Walks Programme for 2016/2017

Denise Davies is the walks co-ordinator (telephone 01606 330480 or 07932 150516).


Denise has distributed a list of the walking dates for each member giving the contact details of the walk leaders.  Will leaders please advise Denise if these details are incorrect and more lists can be obtained from Denise.  


At least three weeks before the date of the walk, the leader should provide details of the walk to Jean Pritchett (Webmaster@davenhamramblers.co.uk) or telephone 01606 76055 so that full information can be publicised on the Web-site and in the Guardian.  Leaders should also pin notices for the walk on the notice boards at the Bulls Head, the Village Notice Board and the Spar Shop in Davenham. 




Walking Dates for the current Walking Season starting April 2017.


Monday evening 3rd April 2017      Leaders:  Fiona and Pete Baker. 

Location:   Goostrey Village Walk. 


Sunday 9th April 2017      Leader:  Denise Davies. 

Location:  Hare Hill and Alderley Edge.


Wednesday evening  19th April 2017    Leaders:  Cath and John Freeman.

Location:   Waterways between Anderton and Barnton.


Sunday 23rd April 2017     Leaders:  Dave Capper, John Beech and Evelyn Hewitt..

Location:  Bickerton and the Sandstone Trail. 


Wednesday evening 3rd May 2017     Leaders:  Ruth Garner and Jim Dakin.

Location:  Sandiway Woods.


Sunday 7th May 2017     Leaders:  Dave and Andy Ryder. 

Location:  Llangollen.   


Monday evening 15th May 2017   Leader:  Gill Horne.

Location:  Mouldsworth.


Sunday 21st May 2017      Leaders:  Cath and John Freeman.

Location:  Hilbre Island,  Dee Estuary. 


Wednesday evening 31st May 2017     Leaders:  Julie Farrow and Jean Pritchett.

LocationHale and The Mersey Way.


Sunday 4th June 2017      Leaders:  Cath and John Freeman.

Location:  Cilcain and Moel Famau.


Monday evening 12th June 2017   Leaders:  Evelyn Hewitt and John Beech.

Location:  Overton, Frodsham.


Saturday-Sunday    16th-17th June 2017  Leader:  Alan Briers.

Location:  Weekend away to Bewdley (Severn Valley)


Wednesday evening  28th June 2017    Leader:  John Freeman.

Location:  Hartford, River Weaver and Vale Royal Whitegate. 


Sunday 2nd July 2017     Leaders:  Mike and Sue Beresford.

Location:  Nant y Ffrith, Llanfynydd.


Monday evening    10th July 2017  

Treasure Hunt arranged by Ron McLaverty and Jenny Kennerley.

Location:  Lymm


Sunday 16th July 2017    Leader:  Mike Holmes.

Location:  Timbersbrook and The Cloud.


Wednesday evening  26th July 2017     Leader:  Colin Bond. 

Location:  Redesmere and Capesthorne.


Sunday  30th July 2017    Leader:  Jean Pritchett (change of leader)

Location:  Sale, Manchester - a country walk in an urban area.


Monday evening  7th August 2017   Leaders:  Mike Beresford.

Location:  Crowton, North Cheshire Way.


Sunday 13th August 2017     Day Trip by Coach

Leaders: Julie, Hayley, Jean and Ray.

Location:  The Ribble Valley including Hurst Green, Stonyhurst, The Three Rivers Walk and Clitheroe. 


Wednesday evening    23rd August 2017    Leader:  Paul Everatt.

Location:  Kelsall area.


Sunday   27th August 2017    Sponsored Walk on behalf of The Samaritans. 

Location:  Higher Burwardsley.  CH3 9PF.    Leader:  Denise Davies


Sunday 10th September 2017     Leader:  Ray Jones.

Location:  St. Asaph, Clwyddian Way and Offas Dyke.


Sunday 24th September 2017     Leader:  Paul Everatt (change of Leader).

Location:  Grindley Brook.


Sunday 8th October 2017     Leaders:  Fiona and Pete Baker.

Location:  Farndon.


Sunday  22nd October 2017   Leaders:  Evelyn Hewitt, John Beech and Dave Capper. 

Location: Linear Walk between Weaverham and Northwich. 



Sunday 5th November 2017   Leaders:  Mike and Sue Beresford

Location:  Hawarden

This will be a walk of 6.5 miles with some steep climbs.  There are several stiles and gates and the walk is along lanes and through fields.  Dogs are welcome but will need to be on a lead if there are cattle in the fields.

Walkers should bring a drink and a packed lunch.


Meet at 11 a.m. in Tinkersdale public car park, Hawarden.  This is on the A550 with an approximate sat nav of CH5 3DQ. 

There will NOT be a car share from the Bulls Head. 



Sunday 19th November 2017    Leaders:  Gill Horne and Denise Davies. 

Location:  Dunham Massey

This will be the last formal walk of the season and will be an easy level walk of about 5 miles along the canal towpath and through the Dunham Massey Deer Park.  Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead in the park.  Walkers should bring a packed lunch and a drink but we will no doubt have a final drink for the seeason at the end of the walk in the pub.


There will be a car share pick up at the Bulls Head in Davenham at 10.30 but the walk will start at 11 a.m. from the Axe and Cleaver car park (behind the pub) School Lane, Altrincham, WA14 4SE.


Directions.  Take the A556 to Bowden trafic lights.  Turn left into Charcoal Lane and then turn right into Woodhouse Lane - signposted Dunham Massey and Crematorium.  The Axe and Cleaver is on the right just past the Church on the left and just before the canal bridge.  . 





End of Season Dinner  Friday, 17th November 2017

This is being arranged by Steve and Lynne Durrands and will be held at the Cock O' Budworth at 7.30 for 8 p.m. 


The menu for the evening is on a separate page of this website.  Members who plan to attend should send their choice of menu to Lynne Durrands at 17 Fountain Lane, Davenham CW9 8LT by Friday 4th November.  You can choose anything from the menu and at any price - one, two or three courses but reservations must be accompanied by the menu choice and the full cost - payable by cheque to Davenham Rambling Society. 


Fur further information please ring Lynne on 01606 43754. 


Photographic Competition.


The results of this competition will be announced at the end of season dinner.  All entries for the competition must be submitted to John Leese by 4th November and a maximum of three pictures per category are allowed for each entrant.   Please see the separate page of the website or contact John Leese for further information on 01606 74925





If anyone wishes to arrange a walk in the winter period please send details to Jean Pritchett  or John Freeman so that information can be circulated on the website or by email.