Updates From Walk Leaders


Neither the Wilmslow Guild nor the walk leader can accept responsibility for loss, damage or injury incurred on any of the Group activities.

Non members are welcome to join any walk subject to a charge of £2 per walk payable to the leader.

Walkers who decide to go straight to the start of a walk should let the leader know in good time with a contact number. Failure to do this may mean walkers are are not notified of any last minute cancellation or changes to the walk in the event of adverse weather etc. at the decision of the leader.

Mileage Charges
Due to the ever increasing fuel charges the committee has reviewed the charges and drivers may charge 10p per mile for any members having lifts.

Details will appear below on information received from walk leaders.

Any information should be sent to Peter Attwell at moc.liamtoh|llewttamp#moc.liamtoh|llewttamp

Tuesday 10 December 2019 Christmas Walk & Lunch 5 miles easy Leader Donald Henderson

Following a well received meal at the Midland in Marple Bridge last year, the committee have decided to return for another year.

The walk will be easier and shorter than last year at just under 5 miles and will follow some of the route we took last year. It should take no more than 2.5hrs including a refreshment stop.

Meet at Lindow Common at 10.00am (NOTE LATER MEETING TIME) or, If you are going directly to the start, please be there by 10.30 and let me know by email, text or phone on 07919 055 941. Email: moc.oohay|672nosrednehnod#moc.oohay|672nosrednehnod.

Satnav post code is SK6 5DT for the pub but this year we shall park in Brabyn’s Park, the entry to which is on the left just before the pub (which is on the right). It’s a couple of hundred yards past the station. There should be ample parking for everyone.

THE MEAl. https://www.midlandmarplebridge.co.uk/lunchmenu

Follow this link to the menu. There is an excellent 2 courses for £12.95 deal - look for the dishes marked FP - but of course you may choose anything you like. I need to know your choice of food by Monday 2nd December at the latest. I have paid a deposit so I will be collecting £6 from each of you (£5 deposit + £1 tip) before the meal. Please bring exact amount - no change given!! The lunch is booked for 1.30pm.

Guest walkers are welcome for the usual £2 contribution and you can come just for the lunch if you have a good excuse not to walk (a sick note from your Mummy will do!!)

Donald Henderson 07919 055 941

Sunday 15 December 2019. Acton and Llangollen Canal. 8 miles. Easy. Clare Pinder

Meet at Wilmslow Guild to leave by 9am.

The starting point of the walk is a free carpark in Acton near Nantwich (just past and on the opposite side to the church)(nearest postcode I can find is CW5 8LF) on the B5341. Please be there by 09.45 if going straight there.

Directions to the start: take the M6 to Jcn 16, take A500 for about 7 miles, then take A51 for about 0.5 mile. then B5074 for 0.8 mile, then A534 for 0.3 mile, then B5341 for 1.7 mile and the carpark will be on the LH side in the middle of Acton. Alternatively, instead of the motorway, at Homes Chapel, take the A530 through Middlewich, left onto A51, right onto A5341 and on into Acton and the carpark is on the LH side. It takes about 50 mins and is 31 miles. It would assist to use your satnav!

Details of the walk: from the carpark we take the Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk to join, eventually, the Llangollen Canal to Hurleston Bridge, we then cross Vickers Bridge, and join up with Shropshire Canal at Poolehill, back into Acton (scene of the first battle in the Civil War). The way is flat, the paths comprise towpaths, tracks, fields and very minor roads. It can be very muddy at times.

LATER NOTE Changes to my Acton walk on Sunday 15 December: I have done another recce of this walk and found that a stretch of it is pretty unnavigable due to thick mud (the rain has made it a quagmire). The walk is still viable if I cut this section out, resulting in a slightly less varied walk of just under 7 miles, still with an easy rating.

Clare Pinder 07874 362712

Thursday 19 December 2019 Manchester walk 3 miles easy Leader Beverly Harrison

Manchester Canals and Market -short +easy
Wear trainers or walking shoes.
Meet by ticket office at Piccadilly Station at 10.30 am. Walk along Rochdale Canal to Bridgewater basin. Stop at the science and industry museum for toilets and coffee. Continue to River Irwell and Cathedral, then to St Anne's Square and Albert Square.
I am ending up at the Friends Meeting House on Mount Street for a free carol service with music by Epiphany. Depending on who comes on the walk, the weather and how keen every one is to walk I will go to the 12.10 or the 1.10 service.

NOTE no meet and greet at Lindow Common for this walk

Beverly Harrison 0161 928 1093

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