Walking Group News

1st June 2020
Well we are supposed to be easing up on the lockdown, but it isn't safe to start the walking group events yet, just want all of you to know we are looking forward to our future outings and you can still go on personal walks, but please stay safe!

13th April 2020
Well we are still in lockdown, but look what I found in the garage! Don't forget to keep safe and follow guidelines- looking forward to our next walk


Well it's been a while since our last walk, but don't forget you can still walk individually, or better still, stay safe and exercise indoors or in the garden. Two tins of beans as weights, inner tube as resistance band, no special equipment required!

24th February 2020
Four of us met at Appley Bridge for a walk along the canal via Parbold and back. The weather defied the forecast and it was a bright, dry and warm day, albeit very muddy. We saw at first hand the effect the rainfall has had on the countryside and had to make a couple of diversions as Jimmy forgot to bring his inflatable canoe! We had a good natter along the way and we all agreed it was a great way to spend a morning. Looking forward to our next outing.

November walk Three Sisters at the Three Sisters Country Park

Twelve of us met at the Three Sisters car park on Friday 22nd for our walk around the country park. We did a four and a half mile figure of eight walk leaving the car park and passing the car race track on the right, heading down to Bryn Gates Lane. We then turned right along the lane passing Bryn Hall then down to Bamfurlong police station where we turned right up Bolton Road then did a left into the entrance of Viridor woods. We did a circuit of the woods then crossed Bolton Road again to follow the main paths through the woods and back to the car park.
We also did an impromptu risk assessment of the footbridge over the stream with a photo to prove it is safe to cross.

Nov 3 sisters

The other 3 sisters This was an easy walk and at last a dry day with only a few stretches of mud.
Everyone seemed to enjoy it judging by the constant chatter and laughter with seven of us also enjoying another chat over a coffee and tea cake at the Nest cafe to round off a great morning.
The Three Sisters Walk was aptly named as we had three Sisters with us on the walk, Sally, Sheila and Julie.

Thanks everyone for coming. Sandra and Ray

October Walk Friday 25th October at 10:30am
The Dean wood walk we did in May only in reverse, so anybody who wanted to buy any fresh vegetables from the farm trailer did’t have to carry them for 4 miles back to the car! The walk is around Dean Wood Area, Up Holland, was about 4.5 miles with some slight inclines through the woods.
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.