March 14th – Put a Spring in Your Step – Walks With Cheshire East Council

With just over a week to go before the official start of Spring, Cheshire East Council is urging everyone to take part in rambles across the countryside.

 Already, the first wave of sunshine has burst through – creating perfect walking weather to really appreciate the views that Cheshire East lends itself.

 This Sunday (March 14) provides the perfect opportunity to get into the Spring mood with two walks led by professional rangers.

  •  “Tree-mendous trees” is a gentle amble, stopping frequently to look at trees and shrubs and a chance to discuss some folklore, facts and trees. Starts at 10am and finishes around 12.30pm. The meeting point is Salt Line Car Park (off A533). Hassall Green (SJ775582). Leader is Ranger, Alistair Wright. Book by calling 01270 764773.
  •  Wildboarclough Walk is an 8km (5 mile) hilly ramble looking at the history of the area and enjoying spectacular views. The walk starts at 11am and finishes around 3pm. The meeting point is Clough House Car Park, Wildboarclough (SJ988699). The leader is Ranger, Ed Pilkington. Book by calling 01625 504528.

 Councillor Andrew Knowles, Cabinet member with responsibility for health and wellbeing, said: “Getting out and about in the sunshine and spring air is the perfect tonic to the winter blues.

 “The walks are free for everyone, so there’s no expense involved other than preparing a hearty packed lunch.

 “Everyone, young and old, is urged to come along and enjoy the great outdoors.” 

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