Walking Week Winter 2018 - 17-25 February 2018 Over 100 free guided walks, suitable for all ages and abilities - Oldham Community Leisure

 
Walking Week Winter 2018 - 17-25 February 2018 Over 100 free guided walks, suitable for all ages and abilities - Oldham Community Leisure
Walking Week Winter 2018

17–25 February 2018
Over 100 free guided walks, suitable for all ages and abilities
Walking Week Winter 2018 - 17-25 February 2018 Over 100 free guided walks, suitable for all ages and abilities - Oldham Community Leisure
Welcome

                                                     It seems like only yesterday that we were wrapping up our
                                                     autumn Walking Week but here we are again with another
                                                     trekking treat for Greater Manchester. Winter Walking Week
                                                     takes place from 17–25 February and our partners from
                                                     groups across the region have once more pulled together to
                                                     offer an incredible 100+ walks for us all to enjoy.

                                                     In this brochure, you will find each walk          A resounding thank you is due to the many
                                                     helpfully graded to help you choose which one      groups and individuals who give up their time to
                                                     is best suited to your needs. There are plenty     plan these routes and submit them to us many
                                                     of kiddie-focused trails to entertain the little   weeks in advance so that this brochure can be
                                                     ones over half term, difficult routes for those    put together in good time. Many of them are the
                                                     who like a challenge and many shorter walks on     same people who will be out and about leading
                                                     flat terrain for those who are less mobile. Keep   you so expertly on these walks so do give a
                                                     an eye out for the key too and discover routes     thanks in person when you meet them.
                                                     which are wheelchair friendly or find walks        Without all their work behind the scenes, we
                                                     which will welcome your four-legged friend!        wouldn’t have this winter Walking Week!
                                                     As always, we can promise a mix of urban and       See you out there,
                                                     countryside walks with the beautiful parks
                                                     of Greater Manchester thrown in for good           Carragh Teague
                                                     measure! Take the opportunity to visit an area     Walking Coordinator,
                                                     you haven’t been to before, learn something        Transport for Greater Manchester
                                                     about your local surroundings or seek out
                                                     spectacular views from higher ground.
                                                     We are hugely appreciative of our autumn
                                                     Walking Week participants who took the time
                                                     to complete the survey which followed. We
                                                     noted your views that promotion could have
                                                     been more widespread and we took this on
                                                     board to ensure that we clearly promote where
                                                     to find printed brochures across the districts
                                                     for winter Walking Week.
                                                     You will all have the chance to give us your
                                                     views and comments about the winter Walking
                                                     Week too. Keep an eye out on social media
                                                     after 25 February to complete the survey for
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Be prepared                                                                                           Walking key

What to wear and bring                                Getting to and from the walks
Please wear comfortable and sturdy shoes or           We do our best to ensure that all walks are
boots for all walks.                                  accessible by public transport and where
                                                      possible give details under each listed walk.
Winter weather can be unpredictable so be             Why not go green and use public transport to
                                                                                                                Car park*                                        Wheelchair friendly
prepared with a waterproof coat or jacket.            get to a walk near you?
Wearing a few layers is advisable so you can
take one or two off if you warm up.                   For more information, have a look at our
                                                                                                                Toilets                                          Buggy friendly
                                                      journey planner—my.tfgm.com/#/planner
Be sure to bring water and a snack as not all
walks offer opportunities for refreshments.
                                                                                                                Cafe                                             Dogs allowed (on a lead)
                                                      How to get involved
Health and safety                                     Please contact us if you are interested           * Car parking may be on the street or there may be a charge
                                                      in finding out more about supporting or
All walks are taken at your own risk. Walk            sponsoring walking events, or if you are a
leaders take care to ensure that the walks are        walking group who would like to get involved
undertaken in a safe manner. Transport for            with future events.
Greater Manchester and walk leaders are not
responsible for any accidents or injuries that        0161 244 1145 | walking@tfgm.com
may occur.

Things to note
Some of the walks in this brochure are
accessible to people with limited mobility.
However it is recommended that you check
with the walk organiser prior to a walk if you
have any specific requirements, including
wheelchair access, or if you are unable to step
over stiles.
Please arrive 10 minutes before a walk begins
so that you can locate the group and be ready
to start the walk at the right time.
Walks may also be cancelled or modified due to
adverse weather conditions, so please ring the
contact number listed to make sure the walk is
taking place.
It is advisable to check the meeting location in
advance with the organiser.

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Walking - What's on                                                                              Walk name                                 Time      District & rating   Page
                                                                                                 Monday 19 February
                                                                                                 Milnrow Library                           10:00am   Rochdale             32
Walk name                                                   Time      District & rating   Page
                                                                                                 Hollin and Hopwood Woods Walk             10:30am   Rochdale             33
Saturday 17 February
                                                                                                 Hyde Park Health Walk                     10:30am   Tameside             42
Booths Reservoir                                            9:00am    Bolton               12
                                                                                                 Rivington Hill Walk                       10:30am   Wigan               49
Nordic Technique Borsdane                                   9:00am    Wigan               48
                                                                                                 Openshaw Community Canal Walk             11:00am   Manchester           22
Prestbury to Mottram                                        9:30am    Stockport           40
                                                                                                 Littlemoss and Hollinwood Canal           11:00am   Tameside             43
Nordic Walking Taster Session                               10:00am   Manchester           22
                                                                                                 Churchgate Practice Walk and Talk         11:00am   Tameside             43
Pokémon and Potatoes in the Park                            10:00am   Oldham               26
                                                                                                 Let’s Go for a Walk and Get Moving        11:30am   Oldham               27
White Coppice                                               10:30am   Bolton               12
                                                                                                 Campus Tree Trail                         12:30pm   Manchester           23
Lead Mines Clough                                           10:30am   Bolton               12
                                                                                                 Syke Circular                             1:00pm    Rochdale             33
Longdendale Valley                                          10:30am   Tameside             42
                                                                                                 Stalybridge Health Walk                   1:00pm    Tameside             43
Droylsden Health Walk                                       10:30am   Tameside             42
                                                                                                 Ladybridge Walk                           2:00pm    Bolton               13
Worsley Woods Winter Walk                                   12:30pm   Salford              38
                                                                                                 Marple Locks and Brabyns Park             2:00pm    Stockport           40
Stamford Park Health Walk                                   1:00pm    Tameside             42
                                                                                                 Tuesday 20 February
Sunday 18 February
                                                                                                 Breightmet Walk                           10:00am   Bolton               13
Dobcross Circular                                           9:30am    Oldham               26
                                                                                                 Hulton Walk                               10:00am   Bolton               13
Ogden                                                       9:30am    Rochdale             32
                                                                                                 Farnworth Progression Walk                10:00am   Bolton               13
Greenfield Diggle Circular                                  10:15am   Oldham               26
                                                                                                 Waterhead Park to Strinesdale             10:00am   Oldham               27
Breightmet Walk                                             10:30am   Bolton               12
                                                                                                 Cutgate Walk                              10:00am   Rochdale             34
Waggy Tails Walk                                            11:00am   Wigan               48
                                                                                                 Littleborough Library Walk                10:00am   Rochdale             34

Walking grades
                                                                                                 Denton Pool Walk and Talk                 10:00am   Tameside             43
                                                                                                 Farnworth Walk                            10:30am   Bolton               14

    EASY                 On well maintained flat surfaces                                        Greenmount Community Health Walk          10:30am   Bury                 18
    FAIRLY EASY          On slight gradients and possibly some uneven paths                      Family Nordic Walking                     10:30am   Bury                 18
    MEDIUM 	On uneven or unsurfaced paths with some steep gradients                             Walk and Talk                             10:30am   Trafford            46
             and possible steps or stiles
                                                                                                 Macmillan Cancer Support Community Walk   11:00am   Bury                 19
    CHALLENGING 	Suitable for experienced walkers, longer distance with
                  mixed terrain and gradients

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Walk name                                            Time      District & rating   Page   Walk name                                 Time      District & rating   Page
Tuesday 20 February                                                                       Thursday 22 February
Davyhulme Nordic Walk                                11:00am   Trafford            46     Leesbrook                                 10:00am   Oldham               28
Kirklees Inn Walk                                    11:00am   Wigan               49     Queens Park Walk                          10:00am   Rochdale             35
Whitworth Park Tree Trail                            12:30pm   Manchester           23    Spotland Library Walk                     10:00am   Rochdale             35
Harwood Walk                                         1:30pm    Bolton               14    I Spy the Bridgewater Canal               10:00am   Salford              38
Boundary House Health Walk                           1:30pm    Trafford            46     Audenshaw Community Winter Walk           10:00am   Tameside             45

Wednesday 21 February                                                                     Farnworth Walk                            10:30am   Bolton               15

Valleys and Hills of the West Pennine Way            8:45am    Bury                 19    Walk Two of the Salford Trail             10:30am   Salford              38

Active Medlock Welly Walk                            9:30am    Tameside            44     Dunham and the Bollin                     10:30am   Trafford            46

Kearsley Walk                                        10:00am   Bolton               14    Mossley Common Community Walk             10:30am   Wigan               49

Winter Wildlife Walk                                 10:00am   Manchester           23    Stalybridge Walk and Talk                 11:00am   Tameside             45

Castleton Community Centre                           10:00am   Rochdale             34    Radcliffe Community Health Walk           1:00pm    Bury                 20

Irwell Valley                                        10:00am   Salford              38    Friday 23 February
Oxford Park Walk and Talk                            10:00am   Tameside            44     Nordic Walk Stretford                     9:30am    Trafford             47
Macmillan Connections – Jane’s Walk                  10:20am   Stockport            41    Chadderton Hall Park and Foxdenton Park   10:00am   Oldham               29
Catternab                                            10:30am   Bolton               14    Alkrington Woods                          10:00am   Rochdale             35
Hollingshead Hall                                    10:30am   Bolton               15    Syke Circular                             10:00am   Rochdale             36
Samuel Crompton Walk                                 10:30am   Bolton               15    Nordic Walk, Three Sisters                10:00am   Wigan                50
Greenfield Trek                                      11:00am   Oldham               27    Clifton Country Park                      10:15am   Salford              39
Ashton Health Walk, Park Bridge                      11:00am   Tameside            44     BEATS Community Health Walk               10:30am   Bury                 20
Low Hall Local Nature Reserve                        11:00am   Wigan               49     Lighthouse Project                        12:00pm   Rochdale             35
Manchester BeeActive Walk                            11:30am   Manchester           24    Nordic Walk Sale                          12:15pm   Trafford             47
Smithills Progression Walk                           1:00pm    Bolton               15
Crompton Moor                                        1:30pm    Oldham               28
Hollingworth Lake                                    2:00pm    Rochdale             34
Mossley Health Walk                                  2:00pm    Tameside            44

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Walk name                                            Time      District & rating   Page
 Saturday 24 February
 Musbury Heights                                      9:00am    Bolton               16
 A Pootle Over the Pike                               9:30am    Oldham               29
 Pig Trail Family Walk                                10:00am   Wigan                50
 Macmillan Connections – Bramhall Park                10:20am   Stockport            41
 Roger Worthington Grave
 Prestwich Community Health Walk
                                                      10:30am
                                                      10:30am
                                                                Bolton
                                                                Bury
                                                                                     16
                                                                                     20
                                                                                           CONNECTING, EDUCATING & REVITALISING
 East Didsbury to Sale Water Park                     10:30am   Manchester           24    BUSINESS PEOPLE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
 Droylsden Health Walk                                10:30am   Tameside             42
 High Rid                                             11:00am   Bolton               16    Freshwalks helps you feel and perform
 Ashton Canal Wheelchair Walk                         11:00am   Manchester           24    better. In life and in business. It does
 Modern History of the Northern Quarter               11:00am   Manchester           25
                                                                                           this by enhancing mental performance
                                                                                           and wellbeing, improving physical          Get involved:
 River Mersey and Chorlton Ees                        11:00am   Trafford             47
                                                                                           fitness, collaboration with others,        freshwalks.eventbrite.com
 Peel Park Winter Walk                                12:30pm   Salford              39
                                                                                           knowledge sharing and growing              www.freshwalks.co.uk
 Stamford Park Health Walk                            1:00pm    Tameside             42    your network.                                 @Freshwalks
 Sunday 25 February
 Rooley Moor                                          9:30am    Rochdale             36
 Let’s go for a Walk in Chadderton                    9:50am    Oldham               30
 Grains Bar                                           10:00am   Oldham               30
 Looplines in the Spring                              10:00am   Salford              39
 Portland Basin Museum Circular                       10:00am   Tameside             45
 Breightmet Walk                                      10:30am   Bolton               16
 Marple Bridge                                        11:00am   Stockport            41
 Littleborough Sunday Walk                            11:00am   Rochdale             36
 Haigh Woodland Park Explorer                         12:00pm   Wigan                50
 Chorlton and Sale Water Park Nordic Walk             1:00pm    Manchester           25

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                                                                                               event in Marple on 19 February 2018. Further details within this brochure.
Walking Week Winter 2018 - 17-25 February 2018 Over 100 free guided walks, suitable for all ages and abilities - Oldham Community Leisure
Bolton

Booths Reservoir                                      Lead Mines Clough                                  Ladybridge Walk                                   Hulton Walk
Bolton CHA Rambling Club                              Bolton CHA Rambling Club                           Get Active, Bolton Council                        Get Active, Bolton Council
Saturday 17 February, 9:00am                          Saturday 17 February, 10:30am                      Monday 19 February, 2:00pm                        Tuesday 20 February, 10:00am
This walk explores Booths Reservoir and the           Discover the Lead Mines Clough area of Bolton,     Visit Ladybridge and take in routes such as the   Discover the Hulton and Ladybridge areas of
surrounding area including Stoney Bank,               visiting sites such as Rivington Village, Yarrow   Middlebrook Trail and Deane Clough.               Bolton, taking in routes such as Haslam Park,
Wimberry Hill, Longworth Clough and Cross             East and West, and Rivington Castle.               Distance: 2–3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                 Queens Park and the Middlebrook Trail.
Guns public house.                                    Distance: 7 miles (MEDIUM)                                                                           Distance: 4–5 miles (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)
                                                                                                         Meeting point: Outside Ladybridge Surgery,
Distance: 10 miles (CHALLENGING)                      Meeting point: Lower Derbyshires car park,         Broadgate, Ladybridge, BL3 4PZ                    Meeting point: Outside Hulton Lane
Meeting point: Aldi car park, Higher Bridge           BL6 7RU (opposite side to Rivington and            Public transport: 715 Bus - Ladybridge,           Community Centre, Hulton Lane, Bolton,
Street, BL2 4JS                                       Blackrod High School)                              Armadale Road/The Beaumont Arms                   BL3 4JJ
Contact: Garth Aspden | 01204 452686 |                Contact: Mavis Taylor | 01204 845689 |             Contact: Melissa Taylor | 01204 331172 |          Public transport: 540 Bus - Deane, Wigan
stridingout@hotmail.co.uk                             stridingout@hotmail.co.uk                          melissa.taylor@bolton.gov.uk                      Road/Hulton Lane
www.boltoncha.org.uk                                  www.boltoncha.org.uk                               www.getactivebolton.co.uk                         Contact: Melissa Taylor | 01204 331172 |
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Bolton CHA Rambling Club                              Get Active, Bolton Council                         Get Active, Bolton Council
Saturday 17 February, 10:30am                         Sunday 18 February, 10:30am                        Tuesday 20 February, 10:00am                      Farnworth Progression Walk
A walk from Rivington Hall Drive exploring            This walk explores Leverhulme Park and                                                               Get Active, Bolton Council
                                                                                                         Take a stroll with us in Seven Acres
White Coppice, Dean Brook, Alance Bridge,             surrounding areas including Star Mount and                                                           Tuesday 20 February, 10:00am
                                                                                                         Country Park.
Anglezarke East and Grey Heights.                     Moses Gate Country Park.                                                                             This walk explores Moses Gate Country Park
                                                                                                         Distance: 2 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
Distance: 9 miles (MEDIUM)                            Distance: 2–3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                                                                    and its surrounding areas such as the canal and
                                                                                                         Meeting point: Inside Lancashire Wildlife
Meeting point: Rivington Hall Drive, BL6 7SB          Meeting point: Inside Leverhulme Park                                                                gravel pitts.
                                                                                                         Centre, Bury Road, Breightmet, BL2 6DH
Contact: Frank Atherton | 01204 480009 |              Community Leisure Centre, Long Lane,                                                                 Distance: 5–6 miles (MEDIUM)
                                                                                                         Public transport: 471 Bus - Roscow Fold, Bury
stridingout@hotmail.co.uk                             Breightmet, BL2 6EB                                                                                  Meeting point: Outside Rock Hall by car
                                                                                                         Rd/The Black Horse
www.boltoncha.org.uk                                  Public transport: 562 Bus - Breightmet, Bury                                                         park, Moses Gate Country Park, Hall Lane,
                                                                                                         Contact: Melissa Taylor | 01204 331172 |
                                                      Rd/St James Avenue                                                                                   Farnworth, BL4 7QN
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                                                                                                                                                           Public transport: 524 Bus - Moses Gate,
                                                      melissa.taylor@bolton.gov.uk                                                                         Loxham Street/Whitley Street or Moses Gate
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Bolton

Farnworth Walk                                        Kearsley Walk                                   Hollingshead Hall                                Smithills Progression Walk
Get Active, Bolton Council                            Get Active, Bolton Council                      Bolton CHA Rambling Club                         Get Active, Bolton Council
Tuesday 20 February, 10:30am                          Wednesday 21 February, 10:00am                  Wednesday 21 February, 10:30am                   Wednesday 21 February, 1:00pm
Take a walk in Moses Gate Country Park and its        This walk explores Kearsley and the             Discover the Darwen Tower area, taking in Ryal   Take a trip to Moss Bank Park and the
surrounding areas such as Crompton Lodges             surrounding area including Blackleach Country   Fold, Donkey Brow, Sunnyhurst Wood, Darwen       surrounding Smithills Estate.
and the canal.                                        Park and Ringley Woods.                         Tower, Hollingshead Hall, Roddlesworth           Distance: 5–6 miles (MEDIUM)
Distance: 2–3 miles (EASY/FAIRLY EASY)                Distance: 2–4 miles (FAIRLY EASY)               Reservoir and Witton Weavers Way.                Meeting point: Main car park, Moss Bank
Meeting point: Outside Rock Hall by car               Meeting point: Outside Kearsley Mount           Distance: 8.5 miles (MEDIUM)                     Park, off Moss Bank Way, Smithills, BL1 6NB
park, Moses Gate Country Park, Hall Lane,             Methodist Church, Manchester Road, Kearsley,    Meeting point: Royal Arms car park, Ryal Fold,   Public transport: 519 bus - Doffcocker,
Farnworth, BL4 7QN                                    BL4 8QL                                         Tockholes Road, BB3 0PA                          Chorley Old Road/Merlin Grove or 501 Bus -
Public transport: 524 Bus - Moses Gate,               Public transport: 8 bus - Manchester Road/      Contact: Gill Chivers | 07909 991267 |           Church Road Nr Church Road/Captains Clough
Loxham Street/Whitley Street or Moses Gate            St Stephens                                     stridingout@hotmail.co.uk                        Road, Doffcocker
train station                                         Contact: Melissa Taylor | 01204 331172 |                                                         Contact: Melissa Taylor | 01204 331172 |
                                                                                                      www.boltoncha.org.uk
Contact: Melissa Taylor | 01204 331172 |              melissa.taylor@bolton.gov.uk                                                                     melissa.taylor@bolton.gov.uk
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                                                      Catternab                                       Wednesday 21 February, 10:30am                   Farnworth Walk
Harwood Walk                                          Bolton CHA Rambling Club                                                                         Get Active, Bolton Council
                                                                                                      A walk to honour local inventor Samuel
Get Active, Bolton Council                            Wednesday 21 February, 10:30am                                                                   Thursday 22 February, 10:30am
                                                                                                      Crompton, exploring Longsight Park,
Tuesday 20 February, 1:30pm
                                                      A walk from Belmont, exploring Hoarstones,      Oaks Lane, Bank Top, Hall'ith Wood and           This walk explores Moses Gate Country Park
Explore Harwood and the surrounding                   Hordern Stoops, Catternab, The Pike and         Firwood Fold.                                    and its surrounding areas such as Crompton
areas including Jumbles Reservoir and                 Spring Reservoir.                               Distance: 5 miles (MEDIUM)                       Lodges and the canal.
Longsight Park.                                       Distance: 9 miles (MEDIUM)                                                                       Distance: 2–3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
                                                                                                      Meeting point: Morrisons car park, Harwood,
Distance: 3–5 miles (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)              Meeting point: Rear of the Belmont Bull         BL2 3HN                                          Meeting point: Outside Rock Hall by Car
Meeting point: Outside Morrisons, off Lea             Hotel, BL7 8AJ                                  Contact: Olive Magee | 01204 384766 |            Park, Moses Gate Country Park, Hall Lane,
Gate, Harwood, BL2 3HN                                Contact: Pete Murray | 07505 899349 |           stridingout@hotmail.co.uk                        Farnworth, BL4 7QN
Public transport: 507 Bus - Lea Gate/                 stridingout@hotmail.co.uk                       www.boltoncha.org.uk                             Public transport: 524 Bus - Moses Gate,
Tottington Road or 480 Bus - Tottington Road          www.boltoncha.org.uk                                                                             Loxham Street/Whitley Street or Moses Gate
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Bolton

Musbury Heights                                       High Rid
Bolton CHA Rambling Club                              Bolton CHA Rambling Club
Saturday 24 February, 9:00am                          Saturday 24 February, 11:00am
Walk starts from Clough Head and explores             Explore the High Rid area, visiting High Rid
local sites such as Haslingden Grane, Musbury         Reservoir, Fall Birch Road and Ox Hey Lane.
Heights, Rushy Leach, Tor End, Holden Wood            Distance: 5 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
and Jamestown Quarry
                                                      Meeting point: Lostock Station, BL6 4JP
Distance: 12 miles (CHALLENGING)
                                                      Contact: Stella Liversidge | 01204 841722 |
Meeting point: Aldi car park, Higher Bridge           stridingout@hotmail.co.uk
Street, BL2 4JS
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Contact: Chris Deacon | 01204 597663 |
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                                                      Get Active, Bolton Council
                                                      Sunday 25 February, 10:30am
Roger Worthington Grave
                                                      Explore Leverhulme Park and surrounding
Bolton CHA Rambling Club
                                                      areas including Star Mount and Moses Gate
Saturday 24 February, 10:30am
                                                      Country Park.
This walk takes you to the site of Roger              Distance: 2–3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
Worthington's grave whilst also taking in
                                                      Meeting point: Inside Leverhulme Park
Brooks Valley, Edgworth and Jumbles.
                                                      Community Leisure Centre, Long Lane,
Distance: 9 miles (MEDIUM)                            Breightmet, BL2 6EB
Meeting point: Jumbles Reservoir car park,            Public transport: 562 Bus - Breightmet, Bury
BL2 4JS                                               Rd/St James Avenue
Contact: Pat and Cliff Allen | 01204 576793 |         Contact: Melissa Taylor | 01204 331172 |
stridingout@hotmail.co.uk                             melissa.taylor@bolton.gov.uk
www.boltoncha.org.uk                                  www.getactivebolton.co.uk

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Bury

Greenmount Community                                   Family Nordic Walking                              Macmillan Cancer Support                         Valleys and Hills of the
Health Walk                                            Bury Sport and Physical Activity Service           Community Walk                                   West Pennine Way
Bury Sport and Physical Activity Service               Tuesday 20 February, 10:30am                       Bury Sport and Physical Activity Service         Bury Sport and Physical Activity Service &
Tuesday 20 February, 10:30am                           A free taster session for parents and children     Tuesday 20 February, 11:00am                     Greenmount Village Walking Group
                                                       over eight years. A great way to introduce a                                                        Wednesday 21 February, 8:45am
This walk is led near to the Kirklees trail which                                                         This gentle parkland walk is aimed at
goes along a disused railway line. The walk            new and effective form of aerobic exercise         beginner level for those who are either new      A lovely circular rural walk through, Redisher
often includes some marked footpaths and               which all the family can enjoy together in the     to exercise or who haven't been active in        Wood, Hawkshaw, Greenmount, Hollymount,
quiet roads. The walk is mainly on level terrain,      outdoors. Nordic poles are provided during the     a while and are wishing to return to some        Affetside, Jumbles and returning through
with occasional cobbled areas/muddy paths if           session, but places must be booked in advance.     gentle form of physical activity. The park       fields. Lots of interesting environmental and
the group venture into the woods, so please            If this session is oversubscribed, a second will   offers a variety of walking routes with gentle   historical places to see on the way. Remember
wear appropriate footwear.                             run at 11:30.                                      climbs and descents. This walking includes a     to bring a packed lunch!
Distance: 2 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                        Booking required: See contact details below        15–20 minute rest/coffee break in one of the     Distance: 11 miles (CHALLENGING)
                                                       Distance: 1–2 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                  park’s cafes.
Meeting point: Outside Greenmount Medical                                                                                                                  Meeting point: Outside Hare & Hounds,
Centre, Brandlesholme Road, BL8 4DR                    Meeting point: Outside the Old Ranger Base,        Distance: 3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                  Holcombe Brook, BL0 9RY
Public transport: Bus stops nearby                     Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom, BL0 9LU                  Meeting point: Metrolink gate entrance to        Public transport: Bus stops nearby
                                                       Public transport: Bus stops nearby                 Heaton Park, Bury Old Road, Prestwich, M25
Contact: Eileen Robinson | Brian Marshall |                                                                                                                Contact: Christine Taylor | 07854 260947|
0161 2535893 | m.cranston@bury.gov.uk                  Contact: Hamish Willis | 07967 318501 |            Public transport: Bus and Metrolink stops        m.cranston@bury.gov.uk
                                                       m.cranston@bury.gov.uk                             nearby
www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/                                                                                                                    www.westpennineway.org
bury-walk-me                                           www.iwillifyouwill.co.uk                           Contact: Brian Oseman | Brian Cooke |
                                                                                                          0161 2535893 | m.cranston@bury.gov.uk            tc
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Bury

Radcliffe Community                                    Prestwich Community
Health Walk                                            Health Walk
Bury Sport and Physical Activity Service               Bury Sport and Physical Activity Service
Thursday 22 February, 1:00pm                           Saturday 24 February, 10:30am
A gentle walk to get you up and moving                 There are numerous pleasant walking routes
around Radcliffe                                       around the park, many of which include
Distance: 3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                        passing by water, woodland and wildlife. The
                                                       park also boasts two or three cafes should
Meeting point: Radcliffe Metrolink stop car
                                                       anyone wish to seek refreshments after
park, Radcliffe
                                                       the walk.
Public transport: Bus stops and Metrolink
                                                       Distance: 3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
stops nearby
                                                       Meeting point: Metrolink gate entrance to
Contact: Evan Parker | Jean Foster |
                                                       Heaton Park, Bury Old Road, Prestwich, M25
0161 2535893 | m.cranston@bury.gov.uk
                                                       Public transport: Bus stops and Metrolink
www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/                stops nearby
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                                                       Contact: Ann Bowes | Brian Oseman |
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                                                       www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/
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BEATS Community Health Walk
Bury Sport and Physical Activity Service               ptcwbd
Friday 23 February, 10:30am
This circular walk follows the Irwell River
wooded trail to the footbridge then crosses
over the river and heads into Burrs Country
Park, following the river to the Activity Centre.
Walkers can enjoy a tea or coffee before
heading back to Castle Leisure Centre.
Distance: 3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
Meeting point: Outside Castle Leisure Centre,
Bolton Street, BL9 0EZ
Public transport: Bus stops and Metrolink
stops nearby
Contact: Siobhan Pimlott | Brian Oseman |
0161 2535893 | m.cranston@bury.gov.uk
www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/
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Manchester

Nordic Walking Taster Session                         Openshaw Community                              Campus Tree Trail                                Winter Wildlife Walk
NordicFit+                                            Canal Walk                                      Lunchtime Strollers (University of Manchester)   Friends of Fletcher Moss and RSPB
Saturday 17 February, 10:00am                         Manchester Settlement                           Monday 19 February, 12:30pm                      Wednesday 21 February, 10:00am
Find out why Nordic Walking is much more              Monday 19 February, 11:00am                     A one hour walk on our main campus following     Join the Friends of Fletcher Moss and the
than just ‘walking with poles’ during this            The walk starts at the New Roundhouse then      the University Tree Trail.                       RSPB to discover the birds and wildlife of
45 minute taster session. Nordic Walking is           follows the tree-lined, disused canal route     Booking required: Via contact details below      Fletcher Moss Park in winter. Suitable for
a whole-body activity that simulates cross-           north to Ashton Canal. We then head east                                                         adults and families, we will explore the
                                                                                                      Distance: 1 mile (EASY)
country skiing on dry ground and can be               down the canal in the direction of Ashton,                                                       habitats within the park and learn more about
compared to working out on a cross-trainer.           finally cutting back south through Fairfield    Meeting point: University of Manchester John     the creatures that make their homes there.
And it’s all enjoyed outdoors! Practice basic         arriving back at New Roundhouse for tea         Owen’s Building front quad                       We can provide a few pairs of binoculars and
technique and learn about the health and              and cakes. This walk is wheelchair accessible   Public transport: Bus stops nearby on            nature discovery resources for families to get
fitness benefits of adding Nordic poles to your       with support.                                   Oxford Road                                      the most out of the walk. Refreshments will be
walk. Suitable for beginners. Nordic Walking                                                          Contact: Vanessa Cowan | 0161 3061994 |          available afterwards.
                                                      Distance: 2.7 miles (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)
poles will be provided.                                                                               lunchtimestrollers@manchester.ac.uk              Distance: 2–3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
                                                      Meeting point: Manchester Settlement, The
Booking required: Via email address below.                                                            www.uom.treetrail.co.uk                          Meeting point: The Visitor Centre, Fletcher
                                                      New Roundhouse, 1328 -1330 Ashton Old
Distance: 2 miles (EASY)                              Road, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 1JG                                                              Moss Park and Gardens. Use Millgate Lane
Meeting point: Didsbury Park, Pavilion Café,          Public transport: Bus stops nearby, Gorton
                                                                                                      ptc                                              entrance, M20 2SW
Gillbrook Road, M20 6WH                               train station an eight-minute walk away                                                          Public transport: Bus stops on Wilmslow
Public transport: Grange Lane bus stop on             Contact: Joe Gavagan | 0161 9741300 |           Whitworth Park Tree Trail                        Road. Nearest Metrolink stop is East Didsbury
Wilmslow Road or Didsbury Village Metrolink           joegavagan@manchestersettlement.org.uk          Lunchtime Strollers (University of Manchester)   Contact: Alan Hill | mersey.valley@rspb.org.uk
stop                                                  www.manchestersettlement.org.uk                 Tuesday 20 February, 12:30pm                     www.fletchermossgardens.org.uk |
Contact: Marion Endt-Jones | 07445 829062 |                                                                                                            www.rspb.org.uk
                                                                                                      A one hour walk following the University Tree
nordicfitplus@gmail.com                               ptwbd                                           Trail of Withworth Park.                         ptcbd
www.nordicfitplus.co.uk
                                                                                                      Booking required: Via contact details below
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                                                                                                      Meeting point: University of Manchester John
                                                                                                      Owen’s Building front quad
                                                                                                      Public transport: Bus stops nearby on
                                                                                                      Oxford Road
                                                                                                      Contact: Vanessa Cowan | 0161 3061994 |
                                                                                                      lunchtimestrollers@manchester.ac.uk
                                                                                                      www.uom.treetrail.co.uk

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Manchester

Manchester BeeActive Walk                              Ashton Canal Wheelchair Walk                       Modern History of the                             Chorlton and Sale Water
BeeActive Project                                      Experience Community CiC                           Northern Quarter                                  Park Nordic Walk
Wednesday 21 February, 11:30am                         Saturday 24 February, 11:00am                      Skyliner                                          NordicFit+
BeeActive in the city centre on the trail of           A wheelchair walk along the Ashton Canal           Saturday 24 February, 11:00am                     Sunday 25 February, 1:00pm
Manchester’s bees.                                     from the National Cycling Centre towards           Learn about the creation of the Northern          Setting out from Chorlton Water Park, this
Distance: 1.5 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                      Manchester City Centre, taking in the wildlife     Quarter as we know it today. Looking at its art   route takes in both local nature reserves/parks
                                                       along the canal and returning to the Cycling       trail from the 1990s, we’ll piece together its    in a ‘figure of 8’ loop. Circular Nordic walk that
Meeting point: Outside the Entrance to
                                                       Centre on the Metrolink from Manchester            modern history. A walk looking not only at art    includes plenty of opportunities for wildlife
Manchester Oxford Road Rail Station, Station
                                                       Piccadilly Train Station. This route is suitable   but public space, active community groups,        sightings along the two lakes and the River
Approach, Oxford Rd, M1 6FU
                                                       for wheelchairs with a Freewheel and other         and gentrification.                               Mersey. Nordic Walking poles can be provided.
End point: Manchester Cathedral, Victoria              mobility equipment. Please contact for
Street, M3 1SX                                                                                            Distance: 2 miles (EASY)                          Booking required: Via email address below.
                                                       further details.
Public transport: Bus stops outside Principal                                                             Meeting point: Afflecks Palace, 52 Church         Distance: 5 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
                                                       Booking required: Via details below
Hotel, Manchester Oxford Rd Rail Station,                                                                 Street, M4 1PW                                    Meeting point: Chorlton Water Park, Visitor
                                                       Distance: 2.5 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
St Peter’s Square Metrolink stop                                                                          Public transport: Shudehill, Piccadilly           Information Point, Maitland Avenue, M21 7WH
                                                       Meeting point: National Cycling Centre,            Gardens or Piccadilly Metrolink stops
Contact: Pauline Lloyd | 07723 503702 |                                                                                                                     Public transport: Bus stops along Barlow Moor
                                                       Stuart Street, Manchester M11 4DQ
pauline.lloyd261@btinternet.com                                                                           Contact: Hayley Flynn | 07542 002485 |            Road or Barlow Moor Road Metrolink stop
                                                       Public transport: Velopark Metrolink stop          theskyliner.org@gmail.com
www.cityverve.com                                                                                                                                           Contact: Marion Endt-Jones | 07445 829062 |
                                                       nearby                                             www.theskyliner.org                               nordicfitplus@gmail.com
ptcb                                                   Contact: Laura Vayro | 07894 572171 |                                                                www.nordicfitplus.co.uk
                                                       laura@experiencecommunity.co.uk                    wbd
East Didsbury to Sale Water Park                       www.experiencecommunity.co.uk                                                                        pt
Manchester and Salford Ramblers
Saturday 24 February, 10:30am
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An interesting linear walk along the River
Mersey and surrounding green areas.
Distance: 5 miles (EASY)
Meeting point: East Didsbury Metrolink stop,
Kingsway, Parrs Wood, M19 1TB
End point: Sale Water Park Metrolink stop,
Rifle Road, M33 2LX
Public transport: Bus stops nearby
Contact: Phil Featherstone | 07753 682575 |
phil55@gmail.com
www.manchesterandsalfordramblers.org.uk

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Oldham

Pokémon and Potatoes                                  Dobcross Circular                                Let’s Go for a Walk                              Waterhead Park to Strinesdale
in the Park                                           Saddleworth Pedestrians                          and Get Moving                                   Oldham Council and Walking for Health
Oldham Council Environmental Services                 Sunday 18 February, 9:30am                       Oldham Council and Walking for Health            Tuesday 20 February, 10:00am
Saturday 17 February, 10:00am                         Outward to Saddleworth Church and Cross          Monday 19 February, 11:30am                      Starting with a short walk through Waterhead
Great fun for all the family, download the            Keys Inn then moorland path to Diglee and        Meeting at the Barker Street Community           Park, we will then visit the Strinesdale
Pokémon Go app to your mobile device and              Diggle. Here we move by pack horse trail to      centre, we will stroll through the town centre   Countryside Park located in the Medlock
come along to Oldham’s award winning                  Brun Clough Reservoir, descending towards        down to the historic Alexandra Park. The route   Valley. The site was created in the 1990s
Alexandra Park where we will search for the           Castleshaw Reservoirs and Roman Fort before      passes through the park exploring its features   when the drinking water reservoirs were
virtual creatures called Pokémon. We will use         winding down to Delph and Donkey Line to         before coming back along through the newly       decommissioned and two smaller lakes and
our game’s map to explore the park and collect        Dobcross. Maybe a bevy at the ‘Navvy’.           refurbished town centre to the community         woodland wildflower meadows were created.
the Pokémon creatures before returning to             Distance: 9.5 miles (MEDIUM)                     centre for a brew.                               Distance: 3–4 miles (MEDIUM)
the Hub for jacket potatoes cooked on our             Meeting point: Wool Road car park,               Distance: 2–3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                Meeting point: The Car Park, Waterhead Park,
outside oven.                                         Dobcross, OL3                                                                                     Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL4 2QX
                                                                                                       Meeting point: Barker Street Community
Booking required: Via details below                   Public transport: Bus stops nearby - 184,        Centre, off Eden Street, OL1 2XA                 Public transport: 350 bus from Oldham
Distance: 1–3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                     353, 354, & 355                                  Public transport: Bus station nearby and         Contact: Alan Keane | Michelle de Main |
Meeting point: The Growing Hub, Alexandra             Contact: Keith Saunders | 01484 844143 |         Metrolink stop in town centre                    0161 7704067 | alan.keane@oldham.gov.uk
Park, Kings Road, Oldham, OL8 2BH                     keithds@btinternet.com                           Contact: Alan Keane | Anita Lee |                www.oldham.gov.uk
Public transport: Bus - 180 Union St/The              www.saddleworthpeds.org                          0161 7704067 | alan.keane@oldham.gov.uk
Link Ctr (Nr) is 1km away, 14 min walk                                                                 www.oldham.gov.uk                                pd
Oldham Mumps Interchange (A) is 1.1km away,           pt
15 min walk                                                                                            tbd                                              Greenfield Trek
Contact: Alan Keane | 0161 7704067 |                  Greenfield Diggle Circular                                                                        Oldham Ramblers
alan.keane@oldham.gov.uk                              Saddleworth Pedestrians                                                                           Wednesday 21 February, 11:00am
www.oldham.gov.uk                                     Sunday 18 February, 10:15am
                                                                                                                                                        A short walk heading over to Dovestones
ptcwb                                                 Fairly easy walk along the canal and round the
                                                      back of Diggle and Uppermill. Very enjoyable
                                                                                                                                                        Reservoir along the Oldham Way and back.
                                                                                                                                                        Distance: 5 miles (EASY)
                                                      even in bad weather!
                                                                                                                                                        Meeting point: Clarence Pub, 180 Chew Valley
                                                      Distance: 6 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                                                                   Road, Greenfield, Oldham, OL3 7FH
                                                      Meeting point: Greenfield Station, Oldham                                                         Public transport: Bus 180 Greenfield –
                                                      Road, Greenfield, OL3 7JZ                                                                         Manchester, 350 Oldham- Ashton
                                                      Public transport: Greenfield train station or                                                     Contact: Tony Blair | 07473 646649
                                                      buses nearby 184, 350, 352 & X84
                                                                                                                                                        www.ramblers.org.uk/oldham
                                                      Contact: Dorothy Pemberton | 07713 478562 |
                                                      jim12@crow5ther.plus.com                                                                          p
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Oldham

Crompton Moor                                         Leesbrook                                      Chadderton Hall Park                             A Pootle Over the Pike
Oldham Council and Walking for Health                 Oldham Council and Walking for Health          and Foxdenton Park                               Uprojects and Oldham Council
Wednesday 21 February, 1:30pm                         Thursday 22 February, 10:00am                  Oldham Council and Walking for Health            Saturday 24 February, 9:30am
A walk across Crompton Moor, a diverse                A short walk along Leesbrook Nature Park,      Friday 23 February, 10:00am                      Starting at Alexandra Park we will walk a hilly
landscape and habitat for much flora                  following the river Medlock. Once renowned     We will start with a stroll through the lovely   route with 1000ft of ascent that will take us
and fauna, with panoramic views of the                as the Spa of the North when a local doctor    Chadderton Hall Park before taking the           to the historic park bridge heritage site. From
surrounding area. Crompton Moor has been              proclaimed the virtues of the Lees Fountain    Rochdale canal towpath to Foxdenton Park.        here we pick up The Oldham Way to Hartshead
designated a site of biological importance,           of Health.                                     Both parks are an oasis away from the hustle     Pike, once an ancient beacon site possibly
providing habitat for a variety of wild               Distance: 3–4 miles (MEDIUM)                   and bustle of modern Chadderton life. We         lit through times of unrest. Returning to
creatures including red grouse, snipe, weasels                                                       will retrace our route back to the start along   Alexandra Park via the Lees area we will pass
                                                      Meeting point: Lees Library, Thomas Street,
and curlew.                                                                                          the canal.                                       through the Glodwick Lows area.
                                                      Lees, Oldham, OL4 5DA
Distance: 2 miles (MEDIUM)                                                                           Distance: 4–5 miles (MEDIUM)                     Distance: 8 miles (CHALLENGING)
                                                      Public transport: Buses - 180, 184, 343, 418
Meeting point: Brushes Clough car park, off                                                          Meeting point: The Pavilion Café, Chadderton     Meeting point: Alexandra Park main car park,
                                                      Contact: Alan Keane | Trish Castledine |
Buckstones Road, OL2 8LS                                                                             Hall Park, Chadderton Hall Road, Oldham,         Park Road, Oldham, OL4 1SH
                                                      0161 7704067 | alan.keane@oldham.gov.uk
Public transport: 408 and 435 stop on                                                                OL9 0QP                                          Public transport: Bus - 180 Union St/The
                                                      www.oldham.gov.uk
Buckstones Road near Hillside Avenue,                                                                Public transport: Bus - 58 and 59 stop on        Link Ctr (Nr) is 1km away, 14 min walk
reasonably close to the entrance to
Brushes Clough
                                                      ptcd                                           Middleton Road near Chadderton Hall Road.
                                                                                                     It is a short walk from there to the park. The
                                                                                                                                                      Oldham Mumps Interchange (A) is 1.1km away,
                                                                                                                                                      15 min walk
Contact: Anita Lee | 0161 6205658 |                                                                  nearest rail station is Mills Hill               Contact: Alan Keane | 07715 078239 |
ms.anitalee@yahoo.co.uk                                                                              Contact: Alan Keane | 0161 7704067 |             alan.keane@uprojects.co.uk
www.oldham.gov.uk                                                                                    alan.keane@oldham.gov.uk                         www.uprojects.co.uk
                                                                                                     www.oldham.gov.uk
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Oldham

Let’s go for a Walk                                    Grains Bar
in Chadderton                                          Oldham Ramblers
Chadderton Park Steppers and Walking for               Sunday 25 February, 10:00am
Health                                                 We will cross Crompton Moor over to Ogden
Sunday 25 February, 9:50am                             Reservoir and then head over the hills towards
We will start with a stroll through the lovely         Dowry Reservoir and back via Castleshaw.
Chadderton Hall Park before taking the                 Distance: 10–11 miles (MEDIUM)
Rochdale canal towpath toward Rochdale. Take           Meeting point: Grains Bar golf car park,
a stroll or ‘step out’ with our faster walkers as      Ripponden Road, Grains Bar, Oldham, OL4 2JZ
we enjoy the peace along the canal. We will
retrace our route back along the canal, up to          Public transport: Bus 407 - Bus stops along
the top of the park and along back to the club         Ripponden Road
house where we can end our outing with a               Contact: Deborah Duffy | 07745 556517 |
lovely cuppa.                                          debed67@hotmail.com
Distance: 4 miles (EASY)                               www.ramblers.org.uk/oldham
Meeting point: Kiln HIll Lane, Oldham,
OL1 2RR
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Public transport: Buses - 58 and 59 stop on
Middleton Road near Chadderton Hall Road.
It is a short walk from there to the park. The
nearest rail station is Mills Hill
Contact: Helen Grochowina | 07861 226373 |
helen@chaddypark.co.uk
www.chaddertonparkfc.co.uk

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Rochdale

Ogden                                                 Milnrow Library                                  Hollin and Hopwood Woods Walk               Syke Circular
Saddleworth Pedestrians                               Living Well                                      Living Well                                 Living Well
Sunday 18 February, 9:30am                            Monday 19 February, 10:00am                      Monday 19 February, 10:30am                 Monday 19 February, 1:00pm
A circular walk from Ogden (quite rugged              A walk from Milnrow Library with a variety of    A walk through the stunning Hopwood Woods   A walk from Syke chapel around the Syke area
in places) taking us along sections of the            different walking areas from Tunshill to Ogden   along canals and commons will have you      of Rochdale. Walking opportunities in Lobden,
Rochdale and Pennine Ways, and visiting               and even up to Hollingworth Lake. There          feeling great.                              Whitworth and Brown Wardle Hill. Two walks
Readycon Dean, Castleshaw and New Year’s              are two walks available for different levels     Distance: 2–4 miles (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)    available for different levels of ability.
Bridge Reservoirs. Returning via Denshaw and          of ability.                                                                                  Distance: 2–4 miles | 4–6 miles
                                                                                                       Meeting point: Hollin Estates Management
Clough Manor.                                         Distance: 2–4 miles | 4–6 miles                                                              (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)
                                                                                                       Board, Nowell Road, Manchester, M24 6FL
Distance: 13 miles (CHALLENGING)                      (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)                                                                         Meeting point: 206 Syke Rd, Rochdale,
                                                                                                       Public transport: Bus stops nearby
Meeting point: Ogden Reservoir car park,              Meeting point: 57 Newhey Rd, Milnrow,                                                        OL12 9TF
                                                                                                       Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |
Near Newhey, Rochdale OL16 3TQ                        Rochdale, OL16 3NP                                                                           Public transport: Bus stops nearby
                                                                                                       danny.smith@biglifecentres.com
Public transport: Metrolink & Buses 58, 181,          Public transport: Bus stops and Metrolink                                                    Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |
                                                                                                       www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/content/
182 - 1 mile away                                     stop nearby                                      hollin-and-hopwood-woods-walk-hollin-       danny.smith@biglifecentres.com
Contact: Maurice Walker | 07813 362245 |              Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |            shopping-precinct                           www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/content/
mwa1284344@aol.com                                    danny.smith@biglifecentres.com                                                               syke-monday-walk-syke-chapel-syke-road
www.saddleworthpeds.org                               www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/content/             pc
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Rochdale

Cutgate Walk                                          Castleton Community Centre                      Queens Park Walk                                   Alkrington Woods
Living Well                                           Living Well                                     Living Well                                        Living Well
Tuesday 20 February, 10:00am                          Wednesday 21 February, 10:00am                  Thursday 22 February, 10:00am                      Friday 23 February, 10:00am
Come and join our 60 minute walk and if you           A walk that utilises countryside, canals and    A walk around the beautiful Queens Park. The       This walk allows you to take in views of
are feeling adventurous, go for the 90 minute         even golf courses to make for some very eye-    routes used incorporate the landscape of the       Alkrington Hall and experience the wildlife
walk. The choice is yours. These walks include        pleasing exercise.                              park itself. Queens Park has wonderful winding     inhabiting the lodges that surround the many
some beautiful countryside areas and are very         Distance: 2–4 miles (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)        paths, lakes that host lots of wildlife and        walkways through the woods. Why not return
popular with our walking community.                                                                   historical mills as well as excellent company      to the cafe with the group for refreshments?
                                                      Meeting point: Castleton Community centre,
Distance: 3–5 miles (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)                                                              from the walkers in the group. If you want to      Distance: 2–3 miles (EASY/FAIRLY EASY)
                                                      Manchester Road, Rochdale, OL11 3AF
                                                                                                      join us after Walking Week, this walk takes
Meeting point: Cutgate Shopping Precinct,             Public transport: Bus stops nearby                                                                 Meeting point: Comple@t Internet Cafe,
                                                                                                      place every Thursday at 10:00am.
Rochdale, OL11 5AQ                                                                                                                                       Middleton, M24 1AF
                                                      Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |           Distance: 2–4 miles (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)
Public transport: Bus stops nearby                    danny.smith@biglifecentres.com                                                                     Public transport: Bus stops nearby
                                                                                                      Meeting point: Queens Park Cafe, Queens
Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |                 www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/content/                                                               Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |
                                                                                                      Park Road, Heywood, OL10 4UY
danny.smith@biglifecentres.com                        castleton-community-centre-walk                                                                    danny.smith@biglifecentres.com
                                                                                                      Public transport: Bus stops nearby
www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/content/                                                                                                                     www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/content/
cutgate-walk-edenfield-road-surgery                   pt                                              Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |              alkrington-woods-walk
                                                                                                      danny.smith@biglifecentres.com
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                                                                                                      queens-park-walk-heywood
                                                      Living Well
Littleborough Library Walk                            Wednesday 21 February, 2:00pm                   ptc                                                Lighthouse Project
Living Well                                                                                                                                              Living Well
                                                      This walk follows local tracks and trails,
Tuesday 20 February, 10:00am                                                                                                                             Friday 23 February, 12:00pm
                                                      footpaths and hillsides. Enjoy the stunning     Spotland Library Walk
This amazing walk takes in the canals,                views and pleasant company.                                                                        We have teamed up with the Lighthouse
                                                                                                      Living Well
railway lines and beautiful countryside that          Distance: 3–5 miles (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)                                                           Project to bring you a new walk that focuses on
                                                                                                      Thursday 22 February, 10:00am
Littleborough has to offer. We then head back                                                                                                            Alkrington Wood, Wince Brook and Middleton
                                                      Meeting point: Hollingworth Lake Visitors
to the library for a well-deserved cuppa.                                                             The pace of this walk is ever so slightly          heritage walks. Join us after the walk for
                                                      Centre, Rakewood Road, Littleborough,
Distance: 3–5 miles (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)                                                              elevated and is great for improving fitness. The   refreshments.
                                                      OL15 0AQ
                                                                                                      group use the stunning Rochdale countryside        Distance: 2–4 miles (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)
Meeting point: Littleborough Library, Harehill        Public transport: Bus stops and train station   to host this walk. Then it’s back to the library
Park, Littleborough, OL15 9HE                         nearby                                                                                             Meeting point: Unit S6b/c Middleton
                                                                                                      for refreshments.
Public transport: Bus stops and train station                                                                                                            Shopping Centre, Limetrees Road, Middleton,
                                                      Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |           Distance: 3–5 miles (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)
nearby                                                                                                                                                   M24 4EL
                                                      danny.smith@biglifecentres.com
                                                                                                      Meeting point: Spotland Library, Rochdale,         Public transport: Bus stops nearby
Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |                 www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/content/            Greater Manchester, OL12 7AL
danny.smith@biglifecentres.com                        hollingworth-lake-walk-visitors-centre                                                             Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |
                                                                                                      Public transport: Bus stops nearby                 danny.smith@biglifecentres.com
www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/content/
littleborough-library                                 ptc                                             Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |              www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/content/
                                                                                                      danny.smith@biglifecentres.com                     light-house-project-walk
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Rochdale

Syke Circular                                         Littleborough Sunday Walk
Living Well                                           Living Well
Friday 23 February, 10:00am                           Sunday 25 February, 11:00am
A walk from Syke chapel around the Syke area          What better way to spend a Sunday than
of Rochdale. Walking opportunities in Lobden,         to soak up the stunning views around the
Whitworth and Brown Wardle Hill. Two walks            Littleborough countryside.
available for different levels of ability.            Distance: 3–5 miles (FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)
Distance: 2–4 miles | 4–6 miles                       Meeting point: The Coach House, The
(FAIRLY EASY/MEDIUM)                                  Heritage Centre, Lodge Street, Littleborough,
Meeting point: 206 Syke Rd, Rochdale,                 OL15 9AE
OL12 9TF                                              Public transport: Bus stops and train station
Public transport: Bus stops nearby                    nearby
Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |                 Contact: Danny Smith | 01706 751190 |
danny.smith@biglifecentres.com                        danny.smith@biglifecentres.com
www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/content/                  www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
syke-monday-walk-syke-chapel-syke-road
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Rooley Moor
Saddleworth Pedestrians
Sunday 25 February, 9:30am
A moorland ramble covering some rough
terrain, taking in Greenbooth and Ashworth
Moor reservoirs.
Distance: 9 miles (CHALLENGING)
Meeting point: Bridge Terminus car park,
Edenfield Road, Norden, Rochdale, OL11 5TT
Public transport: Bus stops nearby - 162,
442, 443, 444, 461
Contact: Mike Lawton | 07762 794607 |
michaellawton1@live.co.uk
www.saddleworthpeds.org

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Salford

Worsley Woods Winter Walk                             I Spy the Bridgewater Canal                        Clifton Country Park                            Looplines in the Spring
Salford Ranger Team                                   Est.1761 Salford Council                           Salford Ranger Team                             Salford Ranger Team
Saturday 17 February, 12:30pm                         Thursday 22 February, 10:00am                      Friday 23 February, 10:15am                     Sunday 25 February, 10:00am
Join the Ranger for this refreshing walk in the       Can you see a church spire, a horse or an          A ramble around the lake at Clifton Country     A spring walk discovering Salford’s rich array of
woods and looplines.                                  orange bottomed duck? Join us for a family         Park, taking in some of the fairy tale          converted footpaths.
Booking required: Via contact details below           walk with a spotter sheet to see what you can ‘I   sculptures, feeding the ducks and jumping in    Booking required: Via contact details below
                                                      Spy’ along the Bridgewater Canal in Salford.       muddy puddles, suitable for adults with young
Distance: 5–6 miles (MEDIUM)                                                                                                                             Distance: 7 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
                                                      Booking required:                                  children, including pushchairs.
Meeting point: Beesley Green Community                                                                                                                   Meeting point: Blackleach Country Park, John
                                                      www.est1761.eventbrite.co.uk                       Distance: 1 mile (EASY)
Centre, Greenleach Lane, Worsley, M28 2QW                                                                                                                Street, Walkden, Salford, M28 3TD
                                                      Distance: 3 miles (EASY)                           Meeting point: Clifton Country Park Visitor
Public transport: Bus stops nearby                                                                                                                       Public transport: Bus stops nearby on Bolton
                                                      Meeting point: Duke’s Drive car park,              Centre, Clifton House Road, M27 6NG
Contact: Joseph Palframan | 0161 7934219                                                                                                                 Road, train station 1 mile away in Walkden
                                                      Monton                                             Public transport: No 8 bus from Shudehill
| joseph.palframan@salford.gov.uk |                                                                                                                      Contact: Richard Marshall | 0161 7907746 |
                                                      Public transport: Bus stops at Monton Green        stops at Clifton Cricket Ground
rangers@salford.gov.uk                                                                                                                                   richard.marshall@salford.gov.uk
                                                      or Parrin Lane. Buses 33, 61 and 68                Contact: Gale Blackburn | 0161 7934219 |
                                                                                                                                                         www.salford.gov.uk
pd                                                    Contact: Jill Tyson | Katherine Rice               rangers@salford.gov.uk
                                                      | 0161 9251179 | 07872 808003
                                                      | jill.tyson@salford.gov.uk |                      ptwbd                                           ptd
Irwell Valley                                         katherinerice@salford.gov.uk
Salford Ranger Team                                   www.est1761.org
Wednesday 21 February, 10:00am
                                                                                                         Peel Park Winter Walk
Explore the wilderness of the Irwell Valley, with     pcwb                                               Salford Ranger Team
                                                                                                         Saturday 24 February, 12:30pm
lots of great views and a spectacular viaduct!
Come prepared for mud and rough ground.               Walk Two of the Salford Trail                      Join the Park Keeper for this walk through
                                                                                                         the park, along the River Irwell and to
Distance: 4–5 miles (MEDIUM)                          Manchester and Salford Ramblers                    the Meadows.
Meeting point: Clifton Country Park Visitor           Thursday 22 February, 10:30am
                                                                                                         Booking required: Via contact details below
Centre, Clifton House Road, M27 6NG                   A lovely walk through Peel Park, along the         Distance: 5 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
Public transport: No 8 bus from Shudehill             River Irwell and through the new flood
stops at Clifton Cricket Ground                       catchment area and onto to Kersal Dale             Meeting point: Park Keeper base behind the
                                                      and return.                                        Maxwell Building, M5 4PD
Contact: Gale Blackburn | 0161 7934219 |
rangers@salford.gov.uk                                Distance: 5 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                    Public transport: Bus stops nearby – Salford
                                                                                                         Crescent stop
                                                      Meeting point: Salford Museum and Art
ptd                                                   Gallery, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WW             Contact: Joseph Palframan | 0161 7934219
                                                                                                         | joseph.palframan@salford.gov.uk |
                                                      Public transport: Bus stops nearby                 rangers@salford.gov.uk
                                                      Contact: Mags Metcalf | 0161 8393865 |             www.peelparksalford.info/events
                                                      07947 864534 |
                                                      margaretmetcalf58@hotmail.com                      ptcd
                                                      www.manchesterandsalfordramblers.org.uk

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Stockport

Prestbury to Mottram                                   Marple Locks and Brabyns Park                    Macmillan Connections                            Marple Bridge
Manchester CHA Rambling and Social Club                Freshwalks                                       – Jane’s Walk                                    Stockport Ramblers
Saturday 17 February, 9:30am                           Monday 19 February, 2:00pm                       Macmillan Cancer Information and Support         Sunday 25 February, 11:00am
A walk from the pretty village of Prestbury along      Welcome to Freshwalks, bringing together         Wednesday 21 February, 10:20am                   A countryside walk around the Marple area,
the Bollin Valley before passing Mottram Hall,         business people in the great outdoors. This      An interesting walk through the woods around     including fields, lanes and possibly parkland.
Legh Hall and Spittle House. Then returning by         time, as part of GM Walking week we are          the Quarry Bank Mill, exploring the local area   Please wear clothing suitable to deal with
fields, woods and riverbank to Prestbury.              hosting a special free taster event. We are      and scenary.                                     wet weather and possible muddy areas. If you
Distance: 6 miles (EASY)                               walking from Marple station along the Peak                                                        would like to bring your dog, please contact the
                                                                                                        Distance: 2 miles (MEDIUM)
                                                       Forest Canal, River Goyt and then back through                                                    walk leader in advance.
Meeting point: Dep. Manchester Piccadilly                                                               Meeting point: Quarry Bank Mill Yard, Styal,
                                                       Brabyns Park to where we started.                                                                 Distance: 8–9 miles (MEDIUM)
09:46 (Stoke-on-Trent train) arr. Prestbury                                                             Wilmslow, SK9 4LA
10.11. Alternatively, at Springfields Car Park,        Booking required: Via website listed below                                                        Meeting point: Marple Bridge car park,
                                                                                                        Public transport: Bus stops nearby or Styal
Prestbury SK10 4DW                                     Distance: 4 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                                                                   opposite the station (Purple Pakora
                                                                                                        train station
Public transport: Prestbury train station              Meeting point: Marple Station, Brabyns Brow,                                                      Restaurant), SK6 7DA
                                                                                                        Contact: Helen Adamson | 0161 2914876 |
Contact: John Booth | 0161 4395464 |                   Marple, SK6 7DA                                                                                   Public transport: Buses through Marple, or
                                                                                                        helen.adamson@mft.nhs.uk
manchesterchaclub@gmail.com                            Public transport: Marple train station                                                            train - Manchester to Sheffield line
www.manchesterchaclub.com                              Contact: Michael Di Paola | 07786 960301 |
                                                       michael@freshwalks.co.uk
                                                                                                        ptcd                                             Contact: Alan Jerrold | 07506 647626 |
                                                                                                                                                         aistamps999@gmail.com
ptcd                                                   www.freshwalks.co.uk
                                                                                                        Macmillan Connections
                                                                                                                                                         www.stockportramblers.org.uk

                                                       ptcd                                             – Bramhall Park                                  ptd
                                                                                                        Macmillan Cancer Information and Support
                                                                                                        Saturday 24 February, 10:20am
                                                                                                        A lovely walk through Bramhall Park, exploring
                                                                                                        the local area and scenery.
                                                                                                        Distance: 2–3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
                                                                                                        Meeting point: Ladybrook Hotel car park, Fir
                                                                                                        Road, Bramhall, SK7 2NP
                                                                                                        Public transport: Bus stops nearby
                                                                                                        Contact: Helen Adamson | 0161 2914876 |
                                                                                                        helen.adamson@mft.nhs.uk

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Tameside

Longdendale Valley                                    Stamford Park Health Walk                        Littlemoss and Hollinwood Canal                 Stalybridge Health Walk
Footprints Walking Club                               Tameside Health Walks                            Manchester and Salford Ramblers                 Tameside Health Walks
Saturday 17 February, 10:30am                         Saturday 17 & 24 February, 1:00pm                Monday 19 February, 11:00am                     Monday 19 February, 1:00pm
Longdendale Valley from Hadfield Station              A short health walk around the award winning     Easy walking along canal towpaths.              A health walk around the little known beauty
following the route of the old Woodhead               Stamford Park and the little known Silver        Distance: 4 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                 of Stalybridge Country Park or the historic
railway. Returning along reservoir paths under        Springs area.                                                                                    Huddersfield Narrow Canal and Micklehurst
                                                                                                       Meeting point: Ashton West Metrolink
the slopes of Bleaklow and Black Hill. Pub stop       Distance: 1 mile (FAIRLY EASY)                                                                   Loop railway line.
                                                                                                       stop, Lord Sheldon Way, Ashton-under-Lyne,
at the end.                                                                                                                                            Distance: 3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
                                                      Meeting point: The Cafe, Stamford Park,          OL7 0PG
Distance: 9 miles (MEDIUM)                            Ashton-Under-Lyne, SK15                                                                          Meeting point: Copley Leisure Centre,
                                                                                                       Public transport: Bus stops nearby
Meeting point: Hadfield Station, SK13 2AQ.            Public transport: Bus stops on Stamford Street                                                   Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, SK15 3ET
                                                                                                       Contact: Steve Saxton | 0161 8607857 |
If travelling by train, 9:46 from Manchester                                                                                                           Public transport: Bus stop on Huddersfield Road
                                                      Contact: Joan Drummond | 07855 984586 |          saxton_s@yahoo.co.uk
Piccadilly arr. Hadfield 10:26
                                                      gcope@ntlworld.com                               www.manchesterandsalfordramblers.org.uk         Contact: George Cope | 07855 984586 |
Public transport: Hadfield train station                                                                                                               gcope@ntlworld.com
                                                      www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
Contact: Julian Mitchell |                                                                             p                                               www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
Helen Killick | 07528 380196 |                        tcd
chairman@footprintswalkingclub.org.uk
                                                                                                       Churchgate Practice                             ptcd
www.footprintswalkingclub.org.uk
                                                      Hyde Park Health Walk                            Walk and Talk
pcd                                                   Tameside Health Walks                            Active Tameside
                                                                                                                                                       Denton Pool Walk and Talk
                                                      Monday 19 February, 10:30am                      Monday 19 February, 11:00am                     Active Tameside
                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday 20 February, 10:00am
Droylsden Health Walk                                 A short health walk around the tranquil          Gentle 30 minute circular walk suitable for
                                                      Hyde Park.                                       all abilities.                                  Gentle 30 minute circular walk from Active
Tameside Health Walks
                                                      Distance: 1 mile (EASY)                                                                          Denton. The walk goes through Victoria Park
Saturday 17 & 24 February, 10:30am                                                                     Distance: 1.5 miles (EASY)
                                                                                                                                                       and passes Denton’s famous ‘Black and White’
                                                      Meeting point: The Grafton Centre, Grafton       Meeting point: Millgate Medical Practice, 119
A walk exploring Ashton Moss, the Medlock                                                                                                              church. This walk is suitable for all abilities.
                                                      Street, Hyde, SK14 2AX                           Manchester Road, Denton, M34 3RA
Valley and the Hollinwood Branch Canal with a                                                                                                          Distance: 1.5 miles (EASY)
coffee break at Daisy Nook along the way.             Public transport: Hyde bus station is nearby -   Public transport: Bus stop on Manchester
                                                      Hyde Central station 0.25 miles                                                                  Meeting point: Active Denton, Victoria Street,
Distance: 3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                                                                        Road
                                                                                                                                                       Denton, M34 3GU
                                                      Contact: Eddie Schofield | 07855 984586 |        Contact: Sean Vickers | 0161 3664860 |
Meeting point: Medlock Leisure Centre,                                                                                                                 Public transport: Bus stop on Manchester Road
                                                      gcope@ntlworld.com                               sean.vickers@activetameside.com
Droylsden, M43 7XU
                                                      www.walkingforhealth.org.uk                      www.livewelltameside.com                        Contact: Sean Vickers | 0161 3664860 |
Public transport: Bus Stop nearby, Droylsden                                                                                                           sean.vickers@activetameside.com
Metrolink stop 0.75 miles
Contact: George Cope | 07855 984586 |
                                                      ptcd                                             twb                                             www.livewelltameside.com

gcope@ntlworld.com                                                                                                                                     ptwb
www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

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Tameside

Active Medlock Welly Walk                              Ashton Health Walk, Park Bridge                   Audenshaw Community                                Portland Basin Museum Circular
Active Tameside                                        Tameside Health Walks                             Winter Walk                                        Be Well Tameside CiC
Wednesday 21 February, 9:30am                          Wednesday 21 February, 11:00am                    Audenshaw Community Association                    Sunday 25 February, 10:00am
Fun 30 minute walk around Active Medlock.              A health walk along the old railway line to the   Thursday 22 February, 10:00am                      Circular walk from the Site of Special Scientific
Come along and meet Maddie the Monkey.                 historic park bridge ironworks.                   Heading for Guide Bridge, we then join the         Interest which contains Portland Basin, along
Welly walkers can come and play in iPlay for           Distance: 3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                   Ashton Canal and make our way to Portland          the Peak Forest Canal and back along the
just £1 after the walk.                                                                                  Basin. Time will be allocated for a visit to the   River Tame.
                                                       Meeting point: Broadoak Centre, Broadoak
Distance: 1 mile (EASY)                                Road, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 8RS                  museum and Bridge Café before we make our          Booking required: See contact details below
Meeting point: Active Medlock,                                                                           way back along the Dukenfield Canal returning      Distance: 4–5 miles (MEDIUM)
                                                       Public transport: Bus stop on Broadoak Road       to the Hub.
Gardenfoldway, Droylsden, M43 7XU                                                                                                                           Meeting point: Portland Basin Museum (front
                                                       Contact: George Cope | 07855 984586 |             Distance: 4 miles (MEDIUM)
Public transport: Bus stop on Market Street            gcope@ntlworld.com                                                                                   entrance), 1 Portland Place, Ashton-under-
Contact: Sean Vickers | 0161 3664860 |                                                                   Meeting point: Community Hub, Rowcon               Lyne, OL7 0QA
                                                       www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
sean.vickers@activetameside.com                                                                          Close, Stanhope Estate, Audenshaw, M34 5AS         Public transport: See museum website for full
www.livewelltameside.com                               ptcd                                              Public transport: Bus - 347 Ashton to
                                                                                                         Haughton Green
                                                                                                                                                            listing
                                                                                                                                                            Contact: Mick Owen | 0759 0839421 |
ptcwb                                                  Mossley Health Walk                               Contact: Brian Horsfall | 0161 3363530 |           mick.owen@bewellglossop.co.uk
                                                                                                         brianhorsfall@virginmedia.com                      www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/
                                                       Tameside Health Walks                                                                                portland
Oxford Park Walk and Talk                                                                                www.facebook.com/
                                                       Wednesday 21 February, 2:00pm                     AudenshawCommunityAssociation
Active Tameside
                                                       A gentle walk around the historic Huddersfield                                                       ptcd
Wednesday 21 February, 10:00am
                                                       Narrow Canal and the Micklehurst Loop             tcbd
Gentle 30-45 minute walk from Oxford Park              railway line.
community gym. Takes in part of the Ashton             Distance: 3 miles (FAIRLY EASY)                   Stalybridge Walk and Talk
canal. Suitable for all abilities. There are some
                                                       Meeting point: Roaches Lock Inn, Manchester       Active Tameside
steps to access the canal.
                                                       Road, Mossley, OL5 9BB                            Thursday 22 February, 11:00am
Distance: 1.5 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
                                                       Public transport: Bus stops nearby                30 minute walk out and back from Tesco café
Meeting point: Oxford Park Community
                                                       Contact: George Cope | 07855 984586 |             along Huddersfield Narrow Canal. There are
Gym, Pottinger Street, Ashton-under-Lyne,
                                                       gcope@ntlworld.com                                some slight gradients on this walk.
OL7 0PW
                                                       www.walkingforhealth.org.uk                       Distance: 1.5 miles (FAIRLY EASY)
Public transport: Bus stop on Stockport Road
                                                                                                         Meeting point: Stalybridge Tesco, Trinity
Contact: Sean Vickers | 0161 3664860 |
sean.vickers@activetameside.com
                                                       ptcd                                              Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2BJ
www.livewelltameside.com                                                                                 Public transport: Bus stop on Acres Lane
                                                                                                         Contact: Sean Vickers | 0161 3664860 |
ptc                                                                                                      sean.vickers@activetameside.com
                                                                                                         www.livewelltameside.com

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