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Manor Walking Club

Countryside, hill and mountain walking

A random selection of images to give a flavour of the walks and scenery that we enjoy.

'Fields, Fells and Fellowship'

A welcome for new members

If you are considering joining the Manor Walking Club it makes sense to read about what we have to offer and to have a word with our membership secretary. We can suggest a suitable walk for you to join in order to try us out and we will alert the walk leader. Use our 'Contact us' page.

Our website includes a lot of information about what you might need in order to walk safely and in comfort but any of the committee members will be pleased to offer additional advice if you require it.

You might be wondering about the level of fitness required. We have provided some pointers as follows :-

If you look at our programme, you will see that the walks are graded A to C.  For a C grade walk, think in terms of Delamere Forest, the Sandstone Trail, the Peckforton Hills, and Thurstaston Common for example. For a B grade walk, think in terms of the stiffer hauls over Moel Fammau and the Clwydian range. The A grade walks are usually in Snowdonia on the Glyders, Carneddau and Snowdon for example. The A grade walks might involve some simple scrambling or boulder climbing, but nothing precipitous, and the walk description should make it clear.

The walks are typically between 6 and 13 miles long. For most walks, over a mixed terrain, the groups average about 2 miles per hour including all breaks. Therefore for the longer walks you need to get used to being out and about walking for four to six hours, of which all but about 45 minutes will be walking. The pace is 'steady', enabling conversation to take place. Walks on the programme have normally been reconnoitred by the leader to ensure they fit within the grading system, and leaders will always flag up any significant scrambling and/or exposure. If you are in doubt as to your capabilities for a walk please contact a committee member or the walk leader to discuss any concerns.

If you decide to join the club then please complete the proforma on the 'Join us' page. Our membership secretary will then be in touch to arrange payment of the annual subscription.