Sunday Walk Programme


Congleton Museum

Leisure

Sunday 2nd June

Congleton Museum

The Sunday Walk Programme from Congleton Museum is back...

Walks last approx 1 hour and 30 minutes, followed by a complimentary cream tea back at the museum. For any dietary requirements, please contact the museum at least 48 hours prior to the walk. 

Walks are delivered at a moderate pace, sometimes going up/down steps. Comfortable footwear is advisable. 

Please contact us with any accessibility enquiries, as some walks can be adapted to suit access needs.

Walks will take place on the following:

2nd June - Routeways to the Past

This walk will explore the medieval pathways once used by priests to travel from Astbury to Congleton to take mass in the Higher Chapel of St Peter. Depending on the weather waterproof footwear may be required.

7th July - History on your Doorstep

How did 'Rope Walk' and Priesty Fields get their names? Where's the bridge in Bridge Street? Discover Black Lion Court and the Cockshuts. Join this walk and find out about Congleton's fascinating history and some of its secret places. 

4th August - Congleton's Lost Buildings

Using images this walk will identify the locations of those many historic and attractive buildings the town has lost over the last 120 years. It will also look at how these changes have destroyed the town's unique appearance.

1st September - Where trains would run

Was Congleton originally destined to be the major railway junction Crewe became? Between 1825 and 1853 24 separate railway lines were proposed which would have passed through the town. This walk will look at the impact these might have had on Congleton had they been built.

6th October - Congleton and the Age of Enlightenment 

The 18th century saw many advances in science, art, literature, industrial and agricultural production. This walk will examine how the wealth, the 'Age of Enlightenment' and the Industrial Revolution changed the architecture of the town.

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