Our last walk for this year took place on Monday, 15th December 2014.  This time we started and finished the walk at the home of Brenda and John McKenzie in Maghull. Just to make it more festive, some of the walkers sported Santa hats and reindeer antlers with flashing lights.  We must have turned the heads of many passing commuters on their way home.  After a 3 mile circular walk around the Maghull area, taking in the lovely Christmas lights of the houses we passed on our journey, we returned to Brenda’s house for some delicious food and warming glue vine to wash it down.  Some of the food Brenda had prepared herself.  Well she is the leader of the foodie group.  The evening was a great success with some lively conversation and a few jokes thrown in for good measure.

Our first walk of the new year will start from Maghull Baptist church as usual, on Monday 19th December, 2015, at 6:30pm.

For those who want to join us but have not yet had a course, there will be two Nordic Walking Technique Training Courses taking place on the following dates:

Crosby: Monday, 2nd/9th March, 2015, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
from Crosby Leisure Centre (swimming baths).

Southport: Wednesday, 4th/11th March, 2015, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
from Dunes Splash World.

The courses, which are run by Sefton Active Walks, are free of charge.  A qualified Nordic Walking Instructor will train each course and nordic walking poles will be provided at each session. To book your place on a course, please contact the Active Walks Team on (0151) 934 2824 or email

May we take this opportunity to with you all a

Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Ian & Brenda (Walking Group Leaders)