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A series of 10 walks throughout the year exploring our vast coastline and river that are tidal. Enjoy the wildlife that can be seen as we pass through 2 RSPB reserves and National Trust protected areas, the different habitats from Salt Marshes to Dunes.
The fourth walk in the series is Hundred End to Marshside a 10.4km walk. This is still part of the Ribble estuary reserve. We start the walk in the same place as the 3rd in the series, but heading along the embankment in the opposite direction towards Southport. Good views across to Warton, Lytham and Blackpool.
Not a difficult walk, it’s a straight line but hopefully plenty of wildlife to keep us interested. We leave the embankment by the pumping station at Marshside, then use a short path which brings us out opposite the water treatment works on Southport Coastal Road, this takes us into the back of the Marshside RSPB reserve, where lots of geese can be seen during the Autumn and winter months.
This is also the start of the Sefton Coastal footpath which we will be doing a lot of in the forthcoming walks.
Hundred End is a small coastal hamlet between Hesketh Bank and banks, was a stop on the West Lancashire railway carrying cargo and passengers from the fields.
RSPB Marshside located north of Southport town centre has some of the best wildlife in the region, in summer you can spot ground nesting birds like avocets and lapwings and in the winter pink footed geese.
No parking will have to use public transport for drop off. Unless we get volunteers.
Can use public transport for both ways or park by Hesketh Park, Southport, park Crescent, Southport, Merseyside PR9 9NW
Catch the bus out to Hundred End, will sort nearer the time.
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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