THIRTY four ramblers joined the coach for the very short trip to the leisure peninsula of West Kirby. A series of drop offs was required and so there was a good tour before walking.

The A group, led by Karen Midgley, alighted at New Brighton. They took a 20-mile route around the coast to Thurstason and then back to West Kirby.

The B group started from Heswall. Chris Davies took them over Thurstaston Hill, through Caldy and on to Hilbre point before returning to West Kirby to complete 10.5 miles.

The D group, led by Judy Cross, strolled from Thursaston visitor centre to West Kirby where they waited for the tide to go out before visiting Hilbre Island.

Penny Clarke led the C group. From West Kirby they walked to the Wirral Park visitor centre and then over Thursaston and Caldy hills and back into town after 9 miles. The weather was good and there were ample refreshment opportunities upon our return. There is a trip to Chipping in the Forest of Bowland on Sunday.