The Friday Freedom walks are moderate pace 1 - 1.5 hour walks exploring different locations around the Greater Manchester area. The location will change every week and details will be posted nearer to the time. Where possible walks will end with an optional `brew stop` and once a month we try to arrange a pre-walk lunch. THIS WEEK - EASY/MODERATE PACE 3 MILE WALK AROUND THE LOWER RIVINGTON ESTATE, Horwich, Bolton WITH A VISIT TO GREAT BARN CAFE for a post walk brew/cake.
This is an opportunity for those of you who want to experience the lovely Rivington Estate, Horwich, Bolton, which has been the setting for several of my strenuous 6 plus miles Sunday Special walks but at an easier more leisurely pace and with a more gentle walk. There will be NO steep inclines, just a 2-3 mile walk around the Lower Rivington Reservoir Estate taking in the glorious scenery and views. The walk will start at 1pm and will last for around an hour and a quarter, giving us plenty of time to grab a brew and maybe a slice of cake at The Great Barn before heading back home at 3pm before rush hour starts.
If you'd like a lift with me from South Manchester I have 4 free spaces in my car so get in touch.
Directions to Great House Barn Leave M61 at Junction 6. At the end of De Havilland Way (passed Reebok Stadium) turn left at the Beehive Roundabout onto A673 Chorley New Road. After 2 miles turn right onto Rivington Lane. The Barn is on the left after circa 1.5 miles. Meet at the front of the Great House Barn Visitor Centre on Rivington Lane. Lots of free parking available nearby including directly opposite the Great House Barn on the lane up to Rivington Hall Barn. Nearest Sat Nav BL6 7SB
Toilets are available at the Visitor Centre at Great House Barn.
Don't forget sunscreen and insect repellent
Please remember to bring 1 - bottle of water 2 - any medications you may need 3 - a small rucksack as you`ll need both hands free at all times 4 - a mobile phone is useful for any last minute notifications.
Please note - you can cancel online up to 24 hours before the walk. Unfortunately, refunds are not allowed after this time. Please contact me directly via phone/text on 07738 931710 if you need to cancel nearer to the start time so we’re not waiting for you. Likewise, please phone/text as well as using the online system if you want to book on at the last minute - we don`t want to go without you!