Magnificent group walk

The Chorley and District Group walk has now become an established part of the group’s calendar. It traditionally starts and ends at the Rivington Village Bowling Club.

Nestled on the north embankment of Rivington reservoir, the Rivington Bowling Club, bar and tea room is steeped in local history at the heart of this area of outstanding natural beauty. There is no better place to relax after a good walk.

Paul Snape and Alan Hurst are the architects of the event which this year went over mainly new ground; on paths, through fields around reservoirs; surrounded by beautiful scenery and fresh air without a car or any traffic to be seen.

The number of walkers increases every year and this year was no exception. The day started dry but turned a little wet and muddy for part of the walk, ending in brilliant sunshine.

Group chairman Peter Lockett thanked Paul and Alan for finding such an interesting and varied route. Peter also thanked them for the excellent way they marshalled the walk, keeping the fast, the slow, the young and the not so young plus the accompanying dogs together.

The walkers.

The walkers.