WALX Activity: Mike's Longer Tuesday Adventure Walk - Sankey Valley Country Park, Carr Mill Reservoir & the 19 Arch bridge, St Helens (2.5 to 3 hour moderate pace walk)- 10.30am start time

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Quick Info:

  • Distance: 6 Miles
  • Date: Tue 30th August
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Address: Sankey Valley Heritage Visitor Centre, Blackbrook Road, Blackbrook, WA11 0AB, United Kingdom
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Hosted By:

Michael Podmore

Walk Description:

MIKE`S LONGER 2-3 HOUR TUESDAY ADVENTURE WALK (meet at 10.20am for a prompt 10.30am start time) - Led by Parks and Pathways Walk Leader Mike Podmore. It will be a moderate pace 2 -3 hour walk of around 5 to 8 miles from different locations taking place  at least twice a month when Mike is available. 

THIS WEEK - Sankey Valley Country Park, Carr Mill Reservoir & the 19 Arch Bridge, St Helens.  This walk is a flat 6.2 miles which is mostly on decent tracks. This interesting walk takes us from our meeting point through Sankey Valley Country Park which initially follows the disused St Helens canal and then Black Brook. We reach Carr Mill Reservoir crossing the dam to take a path around part of the reservoir to follow the course of the The Goyt stream. Further country tracks takes us to the edge of Chadwick Green where we follow the edge of a wood back to the reservoir where we cross the fantastic brick bridge with 19 Arches to join the other side of the reservoir before returning to Sankey Valley Country Park & our start point. 

Meeting point – Meet in the car park at Sankey Valley Visitor Centre, Blackbrook Road, St Helens.  From the A580 East Lancashire Road turn onto the A58 Stanley Bank Way. Straight on at the roundabout still following the A58. After half a mile turn right onto Blackbrook Road and follow the road round to the left into the visitor car park next to the Ship Inn for the Visitor Centre. Don't park in the pub car park, the visitor centre car park is to the rear of the pub. There are NO toilets but plenty of places for going 'wild'. This is rucksack cafe walk so bring a drink & something to eat. 

What3Words - ///stars.wire.hunt will will take you to the turning onto Blackbrook Road off the A58 Stanley Bank Way & ///clues.actual.scale will take you to car park for the visitor centre (closed). 

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/walk leader 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). Please also bring a small bottle of hand sanitiser with you.

We may 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).

Please remember to bring 1 - bottle of water /hot or cold 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. Depending on the time of year you may need sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat ( if hot) plus hat, gloves, warm clothing and a flask (if cold!). 

Please note - you can cancel online up to 24 hours before the walk. Unfortunately, automatic refunds are not allowed after this time. Please contact Mike directly via phone/text on 07948 646601if 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!