Sunday Walks – March 2023

See individual walk details for start time.

5th March

Green And Urban Spaces (10.30 start) – 8.25 miles
Meet at Goshen Sports Centre, Tennyson Avenue, Bury, BL9 9RG. SD 809 088. (Please park near the CP entrance and not near the Sport Centre buildings)
Walk – Roch Valley Greenway, Bury Cemetery, Openshaw Fold, Bolton and Bury Canal, Coronation Park, Springwater Park.

12th March

Garstang – Nicky Nook (10.30 start) – 9 miles
Meet at High Street car park, Garstang, PR3 1WZ. SD 494 454.
Walk – Burns Farm, Grizedale Lea Reservoir, Fell End, Nicky Nook, Grizedale, Woodacre Hall.

19th March

Burscough Bridge To Rufford (10.30 start) – 10 miles
Meet at Station Approach, Burscough, L40 0SW. SD 443 124. Enter Burscough Bridge from Burscough on the A59, turning left at the roundabout just before the Bridge pub. Go past the Tesco store and a large car park will be found on the right just in front of the Burscough Raquet and Fitness Centre. (Do not
park on the Tesco CP).
Walk – The walk takes in a short section of the Leeds Liverpool canal, then Rufford Old Hall, Rufford New Hall, Mere Sands wood and nature reserve, Curlew Lane and back to Burscough Bridge. Arrangements have been made for us to use the Rufford Church Hall for our lunch stop, where there are toilets, warmth and tables. There is the opportunity to shorten this walk to approximately 7.5 miles in the event of poor weather on the day.

26th March

Witton Country Park (10.30 start) – 8 miles
Meet at Pleasington Playing Fields car park (Turn into Tower Road, then right into CP), BB2 5GX. SD 655 268.
Walk – Witton Country Park, Billinge Wood, Alfred Wainwright Memorial, Hoghton Bottoms, Pleasington, River Darwen and return.