Scything Workshop

I'm opening this up to you all to see if anyone is interested? and please feel free to share!
Our area group has recently been awarded £12,000 from Tescos 'Bags of Help' to create a wildflower meadow and community space which is to be located on the Cheshire Lines, part of Trans Pennine Trail in Maghull.
Our efforts to transform this space start on Saturday. Steve Tomlinson is visiting to run a training course in Scything. The course will run on Saturday and Sunday of the 27th & 28th August 2016 between 10am-4pm. There are spaces still available on the course and are free to those of you interested in the Meadow project, interested in potentially volunteering and to give a taste of what it is to volunteer with Sustrans and the Trans Pennine Trail. I've added some links to this message to provide extra information and if you are interested please email me asap - Thanks!
Our volunteer page...
Steve Tomlinson (Scythe Workshop)...
The Meadow location map...
The Trans Pennine Trail...

Volunteering with Us in Merseyside North

Are you interested in some or all of the following...Cycling, walking, horse riding, sustainable transport, the environment, our local area, local issues, welcoming visitors to the area, access, maps, health, team work, social gatherings, open spaces, air quality, efficient walking and cycle routes, biodiversity, community and getting involved?

If the answer is yes... then we would love to hear from you.  We are volunteers for Sustrans and the Trans Pennine Trail for the Merseyside North area.  Merseyside North area extends from the Sefton Coast between Aintree, Southport and inland beyond Ormskirk.


Sustrans is the leading charity enabling people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.  As volunteers, we are the eyes and ears on the ground and assist in maintaining the national cycle network, local connecting routes and raise peoples awareness to the choices available for the journeys they make.

In the Merseyside North area at Southport we are also honoured to have the Beginning/End point of the Trans Pennine Trail. The Trans Pennine Trail is an internationally recognised and exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish Seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.  National cycle route 62 which runs through our area of Merseyside North is part of The Trans Pennine Trail.

Being a volunteer with Sustrans and the Trans Pennine Trail can entail as much or as little involvement as you wish.  It doesn't necessarily mean you have to attend every event or activity, It means that if you enjoy and care about our area, are a cyclist, walker or someone who  uses the cycle network and connecting paths then there is a part that you can play.  We work with in close communication with local authorities and as a network can share information and assist in monitoring, maintaining and developing the amazing resources we have in our area of Merseyside North.  There is also often the opportunity to develop new skills and obtain training.

As mentioned in previous posts on this site, Merseyside North Volunteers have recently been awarded a £12,000 grant to develop a wildflower meadow, community space and encourage wildlife to an area of land on the Cheshire Lines area of the Trans Pennine Trail in Maghull, Sefton.  Activities are about to start in clearing and developing this project.  Again there are many areas of the project that volunteers can be involved in and it would be great to have your support.

If you are interested in volunteering, would like to discuss any involvement or have a question... please do not hesitate to contact me, it would be great to hear from you.

For more information on becoming a volunteer CLICK HERE TO EMAIL.

or visit the SUSTRANS or TRANS PENNINE TRAIL website.

Exploring and Blackberry picking on the Cheshire Lines of the Trans Pennine Trail, NCN route 62, Lydiate - Sefton.

Volunteer activity in the Merseyside North Area.