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Heaton Park Ramblers

Pennine Way Heaton Park Ramblers was started in June 2008 and grew from an interest by people who attended the Health walks on Saturday and Sundays at Heaton Park. They are led by Jacqueline, a Heaton Park trained health walker. There is no membership required, just turn up on the day.

The Ramblers at Cragg Vale. We meet fortnightly at the car park of the Three Arrows pub on Middleton Road near Jct19 M60 at 2.30pm (back at 6pm) alternating between Saturday and Sunday afternoons. In the winter we start at 1.30pm, back at 5pm. We share cars and drive for approximately thirty minutes and each person pays the drivers two pounds, although we do tend to have the odd day trip a bit further out and then its three pounds. Most walks are between three and five miles and tend to have an incline, probably be classed as medium. We try to bring a social element into the walks so may stop for breaks to admire the view or look at something interesting! We are a very sociable group and always welcome new members.

Suitable footwear advised Walkers are asked to wear suitable clothing and footwear and are responsible for own food and drink. Please no dogs, children or anybody with dodgy knees or backs. People who come on the walks do so at their own risk. Contact Heaton Park for more details 0161 773 1085

Heaton Park Ramblers now have their own blog here

Introducing Friday's End of The Week Walk

Heaton Park Ramblers As well as the regular fortnightly countryside walks, Heaton Park Ramblers have added a new walk to the calendar. On Friday evenings (except Bank Holidays), the 'End of The Week Walk' starts at 6.30pm and finishes approximately 7.30pm.

Organiser Jacqueline Bestley said, "We meet on Chadderton Hall Road (B6195) beside Chadderton Park, which is just inside the Oldham boundary. Chadderton Park is on the left and it is okay to park on the road. The walk is about two and a half miles along undulating paths with lovely hedgerows and beautiful country gardens and the occasional horse to boot."

If you would like to become involved with the Heaton Park Ramblers walks, go to their blog above for more information and to contact them.

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