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Frodsham Festival of Walks Programme launched

Saturday, April 25, BAKER WAY meeting leader Doug Harris at Chester Railway Station 8.45am – a 13 mile five-hour walk.

Saturday, April 25, BAKER WAY meeting leader Doug Harris at Chester Railway Station 8.45am – a 13 mile five-hour walk. Take train from Chester to Delamere and walk back along the Baker Way. Stout walking boots, train fare (£3.90) and packed lunch and drink required.

Saturday, April 25, THREE QUARRIES meeting leader Mike Culverhouse at Robin Hood car park, Helsby 2pm – a two and a half mile, two hour gentle walk around Helsby Hill to investigate three disused quarries, their industrial history and wildlife.

Sunday, April 26, MARKET TOWN AND RIVER PORT meeting leader Kath Gee at Castle Park car park, Frodsham 10am – a four mile, three hour figure of eight walk around Frodsham, taking in many historic features and buildings. Some inclines and a few steps.

Sunday, April 26, THE EDGE OF FRODSHAM meeting leader Stuart Gardiner at the Stone Bridge, Frodsham 10am – all-day 12 mile walk around Frodsham parish boundary, taking in riverside, marshes and some hillsides. May be muddy, stout footwear and packed lunch required.

Monday, April 27, THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME meeting leader Claire Keane at Castle Park House 10.30am – a short walk around Castle Park to discuss the new facilities to be provided in the £3.2m regeneration project.

Tuesday, April 28, WALK THE BEAT meeting leader PCSO Kay Swindlehurst at Frodsham Police Station, Ship Street 10am – two hour walk around the town to learn about community safety successes and current issues.

Tuesday, April 28, ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS meeting leader Graham Bondi at Forest Hills car park, Frodsham 6.30pm – three mile 2hr walk along the sandstone ridge for inexperienced walkers or those unsure of finding their way around local footpaths.

Wednesday, April 29, WALKING THE WAY TO HEALTH meeting leader Dave Cotterell at Castle Park car park 10.30am – a gentle one hour walk with an expert from the Specialist Health Promotion team.

Wednesday, April 29, TWO FOR TEA meeting leader Graham Bondi at Sutton Fields Driving Range car park, Sutton Weaver 10am – 11 mile 6hr walk in the Weaver Valley taking in a tea room at the start and another along a waterside route with beautiful views. Mainly level with some stiles. Stout boots, refreshments and money for light lunch required.

Thursday, April 30, BUGGY PUSH meeting leader Amanda Rowlands at Netherton Hall car park, Frodsham, 10.30am – two mile walk along back roads to edge of Helsby, observing trains, tractors, farm animals. Pleasant views of Frodsham and Helsby Hills.

Thursday, April 30, MOORE NATURE RESERVE meeting leader Brian Webber at entrance 1pm – three mile 2hr walk with a warden around the reserve, home to some interesting and unusual plants, animals and birds.

Friday, May 1, CHURCH WALK meeting leader Fr Michael Mills at Sandstone Trail Marker near Bears Paw, Frodsham, 6.30pm – a 2-3 mile, 2hr walk taking in four Frodsham churches with a short talk and reflection at each.

Saturday, May 2, BEYOND THE PALE meeting leader David George at Manley Common 10am – a day’s walk (8 miles) using sections of the Longster Trail, Sandstone Trail and Delamere Way to explore the countryside south of Frodsham, including New Pale area of Delamere Forest. Stout walking boots and packed lunch and drink required.

Saturday, May 2, PUB LUNCH WALK meeting leader Anne Shaw at Kingsley Road, end of Bradley Lane, 10am – 8 mile scenic circular walk to the Red Bull pub in Kingsley. May be muddy, stout shoes and lunch money required. No dogs please.

Sunday, May 3, SANDSTONE TRAIL 3 meeting leader Tony Hinkins at Shady Oak pub, Tiverton 9.30am – all day walk over the humps and bumps of the Sandstone Trail. Return by minibus. Booking essential. Stout footwear, lunch and bus fare (about £2) required.

Sunday, May 3, FAMILY POND DIP meeting leader Brian Webber at Saltworks Farm car park, Frodsham, 2pm – explore wetland wildlife of the area. Wellies, magnifying glass and plastic tubs recommended.

Monday, May 4, RED ROCK RAMBLE meeting leader Dr Ian Drew at Castle Park car park 1.30pm – 6 mile, three and a half hour town and country walk taking in five geological features. Some steps, slopes and uneven ground. Stout walking boots required.

 

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