Walk to Haigh Hall

Started by: roylew (3223)

Couldn’t believe the number of cars today (Sunday) on the official car park at the hall...attendants taking money..why do the council do this...I would have thought it’s against the government advice to drive to these sort of locations...also many people walking in fairly large groups,certainly not bubbles....I won’t be walking there again for a while...even Hall Lane was jammed with and my lovely bubble will choose more prudently in future

Started: 12th Jan 2021 at 10:07

Posted by: PeterP (8306)

The powers that be want you to stop local so Haigh Hall is local to a lot of people.Same with the canal or Pennington Flash/Three Sisters. Were I live both estates around me have steep slopes so it is hard work in the snow to push the gaffer in her wheelchair.Used to take her along Golborne Road to see the horses but these are in stables during the cold spell.The paths in the park near me are very narrow and half of the path is dirt/grass. Need an all terrain wheelchair which costs thousands of pounds Prefer to just go for a ride in the car but if pulled I dont think We could get away with it being for MENTAL exercise not Physical exercise

Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 10:36

Posted by: roylew (3223)

Yeah walking with your worries there..but walking in groups of 6 to 10 with 4 dogs..not compliant me thinks..and not just a few groups doing was definitely social exercise

Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 11:13

Posted by: tomplum (7122) 

Peter, I think you would be ok in your case because, there will be just you and Mrs P in a bubble, you are not socializing just , getting out for some relieve from being penned up, If you stay in the greater Manchester area , and that gives you a big scope and do not meet others and keep 2 metres from anyone else , you are within the guidelines, Take a flask and a picnic as long as you and Mrs P do not mix, you are ok,

Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 20:40

Posted by: tonker (23048) 

"If you stay in the greater Manchester area , and that gives you a big scope ", says Tom.

So, Billinge Hill is out of the question?
What about a walk round Carr Mill Dam, via Garswood Old Road?

"But officer, I'm less than 2 miles from my house"!

"Sorry. Rules are rules, you're out of your locality, plus you were eating a Mars Bar and drinking coffee. That constitutes a picnic. I'm fining you £200 (reduced to £100 if paid within 14 days)"
"You should've gone to Haigh Hall instead"!

"But officer, Haigh Hall is seven miles away from my house"!

"Well, Yeah, burrit'sint'borough, laaaaike"!

Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 21:07

Posted by: tomplum (7122) 

Tonker, you have to play the rules, Peter is in order Driving to the country parks, of which there are many in Oldham, to get views of the Pennies and the moors of saddleworth, and to take a flask of coffee/tea and a fake Mars from Aldi but eat and drink in the bubble of the car or a picnic table that is empty, He can go in a chippy ( wearing a mask) and keeping 2 metres away, then eat them looking over the beauty spots of the empty runways of Manchester airports, Its the rule breakers that are doing the damage, Mr and Mrs no wear a mask and their 6 kids and two dogs running around the parks, dropping MacDonald's burger wrappers and chip cartons and not picking the dog muck up that are causing the problems,

Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 21:25

Posted by: tonker (23048) 

Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 21:31

Posted by: tonker (23048) 

You can travel five miles from home, to walk,
But don't drink coffee at the same time!

Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 21:36

Posted by: tomplum (7122) 

They are not walkers. they are socializers, they're wearing lippie and make up. those wellies are not walking wellies, they are for show but, they don't fool me nor the cops, I believe they got the fines squashed because they went skrycing to the ' its not fair' Emerly Pancake brigade, So lets hop it learns them what a walk means,
A Walk, A action of the legs to stride out and gain movement in a forward motion ( unless its a moon walk), No car is required, you just go out of the house and walk, Do it by your self or one other household partner,

Replied: 13th Jan 2021 at 08:50


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