03/07/2022 Sunday, Abney Moor from Hucklow. 9 miles moderate. Leader Clare Pinder
Start of the walk: at 10am: parking on the side of the road between Great Hucklow and Bretton, ref OS24:190781: there is parking space for 3 cars on the RH side, opposite the footpath fingerpost on the LH side which is where the walk starts. There are other parking spaces further down this road.
Directions to the start: take A623 and turn L onto B6049 for about 1.1 miles, then slight R. for 0.4 miles into Great Hucklow, passing Queen Ann pub (this could be your sat nav search term) on your RH: continue on this road through the village for about another mile, ascending through a wooded area until you reach the start. I can give 3 or 4 lifts.
The walk: the walk descends into Bretton Clough, rises to Grange Farm and then crosses gritstone Abney Moor: we take the track skirting Shatton Edge, passing Offerton Hall; through Callow Wood; passing Hoghall; then walking mainly in woodland along Abney Clough to Stoke Ford where we take the ascending path through Bretton Clough, walking into Bretton and back to the start of the walk. Ascent 376 meters. The paths and tracks are good but stretches are quite stony and poles may assist.
NOTE: there will be a meet and greet arrangement for this walk at the Bus Park and Ride at Hazel Grove, Macclesfield Road SK7 6BF. Please be at the Park and Ride by 08.50.
07/07/2022, Thursday, Black Hill and Laddow Rocks from Crowden 9 miles moderate, Guy/Sue Lucas
07/07/2022, Thursday, Black Hill and Laddow Rocks from Crowden 9 miles moderate, ascent 1496 ft. Guy/Sue Lucas
12/07/2022, Tuesday, Tunstead Quarry and Chee Dale, 8 miles, 266m ascent, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
Outline: A loop that gives two quite different perspectives of Derbyshire, of the mining industry and of an exquisite ravine. There are superb views from a height over the enormous Tunstead Quarry as well as travelling through the quarry on a well marked footpath. The quarry is not a pretty place, but it is magnificent in scale and highly unusual to to have a public right of way footpath. Two sections of stepping stones in the River Wye provide access through a stunningly beautiful hidden valley floor.
Difficulty: This route involves some ascent and descent over over rough terrain on footpaths and stretches of stepping stones in the River Wye.
Parking: Wye Dale Car Park - pay and display / card only (chip and pin & contactless), sadly no free car parking nearby.
Route: Wye Dale Car Park, Blackwell Mill, Cowlow, Hardybarn Lane, Green Fairfield Farm, Tunstead Works (Limestone), stone railway footbridge, Tips (dis), Hassop Farm, Wormhill Springs, Chee Dale, Blackwell Mill, Wye Dale Car Park. This route involves walking on remote traffic free roads for about 1.5miles.
Outdooractive details and map: https://out.ac/unWvc
17/07/2022, Sunday, Rushton Spencer and Danebridge (again) Leader Donald Henderson
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21/07/2022 Thursday Shutlingsloe from Macc forest 8 miles Leader Peter Attwell
25/07/2022, Monday, Rowarth 7.5 miles moderate Leader Carol McLaughlin.
Meet on the car park ready to walk for 10-00am Postcode to free car park SK22 1EB approx
Rowarth is a picturesque hamlet which sits below the plateau of Cown Edge and is on the Kinder Trespass Trail.
It is about 2 . 5 miles north of New Mills. Our route will take us out of the hamlet gently climbing up on to the Pennine Bridle Way. Excellent views over Cown Edge and on good tracks and paths. We leave the Pennine Bridle Way and make our way through pleasant farmland before dropping down to Hey Woods. A woodland walk follows through Little Hayfield before we arrive at Hayfield. A flat and easy stretch along the Sett Valley Trail follows before we have a quick accent and walk towards Aspenshaw, finally arriving back in Rowarth.
Directions to start
From Wilmslow 16 miles 35 minutes driving time approx
Note: Rowarth isn’t the easiest place to find, I haven’t given step by step directions secure in the knowledge everyone has a sat nav.
You can enter via New Mills (my preferred route) or from Marple Bridge via Mellor.
Your sat nav may try to take you from Marple Bridge down a narrow single track road with very few passing places, I strongly suggest you avoid this route and keep on the road through Mellor.
On approaching the hamlet note left hand turn and sign Rowarth only, this will take you to the car park. On the right side is a high green fence advertising a farm, if you continue down the road will take you to the Little Mill pub and you will need to turn around.
31/07/2022, Sunday, Whalley Bridge, Bowstones and Furness Vale, 8.5 miles moderate, Leader Peter Attwell
04/08/2022, Thursday Win Hill and Ladybower Reservoir, 8.6 miles, ascent 886feet, moderate/easy Leaders Sue/Guy Lucas
09/08/2022, Tuesday, Etherow-Lymefield circular , 8.5 miles moderate. Leader Angela Legge.
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14/08/2022, Sunday, Old Roads of Buxton 8 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell
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18/08/2022, Thursday, Monsal Dale, 8 miles, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
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22/08/2022, Monday, Mam Nick, Hope Quarry and Castleton, 8 miles moderate, Leader Peter Attwell
The walk starts at 10am at Mam Nick NT car park just beyond where road to Edale turns off left from road to Winnats Pass and Castleton. Alternatively park on roads near car park.
04/09/2022, Sunday, Bushes Valley, Leader Lynn Davies
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