Long Walks in August 2022

3 Aug 2022 Runcorn Leader: Martyn, Length of walk: 8 miles, Driving Distance: 30 miles, Number walking: 9

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Martyn’s walk started at Top Lock’s Car Park in Runcorn and initially took us through the centre of the town, in search of toilets which had been carefully reccied by Martin but the local council sadly let us down as they were shut even though times said they should be open – all fine though as we were all happy to proceed and cope along the way!

A lovely start along the canal in beautiful sunshine with many coots and moorhens to count. Martyn’s knowledge of canals and canal boats was excellent and we all learnt a lot along the way. Leaving the canal we wended our way through lovely parks and fields that surprised us all and the icing on the cake was when we got to the Castle pub on the hill at old Halton where the views were amazing, reaching as far as Wales. Martyn negotiated access to the castle (and the pub loos).

Back down in to Runcorn and a gentle walk along the promenade which taken you along the Mersey and the Ship Canal under the Jubilee Bridge.

Altogether a fabulous walk, showing us all parts of Runcorn that we didn’t know about – thank you Martyn!