The Methodist Church for Prescot & Whiston

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors . . .

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About us - Walking Group

The first footprints were laid down in November 2003 when we left the awesome Anderton Boat Lift and headed over the Cheshire fields to Great Budworth.  After a good lunch, more fields and then the Lion Salt Works and the Trent and Mersey Canal to complete the circuit.  It was a lovely day but little did we know what would grow from that simple beginning.

 

Every month we have done a walk and our area covers the original Lancashire, Wirral, Cheshire, North Wales, West Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.  Dozens of people have joined us and a wonderful spirit of friendship abounds.

 

Sometimes we amble by peaceful canals or rivers and often we follow field paths to savour the wonderful countryside that is our heritage.  Many have remarked how fortunate we are to have such pleasures on our doorstep.  We do venture on more demanding walks into the hills but always look forward to lunch time breaks in country inns and cafes where the fellowship continues as we eat and drink together.

 

From the outset, we have also catered for those who love exploring fascinating places without a lot of walking.  So, on our 'other trips', we have descended below the Mersey tunnel, closely observed sewage disposal in Manchester, eaten freshly baked biscuits in a beautiful Cheshire water mill and fed ducks at the idyllic Hollingworth Lake.  These 'other trips' are very popular.

 

The most ambitious projects we have tackled

have been our Sponsored Relay Walks each

being about 100 miles and covering a whole

weeked and raising thousands of pounds for

charities.  Walkers, car drivers and central

controllers have thoroughly enjoyed our

Sponsored Walks and all recieve a badge

for their efforts.

 

The climax of our year is the Christmas Party

at a favourite pub.  A good time is had by all.  

 

 

 

Charities that we have supported:

 

Willowbrook Hospice

Motor Neurone Disease

Rett Syndrome

North West Air Ambulance

Claire House Childrens Hospics

Action for Children

Macmillan Cancer Support

Alzheimer's Society

Stroke Association

The Peace Centre - Warrington

Diabetes UK

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