Wigan carers enjoy Manchester Walks

Activities 18 March 2022

A few weeks ago we joined Carers Stepping Out on their Greater Manchester walk at Alexandra Park with 18 walkers from Manchester and Wigan & Leigh.

We had a fabulous day spotting the beautiful spring flowers, enjoying fresh air and exercise on a lovely day.

Those that opted for the shorter walk did a loop of Alexandra Park including a wander inside the Lodge and more history of this fabulous Park from Cath Fernley.
The longer walk from the park down to the Fallowfield Loop and through Houghend Clough and also included some interesting history of the area, seeing where the old Manchester airport was; also the site of some long forgotten post war prefab; where people hid horses from Bonnie Prince Charlie’s troops; and where Muddy Waters, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Sonny Boy Williamson sang for a Granada TV show – a totally lovely day.

After the walks we enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch courtesy of Coffee Cranks in the Pavilion Cafe at Alexandra Park.

Thank you to our walking volunteers and the walkers for being part of another wonderful walk.

Join us on our next Greater Manchester Carers walk on Tuesday 5th April at Peel Park in Salford – book here.