ON Friday 15th September a group of 20 travelled by rail from Cuddington and Northwich up to Altrincham to take part in a walking trip to the National Trust property, Dunham Massey. They were joined by Community Rail Officer Sarah Muir.
The walkers were made up of Country side Ranger Chris Moseley’s wellbeing walking group and were also joined by some of the Vale Royal Conservation Volunteers(VRCV). The group travelled free of charge curtesy of Northern Trains and on arrival at the Interchange were met by Mid Cheshire CRP`s Mike Battman who was leading the walk along with his wife Pat and their dog Martha. The National Trusts Anna Massey also joined in the walk from the Interchange as they are keen to promote sustainable methods of visiting their properties.
Mike devised a lovely route leading through the leafy streets of Altrincham, across the stunning Denzell Gardens and through a wild flower meadow. Once at Dunham Massey, Anna amde sure everyone was very well looked after organising free hot drinks at the café and a tour of the magnificent house and gardens.
At leaving time a number of the group walked back whilst a few caught the bus which stops right outside the Dunham Massey main entrance, in time to catch the train. If you`d like to try the walk for yourself click here for a map of the route https://www.midcheshirerail.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Large-Scale-3.pdf
The tired and happy walkers were delivered safely home thanks to Northern Trains and many said they would travel by rail again in the future and have a return visit to visit Dunham Massey-it was a perfect day all round plus warm sunshine from dawn till dusk!