Walks Programme for 2018

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


The formal walking programme for 2018 has now ended but if any member would like to arrange a walk during the winter months, please telephone Jean Pritchett on 01606 76055 with full details or email Webmaster@davenhamsramblers.co.uk.  Alternatively please contact John Freeman with information so that he can circulate information to members.

Where we went in 2018   


Wednesday, 4th April 2018.   Leaders:  Pete and Fiona Baker. Location:  Little Budworth.

Sunday, 8th April 2018.    Leader:  Denise Davies.  Location:  Walton,  Moore and Hatton.

Monday, 16th April 2018.   Leader:  Gill Horne.  Location: Lymm

Sunday, 22nd April 2018.  Leaders:  Cath and John Freeman.  Location: Delamere Forest. 

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018.  Leader:  Paul Everatt    Location: Mouldsworth. 

Sunday, 6th May 2018.  Leader: Mike Holmes   Location: Goostrey, Jodrell Bank and Swettenham. 

Monday, 14th May 2018.  Leader:  Dave and Andy Ryder.   Location:  Norley. 

Sunday, 20th May 2018.   

Wednesday, 30th May 2018.  Leaders: Dave Capper and John Beech.  Location:   Bickerton.

Sunday, 3rd June 2018.   Leaders:  Colin and Stef Bond.  Location:  Little Moreton Hall and Astbury.

Monday, 11th June 2018.  Treasure Hunt  Leaders: Ron McLaverty and Jennifer Kennerley. 

Location:  Northwich centre.   

Sunday, 17th June 2018.  Leaders: Julie Farrow and Jean Pritchett. Location:  Thurstaston Hill and the WIrral Coastal Path.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018.  Leaders: Mike and Sue Beresford. Location:  Dutton.  

30th June-1st July 2018.   Weekend Away  arranged by Alan and Jean Briers. Location:  Skipton.

Monday, 9th July 2018.  Leader: Dave Capper.  Location:  Marston, Northwich.  

Sunday, 15th July 2018.  Leaders:  Cath and John Freeman. Location:  Circular Walk around Styal.  

Wednesday, 25th July 2018.  Leader: Dave and Jen Capper   Chester River Dee and the City Walls.

Sunday, 29th July 2018.   Leader:  Alan Briers  Location:  New Mills and the Sett Valley Trail.  

Monday, 6th August 2018.  Leaders;  Julie Farrow and Jean Pritchett.   Nantwich Riverside Loop.

Sunday, 12th August 2018.  LeaderPaul Everatt.  Haughton and Cheshire Villages. 

Wednesday, 22nd August 2018.  Leaders:  John and Cath Freeman. Kelsall and Willington.

Sunday, 26th August 2018.       Sponsored Walk  arranged by Denise Davies to support the Dementia Appeal.  Location: The Wirral - Parkgate and Neston 

Sunday, 9th September 2018.   Day Out by Coacharranged by Julie, Ray, Hayley and Jean.

Location: Morecambe Bay and Carnforth.

Sunday, 23rd September 2018.  Leader:  Evelyn Hewitt.  Peover Eye and Peover Estate.

Sunday, 7th October 2018.   Leaders:  Pete and Fiona Baker.  Congleton Streets and Meres.

Sunday, 21st October 2018.   Leader:  Sue and Mike Beresford  Tittesworth Reservoir, Leek. 

Sunday, 4th November 2018.   Leader:  Steve Durrands.  Cheswardine and Hales (Shropshire).

Sunday, 18th November 2018.   Leader:  Gill Horne.   Marple.  


This was the final organised walk of the season and thanks are due to all walk leaders and members who supported the walks and other events.   It is likely that informal walks will be offered during the winter months and these will be published on the website and in The Guardian and we will aim to circulate details to individual members by email.   


Friday, 23rd November 2018.

End of Season Dinner at The Antrobus Arms.  7.30 p.m.  Arranged by Lynne Durrands    

37 guests attended this event and thanks are due to Lynne and Steve for arranging such a successful evening.



Winter Walking


Saturday, 8th December 2018.  Leaders Julie Farrow and Jean Pritchett.

Day Trip to Birmingham by train for shopping and/or walking.


Walkers and non-walkers are welcome.  Birmingham city centre and the shops are decorated for Christmas and there is a Christmas Market, a Ferris Wheel,. Artisan Markets, a Skating Rink and other outdoor attractions.


For walkers we will offer two versions of a canal walk.  Both will start in the Grand Union canal basin near the Bull Ring and will end in the Civic Centre canal basin in the city centre, near the Symphony Hall, Library and Town Hall.  The shorter walk is about 4.5 miles and the longer walk (about 8.5 miles) will include the canal loop as far as Star City and under the Spaghetti Junction of the Motorways.

Walking is level and easy along good paved towpaths, but this is an urban area where the canal is bordered by city centre factories, university buildings, recycling plants, and only a short section of relatively open countryside.  There are no pubs, cafes or toilets so walkers should bring a packed lunch and a drink.


Meet at Hartford railway station at 9.30 to catch the 9.36 a.m. train to Birmingham New Street station, and the time of return train can be chosen according to personal plans.  Trains leave Birmingham every half hour (at 3.36, 4.01p.m. etc.) and the 5.01 p.m. train would be suitable - but it is advisable to book beforehand when seats are cheaper.   

For further information ring Jean on 01606 76055 or Julie on 01606 784393.



Entries for the Photographic Competition should be submitted to John Leese by December 9th.  Entry details and categories are shown on a separate page of this website.