Locals tackle Pots and Pans during Greater Manchester Walking Week

LOCALS put their best foot forward as part of Greater Manchester Walking Week.

There was a “truly marvellous turnout” of 60 for Pots and Pans, UProjects’ input to the week.

Walkers at Pots and Pans

It was a 4.3-mile circuit from the Cross Keys Inn, Uppermill, in foggy and blustery conditions with the route taking in Running Hill Pits, Broadstone Trig, Alderman Hill and the war memorial at Pots and Pans before returning to the pub via Pobgreen.

The walk, led by UProjects’ mountain leaders, is one of many featured in Christian Maylor’s Saddleworth Discovery Walks.

Also featured in the walking week were the regular health walks that are organised by Oldham Council Environmental Services and take place every Wednesday (12.30pm) at Dovestone from the Clarence pub and Tuesday (10am) from Waterhead Park to Strinesdale.

There are more ‘Let’s go for a walk’ events each week around the borough that are part of the National Walking for Health Campaign.

There are around 800 walking for health schemes nationally. Log on to www.walkingforhealth.org.uk and put in your local postcode to find a walk near you.

UProjects, that organises outdoor activities such as walks and rock climbing, is looking to recruit volunteers to lead short, accessible walks.

Anybody interested can email: alan.keane@uprojects.co.uk

The walkers ready to set off from the Cross Keys

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