WALX Activity: Miriam's Friday Meander - Cutacre Country Park Revisited, near Bolton (route 2) (2 hour Easy/Moderate pace)- 10.30am start

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 NORDIC Adventure Walks

Price: £7.00

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  • Distance: 4 Miles
  • Date: Fri 7th October
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Address: Cutacre Country Park Car Park, Rosemary Lane, off Salford Road, Bolton, BL5 1BS
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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 - Cutacre Country Park Revisited (Route 2)  - Join Miriam on this 4 mile walk & explore another route around this hidden gem.  Cutacre CP is on the Little Hulton, Salford/Bolton Border just off the A6, easily accessible from the M61 junction 4. A reclaimed colliery site, it is alive with wildlife. There is much wildfowl inhabiting the ponds and small lakes which are dotted around the site. The views are extensive, cloud permitting. If you keep your eyes peeled you may be able to pick up a black diamond as a souvenir. The paths are mainly well surfaced but can be puddly. The site is quite exposed (hence the views) so dress for cold winds. The is the option for a post walk brew at Costa coffee which is very close to the park. 

Meeting point -  Cutacre Country Park Car Park, Rosemary Lane, Off Salford Road, BL5 1BS. From the M61 travelling northwards, leave at junction 4 (or alternatively head out of Salford along the A6). At the bottom of the sliproad take the first left off the roundabout onto Watergate Lane. At the next roundabout turn right onto the A6, Salford Road. After 0.3 mile (after passing the Whistl warehouse) turn left into the car park off Rosemary Lane. No toilets available at start but are available at the nearby Costa Coffee or local pubs after the walk (or before if you get there early). Limited options or going wild as no dense vegetation. 

Google Maps - search for Cutacre Country Park Car Park. (don't search by postcode). 

What3Words:///salon.ties.herb will take you to the car park entrance. 

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 - Due to current 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 a 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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