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

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 bus-stop 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 & JoyLyme Park, Disley Walk of about 5.5 miles. Meet at St Marks Church for 10am departure, or if going straight there we are meeting at Nelson Pit Car Park, Lyme Road (SK12 1TH) (payment required).
6 MarBrenda & SylviaFoulridgeWalk postponed due to bad weather
20 MarJoane & FlorenceGoyt Valley 6.5 mile walk from Vernon Park.
There are some ups and downs and muddy bits in first half so bring a stick. It’s then a good path and flat for the second half. There are no stiles. Meet at St Marks or at the start of the walk in Vernon Park (by the cafe) SK1 2GT.
3 AprLynn & SueRudyard Lake Walk around Rudyard Lake.
Meet at Rudyard Lake Hotel, Lake Road, Rudyard, Leek ST13 8RN. We will have a meal afterwards. The carvery is closed – food options at the end of the walk are: bring your own picnic, use the lake cafe, or try the hotel menu.
17 AprBrian & SheilaMeresands WoodRufford, Ormskirk L40 1TG
1 MayChris & JohnSankey Valley & Carr Mill DamStarting point for walk: WA11 0AB
(Bank holiday)
Please note the ‘Dutch Delights’ (Netherlands) trip will still be in progress
15 MayBrian & RosClifton Country Park Clifton country park to Moses Gate country park, with lunch at the meccano bridge. A walk of about 7 miles, mostly flat, some on roads.
29 MayBrenda & SylviaFoulridge 5.5 mile walk from Foulridge.
Park at Cafe Cargo, Warehouse Lane, Foulridge BB8 7PP. There is an old stony riverbed which can be quite slippy, so poles would be useful.
(Bank holiday)
12 JunMarlene & FredRiver Weaver Walk in memory of Jean and Audrey. Visit to the Salt Barge pub following the walk. Park at Yarwood Close, Northwich CW8 1ET.
26 JunFred & JohnHurst Green
10 JulDebra & MarlenePeover, Cheshire A walk of about 7 miles starting near the historic Peover Hall and looping round to Lower Peover and its lovely sixteenth century church.
24 JulWalking Holiday DovedaleNo walk planned
7 AugPat & JohnLast Drop, Bromley CrossStarting point for walk: BL7 9PZ
21 AugPam & Kentbc
4 SepAutumn trip to Bath & BristolNo walk planned
18 SepHazel & Joytbc
2 OctJanet & KenCulcheth
16 OctCath & Billtbc
30 OctAlanEtherow
13 NovCarole & Marjorietbc
27 NovChris & Shirleytbc
11 Dectbc

2022 Long Walks Programme

Gallery – Long Walks