Liverpool Brisk Walkers
Liverpool Brisk Walkers - The 'B' Side
All walks will start at 1.30p.m. from the Mansion House, Calderstones Park. Please note that the mileage stated for each walk is approximate.

Saturday 1st February: Cross Country March. 6 miles.

The walk is almost rural in character and is always much appreciated by those who do it. We exit the park on to Yewtree Road and then take the public footpath to Allerton Manor Golf Club. We cross the course and then take the path to Woolton Road which we cross and go through the gate a little to the right on the other side. At that point we turn left and walk parallel to the railings before turning right into the wooded area. This may be muddy. Eventually we come out near a public footpath alongside the cemetery which we go down. We come out at Hillfoot Road which we cross and then head up Camp Hill, through Woolton Woods and on to the High Street. Going left at the pedestrian lights, we cross the High Street and go down to Menlove Avenue which we also cross before making our way into Allerton Towers. From this area there are a number of different routes back to our starting point.

Saturday 8th February: Calderstones/Black Wood/Childwall Woods Circular. 3.5 miles.

We go out of Calderstones and cross over Menlove Avenue into Druids Cross Road. From there we head for the Black Woods and go down just one side exiting at the other end and crossing over into Childwall Woods. A full circuit of the latter woods is done and then we return to the Black Woods doing a threequarter circuit before returning to our starting point at Calderstones.

Saturday 15th February: Reynolds Park Circular. 4 miles.

Go out of the park and on to Yew Tree Road. Cross Menlove Avenue and turn left onto Beaconsfield Road. At the end of the latter road turn right into Church Road and go as far as the first entrance into Reynolds Park. Turn left into the park. Once inside Reynolds Park a full circuit in a clockwise direction around the perimeter path is done. However - on daytime walks - this is interrupted by a walk around the walled gardens. Once the full circuit of Reynolds Park is completed, we exit by the same way we came in. It is then right on to Church Road. We go down Church Road until its junction with Beaconsfield Road and Woolton Hill Road. Then we go left down the latter road until Wood View Road and this takes us to an entrance to the Black Woods on Woolton Road. We then do a half circuit around the woods exiting on to Druids Cross Road. Itís down the full length of this road, across Menlove Avenue, into Calderstones Park and back to our starting point.

Saturday 22nd February: Calderstones Circuit plus Clarke Gardens and Return. 6-7 miles.

Firstly, we do a complete circuit of the park which in itself would be ideal for somebody who just wants to do a short walk on the day - about 2 miles, we reckon. After that itís out of the park on to Yewtree Road and then the public footpath to Allerton Manor Golf Club. We cross the course and then take the path to Woolton Road which we cross before going down the lane towards the crematorium. However we turn off this lane half way down to the right and go around Clarke Gardens (path and then grass) before re-tracing our steps to the Mansion House.

Saturday 29th February: Voyage of Discovery. 6.5 miles.

The walk is a somewhat winding circular route which includes the Black Wood, Woolton Park, the Loopline path, Alderman John Village Garden, up to Childwall Fields and Childwall Woods. Just when you think itís all over, there is a circuit of the Black Wood before returning to Calderstones via Druids Cross Road. Great walk but be prepared for mud if there has been rain.

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