Micro Event: Bridgewater canal circular day walk
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An 18km (11 mile) very flat and pretty easy walk. A semi-rural route starting in Monton in Salford, this day walk tracks the Bridgewater canal, the catalyst of the industrial revolution, taking in the ancient estate of the man who built it we’ll head out past his former home now the construction site of the new RHS national garden at Worsley New Hall. Following the course of the canal to Astley, we’ll then head across the notorious peat bog that is Chat Moss. It’s here we’ll cross another world first, the famous “floating” Manchester to Liverpool railway, depending on conditions we might have rolling views as far as Winter Hill. Once across the moss we’ll skirt Barton Aerodrome before linking back-up to the canal for the final stretch on our return to Monton.
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- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
- Please join events within around one hour’s travel from your home, rather than travelling longer distances to get there.
- Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
- Public transport use to the start point is discouraged, as this is a non-essential journey. No car sharing to the start point unfortunately either.
- Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice.
- Each person can only attend one OutdoorLads micro event a week. (Leaders to leave at least three days between events they lead.)
- On walks, one person to hold open gates and allow everyone to walk through – so minimising surfaces that multiple people touch.
- Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
- Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
- Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!
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Image Credits: All photos taken by ODL member Rich Seddon.
What to bring
Boots: A decent pair of waterproof hiking boots are essential, although the canal towpath is straightforward Chat Moss may be wet.
Waterproofs: given the time of year check the weather, parts of the route are exposed route and you may need a waterproof jacket.
Layers: although not strenuous, the area is very open so come prepared for the weather.
Food & drink
Please ensure you have plenty of water with you, you may also want to bring a flask of coffee. THERE IS NOWHERE TO BUY FOOD ON THE ROUTE so please bring a packed lunch and plenty of snacks to keep you going.