Short Walks

Birkacre Weir, Yarrow Valley Country Park (April 2023)

Convenors: Brian Pearson and Marlene Walker
To contact Brian and Marlene, please email marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: Brian Pearson/Marlene Walker’.

Normal venue and day/time: We meet on alternate Mondays at St Mark’s Church, Worsley, and leave promptly at 1pm (12:30pm during November, December and January).

Short Walks is a popular group that is sometimes at capacity for walking, so prospective members should contact Brian first. The walks are in interesting areas and typically cover 3-4 miles usually on good paths and with some short moderate uphill climbs, nothing that a reasonably fit person couldn’t manage.

We all take our time – no rush. Transport to the start of the walks relies on informal car sharing and expenses also being shared, a formula for which exists.

2023 Short Walks Programme

DateLead NameLocation
16 JanPost Christmas lunch
30 JanFlorenceMeet at St Marks at 12.30pm or go direct to Sale Water Park  (M33 2LX)
meeting at Boathouse Restaurant car park, next beyond initial car park by Tree Tops Cafe
13 FebBrian PearsonWalk from RHS Bridgewater car park.
This walk will be around 2 1/2 miles, flat, with no stiles. Meet at St Marks car park at 1pm (note time change please)
27 FebPam & KenPhilips Park (M45 7GJ). Directions: exit M60 at J17, turn left to Bury, and turn left at traffic lights adjacent to McDonalds, then left at next traffic light onto Park Lane. Follow lane 1/2 mile to end of road and go into park through opposite stone gate posts, over motorway and meet at car park on RHS
13 MarSheila Thomas A canal walk
A walk around the Worsley and Monton area, including
the towpath by the Bridgewater Canal. We will start at the Worsley church (St Marks) car park. There’s every chance we may stop off at Worsley Old Hall afterwards for a drink.
27 MarJanet & Ken Rixton daffodil walk
A 4 mile leisurely walk across farmland and along the lanes of Rixton. No stiles, no cows and no hills but could be muddy in parts. Boots are recommended. Meet at St Marks Church car park at 1pm or go direct to the Black Swan pub, Manchester Road, Hollins Green WA3 6LA for 1.30pm.
10 AprMaryFrom RHS Bridgewater to the Boat House. A flat walk along the towpath. Meet at St Mark’s car park at 1pm or in the RHS car park (overflow car park on right side) at 1.10pm.
Please note this walk is on Easter Monday.
24 AprBev & Brian Yarrow Country Park, Chorley. There are no stiles or steps but it’s a bit uneven in parts and may be muddy so walking boots are advisable. About 30 min drive from St Marks (PR7 3QL) or meet at St Marks.
8 MayBrian & Sheila Pennington Flash. This is a short walk of about 3 miles with a few stiles. Meet at St Marks or at the Flash (WN7 3PA)
22 MayBrian Entwistle Reservoir. A walk round the reservoir of around 2.5 miles on flat going with no stiles that I recall. Very picturesque but can be muddy.
5 JunPam & Kentbc
19 JunBrian & Ros Roe Green loopline. A walk along the loopline through Worsley woods via the Delph then back along the canal – no more than 4 miles. Depart from Dukes Drive, Monton
3 JulBrian P The “ice cream factory” at Adlington. A canal walk of about 4 miles on the flat. Meet at St Marks or on Highfield Road, Adlington PR6 9RG
17 JulSylvia & Brenda Wheelton. A walk of about 4.5 miles from Wheelton clock. Meet at PR6 8EY if going direct.
31 Jul
14 AugWendy & Denise Pennington Flash
28 AugBrian PA local walk of about 3 miles – details to be confirmed
Please note that this is a bank holiday.
11 SepMarlene & Florencetbc
25 SepJanet & Martin Ringley & Bolton Canal
9 OctBev & Briantbc
23 OctFredtbc
6 NovPat & Johntbc
20 Nov
4 Dec

2022 short walks programme

Glorious sunshine at Entwistle Reservoir (May 2023)