News & Events

SFG News August 2017

Daytime walks and evening walks are announced most weeks by email and Facebook.

Group photos:

New Years Day 2018 Group photo

New Years Day 2019, fifty happy people pausing at Bradwall Village Hall for mulled wine and mince pies.

Lost Footpaths in Cheshire Project.
We have until 2026 to claim any old and lost footpaths not at present shown on the CEC Definitive Map. To see the Bulletins on how to claim the paths, please see below. If you want to join the group of volunteers working on the project, please contact Trevor on
See also the article in the Chronicle March 2018 for background information.

Chronicle lost footpaths 20180329

Bradwall Manor walk NO STILE
Last remaining stile removed March 2019

FP14 Stopping up order April2019
Cheshire East Council issue a Stopping Up (Extinguishment) Order, on FP14 to allow the Persimmon development to take place. SFG will object by the closing date of 23 May 2019.

FP14 stopping-up Chronicle article 2May2019
Chronicle publishes an article showing walkers fuming at the foundations on FP14.

Chronicle litter Brook Farm 2May2019
Mr Witter of Brook farm Wheelock complains of litterers on his land.

190514 SFG Objection to Stopping up order FP14
Letter to Interim Director of Governance and Compliance services, PRoW Unit, CEC. The letter objects to the Stopping Up Order for Sandbach Footpath 14.

190523 Town Trail Booklet Chronicle
Chronicle publishes article announcing the availability of the Town Trail, free booklet.

Sandbach Walking Festival Programme 2019
The complete list of 37 events offered 29th June to 7th July 2019

Sandbach Town Talk magazine June 2019, showing the Walking Festival

Sandbach Tree Trail list 25June2019
See a list of the trees found on a walk round Sandbach Park on the first day of the Walking Festival 2019.

New stile free walk along the River Wheelock. 13SEPT2019
From Wheelock, by Brook Farm, along the River Wheelock, passing Fields Farm, turn right at the lane and go towards the railway line, then follow the path to the side of the railway all the way to the canal and turn right to follow the canal towpath with the canal to the left all the way back to Wheelock.
Distance about 4 miles,
Stiles NONE, now all gates and Kissing gates.
The walk is on the “Local Walks” tab on this website, about 5th one down the list, called “River Wheelock”.
Picture below shows two of the gates on a footbridge by the magnificent Black Poplar Tree