Bronze Qualifying Expedition – May 20th – 21st 2017

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 3 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

All groups will be walking the same route but at different times. At the moment they will all start from Riley Green Marina, Bolton Rd, Hoghton PR5 0SP and finish at Curley’s Dining Rooms
Wallsuches, Off Chorley Old Rd, Horwich, Bolton, Lancs, BL6 6PP.

The times for dropping off will be 8.30am, 9.00am, 9.30am, 10.00am but as yet we don’t know which groups will be first etc. As there is limited parking, it would be ideal if car sharing can be used to limit cars.
They will be staying at Bibby’s farm scout camp and walking roughly 15k a day.
Finishing at Curley’s means that there is somewhere to grab a coffee if they are later than we expect. Again there is limited parking, so only park in the car park if you are using the cafe. There is general parking outside on the road.
We would hope that the groups will set off on the Sunday from 7.30am, so the first group should arrive at the finish for roughly between 2.30pm – 3pm and then it depends on the speed of the groups to how long they turn up after that. Usually it can depend on the weather, if it rains they go slower, hot they go faster.
We will attempt to phone all parents of the groups when they are about an hour away from the finish.
Here are the routes.
Day One
Day Two
We will try to keep you updated throughout the expedition via facebook.