Long Walks

Not much walking going on here!

Convenors: John and Chris Ashton

To contact John and Chris, please email salfordu3a@gmail.com marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: John and Chris Ashton’.

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.

Our final walk of 2022

2023 Long Walks Programme

DateLeaderLocationTravel information
9 JanMargaret & BillLytham St AnnesMeet Fairhaven Road, Lytham St Annes FY8 1NN.
There is free parking on the road or a pay car park (£3.40 for the day).
The walk is approximately 4 miles one way, walk back or return on
public transport.
Lunch: bring your own, or cafe or restaurant of your choice. 
Alternatively, meet at St Mark’s Car Park before 10am for car sharing.
23 JanGuy & VivWorsley WoodsPark and meet at St Mark’s; five and a bit miles and no stiles.
6 FebMarjorie & CaroleKersal Wetlands
This is a walk of about 7 miles, easy, mainly flat, and
with one short upward slope.

Meet at the Park and Ride on East Lancs at 10.15 for the Vantage bus
to Salford Museum and Art Gallery
(the next stop after Salford Crescent station).
Or meet at the bustop outside Salford Museum
and Art Gallery (M5 4WU) at 10.45.
There is only limited parking in front of the Museum so bus is best.
20 FebHazel & JoyTBA
6 MarBrenda & SylviaTBA
20 MarJoane & FlorenceRostherne near Tatton
3 AprLynn & SueRudyard LakeWe will have a meal after (further details to follow).
17 AprBrian & SheilaMeresands WoodRufford, Ormskirk L40 1TG
1 May
Debra & MarlenePeover, Cheshire(Bank holiday)
Please note the ‘Dutch Delights’ (Netherlands) trip will still be in progress
15 MayBrian & RossTBA
29 MayAlanAlkincoats Park(Bank holiday)
Alkincoats Park, Colne, BB8 9QQ.
An easy 5 mile walk with gentle slopes & a few stiles.
12 JunJackieTBA
26 JunFred & JohnHurst Green
10 JulChris & JohnSankey Valley & Carr Mill DamStarting point for walk: WA11 0AB
24 JulWalking Holiday Dovedale
7 AugPat & JohnLast Drop, Bromley CrossStarting point for walk: BL7 9PZ
21 AugPam & KenTBA
4 SepChris & ShirleyMaghull, MerseysideStarting point for walk: Running Horses pub
18 SepHazel & JoyTBA
2 OctJanet & KenCulcheth
16 OctCath & BillTBA
30 OctAlanEtherow
13 NovCarole & MarjorieTBA
27 NovTBA
11 DecTBA

2022 Long Walks Programme

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