Enjoying Gods Gifts
The walking group was started several years ago and has grown considerably since then. As with everything else there has been a long pause during the Covid Pandemic but we have now started some shorter local walks until we can start up properly.
UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY MORE NEW MEMBERS -Letter from the Chairman
Our group has grown in size over the last few years to the point where we now sometimes have difficulty making lunch arrangements with a convenient pub at the end of our walks. We are finding that pubs either will not cater for a group of our size or that the conditions can be uncomfortably cramped in some of the pubs which will accept us..
As a result we have unfortunately decided that we are unable to accept any new members into the group for the forseable future. I am sorry for any disappointment which this may cause.
I hope that you are successful in finding a suitable group with which to enjoy walking.
The first footprints were laid down in November 2003 when we left the awesome Anderson Boat Lift and headed over the Cheshire fields to Great Budworth, After a good lunch, more fields and then the Lion Salt Works
and the Trent and Mersey canal to complete the circuit.It was a lovely day but little did we know what would grow from the simple beginnings.
Every month we have done a walk and our area covers the original Lancashire, Wirral, Cheshire, North Wales, West Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. Dozens of people have joined us and a wonderful spiri tof friendship abounds.
Sometimes we amble by peaceful canals or rivers and often we follow field paths to savour the wonderful countryside that is our heritage. Many have remarked how fortunate we are to have such pleasures on our doorstep. We do venture on more demanding walks into the hills but always look forward to lunchtime breaks in country inns and cafes where the fellowship continues as we eat and drink together.
From the outset we have always catered for those who love exploring fascinating places without lots of walking. So, on our 'other trips' we have descended below the Mersey Tunnel, , closely observed sewage disposal in Manchester, eaten freshly baked biscuits in beautiful Cheshire Water Mill and fed ducks at the idyllic Hollingsworth Lake. These 'other trips' are very popular. The most ambitious projects we have tackled have been our sponsored relay walks each being about 100 miles, covering a whole weekend and raising thousands of pounds for charities. Walkers, car drivers and Central Controllers have thoroughly enjoyed our Sponsored walks and all receive a badge for their efforts. The later walk have also accommodated the children who have been included in the shorter sections or sections made suitable for them. Also in the later years we have taken part in a Super Saturday event in September when full cars of members go a little further afield to spend the day in smaller groups doing whatever they wish and meeting up for our meal before the drive home. The last was 2019 at Shrewsbury.
The climax of our year is the Christmas Party at a favourite pub or suitable venue. What a wonderful group enjoyed by all.
CHARITIES WE HAVE SUPPORTED
Motor Neurone Disease
North West Air Ambulance
Clare House Children's Hospice
Action For Children
Macmillan Cancer Support
The Peace Centre Warrington