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October Walk

Our next walk will be on Friday 25th October at 10:30am, it will be the Dean wood walk we did in May only in reverse, so anybody who wants to buy any fresh vegetables from the farm trailer won’t have to carry
them for 4 miles back to the car!The walk is around Dean Wood Area, Up Holland, it's about 4.5 miles with some slight inclines through the woods.Meet on the Corner of Lafford Lane and Parliament Street, A577 Up Holland WN8 0LD opposite M & D Allyn Cleaning Supplies. Parking available on Parliament Street. Please bring your own refreshments, walking shoes or boots and waterproofs, it will probably be muddy in the woods. Sorry there are no toilets.

Three sisters walk Friday 13th September 2019
It was a lovely bright, sunny day when 13 of us met on the canal bank just off Poolstock Lane for our walk to the Three Sisters. Although it was a nice warm day it was still a bit muddy in places, but that didn’t spoil our enjoyment of the walk. After a welcome coffee stop at the Nest cafe, which is run by the pupils of Hope school, giving them some training and work experience, we then headed back to the start through the woods to the canal, taking in the wildlife on Scotsman’s flash. The walk was an enjoyable 5 miles with plenty of chatter and laughter along the route.
Appley Bridge Walk 19th August 2019.
We met at Canal Bridge Appley Bridge. Walking to Parbold, stopped at the Rocking Horse coffee shop for refreshments, back down Wood Lane and Fairy Glen. Fairly easy walk, despite some heavy showers.
Billinge 'Lump' Walk Friday 19th July 2019
Orrell water park Car Park, Lodge Road, WN5 7AT for about 5.3 miles with steady climb up to Billinge Beacon.
Dover Lock and canal walk Friday 14th June2019
Walk 14th June 2019 We met at the Three Sisters Nature Reserve, the rain had thankfully eased off, we had a good walk passing Dover Lock and along the Canal, the sun came out and it was a lovely day for a walk. We finished at Three Sisters where we had a lovely coffee and toasted teacake at the on site café and had a good natter.