All “B” Walks

DateVenueMilesWalk LeaderTerrainLunchStart
13 JunDaresbury, Sandymoor & Preston Brook5.5Margaret OwenEasyPub10:30
MEET: Ring O'Bells, Chester Road, Daresbury Village, WA4 4AJ in the pub car park. Order lunch and toilets available.
WALK: Easy, no stiles, just a long hill on the way home.
DIRECTIONS: From Warrington take A56 up Chester Road for about 3 miles. Turn Left into Daresbury Village and the pub is directly on the right.
LEADER: Margaret Owen 07766334961
20 JunAlvanley4.9Martin Holden, Essaji & Gianna Raniwalla ModeratePub10:30
Location/ terrain: Moderate , steep in places,  may be livestock (none on recce).  Cheshire fields, woodland , Tracks + road walking.  May be muddy after rain.
Meeting place / Time: The White Lion, Manley Road , Alvanley Cheshire WA6 9DD: Toilets available after 10. 00. Meet for 10.30 start.  Order meal before start: Menus can be seen at
Direction: 11 miles ( 18 mins) from junction 10 M56 (Stretton) - going west.
From junction 10 M56 at Stretton. Go towards Chester and exit motorway at Junction 12 ( A557 towards Widnes / Frodsham ) at roundabout take first exit (A557 / A56) towards Frodsham. Follow road until traffic lights by swing bridge. Turn Right towards Frodsham ( A56). Follow road  for 2.2 miles through Frodsham village then turn  left ( after Netherton hall which is on the right) onto the B5393 ( Tarvin Road Sign posted Alvanley/ Manley / Tarvin) . Follow road for approx 3 miles to Alvanley village. White lion is on the right opposite the church.8
27 JunPiethorne Valley5Linda SkelhorneModeratePub10:30
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MEET AT: THE BULLS HEAD, LANE BOTTOM, NEWHEY, ROCHDALE OL16 3TD 10.15 am for promt 10.30 start. Order food before walk, toilets available.
TERRAIN: A challenging moorland walk past 5 reservoirs with lovely views. There are several very steep climbs and descents and some easier woodland tracks, also 3 very difficult stiles.
DIRECTIONS: East on M62/M60/M62 to junction 21 Milnrow interchange, keep left and follow signs for Milnrow /Shaw/ A640. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto A640 then take1st exit at next roundabout onto Sir Issaac Newton Way/ A6193. At next roundabout take 2nd exit onto A640 for .6 of a mile then turn left onto Huddersfield Rd/ A640. Continue for approx. 1 mile then turn left onto Ogden Lane just after PIETHORNE Valley camp site on the left, continue for 1/2 mile to junction, then go right onto Lane Bottom to the pub on the left, car park is opposite. Allow1 hour from junction 11 M62.(Use sat nav if you have one!!)
Leader Linda Skelhorne W861506 mob. 07771896213.
4 JulCroft & Culcheth5Diane Bloxham & Carole SherwoodEasy/ModeratePub10:30
MEET : General Elliot, 51 Lord Street, Croft, Warrington WA3 7DE in the pub car park. ToIlets available. Order lunch before walk. See for menus. Bar snacks and meals available.
DIRECTIONS: Many and various !
WALK : Flat, mainly fields, a few stiles, maybe cows and could be boggy in one area if we get deluges of rain beforehand.
LEADERS : Diane Bloxham 07866792360 and Carol Sherwood 07545330381
11 JulLittle Leigh and the Weaver Valley. 5Stuart Roylance and Tony WrightEasyPub10:30
MEET: Leigh Arms, Little Leigh,Northwich. CW8 4QT. Lunch can be ordered before we commence the walk and the pub is open for toilets.
DIRECTIONS: Follow A49 through Stockton Heath going south. Cross over M56 still following A49. Pass through one set of traffic lights and as you approach the River Weaver bridge take the last left turn into the car park of the Leigh Arms.
LEADERS: Stuart Roylance 07883675665 and Tony Wright 07790521355
18 JulGeorge & Dragon Great Budworth5.5Norman & Aleks PartingtonModeratePub10:30
MEET: George & Dragon, High St, Great Budworth, CW9 6HF in the pub car park. Order lunch and toilets available.
DIRECTIONS: Find your way to junction 10 of the M56, then take the A559 towards Northwich. Follow the A559 for 4.4 miles, then turn left on to High Street, signposted for Great Budworth. The pub is at the top of the hill on the left, opposite the church. The car park is round the back.
WALK: Moderate, 5.5 miles, unsurfaced & semi-surfaced paths, fairly level. 11 stiles, 2 bridle gates, 2 kissing gates, 2 footbridges.
LEADER: Norman Partington 07581732277
25 JulFrodsham5.5Joan Purvis & Linda YoungModeratePub10:30
MEET: Ring o Bells, 12 Bellemonte Rd, Frodsham WA6 6BS in pub car park or church opposite if full. Toilets available. Order lunch before walk.
WALK: hills, steps and views.DIRECTIONS: Head any route towards Frodsham. From A56 before the village turn left up Fluin Lane B5394. Left at the end and immediately right into Church Rd B5152. Turn left into Bellemonte Rd. Pub is on the corner.
LEADERS: Joan Purvis 07792-840315 and Linda Young 07729-738065
1 AugHatton5Tony Wright & Stuart RoylanceEasyPub10:30
MEET: Hatton Arms, Hatton Lane, Hatton, Warrington. WA4 4DB from 10.00am onwards. Pub will be open to book your lunch. Good pub meals at finish of walk. Use toilets as necessary.
WALK: Easy going all the way. No big hills.
DIRECTIONS: Take the A56 out of Warrington towards Daresbury. After leaving town centre and crossing canal bridge out of Warrington. Stay on this road through 2 sets of traffic lights. As you approach the 3rd set of lights take the L.H. lane and turn onto Hatton Lane. Large Car park is on the R.H.Side, as you enter Hatton, opposite the Hatton Arms.
LEADERS: Tony Wright and Stuart Roylance. Leaders telephone. 07790521355.
8 AugDunham park4-5Stuart Roylance & Tony WrightEasyPub10:30
MEET: Swan with 2 Nicks postcode WA14 4TJ.
WALK: Nice pleasant flat walk of 4 - 5 miles. Please come along and enjoy it. DIRECTIONS: Leave Warrington via the A56 from Grappenhall/Thelwall. Through Lymm village and towards Bollington. After traffic lights at far end of Lymm, watch for school on R.H.S. of road at bottom of hill. Watch for brown sign post left for Swan with 2 Nicks and park in car park at end of road.
LEADERS: Stuart Roylance and Tony Wright. Tel. No. 07883 675665
15 AugWalton/Appleton5.5Derick ActonEasy / ModPub10:30
MEET: "Stag at Walton" WA4 6EG. Usual arrangements at the pub before a 10.30 start.
WALK: A local walk, taking in Walton Church, Walton Gardens and Appleton reservoir, of exactly 5 miles. Easy to moderate.
From Warrington Bridge foot, head South, over the railway bridge, in the right hand lane and follow signs A5060. The pub is on the left after about one mile.
From Stockton Heath, take the Chester Road and turn right just before the T Junction with the A5060. The pub is facing.
Safety Notice. We have to cross the main road, which can be busy, but there are "bollard islands" which enable us to cross in two stages but please do exhibit extreme caution when doing so.
CONTACT: Home 01925 263720. Mob. 07836 792823
22 AugPickmere5.25Eileen Jones & Wendy HighamEasyPub10:30
MEET: The Red Lion, Park Lane, Pickmere WA16 0JX. Toilets available and lunch can be ordered.
WALK: Picturesque walk along the lake, then through the pretty village of Gt Budworth. Walk along country lanes, farmlands and fields (3 stiles) Nice views, easy.
DIRECTIONS: M6 to junc 19 - A556 exit to Northwich/Knutsford. At the roundabout take 3rd exit onto Chester Rd/A556. Then turn immediate right at the Windmill Pub onto the B5391 signposted Pickmere. The Red Lion is approx. 2.25 miles on your right.
LEADERS: Eileen Jones & Wendy Higham. Mobiles:- 07540 952309 and 07905 770803
29 AugBrinscall5.5Margaret DaviesMod / ChallengingPub10:30
MEET: Hare and Hounds pub in Abbey village . PR6 8DP Order food. Toilets available. We start at Brinscall Baths. ( PR6 8QP a 6 minute drive away) Parking at the baths is extremely limited so we will economise on car numbers once we're ready to set off for the baths .
WALK: A pleasant walk but with a steep incline and a rough descent. If the weather is bad it will have to be cancelled due to the descent which could become slippy.
DIRECTIONS: The shortest route is M6 to J29. Then M65 Burnley Blackburn ( Keep right) At roundabout take 3rd exit to merge onto M65. At J3 take A674/A675 exit to Bolton/ Blackburn W . At roundabout 4th exit onto Bolton Rd A675 continue to follow . Pub is on your left just behind some trees .
DISTANCE: 33mls 36 mins drive .
Had problems with the pub for this walk. The one I used previously, The Dressers Arms has gone upmarket and is very expensive so this is nearest suitable one . If you don't fancy doing the extra drive you could bring sandwiches ( there is a nice pond to sit by weather permitting ) or use the small cafe on the main street.
LEADERS: Margaret Davies 07754975363 Nina Kingston 07503199150( on day only)
12 SepHaigh Hall Country Park5.5Chris & Mike McNameeEasyCafe10:30
MEET: In stables courtyard Haigh Hall County Park, Wigan, WN2 1PE. Toilets at start.
WALK: No stiles, canal towpath, woods (may be muddy if wet) and short road walk. Can be shortened to C walk if needed.
DIRECTIONS: M6 North exit junction 27 to Standish. Follow A5209 to Standish. Go past Gunsmith Pub on right in Standish. Head towards church with tall spire which is straight across staggered cross roads into Market Street (IGNORE HAIGH HALL SIGN). Continue on road straight across small roundabout near new houses. Go under railway bridge continue to a small island signed B5239 Haigh Hall, right turn. Then turn left at next small island (signed Haigh Hall). Cross canal by humpbacked bridge controlled by traffic lights (Bridge 63 on right) Turn right at the sharp bend with rusty fence (sign half hidden for Haigh Hall). Take 2nd entrance to Haigh Hall car park on right. Pay and Display £3(cash) all day so best to share cars if possible. Toilets near stables cafe.
DISTANCE: Total journey approx 35 mins. Telephone 07528957582 (on day)
19 SepCrowton5.5Kath BeltModeratePub10:30
MEET: Hare and Hounds pub, Station Road Crowton CW8 2RN. Order food. Toilets available.
WALK: A pleasant walk but has 13 styles, can be very muddy if it rains.
DIRECTIONS: Take the A49 from Warrington. Turn right immediately after crossing the River Weaver at the swing bridge, stay on this road until the T Junction at Acton Bridge station, turn right to Crowton the Hare and Hounds is on the left.
LEADERS: Kath Belt 07762013193
26 SepHeath Charnock & Rivington5.5Hilary/Craig Pownall & Carole RowlinsonModerateTea rooms10:30
Meet : Rivington Village Green near Church and Tea Rooms BL6 7SD.
Walk: Moderate, 4 stiles, some steps, small inclines.
Directions: A49 north from Warrington to Winwick Link Road. Follow signs for Leigh. Turn right onto A572. Cross the East Lancs Road and continue 2 miles to Fire Station on R, then turn left onto Atherleigh Way A579. After about 3 miles, turn left onto B5235, towards Westhoughton. Turn left onto A58 , at the TLs turn right onto B5236. At junction with A6 turn left. Continue to roundabout and turn right onto De Havilland Way. At Beehive roundabout turn left onto A673. Continue to Horwich, after roundabout with Crown Hotel turn right between pillars into Lever Park. Continue into Rivington Lane. Park in the lane on right, just before village. Meet on the Green. Several other routes available.
Leaders: Hilary Pownall 07412 958331, Carole Rowlinson 07947 074984
10 OctMow Cop 5Nina KingstonModeratePub10:15
NOTE START: 10.15. Early start to allow extra rests and time to climb to the folly for those who wish to. Please fill cars as car park fairly small.
MEET: The Rising Sun Pub, Station Road, Scholar Green, ST7 3JT. Order lunch before walk. No toilets due to pub’s insurance – sorry!
WALK: A lovely walk taking in canal, tracks and woodland paths to Mow Cop Folly. There is one long uphill stretch to stunning views from the folly, but we will allow plenty of time to rest and admire the scenery!
DIRECTIONS: M6 to J17, head towards Congleton for 1ml then turn R onto A50 at lights. Go about 3 miles then turn sharp Left at Rode Heath, signposted to Scholar Green and follow road to the village, almost 2miles. At junction with A34 turn Left then next Right and follow to pub in a few hundred yards.
DISTANCE: 25 miles, 45 mins from J20 on M6.
LEADER: Nina Kingston 263328, mob 07503199150,
17 OctPickmere, near Gt Budworth5-6Tony Wright and Stuart Roylance EasyPub10:30
MEET: Red Lion, Park Lane, Pickmere, Knutsford, WA16 0JX. Park behind the pub. The pub will be open to order lunch and for toilets.
WALK: The walk is round Holford Hall and Plumley and we will take in the Radio Telescope sited there. Generally level ground but can be muddy if conditions are wet. Come and have a lovely walk with plenty of opportunity to chat.
DIRECTIONS. Leave Warrington through Stockton Heath going South. Cross the M56 and take the first exit A559 towards Gt. Budworth/Lostock Gralam. Follow this road for 5 - 6 miles then keep a sharp lookout on the left for the sign for Pickmere. Follow the B5391 to Pickmere and keep going until you reach the Red Lion on the L.H. side.
LEADERS: Group Leaders are Tony Wright (07790521355) and Stuart Roylance
24 OctOllerton, Knutsford5.5Judy PopleyModeratePub11:00
MEET: The Dun Cow, Ollerton, Nr Knutsford WA16 8RH, Arrive at pub, toilets available, order your meal beforehand. Car park behind the pub – please park at the rear of the car park.
WALK: 5.5 Miles along rural and country lanes, Toft Woods, Booths Hall estate, farms and farm land, Spring wood and Marthall Brook. Stiles – several. Fields and muddy situations. Uneven terrain in places. Animals – there are two fields with bullocks in at present. Lots of pheasants, some intimidating dogs barking as we pass by (high fences) and geese. The Dun Cow has quite a history, being used as a court-house for petty sessions and with prisoners kept in their cellars and many of the original features survive. They offer an excellent selection of beers and delicious home made food and log fires.
DISTANCE: from Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington 12 miles, 25 mins, A50. Alternative is taking the M6 to Junction 19, follow signs for Holmes Chapel and Chelford. Pub on bend left hand side.
note: If any walkers would like a shorter version of this, and are prepared to lead the walk, please contact me.
LEADER: Judy Popley 07730 859441.
31 OctDunham Massey5.5Anne MurrayEasyPub10:30
MEET : Swan with Two Nicks, Park Lane, Little Bollington, Altrincham WA14 4TJ. Order food before start of walk, toilets available.
WALK : A flat walk along the canal, through two villages and Dunham Park
DIRECTIONS : Suggested route. From traffic lights by The Springbrook in Grappenhall turn left into Stockport Road (A56). Continue along this road for approx 4 miles passing more traffic lights by The Jolly Thresher You will see The Old Number 3 by a layby on the left. After Little Bollington Primary School on the right take a left turn into Park Lane and the pub is after the bend on the left. Approx 4 miles from The Springbrook.
LEADER : On the day Anne Murray 07762319426
Halloween costumes optional!
14 NovMoore5-6Ian & Barbara RichardsModeratePub10:30
MEET : The Red Lion, Runcorn Road, Moore WA4 6UD Please arrive by 10:15 to use loos and order lunch before walk. Please note: due to an existing booking at the Red Lion, I have agreed that sandwiches and some bowls of chips would be acceptable (and certainly better than trying to find an alternative walk). The pub will just need numbers on the morning.
WALK : A moderate walk, a bit longer than most, along tracks, road and footpaths; 0 stiles.
DIRECTIONS: The pub is in the middle of Moore. From Chester Road at Walton, take the right turn just before the Toastrack Bridge and follow for a couple of miles. The pub is on the left.
LEADER: Barbara 07922261624
21 NovGlazeburyChris & Mike McNameeEasyPub10:30
MEET: The Glazebury (formerly The Chat Moss) Glazebury WA3 5LL. Arrive at 10:15 to use toilets and order food. New owners, food prices reasonable for good food (we thought).
WALK: Two stiles, fields, woods (may be muddy if wet) and short road walk.
DIRECTIONS: Head towards Birchwood on A574. Follow signs for Leigh. Continue on A574 through Culcheth to Glazebury. The pub is on the right just before a railway bridge. If you reach Bents you’ve gone too far! Car park is on the small side so try to share cars if possible.
DISTANCE: Total journey from Warrington is about 9 miles, (30 mins).
PLEASE NOTE: Road works on Birchwood Way so allow extra time for possible diversions.
LEADERS: Mike and Chris McNamee, telephone 07528957582 (on day)
28 NovPlumley5Essaji & Gianna Raniwalla/Martin HoldenEasyPub10:30
Walk cancelled due to bad weather
MEET: Golden Pheasant Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Cheshire WA16 9RX. Order food before start. Toilets available.
BE AWARE : Unfortunately this Pub's food is not cheap - expect to pay at least £8-£12 for your meal ( and possibly more) . See sample menus at for more info re prices to expect
TERRAIN: Mainly Cheshire fields, back lanes and woods. Possibility of livestock (cows and horses encountered on recce). 9 Stiles Will definitely be muddy if wet.
DISTANCE: 9 mile (20 mins) from junction 10 M56 or 8 miles (12 mins) from J 20 M6 going south
DIRECTIONS: From Junction 10 M56 take A559 Northwich road going south for 7.5 miles until you reach the Traffic lights at Slow and Easy pub . Turn left and stay on to the A556 ( Manchester road ) and follow the road keeping to the left at the roundabouts where it become the main Chester road .After 0.5 miles exit to the left towards Plumley (This enables you to turn right across the main road ) at the traffic lights ( The Smoker pub is on the right) Follow this road (Plumley Moor Road) for 2 miles (take the first exit at the mini roundabout in Plumley) The pub is on right just after you cross over the railway bridge.
DIRECTIONS(2): Alternative route if using M6
From Junction 20 M6 going south leave Motorway at Junction 19 to A556 ( signpost Knutsford/ Macclesfield Northwich. At roundabout Take 3rd exit A556 Chester road. After 2.5 miles Turn left onto Plumley Moor Road ( at Traffic Lights with The Smoker Pub on left ). Follow road for 2 miles (take the first exit at the mini roundabout in Plumley) The pub is on right just after you cross over the railway bridge.
12 DecStyal6Stuart Roylance & Tony Wright EasyPub10:30
MEET: Ship Inn, Altrincham Road, Styal, Cheshire. Postcode SK9 4JE.
WALK: 6 mile walk through interesting and really beautiful countryside along the River Bollin from the 300 year old Ship Inn at Styal through Wilmslow and back again. Car park and food available. 19 miles from Warrington.
DIRECTIONS: Take M56 east to Manchester Airport. Follow signs for A555 then to A5166 approx. 2 miles on R/H/S Altrincham Road the Ship Inn is just 50 yards up on right.
Telephone: 07883675665. Come and join Stuart and Tony on this very nice walk.
19 DecMarbury and Uplands Country Parks5Penny SadlerEasy10:30
MEET: at Marbury Country Park car park. This is a pay and display car park and toilets are available by the Rangers Office.
WALK: The walk uses roads, tracks and canal tow path, the going is good, no stiles.
DIRECTIONS: from Warrington A49 south, over M56 roundabout at junction 10. Take A559 signpost Northwich until you come to a right hand turn to Marbury Park/Anderton Boat Lift.. Continue through Comberbach until sign for Marbury Park on left. Turn into the lane then take left turning into car park after approx. 100 yards
ALTERNATE ROUTE: From Motorway M56 exit at junction 10 then follow A559 as above.
LEADER: Penny Sadler 07801 492930 on day only.
2 JanTatton (Joint Walk)4Alan & Linda BroadbentEasyVarious10:30
See "A" walk for details
9 JanNo walk offered yetPub10:30
16 JanNorley Memorial Walk and a stroll to Kingsley

5Jeff BrookesEasy / ModeratePub10:30
Start & Parking:- Mill House Café, Kingsley Mill, Mill Lane, Kingsley, Cheshire, WA6 8JA (Look out for W T Gibson Ltd on Mill lane)

Directions :- Take the A49 through Stockton Heath to Junction 10 on the M56.
Take the 3rd exit onto Tarporley Road (A49) and continue along passing the Chetwode Arms on your left, through the traffic lights passing The Hollybush Inn also on your left and then over the Weaver Bridge taking the next right into Acton Lane. Follow this lane past The Hazel Pear and Acton Bridge Railway Station and continue past The Hare and Hounds on your left until you reach The Mill House Café on your right.

The Walk:- will start from St John’s Church at Norley so we will take some of the cars and drive to the Church which will be open to view for a short while before we start on the first part of the walk which is the Norley Memorial Walk around the village and is suitable for ‘C’ walkers. At this point the ‘C’ walkers can return to The Mill House by car whilst the more energetic will enjoy a moderate walk across the fields before joining them. Cars can be retrieved from the church before or after lunch.

Food:- The Mill House Cafe is a different setting for lunch with a mouth-watering menu at reasonable prices. We will order our meal before the walk.
Café :

Time & Distance :- From Warrington it is 12 miles taking approx. 30mins.
Walk Leader ~ Jeff Brookes, 01606 227021 or 07980 286078 (mob)
30 JanDaresbury, Preston Brook, Murdishaw Valley Park6Margaret OwenModeratePub10:30
Cancelled due to weather
MEET: Ring O'Bells, Daresbury, Chester Road, WA4 4AJ.
WALK: Uses tracks, canal towpaths, roads. No stiles,
DIRECTIONS: Junction 10 on M56, right onto A56, 2nd turning on right before traffic lights into village pub on left.
From Warrington A5060 Chester Road turn left into Daresbury Village. Meet Pub car park.
LEADER: Margaret Owen 07766 334 961
13 FebParbold6Mary BarbourModeratePub10:30
MEET: The Windmill, 3 Mill Lane, Parbold, Lancs WN8 7NW. Pre-book lunch and use toilets before the walk.
WALK: along Douglas Valley from Parbold. Across fields – will be muddy, 7 stiles. Walk goes up about 100 metres in height with nice views, then down, returning along canal.
DIRECTIONS: Take M6 North. Turn off J27 and turn left onto A5209 signposted Parbold. Follow the road 3.3 miles, cross the canal bridge with traffic lights then take next right turn into Mill Lane. In about ¼ mile before the canal bridge, the Windmill pub (and a windmill stump) is on the left with a large car park at the side and back.
DISTANCE: About 20 miles from Winwick, allow about 30 minutes
LEADER: Mary Barbour 0161 775 4471 mobile on the day 07510 284682
20 FebThe Dream Walk, Bold Heath6Joan Purvis & Linda YoungModeratePub10:30
MEET – The Griffin Pub, Warrington Road, Bold Heath, WA8 3XT – Please park at rear of Car Park. Toilets and choose lunch before the walk
WALK – The Dream Walk - Mostly good fairly flat footpaths, a couple of muddy patches if wet, 2 stiles at the beginning of the walk. Under the M62 with an incline up to The Dream Statue and views over Cheshire. Returning via Griffin and Maypole Wood and over the M62.
DISTANCE – About 5 miles from Warrington Town Centre, follow A57 Liverpool, pub on left just before Bold Garden Centre.
CONTACT – Linda Young – 07729 738065 or Joan Purvis 07792 840315
27 FebHatchmere5.25Tony Wright & Stuart Roylance Moderate Pub10:30
MEET: Carriers Inn, Delamere Rd, Norley, Cheshire, WA6 6NL
WALK: Walk through Delamere Forest and round Hatchmere Lake and see the wildlife, many flowers budding already.
DIRECTIONS: Head out of Warrington on A56 until you reach Frodsham, over bridge, through traffic lights. Turn Left as you enter Frodsham onto the B5152 and follow that road until you reach Delamere Road and the Carriers Inn is on the right. Park in the rear car park near to the lake.
DISTANCE: approx 14 miles from Stockton Heath.
OR A49 from Warrington, through Weaverham to Norley. Through Norley then follow signs for Hatchmere.
CONTACT: 07790 521355.
13 MarMarple6.5Barbara & Ian RichardsModerate plusPub10:30
Cancelled due to weather
MEET : The Ring O Bells, Church Lane, Marple SK6 7AY. Please arrive by 10:15 to use loos and order lunch before walk. SatNav recommended for this approximately 50 minute drive from central Warrington.
WALK : A picturesque walk along river path, canal path, road and footpaths; 1 stile. There are some slow ascents and descents.
SUGGESTED ROUTE : Take the M56 towards Manchester. After the Airport exit, watch for signs to Stockport and Sheffield, M56, follow these signs to the left, and continue to the M60. Continue on M60 to Junction 27 (beware that due to the vagaries of numbering, you go from J1 to J27!) From J27, follow the signs to A626 to Marple around the roundabout. About half a mile along you need to watch out for the left turn at the first set of lights – still signed A626 to Marple. This is a long road, well signposted and it will lead you into Marple. Look out for Rose Hill station and the Railway pub on the right; soon after these you come to traffic lights where you turn right onto Church Lane. Follow this road up the hill. Shortly after the canal bridge you will see the pub on the right – car park is at the back down “Waterways”.
LEADER : Barbara. Contact number on the day: 07922261624
20 MarFairy Glen6Carole Rawlinson &Hilary PownallModerate PlusPub10:30
MEET : The Rigbye Arms, 2, Whittle Lane, Wrightington, Parbold, Wigan. WN6 9QB. Please arrive in time to use the loos and order lunch. 1 course, £7.95, 2 courses £10.50 3 courses £13.50
WALK : Woodland walks through Fairy Glen, canal tow paths, some road walking. At least eight stiles some of them are quite high and steep. Several flights of steep steps. Muddy in places a stick would be useful for the steep paths.
DIRECTIONS : M6 North to Junction 27. Take the A5209 to Parbold, Standish/Chorley. Proceed for 1.5 miles and Turn Right at an Italian Restaurant called Pesto into Robin Hood Lane. After 0.5ml on the crest of a hill turn Left onto High Moor Lane, signposted Mawdsley & High Moor. Travel 1.0 mile passing the High Moor Restaurant on your Right and the Rigbye Arms is on your Left. There is limited space on the car park so please try and car share.
DISTANCE : from Junction 22 at Winwick is 19 miles approximately 30 mins.
LEADERS : Carole Rowlinson Mob: 07947 074984 Hilary Pownall Mob :07412 958331
27 MarHollins Green and Rixton Claypits5Carol Sherwood & Diane BloxhamEasyPub10:30
MEET: Black Swan pub car park, 550, Manchester Road, Rixton, Warrington WA3 6LA. Toilets will be open. Please turn up in plenty of time not only to order food but also PAY for food before the walk, and say that you are a part of the walking group. Please keep your food receipt as this is proof of payment. There are 2 menus, Bar Menu (For example, Soup £3.95,Sandwiches £6 and Jacket Potatoes £6) and the All day Menu which has more substantial dishes and more expensive (For example Fish and Chips £12.50, 10 oz Gammon steak, £10.50 and Steak and Ale Pie £13.00) On arrival back at the Black Swan we will have reserved tables. There will be no food order list.
WALK: Flat Farmland, Woodland and Lanes around Hollins Green and Rixton Claypits. There are 5 stiles. Suggest good boots as it can be muddy and could be brambley. Shorts at your own peril! Because of the amount of rain we've had recently some areas of the walk might be muddy so strong boots are recommended.
DIRECTIONS: From the M6 leave at J21 and follow the A57 to Manchester. From Warrington follow the A57 to Manchester. When on the A57 go straight through the only set of traffic lights where there is right turn to Warbuton Toll Bridge. After about half a mile turn left and immediately right. It is signposted Hollins Green and Black Swan. Pass the Red Lion on the left and then after a few hundred yards, also on the left, see the Black Swan.
CONTACT: Carol Sherwood 07545330381 and Diane Bloxham 07866792360
10 AprWoolston New Cut Trail6Linda McKayModeratePub10:30
MEET: The Rope & Anchor, Manchester Road, Woolston WA14HJ meet 10.15am to order lunch if required.
WALK: A moderate walk along roads and a mixture of tracks and footpaths, Woolston, Latchford Locks and Westy Park. No stiles. A small climb after the weir to the ship Canal and locks. To Westy Park, Kingsway and Woolston Trail.
DIRECTIONS: From Warrington take the A57 Manchester Road east towards Junction 21 M6. Rope & Anchor on the left 15 minutes. If coming on the M6 north exit junction 21 towards Warrington, Rope & Anchor then 5 minutes on the right.
LEADERS: Linda McKay 07979305510 and Dee Hardiman 07765492781
17 AprBollington, Dunham5Tony WrightEasyPub10:30
MEET : Axe & Cleaver, School Lane, Altrincham WA14 4SE.
DIRECTIONS : Take the A50 from Warrington towards Manchester. Turn left onto the A56. Through Lymm to9 roundabout at Altrincham. Turn left towards Altrincham and the left at the traffic lights. Take the second right tiurn and then right at the fork at the chruch. THe pub is on your right. Lots of parking at the rear.
LEADERS : Tony Wright 07790521355 & Stuart Roylance 07883675665
24 AprilHatton/Stretton6Barbara AmblerEasyPub10:30
MEET : Hatton Arms, Hatton, Warrington, WA4 4DB, toilets and pre-order.
WALK : Easy, a couple of short slight inclines, 2 easy stiles.
DIRECTIONS : A49 south from Warrington. Turn right at traffic lights before the Cat and Lion onto B5356 Hatton Lane. Continue until you reach the Hatton Arms on the right. Car park is opposite.
LEADER: Barbara Ambler 0749 452 1925
8 MayGrappenhall6Robert Ogden, Dee HardimanModeratePub10:30
MEET : The Ram`s Head Inn, Church Lane, Grappenhall, WA4 3EP for 10.30
DIRECTIONS : Take A49 from Warrington, Bridge Foot, towards Stockton Heath Centre. Turn left at traffic lights, by the Mulberry Tree pub, onto the A56 Warrington Road towards Lymm for 1.4 miles. Turn right at the traffic lights over the canal bridge onto Church Lane. Take 1st left into Grappenhall village. Ram`s Head is on the left. Large car park at the rear.
LEADERS : Robert Ogden 07469 735272 & Dee Hardiman 07765 492781
15 MayHigherSutton, Macclesfield 4.5 / 5.0Judy PopleyMod/StrenuousPub10:30
Walk Cancelled
MEET: Ryles Arms, Hollin Lane, Higher Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0NN Toilets and pre-order lunch. Strong footwear and poles if you need them.
WALK : To the hills! A moderate to strenuous walk from the lovely Ryles Arms up over the hills towards Teggs Nose. Walking to Higher Sutton and Langley via Bottoms Reservoir, wonderful views, wild flower meadows, bluebells and perhaps wild deer. Quite a few stiles but not too difficult to negotiate. But this is not an easy walk - you need to be fit.
DIRECTIONS : via HighLegh, Knutsford, Chelford, Macclesfield (not Handforth - heavy traffic and lots of road works) 58 minutes.
DISTANCE : From Bridgefoot, Warrington it is 26.5 miles.
LEADER: Judy Popley. Please ring me if you are delayed. 07730 859441.
22 MayPennington Flash5.5Mary BarbourEasyPub10:30
MEET: Nevison Inn, 96 Plank Lane, Leigh WN7 4QE. Toilets and order food. Small car park, so share lifts, block one another in, or you can park on the road
WALK: Easy walk round Pennington Flash. Toilets are available at the coffee stop in Pennington Park. Bring binoculars if you are a birdwatcher. The first part of the walk is with the C walk on the same day
DIRECTIONS: take A579 from Winwick signposted to Leigh for about 2 miles, turn right at T junction and left at traffic lights at Red Lion onto B5207 towards Golborne. Cross A580 and in ¾ mile turn right at traffic lights into Slag Lane then follow the road for 2 miles. Pub is on left ¼ mile beyond canal.
DISTANCE: 11 miles taking about 30 mins from Warrington Town Centre
LEADER: Mary Barbour 0161 775 4471 mobile on the day 07510 284682
29 MayKelsall5Linda Young & Stuart RoylanceStrenuousPub10:30
MEET : The Boot Inn, Boothdale,Willington, Tarporley. CW6 0NH – Please park on far left of Car Park. Toilets and choose lunch before the walk
WALK : Some fairly steep inclines and steps throughout the walk, which means you get some great views over Cheshire, a couple of muddy patches if wet. Lots of kissing gates but no stiles.
DISTANCE : About 20 miles from Warrington Town Centre following A49 and A556 – see Boot Inn website for full directions –
LEADERS : Linda Young – 07729 738065 or Stuart Roylance - 07883 675665
12 JunTurton & Entwhistle Res5.5Craig Pownall
Carole Rawlinson
Cancelled due to weather
MEET: The Black Bull, Edgworth, Near Bolton. BL7 0AG
WALK: Some steep inclines and steps. Mud in places. Toilets available at start. Order lunch before walk.
DIRECTIONS: Join M62 at Birchwood, J11 and go east. At J12, take M60 exit to Leeds. At J15, take M61 exit to Preston, continue for half a mile. Keep right where road forks, Onto A666, for Bolton. Continue for 1 mile. Road merges onto St Peters Way,then continue to next traffic lights. Turn right onto Turton Street A673. In quarter mile turn left onto Folds Road A676. Continue for 2 miles then turn left onto Bradshaw Road, A676. Continue for 2 miles again, then turn into Bury Road. Continue 1 and half miles then turn left at White Horse Inn onto Bolton Road. Continue for quarter mile, then turn right into car park of the Black Bull.
DISTANCE: 26 miles. Approx 45 minutes.
LEADERS: Hilary and Craig Pownall 07412958331, Carole Rowlinson 07947074984
19 JuneMouldsworth, Manley 5Essaji & Gianna Raniwalla and Norman PartingtonEasyPub10:30
MEET: Goshawk, Station Road, Mouldsworth, CH3 8AJ. Toilets available before walk.
TERRAIN: Moderate, through fields, lanes, forest paths. There are parts with inclines and road walking. 14 stiles (easy).
DIRECTIONS: From M56, J10 (Stretton roundabout) towards North Wales. Exit at J12 and follow signs for Frodsham (A557). After approx 1mile, turn left into Fluin Lane B5394. Turn left into Red Lane (B5152) then turn right into Manley Road. After 0.8 miles, turn right into Tarvin Road B5392. Arrive at Goshawk on the right. Park at the rear of the pub.
DISTANCE: Travel time approx. 30 minutes from J10, M56.
LEADERS: Tel. 07770934039 or 07986735437
26 JuneDaresbury, Preston Brook5.5Margaret OwenEasyPub10:30
MEET: Ring O Bells Daresbury Village Chester Road WA4 4AJ
WALK: tracks canal tow paths Road no stiles hill on the way back Easy walk
DIRECTIONS: From junction 11 M56 (Preston Brook and Daresbury) right onto A56 2nd turning on right before traffic lights in to village pub on right.
From Warrington A5060 Chester Road turn left into village pub on right
LEADER: Margaret Owen 07766334961
3 JulThurstaston Wirral6Anne Murray, Jeanette MorganModeratePub10:30
Note change of walk from programme
MEET Cottage Loaf, Telegraph Road, Thurstaston,CH61 0HJ. pre-order food, toilets available.
TERRAIN Moderate with two stiles and some inclines. Two optional extra climbs to viewpoints
DIRECTIONS Take Chester Road A56 to the roundabout and join the M56 towards Chester. After approx 14 miles take the A540 exit signed Hoylake/Chester. At Parkgate Roundabout take 3rd exit onto Parkgate Road A540 . Continue on A540 for 3 miles until you get to the pub just after a roundabout. Alternatively leave M56 at J15 and take M53 but directions look very complicated to me.
DISTANCE about 30 miles, 40 mins from Stag at Walton.
LEADERS 07762319426 or 07718107946
10 JulWhitegateStuart RoylanceModeratePub10:30
Overgrown in places, don't wear shorts
MEET: The Plough, Beauty Bank, Whitegate. Post code. CW8 2BP. Plenty of parking. Order food before walk.
WALK: Interesting and moderate country walk thru woodland trails and footpaths, 3 hills, 6 easy stiles.
Please join us for this really nice walk.
DIRECTIONS: Take the A49 south from Warrington to A556. Just past Cuddington turn left at traffic lights onto the A556 and right at the next set of lights onto Dalefords Lane. Beauty Bank is approximately 3 miles on the left, and the pub is 100 yds on the left.
DISTANCE: 14 miles from Warrington.
LEADERS: Stuart Roylance and Tony Wright.
17 JulLymm5Wendy Higham, Marjorie DakinEasyPub10:30
START - The Barn Owl Inn, Agden Wharf, Warrington Lane, WA13 0SW. Toilets available and lunch can be ordered.
WALK: Lovely walk through Spud Wood, Lymm Dam, through the village and along the Bridgewater Canal. No stiles.
LEADERS - Wendy Higham & Marjorie Dakin. Mobiles:- 07905 770803, 07742 305097
24 JulNo walk offered yet
31 JulBirchwood5Tony WrightEasyPub10:30
Note change of venue
MEET: Peacock, Birchwood Shopping Centre, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 7PG Order meals, visit toilet.
WALK: If it doesn't rain trainers are better walking wear than boots. No stiles only gates. 90% of walk is on laid paths.
DIRECTIONS : A574 from Padgate. A57 from Town centre to Woolston then Left up Woolston Grange road then right at island on A574. A57 to A50 go left to Padgate and then A574. After accessing dual carriageway on A574. at traffic lights select outside lane {3rd lane} and follow signs for Birchwood Centre. Park close to the Peacock on the main shopping car park.
DISTANCE: Approx 15 minutes from Town Centre.
LEADERS: Tony Wright 07790521355 and Stuart Roylance 07883675665
7 AugMarple acquaduct and the Goyt Valley6.5Ian & Barbara RichardsModerate plusPub10:30
Cancelled due to flooding in the area
MEET : The Ring O Bells, Church Lane, Marple SK6 7AY Please arrive by 10:15 to use loos and order lunch before walk. SatNav recommended for this approximately 50 minute drive from central Warrington.
WALK : A picturesque walk along river path, canal path, road and footpaths; 1 stile. There are some long, slow ascents and descents.
SUGGESTED ROUTE : Take the M56 towards Manchester. After the Airport exit, watch for signs to Stockport and Sheffield, M56, follow these signs to the left, and continue to the M60. Continue on M60 to Junction 27 (beware that due to the vagaries of numbering, you go from J1 to J27!) From J27, follow the signs to A626 to Marple around the roundabout. About half a mile along you need to watch out for the left turn at the first set of lights – still signed A626 to Marple. This is a long road, well signposted and it will lead you into Marple. Look out for Rose Hill station and the Railway pub on the right; soon after these you come to traffic lights where you turn right onto Church Lane. Follow this road up the hill. Shortly after the canal bridge you will see the pub on the right – car park is at the back down “Waterways”.
LEADER: Contact number on the day: Barbara 07922261624

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