Marple Bridge & Mellor

Walking Group

About the Walking Group

Group co-ordinator Sue Ward 0161 312 1621.

The Walking Group is either your introduction to Country Walking, or a Refuge for those no longer able to do the distances of traditional Rambling Clubs. Distances vary from 4 to 8 miles. We meet either a Tuesday or Wednesday morning in Brabyns Park car park, so please check the Calendar below and be ready to leave by 9-45 prompt.
Please note. Walks can change due to weather etc.

"We have had some good winter walks recently in spite of cold weather and very boggy conditions underfoot. Our numbers vary depending on the proposed walk and the day, but the leaders have designed some interesting routes, for which we are grateful. Last week we had 11 people enjoying a moderate walk from Lyme park and this week only 4 people braved the cold and hail showers, but never-the-less we had a good time enjoying the fresh air, exercise and beautiful surroundings of Bramhall Park. Our programme is varied in day, place and grade of walks, so we hope to provide something for everyone. We would welcome any new comers - details are to be found on the programme."

All walks meet IN Brabyns Park for prompt departure at 9.45 am.
When necessary Car Passengers are asked to contribute 10p per mile to petrol cost.

Walking safety: Footwear (walking boots are preferable). Clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions likely to be encountered. This area is famous for changeable weather so come prepared for all eventualities. Bring your mobile phone and inform the leader of your phone number and that of an emergency contact. Provide your own first aid kit.

Refreshments: Bring more than adequate food and drink for the length of walk and weather conditions. Remember delays sometimes occur. Please stay with the group unless you have arranged with the leader to do otherwise.

(D) Indicates that walk is some distance away and will therefore take longer. All walks are subject to change.

Walk Grading.
Easy: More or less flat, good surface, few stiles.
Easy + : Small sections of hill, not too rough, limited stiles.
Moderate: Typical of local terrain.
Moderate + : More climbing and/or more stiles.

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