** CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC **
MNA PROGRAMME FOR 2022
COACH TRIPS & LOCAL WALKS IN 2022
WALKS ARE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE WALK LEADER AND MAY BE CANCELLED AT SHORT NOTICE ACCORDING TO GOVERMENT ADVICE AND LOCAL LOCKDOWN RULES.
PLEASE CHECK BACK ON THIS PROGRAMME PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.
WALKS AND COACH TRIPS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR ARE GOING AHEAD UNLESS CANCELLATION DETAILS GIVEN ON THIS PAGE
BOOK WITH SEEMA FOR THE COACH TRIPS
ALSO SEE THE GUIDANCE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
FOR TAKING PART IN MNA COVID-SECURE WALKS.
Sat 15th Jan Eastham Country Park. Meet 11.00 Visitors' Centre. (Sabena Blackbird)
Sat 29th Jan Pickerings Pasture. Meet 11.00 Visitors' Centre. (Seema Aggarwal)
Sat 12th Feb COACH Shropshire Meres. 8.30 Rocket (Crimpers), 8.45 William Brown Street, 9.00 Conway Park, 9.15 Bromborough £20 (John Clegg)
GIVEN THE RISING NUMBER OF OMICRON VARIANT COVID CASES IN LIVERPOOL AND THE RELUCTANCE OF OUR HOST TO CURRENTLY HOLD MEETINGS, THE MNA COMMITTEE HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE AGM UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR. A NEW AGM DATE WILL BE SET ONCE COVID CASES DECREASE AND DETAILS WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING.
Sat 19th Feb MNA AGM Jackson Lees Group, Walker House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool. AGM 11.00
Thur 3rd Mar Sefton Park. Meet 11.00 Boathouse Café (John Clegg)
Sat 19th Mar Carr Mill Circular. Meet Lime Street Station for the 9.45 train to St Helens or at Waterside pub 11am (John Clegg)
Thur 7th Apr Halewood Park. Meet 11.00 Hunts Cross Station (Seema Aggarwal)
Sat 9th Apr COACH Leighton Moss RSPB / Silverdale. 8.30 Bromborough, 8.45 Conway Park, 9.00 William Brown Street, 9.15 Rocket (start M62) £20 (John Clegg)
Wed 27th Apr Newsham Park. Meet 11.00 Police Station. (John Clegg)
Sat 14th May Port Sunlight River Park. Meet 10.30 at car park. (John Clegg)
Sat 28th May COACH Dovestones Reservoir. 8.30 Bromborough, 8.45 Conway Park, 9.00 William Brown Street, 9.15 Rocket (start M62) £20 (Dave Bryant)
Sat 11th June Meet Bidston Hill. Meet Bidston Station 10:30 (Sabena Blackbird)
Sat 18th June COACH Monsal Dale. 8.30 Bromborough, 8.45 Conway Park, 9.00 William Brown Street, 9.15 Rocket (start M62) £20 (Dave Bryant)
Sat 2nd July COACH South Stack RSPB. 8.30 Rocket (Crimpers), 8.45 William Brown Street, 9.00 Conway Park, 9.15 Bromborough £20 (Dave Bryant)
Sat 16th July Woolston Eyes Meet 11am at the gate to the bridge. [Lime Street for the 9.17 train to Warrington Central, then no. 3 bus to Martinscroft, Weir Lane]. Charge £2 for non-permit holders. (Alexander Mansfield)
Sat 6th Aug Ainsdale. Meet 11.00 Ainsdale Station (Sabena Blackbird)
Sat 17th Sept COACH Potteric Carr RSPB 8.30 Bromborough, 8.45 Conway Park, 9.00 William Brown Street, 9.15 Rocket (start M62) £20 (Alexander Mansfield)
Thur 29th Sept Princes Park. Meet 11.00 at corner of Belvidere and Ullet Roads. (John Clegg)
Sat 1st Oct Fungi Foray Freshfield Dune Heath. Meet 11.00 Freshfield Station (Sabena Blackbird)
Mon 3rd Oct Woolton Woods and Fields. Meet 11.00 Post Office, Woolton Village (Seema Aggarwal)
Sun 16th Oct Fungi Foray Dibbinsdale. Meet 11.00 Bromborough Rake Station (Sabena Blackbird)
Sat 22nd Oct Lunt Meadows. Meet 11.15 in car park; entrance on Lunt Road between Lunt and Homer Green. (Alexander Mansfield)
Sat 12th Nov COACH Carsington Water. Coach. 8.30 Bromborough, 8.45 Conway Park, 9.00 William Brown Street, 9.15 Rocket (start M62) £20 (Sabena Blackbird)
Sat 26th Nov Pennington Flash. Meet Lime Street Station for the 9.27 train to Newton-Le-Willows or at the Pennington Flash car park at 11:30. (Alexander Mansfield)
Sat 10th Dec Xmas Meal. Meet 12.30 Parkgate Old Quay.
MERSEYSIDE NATURALISTS’ ASSOCIATION - Taking part in COVID-safe walks
Information for MNA Members
Due to COVID-19 we have to change the way MNA group walks are organised. By taking a few extra measures, we can keep each other safe.
We are limiting the number of people on our walks. Contact the walk leader directly to confirm your place. If things change and you can’t make it, please cancel your place, or let the walk leader know as soon as possible.
Before the walk
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) you must not attend the MNA walk.
Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions.
Bring your own food and plenty of water.
You may want to bring your own alcohol-based hand sanitiser, face covering and basic first aid kit.
We recommend that the walk leader also brings a first aid kit, but for minor incidents it may be better to use your own.
On the walk
Follow the government guidelines on physical distancing
Provide the MNA walk leader with your contact details to support NHS contact tracing.
If you do – wash your hands as soon as you can. We recommend carrying alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
When other walkers are passing, remember to stand back and give way. Let the walk leader know if you are having problems, feel unwell, or need to slow down or stop.
After the walk
If you develop symptoms after the walk, apply for a COVID-19 test and support NHS contact tracing if requested.