Our long U3A walk this week is a circular walk of approximately 8 miles starting from the White Lion at Manley Road, Alvanley, WA6 9DD.
There is an initial mile of road walking before joining the Sandstone Trail towards Frodsham, walking past Alvanley Cliff, Snidley Moor and Woodhouse Hill. We leave the Sandstone Trail and then follow the Carriage Drive path towards Frodsham before turning back on ourselves and heading towards Helsby Hill. The climb up is a bit steep but the views from the top are worth the pain! Then back to the White Lion for lunch. No stiles, animals or cowpats but it was quite muddy in a few places following the storm last week. There are no facilities on this route so take food and drink.
There are several ways to get to Alvanley. Use the A41 towards Chester and turn right at the Sainsbury's junction and then right onto the A51. Then take the A54 road from the Tarvin roundabout and then left onto B5393 towards Frodsham, passing through Ashton Hayes and Mouldsworth. The White Lion is opposite the Church in Alvanley.
Alternatively go to Huxley, turn left and join the A51 at Clotton or Duddon (Okells Garden Centre). Turn left onto A51 and then right at the Tarvin roundabout onto the A54 and then onto the B5393. Anyone coming from Chester could use the A56 towards Helsby turning right towards Alvanley just after the Helsby Arms pub. Please park in the lower car park.
We need to be walking by 10.00am from the pub and it is about 30 minutes drive from Tattenhall so we would need to meet in time to leave the car park behind Alison's Cafe at 9:15am.
We plan to book a table for lunch at the White Lion, so please let me know if you would like to be included for that. If you intend to just join us for the walk could you also please let me know where you are meeting us.
It is important that everyone contacts me to let me know if you are coming since bad weather can mean a change of plans – jillhug@ hotmail.co.uk or 01829 770634.
Remember, you don't have to be a U3A member to join us for a couple of trial walks but after that, we do ask you to join the group.
We look forward to seeing you.