Activity: War Horse to Water

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Explorer WALX

Price: £7.00

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  • Distance: 4 Miles
  • Date: Tue 19th March
  • Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location Name: Cottam Community Centre
  • Address: Cottam Community Centre, Haydocks Lane, Preston PR4 0NP, United Kingdom
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Main Instructor:

Gillian Mason

Hosted By:

Gillian Mason

Walk Description:

This walk will start at the hub of Cottam, the Community Centre where all sorts of activities take place for the local people of Cottam.  Crossing over the road we shall admire ‘War Horse to Water’, the art of Thompson Dagnall of a medieval war horse in head armour forced into the water along with his rider.  Carrying on through the maze we shall cross Cottam Green and join the canal at Lea Road. 

Down the canal we will be on the lookout for wildlife including swans and herons and maybe picking some of the wild brambles in season.  Over Valentines Bridge we shall wander the pathways of Cottam passing close to Tom Benson Way before heading back via Nog Tow and some of the new housing estates and Miller Lane, an urban greenspace used by many of the community for dog walking and games. 

Cottam is surprisingly full of pathways with hidden gems to seek out and enjoy.


It is essential to register and book in advance online.

It is advisable to wear a bum bag with a water bottle or hydration pack. Do bring a high energy snack to have on the hoof or as soon as we finish. Wear comfortable clothing that suitable for the weather. Do wear sturdy grippy shoes.

We respect people`s busy agendas and do like to start promptly. Please arrive 5 minutes early for your class and be ready to start on time.


Walk speed guide:

Gentle stroll - Gear 1 - Nice pace that you can do for extended periods. 2-2.5mph (these generally are our Wellness walks)   Easy walk - Gear 2 - Faster pace gained through technique. Expect Gear 2 at times throughout the walk with occasional photo stops. 2.5mph (Most of our 1-hour Explorer walks)   Moderate walk - Gear 2/3 - Faster again using technique and with less recovery. Very little stopping. 2.5mph-3mph+ (these are generally Total Body Walx, but also explore this pace on our Explorer and Adventure walks)   Strenuous walk - gear 3/4  (these are generally Total Body Walx, but also explore this pace on our Explorer and Adventure walks).

You are asked to contact your WALX Guide by phone, leaving a voicemail or sending an sms text to the number listed below, if you are likely to be delayed as we do start classes promptly.

Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 2 hours’ notice.

All activities are undertaken at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any injuries or accidents incurred. We undertake to deliver all classes with qualified staff and have made every effort to risk assess all WALX. On occasions it is necessary to make dynamic risk assessment decisions when there is a localised incident such as trees fallen en route, flooding, traffic changes, etc.

Please ensure your PARQ is up to date and notify us in writing if you have any change to your medical records, or physical or mental wellbeing. This should include any surgery, falls, knocks, or accidents. Thank you.

Contact details (only contact to notify if late or cancelling)

Matt 07530 813225


Location Notes:

Park in the bays provided farthest from the entrance