Goostrey Footpaths Group is an informal group of volunteers who work in co-operation with Goostrey Parish Council and Cheshire East Council Public Rights of Way Unit to maintain and improve rural footpaths around the village, making them more enjoyable and accessible to all, and to encourage the use of these footpaths. The first edition of the Group’s principal publication ‘More Goostrey Walks and Strolls’ sold 2000 copies. The second edition, produced in full colour for the Millennium, has also sold around 2000 copies but is unfortunately now out of print. The Group hopes to make the walks available on-line in 2017. A handy “street map” of Goostrey is already available online at http://www.goostreyfootpaths.org.uk/roadmap.php.
The Group was responsible for the smart oak finger-posts around the village and, more recently (2013), worked with Cheshire East Council to create two new permanent footpaths linking Goostrey with Over Peover. A leaflet describing the new paths and detailing two new walks is available free. Please contact Goostrey Footpaths Group if you have difficulty getting a copy.