What is Brisk Walking?
We all know that walking is good for us but brisk walking is even better! Brisk walking has been defined as walking at 4 mph. Although originally we tried to stick to that definition, we have found it better if each person walks at a pace faster than normal but one that is still comfortable for them. For more about brisk walking and the health benefits, click here .
Who Organises it?
Liverpool Brisk Walkers was started by Dave Dent a member of Liverpool Ramblers’ Association when the original Brisk Walks organised by Liverpool Park Rangers were discontinued. Dave is ably assisted by Jean Flaherty.
It must be emphasised that the walks are organised on a purely voluntary basis without a grant or subsidy of any kind. Except where otherwise stated, the walks are brisk and on the level with the aim of improving the health of participants. Nevertheless a reasonable degree of fitness is needed. Whilst every care is taken in planning the walks, participation is entirely at your own risk.
You are advised to keep either the walk leader or the back-marker in sight and tell one of them if you intend to leave the walk early. To avoid the possibility of becoming isolated on a walk, new participants are strongly urged to stay near the back-marker.
Where do you meet?
We have three main meeting points: Sefton Park at the south end of the Boating Lake, Calderstones Park at the Mansion House and Otterspool Pub, Riverside Drive. Unless otherwise stated, walks are on Saturday starting at 1:30 p.m. The walks are usually between 4 and 6 miles. See Current Walks for full details.
How much does it cost?
Nothing! ... Unless you want to join us for a meal or other social event for which the cost will be made clear.
Do I need walking boots?
No! ... Unless it is an occasional longer (not brisk!) walk when this would be made clear. Stout shoes are recommended. Consider bringing a bottle of water on the longer walks and in hot weather.
How do I contact you?
Email Dave Dent or phone him on 0151-738 1168