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Explorer WALX

Price: £9.00

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Susan Spall

Walk Description:

Start this 10km walk by enjoying the squirrel walk through pine trees, which opens out onto a different habitat, before battling through sand dunes onto the shore. Enjoy a 2 mile walk along the shore hopefully witnessing views into Liverpool and the Welsh hills.

After this we head inland down the Fishermans path, todays path slightly deviates from the original path. You will notice the trees have a windswept appearance. Enjoy this lush and shaded path. From here we pass through Formby Hall golf club, over the Liverpool/Southport railway line, through Formby, might spot a footballers house or two and then back along the Asparagus trail.

This area is famous for the Red squirrels.

The first pinewood plantations where planted in 1784 in an area of Formby known as Firwood, but most of what you see now are about 100 years old.

Asparagus was grown before the second world war and exported from Liverpool. Rumours where that the first class passengers on the Titanic where served Formby asparagus. In the 1920’s and 30’s there were 200 acres in cultivation now reduced to just 5.

 

It is essential to register and book in advance online.

 

It is advisable to wear a bum bag with a water bottle or hydration pack. Do bring a high energy snack to have on the hoof or as soon as we finish. Wear comfortable clothing that suitable for the weather. Do wear sturdy grippy shoes.

We respect people`s busy agendas and do like to start promptly. Please arrive 5 minutes early for your class and be ready to start on time.

 

Walk speed guide:

Gentle stroll - Gear 1 - Nice pace that you can do for extended periods. 2-2.5mph (these generally are our Wellness walks)   Easy walk - Gear 2 - Faster pace gained through technique. Expect Gear 2 at times throughout the walk with occasional photo stops. 2.5mph (Most of our 1-hour Explorer walks)   Moderate walk - Gear 2/3 - Faster again using technique and with less recovery. Very little stopping. 2.5mph-3mph+ (these are generally Total Body Walx, but also explore this pace on our Explorer and Adventure walks)   Strenuous walk - gear 3/4  (these are generally Total Body Walx, but also explore this pace on our Explorer and Adventure walks).

You are asked to contact your WALX Guide by phone, leaving a voicemail or sending an sms text to the number listed below, if you are likely to be delayed as we do start classes promptly.

Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 2 hours’ notice.

All activities are undertaken at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any injuries or accidents incurred. We undertake to deliver all classes with qualified staff and have made every effort to risk assess all WALX. On occasions it is necessary to make dynamic risk assessment decisions when there is a localised incident such as trees fallen en route, flooding, traffic changes, etc.

Please ensure your PARQ is up to date and notify us in writing if you have any change to your medical records, or physical or mental wellbeing. This should include any surgery, falls, knocks, or accidents. Thank you.

Contact details (only contact to notify if late or cancelling)

Matt 07530 813225

 

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