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Richie the Ranger’s 6 Autumn walks you should experience

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Richie the Ranger’s 6 Autumn walks you should experience

Richie the Ranger’s back outdoors this month with loads of walks to make the most of the Autumnal colours and some fascinating places in the city.

John Lennon’s early haunts are on the agenda for October, along with a couple of trips across the water.

Richie – former city council park ranger Richard Baker – is issuing the invitations but warns: “For the time being, all walks are ‘booking only’ due to social distancing, so places tend to go fairly quickly.”

So, do you see any you fancy…?

The History of the Sudley Estate

Sudley House

Tuesday, October 5 – 1pm

A fascinating historical journey of this former ‘Gentleman’s estate’. Explore the impressive grounds, the features, the magnificent mansion and, also, its rich art treasures.

John Winston Lennon: The Childhood Years

Credit: Wikipedia

Saturday, October 9 – 1pm

Join Richie to commemorate the birthday of John Lennon by taking part in this three-hour tour that discovers his early years. 

You’ll visit his childhood haunts, discover his childhood home, learn of his early friendships, see where John met Paul and tread along the pavements and pathways he walked as a child. 

“This is a great walk and not to be missed,” says Richie. Although he stresses: “This is a THREE-HOUR tour and involves a lot of walking!” So be warned.

Discover Birkenhead Park

Tuesday, October 12 – 1pm

Time to go across the water for a ‘delightful walk’ that discovers the world’s first Municipal Park. 

Beautiful lakes, enchanting bridges, fabulous trees and more, says Richie on this ‘sedate walk’, 

An Eastham Experience


Tuesday, October 19 – 1pm

Wade into Eastham’s woodlands and enjoy the Wirral riverside views as you step back in time to explore the remnants of the amazing Victorian pleasure grounds.

“Again, there’s a fair amount of walking on this one and uneven pathways,” says Richie, “so anyone going on this needs to wear suitable footwear.”

Signs of Autumn in Calderstones Park

Tuesday, October 26th – 1pm

Back on this side of the water for a stroll that’ll highlight the oncoming signs of Autumnal splendour at Calderstones Park. 

You will also visit the newly refurbished Mansion House and visit the ancient Calder Stones.

Ghosts, Murder and Mysteries of Sefton Park

Thursday, October 31, (Hallowe’en) – 1pm

Ghoulies, ghosties and things that go bump in the night! Are you brave enough for this walk which looks at local tales of ghostly goings on, along with murder and mysterious tales connected with the historic Victorian Park and the surrounding area?

All walks cost £2.50 per person.  To book email or call him on 07850 239 411.


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