General Section Programme Sept 2019 to Sept 2020

1st Sept KESWICK (Braithwaite), Lakes, via M58
15th Sept DOVEDALE (Ilam), Peaks, via M62
22nd Sept ANNUAL MASS in Cathedral Crypt
6th Oct LANGDALE (Windermere), Lakes, via M58
20th Oct PENDLE HILL (Barley), Lancs, via M58
27th Oct (British Summer Time Ends - Clocks Back)
3rd Nov AMBLESIDE, Lakes, via M58
24th Nov BAKEWELL (& Xmas Market), Peaks, via M62
8th Dec GRASSINGTON (& Xmas Market), Yorks, via M58
12th Jan 2020 GRANGE (Cartmell), Lakes, via M58
2nd Feb INGLETON, Yorks, via M58
23rd Feb ARNSIDE, Lakes, via M58
8th March BOWLAND, Lakes, via M58
To all LCRA members and friends. Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) UK advice, guidance and current restrictions in place, the club has had to make the decision to postpone all LCRA planned walks for the foreseeable future-with immediate effect. As a club that focuses on friendship, health and well being , it was a difficult decision however it is the right decision at this time. As a club, as friends, we have a duty of care to all members and to each other and must therefore protect and minimise the risks to each others health at this time. We urge you to continue to follow government advice ( as advice , as you know, is continuously changing. Please look after yourself and others who may be vulnerable or in isolation at this time.
As a club, we will continue to remain in touch and please contact us via FB with any questions, or just to keep in touch. We will continue to post during this time, and let us all keep in touch ! Social isolation is not conductive to our mental health,which is why we all have to keep in touch. Stay safe and well and will see you all very soon
29th March (British Summer Time Starts - Clocks Forward)
5th April HAWKSHEAD, Lakes, via M58
26th April ANGLESEY (South Stack), Wales, via Tunnel
17th May CONISTON, Lakes, via M58
7th June EYAM, Peaks, via M62
28th June GRASMERE, Lakes, via M58
19th July LLANBERIS (Snowdon), Wales, via Tunnel


The question was asked on Facebook about the possibilities of future organised socially distanced coaches in order to be able to organise future walks. Everyone would have a double seat with nobody else to the front, back or side of you.

As everyone would have to spread out this would see only 24 members allowed on a coach and therefore the cost would be £20 per head to pay for the coach. Some feel this price is too high, but any other price means we would just be losing money.

There are enough who are willing to pay the price to have the day out.

Unfortunately, we currently only have one leader (Helen) happy to go out and therefore we can’t take this on at the moment. We would need B and C leaders as a minimum.

UPDATE. As we can't meet in groups of more than 6 now, this means that for the forseeable future we can't even organise the local walks.

9th Aug GLENRIDDING, Lakes, via M58
23rd Aug MALHAM, Yorks, via M58
13th Sept KESWICK, Lakes, via M58
27th Sept ANNUAL MASS in Cathedral Crypt
FEEDBACK. The club welcomes member's feedback at all times

All journeys via M58 pick up at County Road Opposite Walton Church, The Black Bull, Old Roan and Pimbo at J3 on the M58.

All journeys via M62 pick up at Edge Lane Drive, end of Broadgreen Road. And Warrington Central B&Q.

Tunnel journeys
are straight out from William Brown Street in town, with a pick up at tunnel exit by arrangement.

All journeys depart from William Brown Street Opposite Liverpool Museum. And leave at 9.00 a.m.

We have been asked to provide details of safe, affordable parking.

Here is one that has been recommended & whilst the club cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information or guarantee the safety of your vehicle, etc, etc..

Secure Car Park
Liverpool Central, 1 Heathfield Street (Off Renshaw St) L1 4AT

(tel:0845 600 6456)

Parking for the time you will need is 24 hours for £8
Normal pre-booked online daily rate (6-24 hours) is £6 (+ 75p admin fee)
But if you click on promotion, you can pay just £4 (+ 50p admin fee)

CONTACT MOBILE PHONES (Used on Sundays only)
Sally 07866 405545 and Helen 07933 302435
Make a note of them as you may need them on your walk.

Seniors Section Rambles House Meetings (all 11 a.m to 1 p.m.)

House Meetings are 11 am to 12 noon and are held on the second Thursday of the month at the Quaker Meeting House in School Lane.

There will still be walks but the dates and leaders will be arranged at the House Meetings each month.


The cost of a coach ramble is £12, and bookings may be made either on the coach return journey, or by contacting Will Harris or Sally Parry.

Advance booking is essential, by telephone or by email.

CANCELLATIONS must be made by Tuesday night prior to the ramble otherwise members will be liable to pay the full charge for an empty coach seat.

Coach departures are at 9.00 am prompt unless otherwise stated.

New members may book by sending a cheque made payable to “L.C.R.A.” to;

Will Harris, 57 Higher Road, Halewood, Liverpool, L26 1TA
(Tel: 0151 486 6541)

Sally Parry (Tel: 0151 280 4844 / 07866405545)

Clothing and equipment

Members must be suitably dresses and are reminded that they walk at their own risk. Hiking boots must be worn, but on return to the coach you should have a pair of shoes or trainers to replace those muddy boots.

Do not wear jeans made with 100% cotton as they retain moisture – combined with the cold, this could lead to hypothermia. Trousers made with a synthetic fibre/cotton mix are more water-resistant.

You should carry a day rucksack (leaving hands free) containing waterproofs, hat, gloves, spare jumper, sufficient food and plenty of drink plus some instant energy food (eg: a bar of chocolate).

Sun bloc cream is essential in the summer. Everyone should carry a small first aid kit and a torch for emergencies. In case of saturating rain you should leave a change of clothes on the coach, not in your rucksacks.

Leaders’ Duties

All leaders should familiarise themselves of their duties and appoint a whipper-in. They must plan their walk enabling return to Liverpool well before 10.30pm.

Conduct and discipline

Members are expected to maintain the high standard of conduct of the association. Rambling can also be potentially dangerous and strict discipline is required. Members violating rules or not heeding the leader may be subject to disciplinary action by the committee.

Officers and Committee 2019/20



Chairman                                             GEORGE RILEY
Vice-Chairman                                 HELEN HEUSTON
General Secretary                                  SALLY PARRY
Treasurer                                                  WILL HARRIS
Registrar                                                CHRIS HARRIS

General Committee


Seniors’ Section Committee
Chairman                                       TONY THOMPSON
 Registrar                                     MAUREEN HOWARD
Social Secretary                                    PAT PEARSON
Rambling Secretary                    MARCIA THOMPSON

Pages updated by David Parry 27th February 2020
No responsibility is accepted for errors or ommissions


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