Walking

The walking group is very welcoming to all – their core ethic is having fun and its members are only judged on their sense of humour, not on their climbing ability.

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The Club has been walking for thirty years and has developed dozens of half-day walks, mostly circular, with great pub lunches. Many non-walkers turn up for the lunch, or is it just the beer, but anyway always for the camaraderie.

Walks are recorded not only in book form – “Favourite Family Walks Around Cheshire” our own in-house publication – but also digitally, showing route maps and the best pubs.

Extensive Range of Digitised Walking Maps

The image right is an extract from one of our walks in Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire using our extensive archive of digitised walking maps, available to club members only.

We meet fortnightly on Thursdays (first, third and fifth in the month) and motor together to the start. Morning walks are “Long” (around 5 miles) and “Strollers” (up to 3 miles) and are generally non-aggressive; you may have noticed that Cheshire does not specialise in hills. Although in the summer months we do venture further out into the Peak District and the Welsh Marches.

The leader will have recce’d the walk to ascertain its viability and whether the pub is up to scratch. One prominent leader is renowned for having arranged a circular walk which he guaranteed was downhill all the way!

Wives, girlfriends and guests are all welcome.

Walks are Fun!

Walking is an ideal exercise for those in retirement. When you combine this with all the chattering and socialising that goes on, even the weather cannot dampen the enjoyment.

There is, of course, one beneficial side effect; you may accidentally get a bit fitter.