Walks and Events Programme for 2024

Cath Freeman is our new walks co-ordinator (telephone 01606 782892).  Please notify her if you wish to arrange a walk for 2024 or to change the date that you have previously selected.


Jean Pritchett is responsible for publicising advance information about the proposed walks on this website (telephone 01606 76055 or email zpritchett@aol.com) and details for publication should be sent to her in good time so that information can be included in the walking programme.  Information should include starting time and starting place of the walk, expected walking distance and likely walking conditions together with any potential hazards and whether walkers should bring drinks and refreshments. Also include if the walk will be suitable for dogs. 



Walking dates for 2024

Please note that the days of our mid week evening walks planned for 2024 will be changed and will alternate between Tuesdays and Thursdays. 


Walk Leaders should send full information about the proposed walk to Jean Pritchett for publication on the website approximately 3 weeks before the relevant date and although Cath Freeman is our Walks Co-ordinator, full details of the walk should also be sent to John Freeman in good time so that he can email individual members in advance.  Additionally, if walk leaders are willing to do so, personal contact details should also be given to John so that this can be included in the emailed information - this can be particulary useful if potential walkers are delayed or lost on the way to the starting point and therefore likely to turn up later than the proposed starting time.    


Sunday walks.  These walks normally start at about 11 a.m. and can be further afield as walkers normally travel to the starting point by car.  Distance can be for a distance of between 5 and 10 miles or even longer, depending on the likely walking conditions and the degree of difficulty.   


Evening walks:  These walks normally start in the early evening and are closer to home.  Walking distance is normally up to 6 miles depending on walking conditions and hours of daylight.  



2024 Programme of All Walks  


Sunday, 7th April.  Leader: Denise Davies.  Location:  Frodsham Golf Course.  

Tuesday, 16th April.  Leader - Mike and Sue Beresford.  Location:  Blakemere Centre.

Sunday 21st April.   Leader:  Sue and Dave DawberLocation:  Brereton and Swettenham.

Thursday 25th April   Leader:  Paul Everatt. Location:  Kelsall.

Sunday 5th May  Leader:  Paul Everatt  Location:  Tatton Park.

Thursday 9th May  Leaders:  Fiona and Pete Baker.Location:  Marbury Country Park.  

Sunday, 19th May   Leaders:  Cath and John Freeman. Location:  Alderley Park to Alderley Edge.

Tuesday 21st May   Leaders: Sue Hague and Evelyn Hewitt.  Location:  Twemloe/Goostrey.

Sunday 26th May  - Spring Bank Holiday  no formal walk.

Thursday 30th May  Leader:  Gill Horne. Location:  Whitegate Way.

Sunday 2nd June  Leaders:  Fiona and Pete Baker. Location:  Malpas and Overton Scar. 

Tuesday 11th June  Leaders: Sue and Dave Dawber.Location:  Sandiway Local Walk.

Sunday 16th June  Leader: Denise Davies  Location:  Oakmere Way



Thursday 20th June  Leaders:  Janice and George Berry and Robert Booth. 

Location:  River Weaver Way.  

This is a slightly undulating walk of just over 3.5 miles, walking through woodlands along the River Weaver with fantastic views of Cheshire and the site of a grisly murder.  Meet at 6.30 p.m. at the Morrisons car park, Winsford, opposite McDonalds.  Dogs are welcome.  



Saturday-Sunday 29th June  Weekend Away.  Leaders Cath and John Freeman.  

Location:  Ambleside.  Although this is designed as a weekend away, walking is only organised for Saturday, 29th June.  

Walkers should meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning outside Gaynors outdoor shop/Rohan shop in the precinct in  Ambleside centre.  The walk is in two parts.


1.  Ambleside to Grasmere following the Coffin Trail (4 miles).  This is undulating rather than hilly, so please wear appropriate shoes.  We will spend about 60 mins in Grasmere for lunch so there will be time to purchase lunch or you could brink a packed lunch and drinks.  Walkers could then choose to leave the walk and get a bus back from Grasmere to Ambleside.


2.  Grasmere to Ambleside via Rydal Water (about 5.5 miles).  This terrain is slightly less undulating.


There is nothing organised for the Saturday evening meal but the leaders plan to eat in Sheilas Cottage in Ambleside at 7 p.m. and if walkers also want to go to the same venue advanced booking is strongly recommended. 


The leaders suggest that members should meet at the Golden Rule pub on Smithy Brow, Ambleside LA22 9AS on both evenings at 9 p.m for a 'social gathering'.  But please note that food is not served here. 


If you are intending to walk, please let Catherine know in advance and email her via the web address or her hotmail address - but she is leading the walk on 19th May so you could discuss your options for the weekend away with her at this earlier walk.



Tuesday 9th July  Leader:  Gill Horne  


Sunday 14th July   Sponsored Walk.  Leader:  Denise Davies

In aid of St. Lukes Hospice.  For further information or sponsorship arrangements please ring Denise (074857 3738971) 

Thursday 18th July  Leader:  Ray Jones

Location: Blakemere and Hatchmere.

This is a level walk of about 4 miles around two of the Delamere Forest lakes with good lake views and some wooded areas.   Dogs are welcome.   Meet at 6.30 p.m. at the Flaxmere parking centre off Delamere Road (opposite the Carriers Inn, Hatchmere, WA6 6NL). 



Sunday 28th July  Leaders:  Jo Washington, Mindy Hira and Irene Elson.

Tuesday 6th August  Leader:  Denise Davies  

Sunday 11th August   Leaders:  Dave Ryder and Linda Downton

Thursday 22nd August  tbc  

Sunday 25th August  Leader:  Sue Hague

Sunday 8th September  Leaders:  Jo Washington, Mindy Hira and Irene Elson.

Sunday 22nd September  Leader:  Julie Farrow.

Sunday 6th October   Day Trip   Leader:  Jean Pritchett

Sunday 20 October  Leaders:  Robert Booth, George and Janice Berry.

Sunday 3rd November  Leader:  Mike Holmes

Sunday 17th November   Leader:  Julie Farrow.


Saturday, 30th November.  End of Season Dinner arranged by Irene Elson at the Antrobus Arms.