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Southport Group

Southport Ramblers welcome all age groups from 8 to 80+ for fortnightly worry-free walking (travelling by coach) with like-minded people throughout the year.

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  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

This is a very popular destination for us as it is not far from home, yet offers both hills to climb and low level walks in glorious countryside. The first pick-up will be at the bus stop by the Plough Roundabout at Crossens in Southport, and pick-up at points going South.

Three walks will be on offer, with full details circulated on the coach. They will range from easy low level walking to (maybe) up to Rivington Pike and Winter Hill.

Sunday, 10 March 2024
Start time:
7:50 am
Estimated finish time:
5:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

The Walk Leaders today will be -

A Walk Leader - Janet Loines - A circular walk from Rivington Hall of 10.8 miles, with a total ascent of 1426ft. Going through the Gardens up to The Tower, then over moorland tracks and paths to Great Hill. We descend to White Coppice and follow paths and tracks along Anglezark and Rivington Reservoirs to return to Rivington.

B Walk Leader - Dave Trembath - A circular walk of 9 miles with a total ascent of 1050ft. From Great House Barn we cross over Rivington Reservoir and head up to the northern end of Anglezarke Reservoir. We turn south on the other side of the reservoirs for the return, with a stop off at the Wellington Bomber crash memorial.

C Walk Leader - Pam Ashton - Six miles, walking to the Gardens and up to the Tower. From here we will descend to Anglezark Reservoir, and walk along it until we reach a path back to the Barns and car park.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available
  • Coach trip
  • Family-Friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
SD 37398 20304
Nearest postcode:
PR9 8NE
what3words:
fires.study.thus
Start time:
7:50 am

Bus Stop by the Plough Roundabout, Crossens, Southport

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking