Active Workforce started their walking day trips in 2018. We hold many lunchtime walks within our organisations and wanted to bring everyone together through a walking challenge. This idea was meant for a 'one off walk' but by popular demand, we have kept them going throughout the year. These walks are a great way to exercise and socialise outside of your workplace.
We're still deciding on our next walk which will take place March 2020. For more information or to book on to this please contact us on 0151 934 2079 or Active.Workforce@sefton.gov.uk
Kinder Scout is a moorland plateau and National Nature Reserve in the Dark Peak of the Derbyshire Peak District in England. Part of the moor, at 636 metres above sea level. This walk was completed on Sunday 22nd Sept, we had a few new walkers to the group for this one. Everyone did really well and completed the walk with a smile.
Moel Siobod was completed on Sunday 28th July, it's a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales, which sits isolated above the villages of Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig. At 872m it is the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range. This walk was meant to be our first go at a scramble but due to weather conditions we opted for a safer route to the summit. This new route took us pass some nice lakes and through the forest there which was lovely.
Helvellyn is a mountain in the English Lake District, the highest point of the Helvellyn range, a north-south line of mountains to the north of Ambleside, between the lakes of Thirlmere and Ullswater. This climb was completed on Saturday 30th March, it was a great day to climb but was very cold at the top being 950m high. Some of the walkers chose to walk around the lake in Thirlmere instead.
Delamere Forest is a large wood near the village of Delamere in Cheshire, England. The woodland, covers an area of 972 hectares making it the largest area of woodland in the county.
Old Man Coniston
Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the English Lake District. It is 803 Metres high and lies to the west of the village Coniston. This climb was completed on Sunday 30th September by a group of great people. This walk was tough mainly due to the weather conditions but as a group we all managed to complete the climb. This walk can be described as relentless as you don't really get a break from the incline, but once you're at the top its all worth it. The views are amazing.
Rivington Pike is a hill summit on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors. Overlooking the village of Rivington in Lancashire, England, with a height in metres of 363. This less challenging hill was completed on Sunday 7th September, with many stops on our journey to take in all the memorials and ruins on the route.
Snowdon was are first walk back in August, the route taken was the Llanberis path. The first part of the route proved very difficult, with a long stretch of road up hill. This separated the group in two, with some heading off with Amy at the front and the others with Ruth at a slightly slower pace. There were 2 stopping points for re grouping on the way up and down, as well as the café at the top where some even went for a beer to celebrate the tough climb. Everyone felt a sense of achievement by the end of the day, and really enjoyed the challenge. The sense of familiarity of the group was evident on the way home, and all were keen for the Active Workforce team to set up another.
Recommendations & Endorsements
Thanks very much for Saturday, it was a great laugh! Pass on my regards to Ruth. Roll on the next one, cheers,
Dear Amy and Ruth,
Can I say an enormous thank-you for organising the brilliant day on Snowdon; great planning and implementation, great company, great weather and great beer!!
I will certainly be dusting down my boots for the next one! Seriously though it was a great day and largely down to your excellent organisation so thank you
Thanks for organising a brill day, I really enjoyed it, I think I have caught mountain walking bug now
Here’s to the next Active Sefton Mountain Challenge.