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(C) Ormskirk to Croston to Mere Bank to Haskayne to Crosby

10:00 Sunday October 17 2021

Current Participants: 4 space(s) available
  • Brodie, Andy
  • Collinson, David
  • Giles, Richard
  • Goodwin, Andy
  • Grant, Ken
  • Hampson, John
  • Harrop, Dave
  • Ledger, Chris
  • Malloy, Paul
  • Whittaker, Stephen
  • Wilkinson, Ewan

Ormskirk to Crosby,  via Mawdesley, Croston, Mere Brow, Martin Mere and Great Altcar.

This is a ride of 40 miles, much of it on the Lancashire Cycleway. Lunch will be at the Canalside Café, Downholland Cross, near Haskayne.

There is an optional continuation from Crosby back to Pier Head along the coastal route and canal, about 10 miles.

Grade C

Leader:  Steve Whittaker

Start time: 10:00am

Start: Ormskirk Railway Station (outside the entrance). Merseyrail trains from Moorfields (or Central) station on the Ormskirk Line.

My phone number is 07943804756




  1. I will be getting the 0920am train from Moorfields. Arrives 0950am Ormskirk.

2. Good news, Green Lane, the track from Sollom to Mere Bank has been re-surfaced. It’s no longer a roller coaster!!



Strava Route:

Turning left out of the station, we head northeast to Lathom, Hoscar, Bispham Green and Mawdesley, Before Eccleston, we turn left and ride 3 miles to Croston.  Go through the village, keeping right, along Station Road towards Bretherton.  Following the Blue Cycle Route 62, NCN 91, take a left turn. This takes us to the A59 at Sollom. Cross over and carry along Green Lane, a rough tarmac road, towards Mere Brow.

At Mere Brow, avoiding the main road, we turn left towards Martin Mere (Lancahire Cycleway).  Turning right we head to Heaton’s Bridge (on the canal), Pinfold and onto Downholland Cross on the A5147 for a café stop at the Canalside café (opposite the New Scarisbrick Arms pub).

After lunch we carry on, past Farmer Teds, to Great Altcar, then over the busy Formby Bypass, and on to Hightown and the coastal path to Crosby.

40 miles

Optional extra: Carry on to Rimrose Valley Park and onto the canal to Liverpool.

10 miles.

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.