Tuesday 28th December 2010 - Lathom near Burscough

The venue for this year's Christmas walk is once again "The Briars Hall Hotel & Restaurant" on the main road from Burscough to Parbold. As usual, we will be having a meal after the walk - see details below. Make your own way there and, if possible, share a car to save space. Meet in the car park at  9.15am for a 9.30am start.

On arrival please enter the Hotel and place your order for lunch! There is a wide choice of menu, from snacks to a full meal, at prices to suit every pocket.

ROUTE DIRECTIONS: From Formby take preferred route to A59 towards Burscough. Turn right before Burscough at the A5209 signposted to Parbold, Standish and the M6, continue over the railway bridge, then past three mini roundabouts. After two signposts on the left indicating LATHOM and a 40 mph sign, pass the road junction on the right and take the next turn right into the driveway of "The Briars Hall Hotel & Restaurant".

JOURNEY DISTANCE: 12 miles from Tesco, Formby                   TIME: Allow at least 30 minutes.


THE WALK is different to last year’s and will be through farmland and country lanes then alongside the Leeds- Liverpool Canal and back to the Briar's Hall Hotel. The route was not too muddy when recced but given all the recent wet weather there may be muddy patches so boots are essential for both you and any guests!!

Walk Distance: Approx 6 miles.          Ascent: Nil                 Leaders: Jane & Neil Edwards, David Wake.