2017 Walks Programme – Long Walks

 

Walks Programme 2017 – Long Walks
Date Type Leader Contact Venue
16-Jan Gentle Sue & Lynn 0161 747 7188 Canal walk, Stretford to Altrincham, bring pack lunch and bus pass
Strenuous Alan & Linda 01925 729526 Garswood, ‘7.6mls easy’
30-Jan Gentle Harold and Yvonne 0161 702 0620 Lead Mines, Rivington
Strenuous Margaret & Marjorie 0161 775 8050 From Hollingworth Lake
13-Feb Gentle Marlene & Ann 07801 1745433 Clegg Hall and Rochdale Canal, 6miles, easy
Strenuous George 0161 736 2758 Adlington, parking opposite White Bear Marina (PR7 4HZ). 8miles, muddy in places, bring walking pole!
27-Feb Gentle Bill & Kath 0161 794 8848 Jumbles Country Park, post code BL2 4JS, 4miles, sound paths and tea room
Strenuous Guy & Viv 0161 728 3598 Haslingden, Three reservoirs (parking BB4 4AT). 7.5mls, no hills but some muddy stretches!
13-Mar Gentle Ian & Jan 0161 790 9926 City Walk & Canals. Meet at 10.30am, at Albert Memorial,
Strenuous Brian & Linda 0161 288 9542 Marbury Country Park, 7-7.5 miles, flat, parking £2.50 nearest post code: CW9 6AT.
27-Mar Gentle Janet & Ken 0161 288 5860 Mere Sands, Rufford
Strenuous Alan & Linda  01925729526 Delamere, 7.5miles and flat!
10-Apr Gentle Sylvia & Brenda 0161 790 1804 Foulridge, walking poles are recommended!
Strenuous Margaret 0161 775 8050 Irlam: Meet 10am at Irlam station, M44 5AB. Very flat walk, 7- 8mls
24-Apr Gentle Jean & Audrey 07999 419649 Lymm (mostly flat, some steps, several stiles, may be muddy, 6miles)
Strenuous George 0161 736 2758 Start/Finish: Crooke, near Wigan WN6 8LR, pass the Crooke Hall Inn and park on road. 8mls, easy going with last bit following canal with pub at the end!
08-May Gentle Ian & Jan 0161 790 9926 Stoneyhurst
Strenuous David Pierce (Guest Leader) 0161 427 4412 Marple area with the two Davids! Car park opposite SK6 7RJ, as before.
22-May Both Groups Florence 0161 789 7931 Manchester/Bolton/Bury canal circular beginning at Ringley village (HF holiday week).
05-Jun Gentle  Lesley 01204 604889 Top Lock – Withwell Fold (4mls, moderate)
Strenuous Guy & Viv 0161 728 3598 Anglezarke – White Coppice – Healey Nab, 7.3mls. nearest post code: PR6 9HA
19-Jun Gentle Sue & Lynn 0161 747 7188 Silverdale, meal after walk (optional)
Strenuous Margaret & Marjorie 0161 775 8050 Newhey
03-Jul Gentle Mark & Christine 0161 797 7188 Dunham Massey, members bring your National Trust card.
Strenuous Linda & Brian 0161 288 9542 Sale Water Park (M33 2LX) to Fletcher Moss gardens Didsbury. Bring bus pass.
17-Jul Gentle Brian, Fred & Tony 0161 799 8845 Copster Green
Strenuous Linda & Brian 0161 288 9542 Withnell Fold and Houghton Bottoms
31-Jul Gentle Sheila & Florence 0161 703 8728 Around Rivington
Strenuous John Orson, (guest) 0161 775 8050 Greenfield, start car park OL3 7HX, just after Royal George pub. (John’s mobile: 0759 353 1617)
14-Aug Gentle Janet & Ken 0161 288 5860 Sandstone trail,  Nantwich
Strenuous Alan & Linda 01925 729526 Dunsop Bridge car park BB7 3BB. 8 miles, moderate, field and woodland paths, a little bit of quiet road, one steep, short climb.
28-Aug Gentle Joy & Hazel 0161 794 9580 Around Anglezarke, muddy!
Strenuous Walk postponed due to bank holiday Anglezarke – White Coppice – Healey Nab, 7.3mls nearest post code: PR6 9HA (but full and reverse this time!)
11-Sep Gentle Sylvia & Lesley 0161 790 1804 Barrowford walk cancelled due to weather, moved to 23rd October
Strenuous Brian & Linda 0161 288 9542 Wycoller country park . Nearest postcode BB8 7HX
25-Sep Gentle Sue & Lynn 0161 747 7188 Sutton Hall, meal after walk optional
Strenuous Jenny 01925 754454 Lyme park and Bowstones.  Moderate, 8 mls. Meet at Nelson pit Centre. SK12 1TH.
09-Oct Gentle Pam & Ken 0161 723 5438 “Hilly walk to Darwen Tower”
Strenuous Carole & Marjorie 0161 790 2372  Affetside Circular, 8 miles
23-Oct Gentle Sylvia & Lesley 0161 790 1804 Barrowford walk. Parking at Pendle Heritage Centre BB9 6JQ
Strenuous Margaret 0161 775 8050 Shaw (Knowl Rd OL2 8QQ) to Newhey returning from Newhey on the tram so please to bring bus passes.
06-Nov Gentle Bill & Kath 0161 794 8848 Smithills & Barrow Bridge. Parking Moss bank Park Ref. BL1 6NQ. (not Moss Lane car park). 4.5mls, easy severity, slight gradients, 3 stiles.
Strenuous Alan & Linda 01925 729526 Houghton Bottoms, park Witton Country Park BB2 2TP.
Friday 10-Nov Planning meeting Hazel & Joy’s 0161 794 9580 58,Ashley Drive, M28 7UW
 10-12noon
20-Nov Gentle Sue & Lynn 0161 747 7188 Canal from Stretford to Manchester. Lunch at pub (optional). Bring bus passes
Strenuous George 0161 736 2758 The Tacklers Trail (part of the Witton Weavers Way), 9.5 miles (15 km) with a couple of short steep slopes and some rough moorland paths. Parking at Sunnyhurst Wood Visitor Centre BB3 0LA
04-Dec Gentle Harold & Yvonne 0161 702 0620 Borsdane wood
Strenuous Margaret 0161 775 8050 Littleborough, park at Hollingworth country park visitors centre, OL15 oAQ (nearest post code!)
11-Dec Both Groups Hazel & Joy 0161 794 9580 Christmas lunch – Worsley Old Hall, 12.30 for 1.00pm. Pay with cash by 17th Nov.
18-Dec Both Groups Marjorie & Carole 0161 670 3764 Back by popular demand. A joint brisk 6 mile Christmas walk, followed by another mystery pub sandwich lunch, menu to be out by Nov. 10th at Joy and Hazel’s planning meeting.

 

Simister Memories by Stewart Bowler, November 2014