Walks Programme for 2020

Denise Davies is our walks co-ordinator (telephone 01606 41251 or 07932 150516).

Jean Pritchett publishes advance information about walks that are being arranged in the Northwich Guardian and on the website (telephone 01606 76055 or email zpritchett@aol.com).


Our walking season for 2020 ended with the last organised walk on 1st November  but if anyone wishes to arrange a walk during the winter season please give information to John Freeman and Jean Pritchett so that members can be notified if appropriate.


During lockdown the Government and The Ramblers Association confirmed that organised outdoor physical activity events were EXEMPT from the new restrictions on social gatherings known as the rule of six that were implemented in England from 14th September and that were updated with the three tier system on 14th October.  


Group walks were therefore allowed to go ahead as long as the walks were pre-arranged and organised by a recognised activity group and led by a responsible leader and all walkers must walk sensibly and observe social distancing.  


Therefore John Freeman has maintained a diary of the walks held, the individual leaders and the routes followed and all members attending were also individually shown on the track and trace records.  



Walks that were cancelled earlier in the year due to Coronavirus regulations.


Wednesday 15th April 2020  Leaders - Julie Farrow and Jean Pritchett.

Sunday  19th April 2020   Leaders - John and Cath Freeman

 Monday  27th April 2020  Leader - Paul Everatt

Sunday  3rd May 2020   Leaders - Clare Hewitt and Diane Marsh.

 Wednesday  13th May 2020   Leaders - Dave and Andy Ryder.  

Sunday 17th May 2020  Leader - Sue and Dave Dawber

 Monday  25th May 2020  Leader - Mike Holmes

Sunday  31st May 2020   Leader - Denise Davies.  

 Wednesday  10th June 2020   Leaders - George and Janice Berry and Robert Booth.  

Sunday  14th June 2020   Leaders - Ray Jones and Julie Farrow

 Saturday  20th June 2020    Weekend Away in Helmsley  Arranged by Jean and Alan Briers.

Alan has promised to rearrange the planned weekend next year at a date to be decided.  

Wednesday  24th June 2020  Leaders - Hayley and John Leese.

Sunday  28th June 2020  Leaders - Julie Farrow and Jean Pritchett.  

Monday  6th July 2020   Annual Treasure Hunt   Arranged by Ron MacLaverty.  

Sunday  12th July 2020   Leaders - Cath and John Freeman

Monday  20th July 2020   Leaders - Sue and Mike Beresford 

Sunday  26th July 2020    Leaders - Fiona and Pete Baker.   


Walks that went ahead earlier in the year before lockdown:

Sunday, 5th January 2020.  Leaders: John and Cath Freeman - Weaver Valley from Hartford Hall.

Saturday 8th February 2020.  Leaders: Pete and Fiona Baker -  Little Budworth.


Walks that went ahead when lockdown had eased.


Wednesday  5th August 2020   Goostrey.    Leaders - Evelyn Hewitt,  Jen Capper and John Beech. 

Sunday  9th August 2020    River Dee and Chester.    Leaders - Cath and John Freeman.

Monday  17th August 2020   Sandiway and Whitegate Way.     Leaders - Sue and Dave Dawber.

Sunday  23rd August 2020     Sandbach Flashes and other Waterways.  Leader -  Mike Holmes. 

Sunday  6th September 2020   Churton and the River Dee.  Leaders - Sue and Mike Beresford 

Sunday  20th September 2020   Tatton Park.  Meal at the Blue Cap.  Leaders - Julie, Jean and Ray.

Sunday  4th October 2020    Kelsall, and Little Switzerland.   Leaders - Sandra and Alf Tipper.

Sunday  18th October 2020  Hatchmere and Delamere Forest.   Leaders - Evelyn Hewitt, Jen Capper and John Beech.

Sunday  1st November 2020   Moulton, Whitegate Way and Blakemere.   Leader - Robert Booth. 



No further walks or events are planned for the rest of the year and notices will be sent to members in early 2021 giving details of the Annual General Meeting for 2021.


Thanks are due to all members who arranged and led the walks particularly during the restricted walking period and also to the very supportive group of regular walkers who participated.  Number of walkers registered for each walk ranged between 12 and 33 with a regular attendance of more than 20.  Distances ranged from from 5 to 14 miles per walk.