** CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC **
MNA PROGRAMME FOR 2021
THE MNA COMMITTEE HOPE THAT YOU STAY MEMBERS WITH US IN 2021
MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE ONLY £5!!!
A NEWSLETTER & PROGRAMME CARD FOR 2021 WILL BE SENT TO MEMBERS AROUND CHRISTMAS 2020.
THE MNA HOPE THAT GOVERMENT GUIDELINES ALLOW US TO RUN
COACH TRIPS & LOCAL WALKS IN 2021
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
ALSO SEE THE GUIDANCE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
FOR TAKING PART IN MNA COVID-SECURE WALKS.
Sun 24th Jan Eastham Country Park. Meet 11am Visitors' Centre. (Sabena Blackbird) CANCELLED DUE TO NATIONAL LOCKDOWN
Sat 13th February AGM - Jackson Lees Group, 3rd Floor, Walker House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool. 11am talk followed by AGM POSTPONED DUE TO NATIONAL LOCKDOWN
Sat 13th March Carr Mill Circular. Meet Lime Street Station for the 10.01 train to St Helens or at Waterside pub 11am (John Clegg) CANCELLED DUE TO NATIONAL LOCKDOWN
Sat 27th March Port Sunlight River Park Meet 10.30 at car park. Stagecoach No1 bus from Sir Thomas St (John Clegg) CANCELLED DUE TO NATIONAL LOCKDOWN
Sun 18th April. Leasowe. Meet 11am Moreton Station (Sabena Blackbird) HURRAY! THIS WALK WILL BE GOING AHEAD. HOPE TO SEE SOME OF OUR MEMBERS OUT AND ABOUT AGAIN :)
Sun 9th May MNA Coach Aber Falls. 9.00 Rocket (Crimpers), 9.15 William Brown Street, 9.30 Conway Park and 9.45 Bromborough (Sabena Blackbird) COACH TRIP CANCELLED HOWEVER A SMALL GROUP OF MEMBERS WILL BE VISITING THE AREA USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT DURING THE SUMMER. WE WILL POST DETAILS HERE.
WE HAVE SECURED 24 SEATER COACHES FROM A2B FOR THE NEXT TWO COACH TRIPS TO CORS ERDDREINIOG & LATHKILL DALE. AWAITING INFORMATION FROM A2B BUT ASSUME HALF CAPACITY AND FACE COVERINGS . PLEASE BOOK WITH SEEMA.
Sat 29th May MNA Coach Cors Erddreiniog & Cemlyn Bay. 8.30 Rocket (Crimpers), 8.45 William Brown Street, 9.00 Conway Park, 9.15 Bromborough Village. £20 (John Clegg) (Sabena Blackbird / Dave Bryant)
Sun 13th June MNA Coach Lathkill Dale. 9.00 Bromborough Village, 9.15 Conway Park Station, 9.30 William Brown Street, 9.45 Rocket (start M62) £20 (Sabena Blackbird)
Sat 3rd July Woolton Woods & Fields. Meet 11am at the Post Office, Woolton Village – buses 75/78 from Liverpool ONE & 81/81A from Bootle New Strand (Seema Aggarwal)
Sat 17th July Lydiate. Meet 11am Hall Lane beside Our Lady RC Church. 300 bus from Queens Square (John Clegg)
Sat 7th Aug MNA Coach Smardale. 8.30 Bromborough, 8.45 Conway Park, 9.00 William Brown Street, 9.15 Rocket (start M62) £20 (Sabena Blackbird)
Sat 14th Aug Ainsdale. Meet Ainsdale Station 11am (Sabena Blackbird)
Sat 28th Aug Halewood Park. Meet 11am at Hunts Cross Station (Seema Aggarwal)
Sat 4th Sept MNA Coach Blacktoft Sands RSPB. 8.30 Bromborough, 8.45 Conway Park, 9.00 William Brown Street, 9.15 Rocket (start M62) £20 (Sabena Blackbird)
Sun 10th Oct Dibbinsdale Fungi Foray Meet 10.30am at Bromborough Rake Station (Sabena Blackbird)
Sun 17th Oct MNA Coach Leighton Moss RSPB. 9.00 Bromborough Village, 9.15 Conway Park, 9.30 William Brown Street 9.45 Rocket (start M62) (£20) (Alexander Mansfield)
Sat 13th Nov Marshside RSPB. Meet 11am in car park. [Train to Southport then 44 bus from Hoghton Road.] (Alexander Mansfield)
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.