Short Walks

Convenors: Brian Pearson and Marlene Walker

To contact Brian and Marlene, please email salfordu3a@gmail.com marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: name/job title’.

Normal venue and day/time: We meet on alternate Mondays at St Mark’s Church, Worsley, and leave promptly at 1pm.

The Short Walks group is thrilled to have started meeting once again – see the photo above taken on 17th May this year! A full programme of walks for the remainder of the year is published below.

This 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 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.

2021 Short Walks Programme

DateLead NameLocation
17 MayBrian PLoopline Triangle
7 JunJean & AudreyLocal canal walk, Worsley
21 JunFred & MarleneWatergrove Reservoir
5 JulKath & BillLocal walk from Worsley Old Hall
19 JulBrian PPort Salford Gateway
2 AugJoy & HazelRoddlesworth Wood, near Abbey Village, Lancs
16 AugPat & JohnRivington
30 AugJanet & KenRixton Claypits
3.5 miles, has 4 stiles and could be muddy in places
13 SepSylvia & BrendaWheelton
Approx 5 miles, 2-3 stiles and one uphill climb
27 SepJanet & MartinStoneclough (Horsehoe pub M26 1FT)
out via disused canal towards Moses Gate, back by river Irwell, 4.8 miles
11 OctFlorenceVernon Park and Valley
25 OctJoy & HazelAstley Hall Park
8 NovMaryStalybridge: a canal, a reservoir, a dam and a country park. 4 miles, no stiles or obstacles, some slopes and plenty of scope for mud. Car park at start of Huddersfield Rd, SK15 2PT
22 NovHarold & Yvonnetba
6 DecChristmas lunch

For your information, please see our short walks programme for 2020.

Short Walks Group 2017