2022 Long Walks Programme
|10 Jan||Margaret and Bill||Lytham St Annes; from St Annes car park on Fairhaven Road to Lytham (postcode: FY8 1NN); 4 miles easy walking; take bus pass if needed for return journey and money for fish and chips to be ordered there.|
|24 Jan||Joy and Hazel||Lyme Park and Macclesfield Canal; 6 miles, 4 stiles, some inclines, may be muddy. Meet at Nelson Pit car park, Lyme Road, Poynton SK12 1TH.|
|7 Feb||Carole and Marjorie||Tonge Trail; 7 miles, some muddy parts, steps at beginning of walk; park in the car park of the Cotton Keir pub, The Valley, Bolton BL1 8TS|
|21 Feb||Jackie and Mary||Walk cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions.|
The planned walk around Rossmere and Lindow Common will now take place on 11 July (see below).
|7 Mar||Sue and Lynn||Lymm Dam and Spud Wood. Meet at Crouchley Lane WA13 0AS. We will go via Dingley Dell, Lymm Village and along the canal returning via Spud Wood (which could be muddy). Walk ends as we get back to Lymm Dam. Flat walk 5.5 miles. For those wanting an extra couple of miles there is the circular walk of the dam which brings you back to Crouchley Lane Car Park (This will be self guided).|
|21 Mar||Bill and Kath||Moss Bank Park, Bolton. Meet at the main attractions car park (past the tall chimney), Moss Lane, BL1 7ND. Usual route via the 63 steps, with an option to take the opposite direction up the steps which may be easier for some walkers. Since the weather forecast is dry for most of this week, it’s not likely to be muddy.|
|4 Apr||Janet and Ken||Marbury Country Park, nr Northwich. Park at the Salt Barge Inn on Ollershaw Lane, Northwich CW9 6ES. The walk is approx. 6 miles, no stiles and flat. Phone Janet or Ken on 07743 562550 for more info.|
|18 Apr||Sue and Lynn||Manchester Road, Hollins Green, Rixton. Park by the Black Swan pub WA3 6LA. Approx. 5 miles. Bring a picnic and enjoy refreshments in the pub after the walk.|
|2 May||Brenda and Sylvia||Glazebury. Park at Bent’s Garden Centre car park WA3 5NT. Meet near road. 5.5 mile flat walk. 3 stiles.|
|16 May||Walking Holiday|
|30 May||Fred and Marlene||The walk known as the Muddy Morass will start from the main car park in Witton Country Park BB2 2TP. There is a parking fee of £1.80 payable by cash or card at the machine in front of the health club. More info|
|13 Jun||Chris and John||Sankey Valley and Carr Mill Dam. Start from Sankey Valley Visitor Centre WA11 0AB. Park here or use Ship Inn car park if full. Flat 6.1 mile walk, initially through woodland, and then around the dam and surrounding area. Also an option to do the full 7.6 mile walk|
|27 Jun||Hazel and|
|Anglezarke Reservoir – Moor Road PR6 9DQ, but please use the car park near the bottom of the reservoir More info|
|11 Jul||Jackie and Mary|| Rossmere and Lindow Common. A level walk of 5.5 miles around the peatlands and heathlands of Lindow Moss, with two lakes. Some walking on country lanes. 3 stiles. Plenty of mud. Car park, Racecourse Rd, Wilmslow SK9 5LW.|
Optional extra self-guided loop of approx 2 miles, mid-walk, with map and directions.
|25 Jul||Alan||Alkincoats Park, Colne BB8 9QQ. Easy 5 mile walk with gentle slopes and a few stiles|
|8 Aug||Marlene and Jean||Northwich CW8 1ET. Small housing estate off Yarwood Close – car park under railway bridge|
|22 Aug||Pam and Ken|| Singing Ringing Tree (about 5.5 miles)|
Meet at Clowbridge Reservoir, BB11 5PF.
|5 Sep||Pat and John|
Last Drop Village, Bromley Cross, Bolton BL7 9PZ. Steady climb at end of walk.
|3 Oct||Hazel and Joy||Styal woods, Bollin valley. Park on Altrincham road, Styal Village SK9 4JE (near the Ship Inn) (Unfortunately the car park has closed so there is only street parking). About 5.5 miles long. There are a couple of lengthy flights of steep steps and paths could be muddy in wet weather.|
|17 Oct||Guy and Viv||Anglezarke, Lead Mines Clough, Yarrow, about 5 miles, one short ascent. Start from lower car park. Nearest post code PR6 9HA (Yew Tree pub) but continue over reservoir.|
Originally scheduled for 19 September.
|31 Oct||Florence and Joane|| The Rams Head, Church Lane, Grappenhall WA4 3EP.|
6-7 miles. Meet at St Mark’s, Worsley 10am or at The Rams Head 10.30am
|Fri 4 Nov||Planning meeting||10:00-11:00 at the Scout Hut next to Worsley Road United Reform Church, 310-312 Worsley Road, Swinton M27 OEF. Entrance on Houghton Lane, parking on Houghton Lane. Please DO NOT enter the church as a memorial service will be taking place. There will be cakes but please bring your own drinks. Please note that a financial contribution towards the cost of the venue hire will be asked for: 50p per person.|
|14 Nov||Brian and Sheila||Mere Sands Wood, Rufford, Ormskirk L40 1TG. Park at the visitor centre (car parking charge £4)|
|28 Nov||Brian and Ros||Haigh Woodland Park WN2 1PE|
5.6 miles, mostly paths and flat terrain, no stiles, some mud.
The car park is pay and display: £3:50 all day, cash or card. Use the car park nearest the Courtyard.
|12 Dec||Carole and Marjorie||Christmas walk with pub lunch|
Park at The Black Bull Pub, 167-169 Bolton Rd, Bolton BL70AF near Wayoh Reservoir for a 10:30am start. Or meet at St Marks at 10:00am
This is a five and half mile flat-ish walk but can be shortened if the weather is bad. Followed by lunch at The Black Bull (pre-booked lunch is now full).