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10:30 Thu 22nd Mar 2018 Whaley Bridge
[Joyce Porter]
Todbrook the start of the walk: pics by Gail Nicholson
Todbrook the start of the walk: pics by Gail Nicholson
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The next Warrington Sunday Coach Walk is on Sunday 1st April when the group will be going to Prestatyn. This walk is not in the Walks Booklet, but is on the Warrington web-site, and full details of how to book a place - either on-line or by telephone- are on the Warrington coach site.
10:30 Thu 29 Mar 2018 - DISLEY RAIL STRIKE ALERT
Northern Rail Trains are on strike March 29 but a reduced timetable WILL operate.

There will be an 09.49 from Man Picc arr Disley 10.17. Return will be on the 14.54 or 15.54 arr Man Picc 15.25 or 16.25.

Another option is by car and parking at Disley station or close by. The walk will start at 10.30.

Walk Leader's report from Delamere - Thursday 22nd March [Leader David Bratt]
The 19 strong group enjoyed a day of great walking weather and camerarderie. The Baker Way includes, from Delamere, initial forest walking then a mix of hard surface ie roads and canal towpath interspersed with field paths. En route to the half way watering hole of Tarvin we passed Peel and Horton Halls (and Hockenhull Hall in the afternoon.) Tarvin provided variously fish and chips,sandwiches,ale(guess who!) and coffee. Nature notes-- scarlet elf cup funghi and belted Galloway cattle. Chester was reached after 5.5 hrs for the 13.5 miles and much jollity ensued at the Town Crier( chips reccomended).Most returned to Delamere by train--a class 142 Pacer no less. Spring was in the air--thanks all.
Walk Leader's report from Whaley Bridge - Thursday 22nd March [Leader Joyce Porter]
The leader at last had good weather(no rain!)for a Derbyshire walk. We walked past Todd Brook reservoir, Taxal Church and on to Fernilee. Following the old railway path we climbed up to the Errwood Dam and past the reservoir following Wildmoorside brook up the moor finally descending into Buxton via the golf course. Patches of snow were seen but not enough for sledging. After some discussion drinks were taken at the Buxton Brewery Tap so we could all do a quick dart home on the 3.29 train. Thanks to all for their company on a jolly day out.
Warrington Coach Report from Arnside - Sunday 18th March [Reporter Sue Richardson]
40 Ramblers set off, slightly apprehensive about the weather,but in the event we had a dry day, no snow, no access problems and even some sunshine which was welcome in the cold wind. Three of the groups started off from the A6 near Junction 35A on the M6 and undertook linear walks. John Kummer led the A walk of around 16 miles and 2100 feet. They took in most of the main features of the area, including Warton Crag, Leighton Moss, the Fairy Steps and into town via Arnside Moss and Arnside Knott. Ernie Knagg's B group also walked over Warton Crag, around the coast to Silverdale and thence to Arnside. THe C group with Dave Treble took much the same route, via Warton Crag, Silverdale and Eaves Wood and the 'Pepperpot'. They walked into Arnside along the coast via Arnside Tower and Knott. The D group started in Arnside and walked up to the Knott via Dobshall Wood, then to Leighton Moss and Blackstone Point. They followed the River Kent back to Arnside. It was a very good day's walking, finished off with convivial refreshments in Arnside. Thanks to the leaders and organisers for another great trip.
Walk Leader's report from Cilcain - Tuesday 20th March [Leader Ian Howard]
After problems with the snow and starting point 18 of us set off from Cilcain to head over to take the Offa's Dyke path up Moel Aurtur and onto Penycloddiau where we had great views of the far off snowy tops of the mountains in Snowdonia.With snow blocking our route an alternative was taken to get us back on track on the way to Moel Famau. Dropping down to pass the water works at Cilcain we then ascended the short sting in the tail to arrive back at the C/P. Thanks to all for your company on a great sunny day.
Halton Coach Report from Glyn Ceiriog - Sunday 18th March [Reporter Val Hennessey]
The Halton Group were eager to get out today after having the last trip cancelled. Fifty eight ramblers travelled to Glyn Cieriog, there were four walks on offer but due to weather conditions the walks were adjusted to suit the conditions. John Cormack left the coaches at Chirk to lead the B party, joining the Llwybr Ceiriog trail for about 3 miles before cutting off to the village of Pontadog, again joining the trail to Finger Farm and then routes up Y-Foel. Homeward now taking tracks to Glyn Ceiriog. Ian Hilditch led his A party from Glyn Ceiriog along the River Ceiriog and dis-used quarry before they started to climb through Ceiriog Forest and onward to Vivod mountain, a descent then before there climb to Y-Foel. The descent took zig-zagging paths back to base. The C group was led by Ian Glover his first lead for the group. Ian led his group along the River Ceiriog and onto the old tram tracks following country lanes climbing towards Ceiriog Forest before making their descent into Glyn Ceiriog.
The D party followed country lanes and fields before joining the Old Road to the village of Dolywern, turning southwards to climb to the ancient woodland of Coel Collfryn. Their return was along the riverside path, led by Richard Cage.
Glyn Ceiriog has been referred to as "Little Switzerland" and on Sunday it lived up to that name, the snow capped mountains were beautiful as were the snow sculptures along the hedge lines. It was hard going through the snow but the day was cold but bright and everyone returned safely, some after falls in the snow but the groups had good fun. A special thank you to the coach drivers who got us there and back safely and to all the organisers of the trip.
Walk Leader's report from Lowton - Sunday 18th March [Leader Stephen Bristow]
5 hardy ramblers braved the weather for a better than expected walk around the area. The cold had dried up the ground so the going was not nearly as bad as it could have been. The wind dropped during the walk and the sun made a brief appearance towards the end.

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Sun  25 Mar  10:00  ARLEY  670810  CW9 6LZ Walkers CP at Arley Hall.
5 ml  AM  Easy    Tel 0160644792.
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Sun  25 Mar  14:00  MOBBERLEY  791802  WA16 7QY Mobberley Church.
5 ml  PM  Easy    
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Tue  27 Mar  10:15  GISBURN  SD 829488  BB7 4HD Meet Clitheroe Rly Stn 10:15 for 280 bus to Gisburn. Walk returns to Clitheroe. P&D parking Chester Av BB7 2HR adjacent to Rly Stn
11 ml  Full Day  Moderate  Bring lunch  Ramble by the Ribble. Ribble Way #4 Gisburn to Clitheroe. Train connections dep Manchester Victoria 09:02, Man Picc 08:46 and Ox Rd 08:49(via Salford Cres 08:56/09:08), Crewe 08:09 and Warrington BQ 08:27 (via Preston and Blackburn), Chester 07:38 via Warr Tel 07951746323.
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Tue  27 Mar  10:30  BEDDGELERT  SH 587481  LL55 4YW Village CP (P&D) nr Royal Goat Hotel.
13 ml  Full Day  Hard  Bring lunch  This is a low level walk in the mountains exploring the Nantgwynant and Nanmor Valleys. Tel 07912624940.
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Halton Group   Sun  1 Apr  Broadbottom
Warrington Group   Sun  1 Apr  Prestatyn
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