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For this 9.5km walk, we start from the car park at Conder Green, which used to be a station on the Glasson and Lancaster railway Branch. We walk along the track bed almost into Glasson Dock. Then walk the full length of the Glasson Branch of the Lancaster canal, lovely views on a quiet, picturesque branch. It joins the Lancaster canal which we follow through Galgate and then turn coastwards again where we get lovely views as we head back.
The Glasson/Lancaster railway was built in 1883 to connect the dock to the rest of the network at Lancaster. Glasson Dock was opened in 1787 as part of the port of Lancaster, and was moving 10,000 tonnes a day to the Isle of Man amongst other places. The railway was low lying and prone to flooding, the dock slowly declined and the good services stopped in 1964.
The Glasson Branch was opened in 1826 as a route to the sea.
We will pass close to Thurnham Hall, once a battlemente 16th Century mansion, once the family home of the Daltons.
It is essential to register and book in advance online.
It is advisable to wear a bum bag with a water bottle or hydration pack. Do bring a high energy snack to have on the hoof or as soon as we finish. Wear comfortable clothing that suitable for the weather. Do wear sturdy grippy shoes.
We respect people`s busy agendas and do like to start promptly. Please arrive 5 minutes early for your class and be ready to start on time.
Walk speed guide:Gentle stroll - Gear 1 - Nice pace that you can do for extended periods. 2-2.5mph (these generally are our Wellness walks) Easy walk - Gear 2 - Faster pace gained through technique. Expect Gear 2 at times throughout the walk with occasional photo stops. 2.5mph (Most of our 1-hour Explorer walks) Moderate walk - Gear 2/3 - Faster again using technique and with less recovery. Very little stopping. 2.5mph-3mph+ (these are generally Total Body Walx, but also explore this pace on our Explorer and Adventure walks) Strenuous walk - gear 3/4 (these are generally Total Body Walx, but also explore this pace on our Explorer and Adventure walks).
You are asked to contact your WALX Guide by phone, leaving a voicemail or sending an sms text to the number listed below, if you are likely to be delayed as we do start classes promptly.
Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 2 hours’ notice.
All activities are undertaken at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any injuries or accidents incurred. We undertake to deliver all classes with qualified staff and have made every effort to risk assess all WALX. On occasions it is necessary to make dynamic risk assessment decisions when there is a localised incident such as trees fallen en route, flooding, traffic changes, etc.
Please ensure your PARQ is up to date and notify us in writing if you have any change to your medical records, or physical or mental wellbeing. This should include any surgery, falls, knocks, or accidents. Thank you.
Contact details (only contact to notify if late or cancelling)
Matt 07530 813225
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