Forest Church Manchester June 5th 2022 – 10am – Piethorne Valley
After a bit of break while folk were off on various travels, we’re going to meet again in June, even though it is the bank holiday weekend. There seem to be enough folk around to make it viable.
We’ll meet at 10am in the car park at Ogden Reservoir near Milnrow
OS Grid Ref: SD 95268 12231 – Latitude:53°36’24″NLongitude:2°4’23″W
Probably more useful is the postcode for SatNav – OL16 3TQ
PLEASE BE CAREFUL NOT TO CONFUSE THIS OGDEN RESERVOIR WITH THE ONE IN HALIFAX
The walk I have found is just over 8.5 km and takes us up over the moorland south of the M62, before dropping back across the valley with some spectacular views of Greater Manchester. Total elevation is about 310m so not too strenuous, but still enough to get the heart pumping.
Working on the probably optimistic assumption that we will be approaching the summer solstice, let’s plan to end with a bring and share picnic back at the reservoir.
All are very welcome, although obviously, if walking 8.5km is going to be a challenge, it’ll involve a certain amount of sitting in the car park waiting for us to get back.
It would be helpful to know if any children are going to be with us. We’ll plan some children’s activities.
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