Long Walks

 

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 
Date Type Leader Contact Venue
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 – right fork at Leathers Smithy SK11 0NE – hills, one can be bypassed
22-Apr (Easter Monday) Gentle Joy & Hazel 0161 794 9580 Worsthorne and Hurstwood reservoir, a couple of hills and stiles. (changed programme)
Moderate
06-May (early May Bank holiday) Gentle Pam & Ken 0161 723 5438 Tockholes, some hills
Moderate
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 Ethro Country Park
17-Jun Gentle Lynn & Sue 0161 747 7188 Rudyard Lake
Moderate Carole 0161 790 2372 TBA
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 TBA
15-Jul Gentle Janet & Ken Ball 0161 288 5860 The Wirral
Moderate Jenny 01925 754454 TBA
29-Jul Gentle Harold & Yvonne 0161 702 0620 TBA
Moderate Linda & Brian 07958 679514 / 07949 666170 TBA
12-Aug Gentle Florence & Chris 0161 789 7931 TBA, ?Marple
Moderate Alan & Linda 01925 729526 / 07787 363425 Dunsop Bridge to Whitewell – Dunsop bridge car park BB7 3BB – hills
26-Aug (Bank holiday) Gentle Brian & Sheila 07875766001 Copster Green
Moderate No walk
09-Sep Gentle Jackie & Keith 01942 888914 Parbold/Fairy Glen
Moderate George 07872 184340 TBA
23-Sept Gentle Fred, Brian, Tony 07727 826390 Stonyhurst
Moderate Margaret 07857 694922 TBA
07-Oct Gentle Janet & Ken Ball 0161 288 5860 TBA
Moderate
21-Oct Gentle Pat & John
Moderate Alan & Linda 01925 729526 Lune Valley from Crook of Lune car park LA2 6PA – nearly flat
04-Nov Gentle Alan 07881 871642
Moderate Linda & Brian 07958 679514 / 07949 666170 TBA
Nov-08 Planning meeting Hazel & Joy’s 0161 794 9580
18-Nov Gentle Sylvia & Brenda 07925325876 Appley Bridge  bus passes required. Meet at Walkden railway station at 9.55
Moderate
02-Dec
16-Dec Harold & Yvonne 0161 702 0620 TBA

 

2018 Walks Programme – Long Walks 

Dovedale HF holiday 2017

Gallery – Long Walks