[dropcap=”circle”]A series of group walks will let local residents take the scenic route into Altrincham to watch the Tour of Britain this Saturday.
Altrincham’s Business Improvement District (The BID) is coordinating group walks to the town centre on ‘Quietways’ – routes which avoid the busiest roads, use pedestrian crossings and make the most of the green routes on our doorstep.
Walk leaders and volunteers will guide groups into the town on Saturday morning from Sale, Timperley and Bowdon Vale.
The Timperley walk, for example, takes in the peacefulness of King George V Pool and the Bowdon walk will meander down the historic quietness of the Narrows, the ancient walking route which links Bowdon with Altrincham.
Each of the walks will set off on Saturday morning and arrive in Altrincham in time for the group to enjoy the start of the final stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, followed by all of the events and activities which are happening in Altrincham on the day.
Elizabeth Faulkner, BID Business Development Manager for Altrincham Unlimited, said: “It’s always fun to walk as a group and great for your health. You may already be familiar with these routes but if you’re not, you will not be disappointed as the town is surrounded by beautiful spaces and architecture which can be really appreciated at walking pace.
“We are also fortunate to have some great public transport links if you are not able to walk, or if you fancy just walking one way. We will be looking to develop this project further to wherever possible reduce congestion in the town and improve air quality.”
You can download the Sale to Altrincham Quietway here.
The BID team is also planning more group walks via ‘Quietways’ from Broadheath, Dunham Massey and Hale Barns.
To take part this Saturday, just come along to one of the meeting points, where walk leaders and volunteers will be waiting. You will be asked to sign a disclaimer confirming that you walk at your own risk.
‘Quietways’ Walks – Saturday 14th September
- Timperley to Altrincham – meet at 08:30 by the Frank Sidebottom Statue, WA15 7UG (approximately 40 mins / 2 miles). Roads, pathways and some uneven terrain.
- Bowdon Vale to Altrincham – meet at 08:30 outside the Co-op, Vicarage Lane, WA14 3BE (approximately 30 mins / 2 miles). Roads and pathways.
- Sale to Altrincham – meet at 08:15 outside Waterside, M33 7ZF (approximately 75 mins / 3.3 miles). Roads, pathways and some uneven terrain.
More information on Quietways: http://altrinchamunlimited.co.uk/campaigns/quietways