Long Walks

Not much walking going on here!

Convenors: Hazel Walker and Joy Strangeways

To contact Hazel and Joy, please email salfordu3a@gmail.com marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: name/job title’.

Venue and day/time: We meet on alternate Mondays at St Mark’s Church Car Park, Worsley, for a 10am departure. These are full day walks led by volunteers. 

Transport to the start of the walks relies on informal car sharing and expenses also being shared, a formula for which exists. The walks are full days and you are required to bring a packed lunch. Could new members please contact the convenor before joining so we have an idea on numbers.

These walks are generally about 5-7 miles (or a little shorter when daylight is limited) and are relatively gentle and predominantly on flat ground involving little ascent. We are generally back in Worsley by four o’clock.

We would wish to encourage as many people as possible to lead walks.

Please contact the Convenors in order to answer any query.

2021 Long Walks Programme

DateLead NameLocation
14 JunGuy & VivBack together around Worsley Woods
28 JunCarole & MarjoriePort Salford & Greenway (~6mls)
12 JulPam & KenWinter Hill, a 6 mile hill walk over rough moorland pathways
26 JulHarold & YvonneBorsdane Wood
9 AugJanet & MargaretLittle Woolden Nature Reserve, 6mls, easy flat walk
23 AugSheila & BrianMere Sands Wood, easy flat walk, about 6 miles
6 SepFred & MarleneDovestones.  5 miles, no stiles, some paths narrow and stony and could be boggy in places, if it rains.
20 SepPat & JohnLast Drop, Bolton
4 OctChris & JohnA 6 mile flat walk around Lydiate (near Maghull, Merseyside), much of the walk surrounded by fields, with the final 1.5 miles along the Leeds – Liverpool Canal. Postcode L31 4EN (The Running Horses pub)
18 OctMaryPark Bridge and Daisy Nook trail. 5 miles, no big climbs, one stile. Canals and industrial heritage. Start at Park Bridge Heritage Centre car park, OL6 8AH.
1 NovAlanAlkincotes  near Colne 
15 NovBill & Kath  Smithills and Barrow Bridge. 3 stiles, one short moderate climb, farm lanes and woodland tracks. Muddy if wet. Post code: BL1 6NQ
29 Nov LesleyKingfisher walk, from The Horseshoe Ringley circular walk to Moses Gate country park. 5 to 6 miles easy walk, no stiles, mostly flat, could be muddy if weather bad. M26 1FT  
6 Dec  No planning meeting as such this year, but ideas will be sought for next year’s walks.

2020 Walks Programme – Long Walks 

Gallery – Long Walks

HF Holiday Malhamdale 2019 photos: Gallery – Malhamdale HF Holiday June 2019