joe Halsall 07973297801 and Bernard Halsall 07789965944

Next walks are published on See ‘Walks’ page and ‘Events’ calendar.

For more information contact Jimmy Kelly on 01257 463057  

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