- Walk from Maghull to Ormskirk, and a train back or
- Train from Maghull to Ormskirk, and walk back.
Take it from me, the options are useful as the train only runs every half-hour on a Sunday.
As trains are part of this walk, at it's a Sunday, the message on the train, when arriving at Ormskirk, is JUST WRONG!
There are no trains, on a Sunday, to Preston! So why tell passengers to "change here for trains to Preston"?
As you may have gathered we took option 2, as a train was just arriving when we parked.
The 8.3475 mile walk,shown in the image below, can be viewed at...
I should point out, that the route I'm sharing isn't the one planned! We made the decision to do a detour when we were confronted by...
...a field full of cows calves and a "Little White Bull"!
To be fair the Bull, well to me, wasn't the problem. The problem was the calves spread over the field, hidden in many cases by long grass. From experience you don't want to get between mum and junior!
So we did a
Barley was showing signs of turning...
...and, if the elder flowers are any indication, the potential elderberry crop looks promising.
The woodland near Moor Hall also had a fine display of wild flowers, including foxgloves...
Since last weeks walk, we noted that the thistles were now in flower, attracting a large number of butterflys.
The fields, hedgerows and woodlands between Simonswood Lane and Outlet Lane were also a great attraction for bees and butterflys.
We were expecting a phone call at 12'ish and we were cutting things rather fine. So we didn't complete the walk, as shared with you.
We were picked up by our daughter at the end of Spurriers Lane, (about 6.5 miles) so didn't do the last bit.
Note: we have done it before so there are no problems if you want to do the whole 8.3475 mile walk.
|Enjoy walking in the NW.|