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.

This is a relatively flat walk of 7.5 miles in a figure of eight centred around Grindley Brook.  Quiet roads (except where we cross the A41 and A49) and tracks frollowing parts of the Sandstone Trail, the South Cheshire Way and the Shopshire way.  There are open fields, 8 stiles (2 can be by-passed) and possibly milk cows in two of the fields so dogs can be brought at your own risk.  Toilets and refreshments are available at the Horse and Jockey pub or the Lockside Stores and Cafe.

Bring a packed lunch and a drink.

Meet at the Horse and Jockey pub, Chester Road, Whitchurch, SY13 4QJ, at 10.50 a.m.  Go into the car park at the back of the pub, through the gate and park up against the fence on the right in the grass field behind the pub. 



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

Location:  Farndon.

This is a 6 mile walk along the River Dee and part of the Bishop Bennett Way.  It is mostly flat walking on fields, footpaths and quiet lanes but there are 8 stiles and it could be muddy in places.  Well behaved dogs are welcome but there may be cattle in some fields.

Walkers should bring a packed lunch and a drink.

Meet at 11 a.m. in the Farndon picnic area car park, at the end of the High Street in Farndon, on the left just before the old River Dee bridge.  The nearest post code for sat nav is CH3 6PU

Please note that there will NOT be a car share from the Bulls Head. 



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

Location: Linear Walk between Weaverham and Northwich. 

This will be a level walk of 8.5 miles following canal banks and footpaths.  Walkers should bring a packed lunch but stops will be made at various hostelries en route including the Legh Arms, the Stanley Arms and the Salt Barge.  New walkers and dogs are welcome.

The walk will start at Lakehouse field, Withers Lane, Weaverham and will travel via Acton Bridge, Marbury and Wincham ending at The Salty Dog or Penny Black in Northwich.

As this is a linear walk, the walk leaders will be arriving at the start by bus, travelling on the 11.28 a..m. from Northwich to start the walk at 11.45.  Other walkers could catch the same bus that also stops at Greenbank and Bradburns Lane.  At the end of the walk, the last bus to Weaverham leaves Northwich at 17.28 p.m.

Our leader Dave says that this could be a staggeringly good walk!



Sunday 5th November 2017   Leaders:  Mike and Sue Beresford


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



Advanced Notice:


End of Season Dinner  Friday, 17th November 2017


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