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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: A Garden, Golf & Canal - Circular Walk from RHS Garden Bridgewater, Worsley. Enjoy a circular 4 mile easy pace walk from starting from RHS Garden Bridgewater taking in the public footpaths around Worsley Park Golf Course, before returning via Boothstown Marina, the Bridgewater canal & woodland paths. Then why not stay for lunch or a brew at the RHS Bridgewater Cafe. You don't need to be a member of the RHS to access the cafe/shop or garden centre. But why not book yourself a visit the garden after lunch. Prebooking a garden visit may be worth it at this time of year (you can book it online)
Meeting point - RHS Garden Bridgewater Car Park (far end). RHS Garden Bridgewater is located off the A572 Leigh Road and can be accessed via Junction 13 of the M60 via the Worsley interchange roundabouts or from the A580 East Lancashire Road via the A577 or A572 . Follow the brown signs. Turn off the A572 Leigh Road at the RHS Bridgewater traffic lights onto Occupation Road. Follow the access road down and turn left in the car park. Park in the rows furthest away from the visitor centre on the left, immediately as you turn in the car park. This is where we will meet. The car park is free. There are toilets immediately on the left as you enter the visitor centre.
What3Words:///nights.tender.count takes you to the garden & car park.
Google Maps - search for RHS Garden Bridgewater.
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 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 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.
Please note - you can cancel online up to 24 hours before the walk. Unfortunately, automatic refunds are not allowed after this time. Please contact Miriam Kletz 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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