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FRODSHAM FESTIVAL OF WALKS Saturday 28th April to Monday 7th May
The Frodsham Festival of Walks starts on 28th April. Some of our members will be leading walks during this event and there are many other walks. Please support your local walking festival. You can see the full programme by clicking here.
WALK UPDATES
10:30 Sat 21 Apr 2018 - TAL-Y-CEFN Walk Changed. Start Point Grid Ref changed. SH 761720. Start Point Description changed. ROWEN Park in CP to east of Rowen and meet at Post Office at the crossroads before the village (SH762719). Distance changed. 6 ml. Description changed. START POINT MOVED FROM TAL-Y-CEFN TO ROWEN
North Wales Pilgrim Way #10. Speak to leader about possible stay-away option. Registered Assistance Dogs only. Tel 01606836377 Meal Arrangements changed. BRING LUNCH
10:30 Sat 21 Apr 2018 - TAL-Y-CEFN Walk Changed. Start Time changed. 10:30
10:00 Sun 22 Apr 2018 - MOULDSWORTH WALK CANCELLED.
10:00 Sun 22 Apr 2018 - LLANDUDNO Walk Changed. Description changed. North Wales Pilgrim Way #11. 9 ml hard but taken at a leisurely pace. Coach and bus linear so please contact leader about transport arrangements and/or possible accommodation option 48 hrs before walk (07539 323120). Hard but at a leisurely pace. Registered Assistance Dogs only. Tel 01606836377
10:00 Mon 23 Apr 2018 - LLANDUDNO Walk Changed. Description changed. North Wales Pilgrim Way #12. Bus linear. Hard but at a leisurely pace. Speak to leader ASAP about a possible accomodation option. Registered Assistance Dogs only. Tel 01606836377 Walk Grade changed. Hard
10:00 Tue 24 Apr 2018 - BANGOR Walk Changed. Start Point MOVED, at BANGOR, Meet at bus stops on Garth Road. Parking near-by at Glanrafon P&D CP just off A5 (Deiniol Rd). Start Point Grid Ref changed. SH 582722. Distance changed. 8 ml. Description changed. SH582722 (LR 114/115, Expl 17/263) North Wales Pilgrim Way #13. Bus linear. Hard but taken at a leisurely pace. Meet at bus stops on Garth Road. Parking near-by at Glanrafon P&D CP just off A5 (Deiniol Rd) which runs in the valley between the University and Cathedral. Contact leader about possible accomodation option ASAP. Registered Assistance Dogs only. Tel 01606836377 Walk Grade changed. Leisurely
10:50 Tue 24 Apr 2018 - KENDAL Walk Changed. Distance changed. 4 ml. Description changed. ***WALK WILL START AFTER ARRIVAL OF TRAIN SCHEDULED FOR 10. 37. *** Hedonistic ramble around Kendal town including snickets, ginnels, Castle ruins and numbered alleyways. Passing the famous Kendal Mint Factory. Tel 07879677528 Meal Arrangements changed. Bring lunch or Pub Lunch. Start Time changed. 10:50

Walk Leader's report from Conwy - Tuesday 17th April [Leader Peter Wade]
Fourteen hardy souls gathered in full waterproofs ready to battle strong winds and driving rain. After spending the morning climbing five small hills , the biggest of which was Cefn Maen Amor , we ambled down hill to lunch in the grounds of a remote chapel with local sheep for company.We slowly realised that we had been the victims of fake news because there were no elements to do battle with. As the sun appeared we reluctantly removed our waterproofs and tried to enjoy the grassy , mud free paths. It was a joy to walk in this area so thanks to all for joining me.
Walk Leader's report from Moulton - Tuesday 17th April [Leader Steve Thomas]
Twenty five Ramblers assembled in Moulton, many saying 'I didn’t know this car park was here'. We set off through one of the many new housing developments in the area and walked via Davenham to the River Weaver. After morning break at Vale Royal locks, we pressed on to the highlight of the walk; the newest right of way in our Area on Grange Lane. Sadly, CWaC Council moves slowly and the Restricted Byway order had not yet been made but we were able to walk the route anyway. (For those interested in the background to this route, the report can be found by typing Grange Lane into the search box on CWaC website and following the first result). We then joined the Whitegate Way and after crossing the river at Winsford we returned along the Weaver Way where the industrial clamour of the salt industry has given way to peace and tranquillity. Many thanks to all who came for your company, conversation and interest.
Halton Coach Report from Grassington - Sunday 15th April [Reporter Val Hennessey]
The Halton group travelled to the picturesque village of Grassington for their most recent walking trip. There were the usual four walks on offer and all walks started in Grassington. Denis Hignettt led an 18 mile A walk, down to Linton falls and onto Hebden, then Grassington Moor via Capplestone Gate, walking to reach Kettlewell. Turning south the group walked the Dales High Way to Conistone Pie and back across the lush green fields to Grassington. John Comack's B was an undulating walk taking the Dales Way to Conistone, heading NE then to Mossdale Scar continuing, walking south following tracks including Old Moor Lane and Tinkers Lane to arrive back into Grassington. The C party,led by Stuart Leyland a 9.5mile walk ,visited the Linton Falls then on through Linton, walking down Old Moor lane to reach the Dales High Way and heading N. The return journey followed the path of Rowley Beck to Skirethorns then to Threshfield finishing with another view of the magnificent Linton Falls. Alan Roberts stepped in at short notice to lead the 6mile D walk, walking out of the village following paths to Grass Wood, then onto country roads to join the path on the River Wharfe, taking in the beauty of the area the group walked to Grassington Bridge then onto Linton Falls. The walkers had a good day and the rain saved itself for the journey home. Thanks to all the organisers for their time and commitment, look forward to seeing everyone next time at Beddgelert.
Warrington Coach Report from Dales Highway - Saltaire To Sk - Sunday 15th April [Reporter Charlie Clarke]
40 ramblers set off for the first leg of the Dales High Way, Saltaire to Skipton. All four walks joined the High Way enroute the A party led by Charlie Clarke was first to be dropped off at Hawksworth covering 17 miles and 2400ft, next was Geoff Forman with the B party starting at Burley Woodhead,both parties crossing Ilkey Moor humming "Ilkey Moor Bahtat" or something like that while walking along the edge of the moor looking down on Ilkey and across to Wharfedale and Beamsley Beacon, Geoff completing 13.5 miles and 2100ft.
The C party led by Dave Treble started on the A65 East of Ilkey to Hembers Gill passing the Swastika Stone one of the many prehistoric stone markings on the moor and on to Addingham finally completing 10.5 miles and 1650ft. Finally Linda Forman led the D party starting in Addingham walking over the Roman route across Skipton moor into Skipton 7miles and 750ft. We had a mixed day weather wise dry for most of the day then about 15.00 the heavens opened giving all of us a good soaking especially does bearing their legs for the first time this year me included. Skipton had plenty of Cafes & Pubs on offer for refreshments. Thanks again for all the Leaders and organisers for another great day out.
Walk Leader's report from Barley - Tuesday 3rd April [Leader Stephen Bristow]
Several ramblers took advantage of an opportunity to walk in a less familiar area. After a pleasant lunch stop overlooking upper Ogden reservoir the steadily improving weather meant that the group had good views during the afternoon ascent of Pendle Hill.

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Rights of Way
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UPDATE: We have changed the way in which we look after the footpaths in our Area. A small group meets once a month to walk and clear footpaths in our Area. We are looking for more people to join us. To find out more, click here

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Sun  22 Apr  10:00  LLANDUDNO  SH 780825  LL30 2DT Meet outside Llandudno Travelodge (LL30 2DD). Street parking nearby.
9 ml  Full Day  Hard  Bring lunch  North Wales Pilgrim Way #11. 9 ml hard but taken at a leisurely pace. Coach and bus linear so please contact leader about transport arrangements and/or possible accommodation option 48 hrs before walk (07539 323120). Hard but at a leisurely pace. Registered Assistance Dogs only. Tel 01606836377.
Map   Directions by car   Weather
Sun  22 Apr  10:00  MOULDSWORTH  512707  CH3 8AL Station CP.
6 ml  AM  Easy     *** WALK CANCELLED *** Walking to the Eddisbury Way then crossing field tracks and lanes to the Baker Way 6ml Leisurely. Tel 07732 840215
Map   Directions by car   Weather
Sun  22 Apr  14:00  DELAMERE  542716  No Post Code at this location Barns Bridge CP Delamere Forest on Ashton Rd. Off B5152.
5 ml  PM  Easy    371ft asc. This is a hilly area, and you should be comfortable with this, that said we are not in a race!
Map   Directions by car   Weather
Mon  23 Apr  10:00  LLANDUDNO  SH 780825  LL30 2DT Meet outside Llandudno Travelodge (LL30 2DD). Street parking nearby.
6 ml  Full Day  Hard  Bring lunch  North Wales Pilgrim Way #12. Bus linear. Hard but at a leisurely pace. Speak to leader ASAP about a possible accomodation option. Registered Assistance Dogs only. Tel 01606836377.
Map   Directions by car   Weather
Tue  24 Apr  10:00  BANGOR  SH 582722  LL57 1DN Meet at bus stops on Garth Road. Parking near-by at Glanrafon P&D CP just off A5 (Deiniol Rd)
8 ml  Full Day  Leisurely  Bring lunch  SH582722 (LR 114/115, Expl 17/263) North Wales Pilgrim Way #13. Bus linear. Hard but taken at a leisurely pace. Meet at bus stops on Garth Road. Parking near-by at Glanrafon P&D CP just off A5 (Deiniol Rd) which runs in the valley between the University and Cathedral. Contact leader about possible accomodation option ASAP. Registered Assistance Dogs only. Tel 01606836377.
Map   Directions by car   Weather
Tue  24 Apr  10:30  HATHERSAGE  SK 231814  S32 1DD Village CP(P&D).
13 ml  Full Day  Hard  Bring lunch  Stanage Edge, Carl Wark & Higger Tor. 2200ft asc. Tel 07752462120.
Map   Directions by car   Weather
Tue  24 Apr  10:50  KENDAL  SD 516927  LA9 4AL Meet outside Tourist Info - by Town Hall. Park elsewhere.
4 ml  Full Day  Leisurely  Bring lunch or Pub Lunch  ***WALK WILL START AFTER ARRIVAL OF TRAIN SCHEDULED FOR 10.37.*** Hedonistic ramble around Kendal town including snickets, ginnels, Castle ruins and numbered alleyways. Passing the famous Kendal Mint Factory. Tel 07879677528.
Map   Directions by car   Weather
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Vale Royal & Knutsford Group   Sun  22 Apr  Beaumaris, Anglesey
Halton Group   Sun  29 Apr  Beddgelert
Warrington Group   Sun  29 Apr  Eyam
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