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Weekend Walk – The Return of the Giant Hogweed

by prestwichfocus on 15 May, 2018

Manchester Weekend Walkers have organised a walk which seats off from Prestwich Metrolink on Saturday 26 May 2018, to ‘marvel at the magnificent Giant Hogweed’ in the Irwell Valley.

They say: “We start the walk at Prestwich tram stop, to Prestwich Clough, and Prestwich Forest Park, to enjoy the mid spring greenery. We have a break at Clifton Aqueduct, to admire the mighty River Irwell and the 13 Arches Viaduct. We then follow the River Irwell to Drink Water Park and the highest point at Kersall Moor. Finally, we stroll through Broughton Park and to Crumpsall Tram Station. What to see and hear: Giant Hogweed, Red Campion, Wood Forget-me-not, and hear Blackcaps, Garden Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers. Walkers are warned not to touch the Hogweed, especially if it is sunny, since blisters can form on the skin in some people.”

Meet 12 noon Prestwich Tram Stop. The walk is 6 miles with a 50m ascent.

More info here.

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