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.

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 MaryWalk cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions.
The planned walk around Rossmere and Lindow Common will now take place on 11 July (see below).
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 and JohnSankey Valley and Carr Mill Dam. Start from Sankey Valley Visitor Centre WA11 0AB. Park here or use Ship Inn car park if full. Flat 6.1 mile walk, initially through woodland, and then around the dam and surrounding area. Also an option to do the full 7.6 mile walk
27 JunHazel and
Joy
Anglezarke Reservoir – Moor Road PR6 9DQ, but please use the car park near the bottom of the reservoir More info
11 JulJackie 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.
25 JulAlanAlkincoats Park, Colne BB8 9QQ. Easy 5 mile walk with gentle slopes and a few stiles
8 AugMarlene and JeanNorthwich CW8 1ET. Small housing estate off Yarwood Close – car park under railway bridge
22 AugPam and Ken Singing Ringing Tree (about 5.5 miles)
Meet at Clowbridge Reservoir, BB11 5PF.
5 SepPat and John
Last Drop Village, Bromley Cross, Bolton BL7 9PZ. Steady climb at end of walk.
19 SepViv and GuyAnglezarke, Lead Mines Clough, Yarrow, about 5 miles, one short ascent. Start from lower car park. Nearest post code PR6 9HA (Yew Tree pub) but continue over reservoir.
Cancelled
3 OctHazel and JoyStyal woods, Bollin valley. Park on Altrincham road, Styal Village SK9 4JE (near the Ship Inn) (Unfortunately the car park has closed so there is only street parking). About 5.5 miles long. There are a couple of lengthy flights of steep steps and paths could be muddy in wet weather.
17 OctFred and Johntba
31 OctFlorence and JoaneGrappenhall
Fri 4 NovPlanning meeting10:00-11:00 at Worsley Road United Reform Church, 310-312 Worsley Road, Swinton M27 OEF; free on site parking; bus services 21, 22 and 66 from Eccles. Disabled access and toilets are available. There will be cakes but please bring your own drink. Please note that a financial contribution towards the cost of the venue hire will be asked for: 50p per person.
14 NovRos and Briantba
28 NovBrian and Sheilatba
12 DecCarole and MarjorieChristmas walk/lunch (tba)

2021 Long Walks Programme

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