Walking Programme

SUMMER 2024 PROGRAMME

Led by our experienced and enthusiastic leaders, full-day walks can last up to approximately 6 hours. Find out more about a typical day’s walking and what you need to bring on our Information for New Members page.

Walk grading:

A walks tackle the higher crags, usually in Snowdonia. With over 2,000ft/600m of ascent, these walks are ideal for more experienced hikers.

B walks are challenging walks, on undulating terrain such as moorland, with up to 2,000ft/600m of ascent.

C walks take in lower hillsides, fields, woodland and riverbanks, usually less than 1,000ft/300m of ascent.

+ after the grade signifies walks that are more strenuous than usual for the grade of walk, due to difficult terrain or more ascent than normal. A+ walks may include difficult scrambling, exposure or potentially icy conditions.
– after the grade signifies walks that are easier than usual for the grade of walk

Sunday Walking

We aim to provide two or three different grades of rambles on Sundays, covering a range of abilities so that our active members can choose according to their fitness and preference. The walks take place in local areas eg Cheshire, Wirral and NE Wales, and more distant local locations, such as Mid Wales, Shropshire, Lancashire, Snowdonia and the Peak District.

We meet at Lloyd’s Bank, Chester Business Park, CH4 9FB (map) to arrange car sharing to the walk starts, leaving by the time notified in the walk programme for each walk

Wednesday Walking

Our mid-week walks take place on alternate Wednesdays throughout the year. Their location is usually in Cheshire or North-East Wales but we sometimes go to the Wirral, Liverpool, Halton and Shropshire, in all cases less than an hour’s drive from Chester.

Our Wednesday walks are graded in the same way as all of the club walks. Most of them are C grade but some are C+ or B grade, with distances typically between 7 and 9 miles/ 11 – 14 kms.

We meet at Caldy Valley Church CH3 5PR, near Sainsbury’s off the A55, to arrange car sharing to the walk starts, normally leaving the car park at 9:30am, unless notified otherwise in the walk programme. A coffee break, picnic lunch and an optional drink in a pub or café afterwards is the order of the day.

The number of members on our Wednesday walks varies between 6 and 26. We pride ourselves on being a friendly bunch so why not give us a try!

Tuesday evening walks

Summer Tuesday evening walks are shorter, more local walks. They can include historical or geological walks and also visits- for example a recent trip to NE Wales Search and Rescue at Colomendy- and there’s usually a meal out included on one evening. Walks start at 7pm, usually from the venue, unless otherwise stated in the programme.

Further Information

To enable us to offer up to 3 walks each Sunday, plus midweek walks and trips, we welcome and support new leaders. You may already be an experienced walk leader or we can offer help until you feel more confident. Offers of walks to our Rambles Organisers would be very much appreciated

Unfortunately, we don’t allow dogs on our walks. This is because many of our routes pass through farmland where there’s livestock grazing.

Due to the varied terrain of many routes, we don’t allow under 18s on club walks.

Member’s participation in any walk is subject to the discretion of the leader.

Leaders put much time and effort into devising their walks. Please respect this and don’t go ahead of the leader.

LET THE LEADER LEAD

Participants should be aware that there is an element of risk on any walk.

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