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Guided Circular Walks from Acton to make a Welcome Return

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

The ‘Tea at the Tower’ community café at St Mary’s Church, Acton (every Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm) made a welcome return on 29th August 2021 after being suspended since March 2020 due to the pandemic.

Aerial view of St Mary’s Church, Acton and the surrounding Cheshire countryside (photo: Jonathan White)

From Sunday 5th September 2021 the monthly ‘Tea at The Tower’ guided circular walks from St Mary’s Church, Acton are also recommencing, after also being suspended since March 2020 due to the pandemic.

The ‘Tea at The Tower’ walks are at a relaxed pace and the 5 mile route will mainly involve canal towpath and lane walking and only a small number of stiles will be negotiated. Stout outdoor shoes or walking shoes/boots are recommended. Ample car parking is available in the Acton village car park. All are welcome, including dogs on leads. Donations are gratefully received.

All walks start from St Mary’s Church, Acton at 1pm (please meet for 12.45pm at the Church), and for those who wish to indulge in cake and a drink, walkers will be back in time to visit the Acton Church ‘Tea at the Tower’ community café (a small donation is appreciated for the drink and cake).

The other future dates for the walks are: Sunday 3rd October, Sunday 7th November, Sunday 5th December, Sunday 9th January 2022, Sunday 6th February. 

Nick Harley, Lead Walker, said: “It will be good to meet up again with the regular walkers from 18 months ago and this is also an ideal walk for any walking novices who may wish to join us. You will be made very welcome. Further guided walks from Acton will be held during the Autumn and Winter, and they will be between 4 to 6 miles in length.”

For further information please phone 01270-620612 or 07710983125.