On Wednesday 10th May our regular walking group took part in the Greater Manchester Walking Festival event and arranged a walk at Burrs Country Park near Bury. We had a great turn out with 15 people in total completing the walk, which was designed by two of our volunteers, Jane & Evan.
It felt like we had 4 seasons of weather as we walked through trees and along by the River Irwell! We discovered some of the stone sculptures located in a clearing, the stones were carved by Julie Edwards in 1997 and were recycled from a bridge in Bury which was dismantled. The stones had markings left by the original masons and Julie turned these into symbols of the historic industries of Greater Manchester including hammers, screws and fish!
There were some great discussions and conversations as we walked through the park on all sorts of topics, we had some great feedback from our members about how good it was to get out, have a walk and a chat.
We returned to the creative living centre and many of us shared lunch in our sunshine café at our regular lunch service which happens every Wednesday.
If you're interested in taking part in similar events, our Walking Group meet Wednesdays 11am - 12.30pm at the centre, and a lot of the gang stick around for lunch service afterwards for a cuppa and a chat, 12.30pm - 2.30pm
A massive thank you to our volunteers Jane, Evan, Helen, Angela who helped on the day 😊
Take Part Co-ordinator