Best foot forward with new Mossley Outdoor Pursuits group

MOSSLEY’S LATEST activities group has enjoyed its first outing with the promise of plenty more days out in the coming months.

Walkers out and about

Mossley Outdoor Pursuits already has nearly 100 members signed up and excellent feedback following a debut event last month.

Formed by Dianne Kerr, the current Mayoress of Mossley and local photographer and keen walker, Alan Bishop, the pair hit on the idea for MOP after a recent charity hike.

They joined Dianne’s partner and Mayor of Mossley, Councillor Greg Brett, on his ‘Mayor Grylls’ trail from Micklehurst Cricket Club to Dovestone Reservoir and back.

“It was great to get out in the fresh air and the countryside,” explained Dianne.

“We thought more people would enjoy doing the same if there were walks organised for them. It’s great exercise and a chance to meet new people and make friends.”

A total of 15 walkers took part in the first ramble from Roaches Lock to Newbank Garden Centre, Dobcross.

“The Group is open to all ages and we are more than happy to accommodate children and dogs,” adds Dianne. “We are having discussion about organising the next walk.

“Sometimes they may be more challenging than others but we will try and cater for as many as possible.”

Members of the group having a well-deserved rest

After the flat towpath stroll of the first outing, MOP’s next trip promises to be more of an adventure.

The Group’s next confirmed outing is on Sunday, February 19 with a scenic walk from Mossley to Diggle and back. Meet at the lay-by close to the Royal George pub at 10.30am.

Then Sunday, March 19 has been pencilled in for a walk from Snake Pass to Edale.

For full details and more information about the Group visit the Facebook site or email Dianne at:


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