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).


Great News.


Group walking has now re-started, and our previously arranged walks should be able to go ahead but all leaders and walkers should note the recommended walking guidance from The Ramblers website.


The Government and The Ramblers Association have confirmed that organised outdoor physical activity events are EXEMPT from the new restrictions on social gatherings known as the rule of six that were implemented in England from 14th September.  Therefore the walking diary will go ahead as planned but members must be listed on the track and trace list that will be completed by the leader of each walk.  


Will walk leaders please send full details of the walk location and timing so that sufficient details can be shown on the website prior to the walk.  Please send deails to Jean Pritchett by phone on 01606 76055 or email to zpritchett@aol.com.


If a leader has to cancel or change the walk arrangements please notify John Freeman, Jean or Denise as soon as possible so that new arangements can be made.  




Remaining Walking Diary for 2020. 


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   Leaders - Sandra and Alf Tipper

Location:  Kelsall, and Mid Cheshire.

This is a circular walk of 6 miles that will include some of the southern part of the Delamere Forest and the undulating area of Mid Cheshire known as Little Switzerland. 

Walkers should bring a packed lunch and a drink.   

Meet at The Morris Dancer pub, Chester Road, Kelsall, CW6 0RZ at 10.30 a.m. and we have permission for cars to be left at the far end of the car park through the gate to the left of the pub and walkers would also be welcome to stop at the pub for a drink or a meal at the end of the walk.  



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

Location:  Hatchmere and Delamere Forest.  

This is a six mile quite leisurely circular walk with no stiles.  The walk will follow footpaths through fields and country lanes and we will stop at the Station Cafe In Delamere for refreshments and a toilet stop.  We will then return to the start by continuing to walk through the forest.  

Meet at The Carriers Inn, Delamere Road, WA6 6NL at 10 a.m.  We have permission to park cars on the pub car park.  



Sunday  1st November 2020   Leader - Robert Booth


Sunday 15th November 2020   Leaders - Gill Horne and Denise Davies


Friday 20th November 2020   End of Season Dinner at the Antrobus Arms.  Arranged by Lynne and Steve Durrands.  





Covid-19 group activity guide lines.   


The Rambler's website gives information about current walking permissions and regulations and members should note that the walk leader must make a list of the names and phone numbers of people who are walking - for tracing purposes if we are subsequently notified of anyone who contracts Covid-19.  We will provide a small book and walking sheets that must be completed by the walk leader giving details of the walk and participants and then passed to the leader of the next walk so that all walks will be viewable in one place.  


Leaders should note that if more than 30 people turn up to walk, it will be necessary to offer alternative routes or staggered staring times to allow the group to split into smaller numbers.  


Official details of walking regulations can be seen on the Volunteer-zone page of The Rambler's website as follows: 







Walks that went ahead earlier in the year:

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 were cancelled earlier in the year.

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.