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SAD NEWS We are sorry to have to announce that Sheelagh Warner has died of pneumonia after a short spell in hospital. Sheelagh will be well-known to many of you as a regular mid week and coach walker, and as a hard working Area Walks Coordinator for many years. Her funeral will be held at Kingsley Church at 11:00 on Thursday 24th May.
WALK UPDATES
10:30 Thu 24 May 2018 - WINTERLEY Leader Tony Littler SJ 748576 Foresters Arms car park 11 ml All Day Easy Bring Lunch ***NEW WALK*** Park in Foresters Arms Car Park at rear of pub on Crewe Road Winterley. Easy 11 Miles of Gentle Walking. Toilet facilities at start and end of walk. Dogs on leads only. Tel 07812069869
10:00 Tue 29 May 2018 - WALTON Walk Changed. Description changed. A circular walk from Walton Hall to Daresbury Church and back along the Bridgewater Canal as part of Ramblers walking festival. Dogs on leads welcome. Contact leader for more information. Tel 01925726466
10:40 Tue 29 May 2018 - GREENFIELD Walk Changed. Description changed. ***RAIL TIMETABLE CHANGES START 10. 40 *** Man Vic 09:53 Change Stalybridge 10. 30 Arrive 10:36. Alt Man Picc 10. 17 arrive 10. 36. Parking Available at nearby Recreation Park. Tel 01942603626 Start Time changed. 10:40
10:00 Wed 30 May 2018 - WILLASTON Leader John Alan Kummer SJ 332773 Wirral Country Park CP. Hadlow Road- Old Station CP. 13 ml All Day Moderate Bring lunch ***NEW WALK*** A circular walk picking up the principle villages of South Wirral. There will be an opportunity to have a swift half at one or two pubs along the way. Part of Ramblers Walkabout Festival showcasing the variety of things we do
10:15 Thu 31 May 2018 - CHESTER Walk Changed. Description changed. ***RAIL TIMETABLE CHANGES*** Train from Delamere now departs 09. 53 arr Chester 10. 10. ***walk now starts 10. 15*** Ramblers Walkabout Fesival. A linear walk following the Baker Way from Chester Rly Stn. A fairly flat route starting in the city centre and taking in nature reserves and Delamere Forest. Start on the concourse at Chester Rly Stn. Tel 07557416306. Start Time changed. 10:15

Walk Leader's report from Marsden - Thursday 17th May [Leader David Bratt]
11 hunks sadly no ladies departed Marsden Station on a glorious day straight into a cardiac test out of the valley. All was well. In due course we came to Willykay Clough and ascended onto Marsden Moor on the classic Pack Horse trade route from Yorks to Lancs. After the briefest of meet ups with the Pennine Way it was off to reservoir land first via Readycon Dean then lunch by Piethorne. The Rochdale Way was then taken to Hollingworth lake VC but en route taking the 100 yard Gavin Miller digression asserting our right to use a certain PROW.Having started by the Huddersfield Narrow canal we ended in Littleborough by the Rochdale canal and of course partook of Red Lion bitter at £1.90 a pint. Nature note-- 1 x Green Hairstreak butterfly on Marsden Moor.It was a pleasure to lead this Programmed walk and I thank all attendees for their Loyal support.
Area Coach Report from Kirkby Lonsdale - Tuesday 15th May [Reporter Joyce Porter]
On a glorious sunny day, we travelled to Kirkby Lonsdale to enjoy a day’s walking. Brian Humes led the longer walk of 8.5 miles via Higher Casterton, Bindloss and Casterton Hall. Jean Latimer led the shorter walk of 6.5 miles on a circular route around Kirkby Lonsdale. Both walks visited Ruskin’s View, Radical Steps and Devil’s Bridge. After post walk refreshments, we were entertained by a crew filming a remake of Dr Doolittle. Unfortunately no sightings of Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas or Michael Sheen. Thanks especially to the leaders and to all for their jolly company.

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Thu  24 May  10:30  HORSESHOE PASS  193481  LL20 8DR CP adjacent Ponderosa Cafe on A542. 2 ml S of junc. A5104/A542.
11 ml  Full Day  Hard  Bring lunch  Walk around the Eglwyseg and Cyrn y Brain. Approx 2200ft asc. Tel 01352755593.
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Thu  24 May  10:30  WINTERLEY  748576  CW11 4RF Foresters Arms CP.
11 ml  Full Day  Easy  Bring Lunch  ***NEW WALK*** Park in Foresters Arms Car Park at rear of pub on Crewe Road Winterley. Easy 11 Miles of Gentle Walking. Toilet facilities at start and end of walk. Dogs on leads only. Tel 07812069869.
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Sat  26 May  10:30  BANGOR  SH 581720  LL57 1RL Bangor Cathedral CP (LL57 1LH).
7 ml  Full Day  Moderate  Bring lunch  North Wales Pilgrim Way #14. Bus linear. Moderate but taken at a leisurely pace. Registered Assistance Dogs only. Tel 01606836377.
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Sun  27 May  10:00  CHORLTON MANCHESTER  812934  M21 9FR CP opposite the Bowling Green Pub M21 9ES.
5 ml  AM  Easy    Stroll to Chorlton Water Nature Reserve and along the River Mersey. Dogs welcome on leads. Part of the Ramblers Walkabout Festival showcasing the variety of things we do. Tel:07948 161155
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Halton Group   Sun  27 May  Amlwch
Warrington Group   Sun  27 May  Church Stretton
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