WARRINGTON Borough Council has confirmed that Warrington Walking Day will return this summer after a three-year absence.

The iconic event has not been held since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Last year’s walking day was scrapped in mid-May 2021 due to ongoing uncertainty over the planned lifting of Covid-related restrictions.

But WBC says it will resume in 2022 and is scheduled for Friday, July 1.

Road closures will be in place around Warrington town centre between 7.30am and 1.30pm on that date.

A council spokesman said: “We are delighted that Warrington Walking Day is returning on Friday, July 1 2022, following a break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The routes and timings are similar to previous years, with the main town centre route following Sankey Street, Springfield Street, Palmyra Square North, Bold Street, Palmyra Square South, Winmarleigh Street, Museum Street, St Austins Lane, Friars Gate, Bridge Street and Horsemarket Street.

“Road closures will be in place on Friday, July 1, from 7.30am through to approximately 1.30pm.”