What we do

Walking in West Lancashire 

Numbers on our walks can range from 10 to 25. We choose a meeting place that has adequate car parking although some of our walks may be joined by making use of public transport.  

We can walk in the Wirral by travelling on Merseyrail. We sometimes travel a short distance to Sefton and walk through the sand hills and along the beach. We have walks that start in Ormskirk, Skelmersdale and Aughton and go out into the countryside surrounding these towns.  

Rights of Way in West Lancashire 

We have an extensive network of rights of way in West Lancashire. Our walks make use of as many as these as possible. Some follow the banks of the River Douglas, others pass through the rich agricultural land on Martin Mere.  

We make use of the facilities in Beacon Country Park then walk to Ashurst Beacon and through Dean Wood. From Parbold we can walk to Hunter’s Hill and through Fairy Glen. Join us and get to know these places. You will be surprised at what West Lancashire has to offer walkers.  

Footpath work 

Although most rights of way in West Lancashire are easy to walk, we do have broken stiles, blocked paths and missing footpath signs. We report footpath problems to the local authority and go out to inspect paths.  

We encourage our members to report overgrown and obstructed paths and not just to avoid them or to walk around them. By working together and as part of the Ramblers we do our best to ensure that West Lancashire rights of way are fit for all to use and enjoy. 

Other Ramblers groups 

Once you become a Ramblers member and join our walks you will meet members from other groups. We regularly welcome members from other Mid Lancashire groups on our walks. They will tell you about their own walks programme and welcome you onto their walks. Some of our own members regularly walk with other Ramblers groups.