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Southport Group

Southport Ramblers welcome all age groups from 8 to 80+ for fortnightly worry-free walking (travelling by coach) with like-minded people throughout the year.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

Parking near the Horseshoe pub, today we are within easy reach of the Kingfisher Trail, the Irwell Sculpture Trail and the Rotary Way. So there are varied and interesting walks to be had, including a section of the now disused Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal towpath. All walks today start and end at the Horseshoe Pub, and head south using parts of the old railway line trackbed. The Irwell Sculpture Trail and The Kingfisher Way.

A Walk Leader - Derek Cook - 9.5 miles, very similar to todays B Walk, just that little bit longer, and starting with a short steep climb up to Cinder Hill, and with one extra bridge to cross.

B Walk Leader - Chris Grayson - 8 miles with little uphill, and taking in the Irwell Sculpture Trail, Prestwich Forest Park. Returning viaClifton Country Park and the Rotary Way.

C Walk Leader - Pam Ashton An easy 6 miles heading south to view the 13 Arch Bridge, then returning through Clifton Country Park and along the Kingfisher Trail.

Sunday, 3 December 2023
Start time:
7:50 am
Estimated finish time:
5:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Three walks will be available with details circulated on the coach. They will range from easy to strenuous depending on the walk selected.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Coach trip
  • Family-Friendly

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking