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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- Little Leigh and the Weaver Valley by River and Canal from the Leigh Arms, Little Leigh, Northwich. This walk is 6.5 miles long, is relatively flat except for 3 gentle climbs and is on good tracks throughout the walk. We leave the pub car park to join the North Cheshire Way which follows a scenic path along the course of the Weaver Navigation to Saltersford Locks. A second waterway, the Trent and Mersey canal, is then reached via country lanes where we follow the towpath before crossing over the top of Saltersford tunnel. Country lanes and fields then take us into the village of Liitle Leigh from which we descend to rejoin the canal. After a short while, we leave the canal to follow country tracks along the edge of a wood to rejoin the Weaver Navigation near Dutton Locks which takes us back to the start. After the walk, there is the option of a brew or a spot of lunch at the Leigh Arms pub. Let Mike know if you want to stay for lunch when you book the walk.
Toilet facilities available at the end of the walk at the Leigh Arms or if need be, stop at the Let's Eat Cafe just before the crossroads of the A49/A533 before arriving at the meeting point. May be muddy in places after heavy rain.
Meeting point - The Leigh Arms, Little Leigh, Northwich. CW8 4QT. Leave the M56 at junction 10 and follow the A49 Tarporley Road to the village of Bartington. After 4.2 miles, just before you cross the River Weaver bridge turn left into Willow Green Lane, Little Leigh and pub is on the right. Parking is in the pub car park.
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PLEASE NOTE, you need to have your own poles to attend this walk as no poles will be available for hire.
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). It is also advisable to 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!
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