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: Hazel and Joy’.

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.

2022 Long Walks Programme

DateLead NameLocation
10 JanMargaret and BillLytham St Annes; from St Annes car park on Fairhaven Road to Lytham (postcode: FY8 1NN); 4 miles easy walking; take bus pass if needed for return journey and money for fish and chips to be ordered there.
24 JanJoy and HazelLyme Park and Macclesfield Canal; 6 miles, 4 stiles, some inclines, may be muddy. Meet at Nelson Pit car park, Lyme Road, Poynton SK12 1TH.
7 FebCarole and MarjorieTonge Trail; 7 miles, some muddy parts, steps at beginning of walk; park in the car park of the Cotton Keir pub, The Valley, Bolton BL1 8TS
21 FebJackie and Mary Rossmere and Lindow Common. A level walk of 5.5 miles around the peatlands and heathlands of Lindow Moss, with two lakes. Some walking on country lanes. 3 stiles. Plenty of mud. Car park, Racecourse Rd, Wilmslow SK9 5LW;
Optional extra self-guided loop of approx 2 miles, mid-walk, with map and directions.

Walk cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions.
7 MarSue and Lynn Lymm Dam and Spud Wood. Meet at Crouchley Lane WA13 0AS. We will go via Dingley Dell, Lymm Village and along the canal returning via Spud Wood (which could be muddy). Walk ends as we get back to Lymm Dam. Flat walk 5.5 miles. For those wanting an extra couple of miles there is the circular walk of the dam which brings you back to Crouchley Lane Car Park (This will be self guided).
21 MarBill and Kath Moss Bank Park, Bolton. Meet at the main attractions car park (past the tall chimney), Moss Lane, BL1 7ND. Usual route via the 63 steps, with an option to take the opposite direction up the steps which may be easier for some walkers. Since the weather forecast is dry for most of this week, it’s not likely to be muddy.
4 AprJanet and Ken Marbury Country Park, nr Northwich. Park at the Salt Barge Inn on Ollershaw Lane, Northwich CW9 6ES. The walk is approx. 6 miles, no stiles and flat. Phone Janet or Ken on 07743 562550 for more info.
18 AprSue and LynnManchester Road, Hollins Green, Rixton. Park by the Black Swan pub WA3 6LA. Approx. 5 miles. Bring a picnic and enjoy refreshments in the pub after the walk.
2 MayBrenda and SylviaGlazebury. Park at Bent’s Garden Centre car park WA3 5NT. Meet near road. 5.5 mile flat walk. 3 stiles.
16 MayWalking Holiday
30 MayFred and MarleneThe walk known as the Muddy Morass will start from the main car park in  Witton Country Park BB2 2TP. There is a parking fee of £1.80 payable by cash or card at the machine in front of the health club. More info
13 JunChris, John and Shirleytba
27 JunHarold and YvonneDimple, Bolton
11 JulJackie and Marytba
25 JulAlanAlkincoats Park, Colne
8 AugMarlene and JeanNorthwich

2021 Long Walks Programme

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