‘A’ Walks

DateVenueMilesWalk LeaderTerrainLunchStart
19 FebSmithills Estate8Alan & Linda BroadbentModerate +Packed10:30
Linda & Alan are leading this walk suggested by David Howarth as he is unable to lead it.
MEET: Post code BL1 6JZ
DIRECTIONS: M62 to M60 to M61 to A666 to Bolton. Fork left onto A6099 Halliwell Road. (Look for Brown Signs to Smithills Hall) After approx 1 mile at traffic lights (where A58 crosses) keep straight ahead onto Smithills Dean Rd. After 0.5 mile turn right into Smithills Hall grounds. Car park first left.
Toilets, refreshments before and after walk.
CONTACT: 07787363425 / 07875747940
26 FebStockton Heath8.7Ken & Ann AinsworthEasyPacked10:30
MEET : London Bridge Inn Car Park, WA4 5BG, Toilets and Refreshments in the Pub.
WALK : A circular route on canal, woodland and parkland paths, mainly flat, no stiles, some uneven paths.
DIRECTIONS – The pub is in Stockton Heath village on the A49 (London Road) next to the bridge over the Bridgwater canal. Car park is at the rear.
CONTACT : 07772323626 or 07528512406 on the day
4 MarPlanning Meeting at the Masonic Hall11:00
Many thanks to all leaders who made the last programme a success. I hope we will again get a full programme for Summer. If you have not led before and would like help there are a lot of group members willing to help. I hope everyone will do their bit to keep the group going well. To enable me to produce a programme for A, B, and C walks from the start of April to the end of September I will hold a planning meeting on WEDNESDAY 4th March at 11 o’clock at the Masonic Hall. Please bring your walks to this meeting. If you cannot attend but can offer a walk please e-mail at agbwalking@uwclub.net .

If you have anything you would like discussing at this meeting please let me know beforehand so the committee can talk about it at their meeting before the main meeting.
Alan Broadbent

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11 MarRoddlesworth Woods and Darwen Moor8Colin GrimeMod/StrenuousPacked10:30
MEET: Royal Arms Car park BB3 0PA (SD 666 215) Free public car park to the rear of the pub car park. Toilets by the Car Park. There is additional parking off the road and in front of the Café.
WALK: The walk goes through the Roddlesworth woods and along tracks to Darwen Tower and takes in some beautiful woods and open moors. The paths are generally good. About 800ft of ascent.
DIRECTIONS: From Warrington take the M6 north to the M65. Turn along the M65 towards Blackburn. Take the A675 south towards Bolton. Pass through Abbey Village. About 2 miles on just over the crest of the road take a sharp left turn off the main road on to Tockholes Road and continue to the Royal Arms. About one hour. An alternative way from the south is through Belmont.
LEADER: Colin Grime. Telephone 07799955870
18 MarChorley Circular8Evelyn & Peter MeyrickEasy/ModeratePacked10:30
TERRAIN: Field, river & canal paths, parks, meadows & woods with some road walking.
MEET: Yarrow Valley Country Park main C.P. Explorer 285 GR SD 570152 approx. postcode PR7 3QL (Birkacre Garden Centre). Toilets & cafe at C.P. Time from M6 J22 about 40 mins.
SUGGESTED ROUTE: M6 to J27, TR onto A5209 to Standish. At T/lights in Standish TL onto A49. At Coppull TR at mini R/about onto B5251 (Oak Tree Tile Centre on corner). Stay on this road for about 1½ miles TR into Birkacre Road, SP Yarrow Valley Country Park. Pass Birkacre G/Centre, then TL into Burgh Hall Road, then TR immediately into C.P.
LEADERS: Evelyn & Peter Meyrick. Tel: 763955 (& on the day) Mob: 07818 696024 or 07766 872161.
25 MarThe Roaches and Luds Church7Reg DaceyModeratePacked10:30
MEET: Roadside parking below the Roaches Crags. SK004621 (54-9.291'N 1-50.705'W)
WALK: Rocky undulating terrain and a very muddy chasm. Couple of easy stiles.
DIRECTIONS: Take any convenient route to Knutsford. Then follow the A537 to Macclesfield. Continue on A537 signed Buxton. Continue to the junction with the A54. Here turn left onto A53 signed Leek. Drive 7.6 miles and look on right for Upper Hulme. Turn right onto a minor road passing through the village and drive 1.25 miles to roadside parking on the right. Entering the co-ordinates given will bring you precisely to this point.
LEADER: Reg Dacey - 01925 268584 - Mobile: 07984 694661

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