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u3asites.org.uk/north-west/home

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'Our Region includes the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, and Lancashire plus the Metropolitan Boroughs within Greater Manchester and Merseyside and all contiguous Unitary Authorities.'

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www.brigantesenglishwalks.com

Overview

'Brigantes Walking Holidays and Baggage Courier Service has been used and appreciated by hundreds of walkers and cyclists since 1990, throughout the north of England - the ancient homeland of the Brigantes, the British tribes who occupied the north of England in Roman times.'

www.discoveringbritain.org/activities/north-west-england/

Overview

'At the heart of the industrial revolution, the northwest rose to lead the world as a centre of innovation, power and trade. Discover that legacy, the seaside resorts once built for city workers, and the wealth of diverse communities in the region today. Bask in the stunning beauty of the Lake District and find out how it came about. Wander through picturesque Pennine villages and across open moorland.'

footprintswalkingclub.org.uk/programmes/northern.php

Overview

'The origins of "Footprints Walking Club" can be traced back to the Summer of 1987 when a group of walkers met on a holiday in the Lake District and decided to organise a "reunion" weekend. This led to more weekends being arranged and gradually programmes of day walks as well.'

www.gandljdean.co.uk/rambling/region.html

Overview

'Rambling, mainly in Northern England.' Details of over 100 walks.

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www.peakandnorthern.org.uk

Overview

'Has been active for well over 100 years, promoting the interests of public footpath users in the North Midlands and North West of England. We monitor, protect, and improve the footpath network for the benefit of all.'

www.goc.org.uk/groups/transpennine/

Overview

'Transpennine is a large and highly active GOC group based in the North of England. Our region encompasses a vast swathe of fascinating and diverse landscape stretching coast to coast from Lancashire & Cheshire in the west to Yorkshire in the east and taking in much of the Pennines, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors plus all the lesser-known vales and hills in between and including Greater Manchester & Merseyside ...'

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking_day

Overview

'A Walking Day is a type of church parade. Walking days are most common in the North West region of England, where they are an annual event for many towns and villages. In some rural communities in the North West they are known as Field Days, Gala Days or Club Days ... Non-church processions are often led by a young lady, who has been crowned the "Rose Queen" for the year. The Queen may be particular to a church but can represent the whole village too. Indeed, some Rose Queens and May Queens have festivals of their own ... '

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railramblers.wordpress.com/about/

Overview

'We are a diverse and friendly group of people who enjoy walking in the beautiful and varied countryside of north west England. As our name suggests, we are particularly keen to use public transport to reach our destinations and we have been promoting this idea for almost forty years. It's a great way to reach our countryside and our leaders often pass on lots of interesting facts about locations and people during walks.'

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Rail Ramblers

www.nwcoastalforum.org.uk/nw-coastal-trail/

Overview

'Ambitious and exciting project, aiming to create a continuous, multi-use trail running along the coast from Carlisle to Chester, linking some of the North West’s greatest coastal landscapes, heritage and settlements.' Alert 'Please note that with the work now progressing on the England Coastal Path the Forum is no longer leading on coastal access although we do still have an ambition to help to secure improved access for horse riding and cycling to and along the North West’s coast.'

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North West Coastal Forum

www.peakandnorthern.org.uk/walksforall/index.htm

Overview

'Over the last two years the Peak & Northern Footpaths Society has received an increasing number of requests from the general public and members for information about walks suitable for people with limited mobility and a range of disabilities, for those who use wheelchairs, and for those with children in pushchairs and buggies ...'

www.nuttalls.com/index.shtml

Overview

'Over 500 walks to choose from. Browse the walks and pictures and download a free sample ... Walks will be delivered as PDF files attached to an e-mail ... Prices: £1.50 each up to 5, then £1 each.'

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