Walking Group

Contact: Sue Harding

Email: saddleworthwi.walking@gmail.com

Members of the Walking Group have met on Zoom to discuss various walking options and to gather feedback about the length of walks and how far people might be prepared to travel to access them. A popular suggestion was to start a library of walks for members to do within their own support bubble where the directions would be available from the website with photos at pertinent points along the route.  

When things get back to normal, you would be 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

In search of the winter hares

Date: Sunday 11th April
Time: 10.30 am
Meeting place: Oakgates car parking adjacent to Stalybridge Country Park (off Hartley Street SK15 3FH)
Length/Duration: 6-8 miles, 4 hours

Our first walk of 2021 will be entitled “In search of the winter hares” and will start in Millbrook. It will take in Stalybridge Country Park – Harridge Pike – Carrbrook village – Heyheads – Miller Hey – returning via Tame River path and Huddersfield canal towpath to Stalybridge Country Park. Mixed terrain of tarmac, large stones and muddy paths. Involves a steep downhill section over large, loose stones.

Full details can be found here.

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.