Firth Park Walk

Meet:  Mondays (except Bank holidays)  from 11.15 at the bottom of the steps of the First Start Centre, Firth Park Road

Day: Mondays

Time: 11.20 in time to start walking at 11.30

Meet: Outside the First Start Centre, Firth Park S5 6HH 

Toilets Toilets (access via Henry's cafe)
Uneven ground Uneven ground
Some inclines Some inclines
May be muddy May be muddy
Refreshments available Refreshments available (local cafes)
Rest stop available Rest stop available
Public transport accessible Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby Car parking nearby      

 

 

 

 

Weekly Health Walks have been running from the First Start Centre in Firth Park since it was opened by David Blunkett in 2005. Walkers meet on the path below the access steps leading up to the front entrance to the First Start building from 11.15am in time to start walking at 11.30. Each week a shorter, slower walk is offered in addition to a longer option conducted at a faster pace. Many of the walkers return to Henry’s café in the First Start Centre for refreshments after the walk. When the weather is kind, the patio in front of the café is the preferred location for socialising!

Firth Park has well surfaced paths and links to the new ‘water garden’ in front of Hinde Common Woods. Concord Park, Longley Park, Wincobank iron-age fort, and even Parson Cross Park are within striking distance for the ‘longer’ walkers. A wide choice of walks is available in this area to suit all levels of ability. The park and the water garden are wheels friendly.

Firth Park 9.10.23  Firth Park 7 9.10.23 

 

 

Buses:  Numbers 75,76. Alight on Firth Park Road almost outside the First Start Centre just before Firth Park roundabout.  Numbers 83, 83a and 88 also pass Huntersbar roundabout.

Parking: Road side parking on Firth Park Road, Hucklow Road or Stubbin Lane. Small car park (free but often full) off Hucklow Road). 

 

Toilets:   There are no public toilets in Firth Park but Henry's Cafe has customer toilets.