Awesome afternoon walking, talking and learning about my new home town. I will take any of my future visitors along to another walking tour. Thanks Tony.
Very worthwhile into. to the history and development of the town. Should have done this before anything. A good morning out and resonably priced. Thanks Tony. Jo and Paul.
Being new to Southport I decided to look for some groups and clubs to join I found this during one of my searches and knew this was for me. I wasn't disappointed. Tony and Louise were friendly informative and very easy to be with. They knew their stuff and were happy to answer my dumb questions points of interest were brought to my attention and some advice on where to go to find hidden treasures was willingly shared. Really it was just an afternoon with new friends who were as excited to share their Southport with me , as i was to absorb all the information everyone from visitors to newbies to even Sandgrounders should go on this tour. Sandi
Saturday 28th July 2018
It was great to welcome two separate groups this week - firstly members of Formby U3A Local History Group, and secondly volunteers of Southport Citizens Advice Bureau. Both Walks were great fun for everyone and were well-received.
Some photos are included in the Gallery tab opposite.
A Southport Walk is an ideal outing for any Group, Club or Society. The Walk can be on a day and time to suit, and daytime Walks can also include the popular tea & scone afterwards. Ideal numbers are 8 -20, and a discount of £1 off all Walks is given. Please enquire for details.
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Back for 2018! Available for groups and societies with a bespoke tour any time and day or evening, please enquire for details.
Public Walks will take place every Tuesday and Saturdays at 2pm in June, July, August and September.
Tuesday 6th September 2017
The schedule from mid-September has now been determined:
No Walks from Wednesday 13th to Monday 25th September - sorry!
Walks resume at 2pm every Tuesday and Sunday,
from Tuesday 26th September to Tuesday 31st October
(no Walk on Sunday 15th October).
Saturday 26th August 2017
Thanks to the local newspapers The Champion and the Midweek Visiter for their coverage of Southport Walks this week. And special thanks to local historian Geoff Wright for the two-page feature in his regular 'Nostalgia' column in this week's 'Southport Visiter'.
Thursday 24th August 2017
It's great to meet everybody who comes along for the Walks, both locals and visitors. But a special mention to those who have come from abroad - this week Julie and Bob from Sydney, Australia, and Barbara from Houston, Texas, USA.
Thursday 17th August 2017
Delighted to be joined today by author and local historian Geoff Wright. He has a number of highly respected publications. Check out his 'Foul Deeds &Suspicious Deaths Around Southport'.
Sunday 16th July 2017
Thanks to everyone who has joined us during the first week of Southport Walks - great to meet you all, thanks for all the positive feedback on facebook, and glad you enjoyed both the Walk and the tea & scone afterwards! See the Gallery for some photos from the Walks.
Thanks to Martin Perry of Southport Civic Socity for the use of vintage postcards from his private collection.
Sefton in 50 Buildings by Hugh Hollinghurst
A new publication coming this September by an eminent local historian, and available to pre-order now.
Sefton is one of the most variegated boroughs in the land. It encompasses two former boroughs: industrial seaport Bootle at one end and at the other the genteel seaside resort of Southport. In between stretches beautiful coastline, home to 6 links courses including championship Birkdale. The rural hinterland is the setting for grand country houses and for the tiny village of Sefton that gives its name to the borough.
Join Hugh Hollinghurst as he looks at the wide range of architectural treasures in the borough, including: the village of St Helen's fifteenth/sixteenth-century Gothic revival church; the modernist St Monica's in Bootle; Crosby Hall, built in the early seventeenth century on a grand scale; beautiful thatched cottages which adorn the country town of Formby; and Southport's distinguished pier.