WALX Activity: Miriam's Friday Meander - Wheatacre Woods Nature Reserve Revisited (new route 2), Burtonwood (2 hour Easy/Moderate pace)- 10.30am start

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 NORDIC Adventure Walks

Price: £7.00

Quick Info:

  • Distance: 4 Miles
  • Date: Fri 12th August
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Address: Gorsey Lane, Collins Green, WA5 4HP, United Kingdom
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Hosted By:

Miriam Kletz

Walk Description:

Note 10.20am meet up for a prompt 10.30am start. Miriam's Friday Meander is an easy/moderate pace fortnightly walk of around 4 miles, ideal for those who who would like to build their distance and stamina to a point that they can join Workout Walks and longer Adventure Walks. The walks are based in countryside locations easily accessed from the East Lancashire Road (A580) or M56/M60/M62/M61 corridors.  Get some great Nordic Walking exercise, fresh air and chat! When allowed/feasible there is an optional brew stop at a local cafe or pub after the walk or sometimes a bring your own mid walk 'Rucksack cafe'.  

THIS WEEK - Wheatacre Woods Nature Reserve Revisited (NEW Route 2), Burtonwood. A mainly flat route on good paths of around 4 miles. Wheatacre Woods Nature Reserve is a pleasant woodland, managed by the Woodland Trust and part of the Mersey Forest. This second route takes us on different footpaths to other parts of this lovely nature reserve & surrounding farmland area.  Bring your own drink & snack on this walk. 

Meeting Point - Wheatacre Woods Car Park, off Gorsey Lane, Burtonwood, WA5 4HP. Travelling West, leave M62 at junction 8. At the roundabout at the top of the slip road, take the 5th exit (in effect turn right) onto Burtonwood Road. Follow Burtonwood Road, which then becomes Clay Lane, for approx 1.25miles. Turn left into Gorsey Lane, & the free car park is on the right after approx. 50yds, on the bend. No toilets (the nearest are at Burtonwood services as you leave the M62), but there is good tree cover for going 'wild'. 

Google Maps - Search for Wheatacre Woods, Burtonwood, WA5 4HP. 

What3Words:///shifters.ramming.appoints takes you to the entrance to the car park on Gorsey Lane. 

PLEASE NOTE, you need to have your own poles to attend this walk as no poles will be available for hire on the day unless by prior arrangement. 

IMPORTANT - Covid-19 requirements and protocols 

1 - Participants must stay 2m apart wherever possible (min 1m+) and respect other participants personal space upon arrival, during and when leaving a session. 

2 - Participants must adhere to instructions given by the instructor at all times including walking patterns adopted by the group and the adoption of double bubble small groups. 

3 - Face coverings are optional. However please bring one with you in case they are needed. (a scarf or similar is fine). It is also advisable to bring a small bottle of hand sanitiser with you. 

We will be walking on both grass and paths so make sure you’re wearing supportive walking boots or shoes/trainers with a good tread that you are happy to get dirty and comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather. Paws will be required (on and off on different terrains). Hats, sunscreen and insect repellent will also be required when the weather dictates it! 

Please remember to bring 1 - bottle of water or hot drink 2 - any medications you may need 3 - a small rucksack as you`ll need both hands free at all times 4 - a mobile phone is useful for any last minute notifications.

The walk will start and finish promptly so give yourself plenty of time.  

Please note - you can cancel online up to 24 hours before the walk. Unfortunately, refunds are not allowed after this time. Please contact Miriam directly via phone/text on 07940 494791 if you need to cancel nearer to the start time so we’re not waiting for you. Likewise, please phone/text as well as using the online system if you want to book on at the last minute - we don`t want to go without you!

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