Moderate: Margaret Lohan, 0161 775 8050
Gentle: Hazel Walker/Joy Strangeways, 0161 794 9580
Venue and Time: We meet on alternate Mondays at St Mark’s Church Car Park, Worsley, for a 10am departure.
Please see the Walks Programme below. This programme is not yet complete, but walks earlier in the year are now confirmed. Please watch this space for updates.
There is a choice of either a gentle or moderate walk led by volunteers. Could new members, especially for the gentler walk, please contact the convenor(s) before joining so we have an idea on numbers.
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.
Each walk is generally about seven miles (or a little shorter when daylight is limited).
The gentle walks are on predominantly flat ground involving little ascent. The moderate walks often, but not always, involve some hilly, steep sections, but nothing a reasonably fit person would find too taxing. 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 Convenors to answer any query.
|Walks Programme 2019 – Long Walks|
|11-Jan||Strenuous walkers’ planning meeting||At Carole’s house||0161 790 2372||14 Harbourne Avenue, Worsley, M28 7UD, 10.30am|
|14-Jan||Gentle||Joy & Hazel||0161 794 9580||Styal & Bollin valley, 5mls, 3 stiles and 2 flights of long steep steps|
|Moderate||Jenny||01925 754454||Start from Lymm dam (by the railings on the A56). Park at WA13 0UG or Crouchley Lane.|
|28-Jan||Gentle||Margaret||0161 799 8350||Lytham, fish & chips lunch optional|
|Moderate||Margaret||07857 694922||Culchet Linear Park, 8 miles and flat. walk start from car park WA3 4NF|
|11-Feb||Gentle||Carole & Marjorie||07780708855||Tonge Heritage Trail, Bolton, 7mls flat|
|Moderate||Alan & Linda||01925 729526 / 07787 363425||Walton, Hatton, Daresbury, Moore – start Walton Hall car park WA4 6SN, about 8m almost flat no stiles.|
|25-Feb||Gentle||Jean, Mark, Audrey||01942 793685||Lymm, several styles|
|Moderate||George||07872 184340||Waterhead OL4 2JW, Oldham area, to Huddersfield, 6.5mls along memorial forest, riverside and open areas. Muddy in parts.|
|11-Mar||Gentle||Joy & Hazel||0161 794 9580||Witton country park, Blackburn. 6 miles 2 or 3 stiles, 1 hill.|
|Moderate||Margaret||07857 694922||Newhey to Shaw, but bring bus passes. Starting OL16 3QZ, no parking on road but try opposite Bird in Hand pub.|
|25-Mar||Gentle||Joy & Hazel||0161 794 9580||Lyme Park & Macclesfield canal. A couple of stiles and a couple of inclines|
|Moderate||George||07872 184340||Tacklers Way from Darwen, 9mls with couple of short steep slopes.|
|08-Apr||Gentle||Sylvia & Brenda||0161 790 1804||Foulridge – park at Cafe Cargo, Warehouse Lane, Foulridge, Colne BB8 7PP
Walking poles advisable.
|Moderate||Alan & Linda||01925 729526 / 07787 363425||Shutlingsloe – park by side fo Ridgegate Reservoir –|
|D22-Apr (Easter Monday)||Gentle||Joy & Hazel||0161 794 9580||Worsthorne and Hurstwood reservoir, a couple of hills and stiles. (changed programme)|
|06-May (early May Bank holiday)||Gentle||Pam & Ken||0161 723 5438||Tockholes, some hills|
|20-May||Gentle||Mark & Margaret||0161 478 7643||Delamere Forest. Pleasant easy walk. No stiles, a couple of easy inclines|
|Moderate||Alan & Linda||01925 729526 / 07787 363425||Dunsop Bridge car park BB7 3BB – hills|
|03-Jun||Gentle||Jean & Audrey||0161 794 6053||Northwich|
|Moderate||David Pierce (Guest Leader)||0161 427 4412||Etherow Country Park, starting from SK6 5JD like last year.|
|17-Jun||Gentle||Lynn & Sue||0161 747 7188||Rudyard Lake|
|Moderate||Carole & Marjorie||0161 790 2372||Rocks and Water at Anglezarke, 7miles, 11.3km|
|24-Jun||HF holiday||Ken & Ken||0161 723 5438||Malhamdale, for 4 nights|
|01-Jul||Gentle||Marlene & Fred||07801745433||Capenwray & Lancaster Canal|
|Moderate||John Orson (Guest Leader)||c/o 07857 694922||Grains Bar near Shaw, OL4 2JZ. At junction turn R then L. After 20 yds pass Kings Arms bear R up Ship Lane. CP is 100yds on R.|
|15-Jul||Gentle||Janet & Ken Ball||0161 288 5860||The Wirral|
|29-Jul||Gentle||Harold & Yvonne||0161 702 0620||“Walton Summit Branch” near Chorley. Parking at “The Malthouse Farm Pub” Post Code PR6 8AB. Bring a torch!|
|Moderate||Linda & Brian||07958 679514 / 07949 666170||Woodhouse Hill Fort and Cheshire lanes, 7 miles. Please wear long trousers, parts with nettles. WA6 6HQ Small car park on right at the base of 2 Beacons. Just up road from entrance to Frodsham Golf Club. Jnct 12 off M56|
|12-Aug||Gentle||Florence & Chris||0161 789 7931||Goyt Valley from Vernon Park. About 6.5 miles , few ups and downs but no hills.|
|Moderate||Alan & Linda||01925 729526 / 07787 363425||Dunsop Bridge to Whitewell – Dunsop bridge car park BB7 3BB – hills|
|26-Aug (Bank holiday)||Gentle||Hazel & Joy||07875766001||Pleasington, nr Blackburn. Has some steeper bits and 6 stiles|
|09-Sep||Gentle||Sheila & Brian||07875766001||Mere Sands Wood/nature reserve. Easy walking 51/2 miles.|
|Moderate||George||07872 184340||Around Hoghton Towers Estate, through one of the most impressive gorges in Lancashire and over some beautiful countryside; 7 miles. Only bit of a hill and some mud!|
|23-Sept||Gentle||Fred, Brian, Tony||07727 826390||Anglezarke, 5-6miles, walk starts from car park off Moor Rd|
|Moderate||Margaret||07857 694922||Ogden Reservoir, free car park at postcode OL16 3TQ. Exit 21 from M62 then follow signs for Milnrow/Shaw/Newhey. Not hilly 7-8miles.|
|07-Oct||Gentle||Janet & Ken Ball||0161 288 5860||Marbury country park and around Budworth Mere|
|Moderate||Margaret||07857 694922||Stoodley Pike from Lumbutts. Meet at OL14 6JJ near Shepherd’s Rest pub, after leaving Worsley. Park on road.|
|21-Oct||Gentle||Pat & John||0161 281 0758||Last Drop Village 6 miles, steady climb near the end.|
|Moderate||Alan & Linda||01925 729526||Nicky Nook from Scorton picnic site PR3 1BU, one short steep climb, 8mls.|
|04-Nov||Gentle||Harold & Yvonne||0161 702 0620||Entwistle & Wayoh Reservoirs. 6 miles.
Parking in Batridge Barn Car Park off B6391.
|Moderate||Linda & Brian||07958 679514 / 07949 666170||Jumbles country park|
|Nov-08||Planning meeting||Hazel & Joy’s||0161 794 9580||58 Ashley Drive, M27 OAY, from 10-12noon|
|18-Nov||Gentle||Sylvia & Brenda||07925325876||6 miles Wigan to Appleby Bridge. Bus passes needed. Meet 9.55 at Walkden Station (please allow sufficient time for parking)|
|Moderate||Jenny||01925 754454||Around Lymm, 4-8miles, start ‘from railings by Lymm dam’.|
|02-Dec||Vesuvio in Boothstown M28 1FB, for the Christmas meal, 3-courses, £22 to Joy & Hazel with choices.|
|16-Dec||Carole & Marjorie||07780708855||Joint Christmas walk with pub lunch. Menu available at planning meeting|
HF Holiday Malhamdale 2019 photos: Gallery – Malhamdale HF Holiday June 2019