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Discover Bury’s Self Led Walks

by timpickstone on 15 July, 2020

Residents are to be helped to discover the beautiful countryside and nature on their doorsteps through a new book of 13 guided walks [].

Bury Council has worked with local walking group leaders to compile two recommended routes for each of Bury’s six townships. 

There is also an additional town centre walk around heritage and cultural attractions, to celebrate Bury’s Town of Culture status.

Each walk has an easy to read illustrated map and simple step by step directions. They are between 1.7 miles and 3.5 miles in distance and should take between an hour and an hour and a half for most people.

The nature walks include circuits along the River Irwell at Summerseat, Prestwich and Radcliffe, Elton reservoir; as well as from Greenmount, and through Chesham Wood and Ainsworth Wood.

The town centre walk takes in the East Lancashire Railway, Transport Museum, Robert Peel statue, The Rock, Bury Market, Kay Garden, the Fusilier Museum, Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre, the Victoria Wood statue and The Met. 

The number of people walking regularly leapt up during the coronavirus lockdown as people took advantage of their daily exercise slot to explore their local areas.

The booklet is particularly aimed at people of any age who would prefer to walk with friends or family at a time suitable to them, rather than as part of an organised event.

Printed booklets will be available to collect from Bury Town Hall and from local libraries and leisure centres when they reopen.

You can download the full booklet here.

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