Walking Group

Contact: Sue Harding

Email: saddleworthwi.walking@gmail.com

Weekend walks take place on the Saturday or Sunday following the monthly meeting. Shorter Summer evening walks will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Dates are below but walk routes are not yet all confirmed, so members can get the dates in their diaries and details will be confirmed nearer the time.

You are very welcome to come walking with us. Just let us know you are coming then turn up at the starting point, adequately equipped with appropriate footwear (preferably boots), and warm and waterproof clothing. If you feel you need more information to check how hard the walk would be, to ensure that you would be fit enough, directions to the starting point or any further advice please contact us at saddleworthwi.walking@gmail.com

Members and visitors who walk with us are responsible for their own conduct and safety. Neither Saddleworth WI nor any walk leader is responsible for any accident or incident that may occur.

All walks subject to change.

2021 Walks

Denshaw/Ogden/Piethorne Reservoir circular

Date: Sunday 10th October
Time:
10 am
Meeting place: Layby opposite the Rams Head at Denshaw (OL3 5UN)
Length/Duration: 5.5 miles/3 hours


Some stiles, grass/potentially muddy paths and a stiff climb out of the Piethorne Valley at the end. Drinks available either part way round (The Bull’s Head at Ogden) or at the end from the Ram’s Head.


Halloween Ghost Walk

Date: Saturday 30th October
Time: 7.00pm
Meeting place:
Uppermill Civic Hall
Length/Duration:
0.6 miles/1hour
Cost: £8 per person (to be paid by 10th October)

LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING
A Halloween walk has been organized in conjunction with the Hard Graft Theatre Company. The walk will take place around Uppermill, starting at the Civic Hall. A trained actor will tell ghost stories and tales of the macabre en route. The walk is around 0.6 miles and will take 60 minutes with stops. We will have drinks after at the Conservative Club.

We have opened this up to family and friends but will obviously be giving priority, if oversubscribed, to WI members.

If paying by BACs please reference your payment HALLOWEEN. Please also add your surname if the name on your account is different to the one on our list.


Remembrance Walk

Date: Sunday 14th November
Time: to be confirmed
Meeting place:
to be confirmed
Length/Duration:
to be confirmed


Christmas Lights Walk

Date: December
Time: to be confirmed
Meeting place:
to be confirmed
Length/Duration:
to be confirmed


Birdwatching Walk

Read a thank you letter from Vicky and Chris who led the walk on 12th June. Also included in their thanks is a list of birds seen and heard during our walk.


Review of Walking Group 11/11 Challenge

Walkers approached this in a variety of ways, from walking 11,000 steps each day for 11 days, to walking for 11 hours over the course of a week, being sponsored and donating to The Royal British Legion. Collectively they walked 336 miles, the equivalent of walking from Oldham to Truro in Cornwall! Well done to all walkers – what an educational and poignant project! The final amount raised was £395.

Lydgate, Grotton, Austerlands, Waterhead, Lees War Memorials Circular

Find full details of the walk HERE which can be printed out if you wish to do the walk independently.

Friezland, Uppermill, Dobcross, Delph and St Chads Memorials

Find full details of the walk HERE which can be printed out if you wish to do the walk independently.