Hello and welcome to Wirral Amblers. We are a group for older people. We only walk short distances and take our time. We also like to stop as we go along to enjoy the scenery.
Any newcomer will be taken under our collective 'wing' to ensure everyone feels part of the group.
If you suffer from nerves or anxiety you will be with people who understand what that's like and we are patient, kind and friendly.
Several of us have suffered some sort of health problem so you shouldn't feel out of place if you have been through something yourself or if you can only go slowly. We do like everyone to stay together as a group in order to prevent members feeling the need to hurry or being left behind.
All our ambles are under two miles and I usually state in advance how long the walk is so you can judge if it would be suitable and can build yourself up or discover how you manage with different distances.
We keep our meet up event numbers low so as not to overwhelm anyone and we do mini meet ups to help new members get into the swing of things.
I try to arrange for easy parking where possible to reduce stress even further.
We usually end up having refreshments at a cafe or coffee shop at the end or part way through the walks we do.
There is no pressure and nothing is expected although we'd like you to have enjoyed the experience and hopefully feel comfortable about returning.
Our ambling time is around two hours which soon passes and there are no charges to join us.
So if you think you'd like to come along and be a part of it, please feel free to join our group by clicking on the red button near the top of the page asking you to join or sign up. You'd be made warmly welcome.
* From 1st October 2017 if you want to join us you will need to apply with a clear photo of yourself so we can recognise you at our meet ups.
** If you've put your name down to attend and then find you can't go, could you please let me know, this is especially important on or before the day of the meet up as it saves us delaying the start.
*** We can unfortunately only wait 5 minutes for latecomers (depending on the event).
**** The group is kept deliberately small to roughly 40 members due to the costs for having a large group and to prevent us becoming a large impersonal group with forgotten members. Everyone is cared about here. Anyone who hasn't been to anything and doesn't show an interest for several months risks being removed from the group.