This (rescheduled) easy and mostly flat walk will be around 4 miles in total - there and back - and will take place around the Chorlton Ees area.
The meeting point will be outside Chorlton Bus Station on Barlow Moor Road , Manchester M21 8DQ which is easily accessible by frequent bus services from Manchester City Centre (Bus nos 85 and 86). After meeting there we will head down the nearby Beech Road towards the entrance of Chorlton Ees and which is where our forage will begin.
During a recent reccie, I was excited to discover a significant number of apple trees around the area (at least 30) with fruit ready for picking as well as a few sloes.... and who knows what other forage'ables might also be waiting to be discovered along the way.
No matter what we forage on the day, this is still a great opportunity to explore a very pleasant area of countryside situated in the heart of Chorlton. At the end of the walk there will also be an opportunity to get a well deserved drink in the nearby Jacksons Boat Pub which is situated near the banks of the River Mersey.
Please remember to bring bags to carry the apples in and, if possible, a long-handled fruit picker - as a lot of the apples are situated high up in the trees . If you don't have one of these then don't worry as I'll be bringing along my own telescopic fruit picker which people can use for reaching fruit on the usually inaccessible, higher branches.