Walks

16/06/2024 Sunday White Edge, Curbar & Frogatt Edge, 8 miles moderate Leader Angela Legge

Walk starts at 10am at Curbar Gap Car Park SK262747, £5 all day parking fee, but free for National Trust members. Nearest postcode S32 3YR, which brings you to Bar Road on hill up to car park after left turn off A623 at Calver. 

Directions to start: Make your way to Whaley Bridge and take the A6 Chapel en le Frith bypass. Turn left onto A623 and continue through Stoney Middleton to Calver. Just past the Derbyshire Craft Centre (on your left) turn left signed Froggat and Curbar. In a few metres bear right up Curbar Lane towards Curbar village, then onto Bar Road. Follow the steep uphill road for about a mile, passing laybys on the left. At the top of the hill turn left into Curbar Gap Car Park. From Wilmslow the journey is about 33 miles and should take approximately an hour. The car park can be busy and I'm willing to give 3 people a lift from Hazel Grove Park and Ride if anyone is interested. 

Walk description: This walk is on the easier side of moderate. There are a few undulations but it is generally easy walking on good moorland paths and estate tracks. The views, weather permitting, are very scenic. The route follows White Edge, Longshaw Estate, the Grouse Inn, Froggat Edge and Curbar Edge.  Lunch will be at Longshaw, where there are toilets, as well as picnic tables and a walled garden with benches. 



20/06/2024 Thursday Wilmslow, Morely and Styal Mill 7.5 miles easy Leader Peter Attwell

Wilmslow, Morely and Styal Mill 7.5miles easy

The walk starts at 10am at Lindow Common Car Park, SK9 5LW.

The route is across fields to Morley and the airport runways, along the Bollin into Styal Mill and back via the Carrs.

No significant ascent. Some of the field gateways and the path by the runways can be muddy.

I have replaced my previous walk with this flatish walk to give my recovering knee some relief from hills.

24/06/2024 Monday From Tideswell 7.5 miles easy/moderate leaders Lynn Davies and Carol McLaughlin

The walk will start at 10am from the centre of Tideswell, either car parking spaces by the church, or roadside parking.

Postcode SK17 8NU    Grid ref; SK152 757

Approx 24 miles from Wilmslow  40 minutes estimated driving time.

Walk Description; Leaving Tideswell we take a quiet road into the beautiful village of Litton. Continuing on over lush pastures we then drop steeply down to Tansley Dale.

Taking the lower path along the base of  Cressbrook Dale arriving at Cressbrook.

Following the river up through Water-Cum-Jolly into Millers Dale, then returning to Tideswell.


30/06/2024 Sunday Llangollen 8.5 miles moderate Leader Bob Swinburne

The walk starts at 10.30am (slightly later than most walks due to distance to the start) from Mill Street Car Park, Llangollen. Sat Nav LL20 8SD (Mill Street Car Park, Llangollen)


NOTE later walk start time

 

Travel details
53 miles. Approximately 60 minutes. (Travelling M56/M53/A55/A483/A539)

Find your way to Llangollen. As you approach Llangollen on Mill Street (A539) watch out for the Health Centre on the left. In two hundred yards you will see the Ponsonby Arms pub on the left. Turn left just before the pub into the car park. Park on the bottom tier near the River Dee. The car park is pay and display and is £4 for the day.

 

Walk Description

This beautiful and varied walk starts from the centre of the bustling town of Llangollen and, after a steady but gentle climb, we drop down to the legendary Chain Bridge (thought to be the oldest chain link bridge in the world) which crosses the River Dee by the side of the Llangollen to Corwen steam railway line. We meander past Horseshoe Falls where Thomas Telford designed the Llangollen Canal to feed water from the River Dee into the canal network. This area is a designated World Heritage Site. Passing the picturesque church at Bryntysilio, we proceed through the idyllic Valle Crucius Abbey, before turning towards (but not up!) Panorama Walk and returning to Llangollen, where some may wish to partake of an ice cream on the canal towpath.

 

You may find poles useful, although much of the walk is on track or quiet roads.


04/07/2024 Thursday Chelmorton Tideswell and Flagg 8 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell

Walk starts at 10am from village of Chelmorton SK116 703. Post code SK17 9SL

Directions to start:  Own route to Macclesfield, turn left at Arighi Bianchi to Buxton. To avoid the centre of Buxton, on the outskirts, turn right and then almost immediately to go via Harpur Hill. When road through Harpur Hill meets B5053, turn left and then immediately right on to A515 and then almost immediately left on A5270. After a kilometre, turn right at sign for Chelmorton, and shortly afterwards left at sign for Chelmorton Village. Drive through village and park on road outside the church and opposite the Church Inn pub. Distance 25 miles each way from Willmslow.

The walk climbs up above Chelmorton, over Sough Top into Taddington, up a short ascent and across fields to Flagg returning to Chelmorton on the Limestone Way.

On the recce, the fields had long grass which was wet causing wet boots and trousers. There are also a number of stiles en route.


08/07/2024 Monday Derbyshire Bridge Goyts Moss Axe Edge Danebower 9 miles moderate Leader Donald Henderson

Walk starts at 10.00am at the Derbyshire Bridge car park. Make your way to the Cat & Fiddle pub (Post code SK11 0AR isn’t helpful as it covers a huge area) on the A537 Macclesfield to Buxton Road. Very soon after the pub, fork left on to the road which takes you down to the car park. It is is free and there are toilets.

The walk heads north following the River Goyt before turning to the west over Goyt’s Moss, then south to Axe Edge Moor. We follow the Dane Valley Way to Danebower. Next way mark is the Cat & Fiddle before dropping down to the start.

Mostly moderate 9 miles.



18/07/2024 Thursday Bamford Edge 7.7 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell

Please be ready to walk at 10am.

Walk starts at Carr Lane Car park. SK1986 8378. Nearest post code is S33 0AJ. Route to car park: Take A555 eastwards, at the end turn on to A6 south, keep on A6 until just after roundabout to Chapel en le Frith, where turn left at sign to Castleton. Follow road through Castleton and Hope.  About 1.5 miles after Hope look for signpost left to Thornhill, take that left turn and stay on narrow road, keeping right in hamlet Thornhill and shortly afterwards look for sign Carr Croft and House where you will see the car park.

If you get to the left turn to Bamford at the traffic lights you have gone too far and need to turn back towards Hope for a short distance.

The walk starts to follow the river up to Ladybower dam, crosses dam wall and climbs steadily up to Bamford Ridge, a wonderful ridge walk, drops back down to Bamford across the river following the river again to the car park.

The vegetation either side of the path to the ridge is likely to be high, so shorts might be best avoided.


22/07/2024 Monday Errwood to Burbage 8 miles easy/moderate Leader Angela Legge

Walk starts at 10am from Errwood Hall ( free) car park in the Goyt Valley. 


Directions to the start: 

Either:Take the A523 and turn towards Adlington on Brookledge Lane. After 1.6 miles go right onto Shrigley Road. After 0.8 miles go left onto Bakestonedale Road. After 2.2 miles go left on the B5470 to Kettleshulme. On the outskirts of Kettleshulme take a sharp right onto Side End Lane. After 2 miles go left on Embridge Causeway, which becomes The Street. You come to the reservoirs after 1.3 miles. Pass The Street car park on the right and bear right alongside Errwood Reservoir to Errwood Hall car park. The postcode SK17 6GJ takes you past The Street car park but goes over the dam between the reservoirs, which you do not do.


Or: If coming from Stockport (on easier roads but do not use the postcode) take the A6 to the turning for Whaley Bridge.  At the Whaley Bridge roundabout turn right to take the A5004 towards Buxton. Follow the A5004 "Long Hill" road for 6 miles, then turn sharp right signed Goyt Valley. Proceed downhill to cross the dam,  turn left at The Street and continue to Errwood Hall car park on your right.


Walk details: 

This circular walk sets out along Errwood Reservoir to Goytsclough Quarry. We then head across Goyts Moss taking moorland paths towards Buxton. After walking into Burbage on the western edge of Buxton we follow pleasant moorland paths and cross the disused High Peak railway track, which connected canals at Cromford and Whaley Bridge. Scenic paths take us along the other side of Errwood Reservoir back to the start. The walk should take about 4 hours and, apart from the possibility of mud after rain, the paths are fairly easy. There are no very steep ascents but the walk is undulating. 


28/07/2024 Sunday Leader Marjorie McLoughlin

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01/08/2024 Thursday Mill Hill and the Wormstones from Glossop, 8.5 miles moderate  ascent 1800ft leaders Guy/Sue Lucas

 The walk starts at 10.00am from Manor Park Car Park, Corn Street, Glossop, SK13 8QE, What3Words ripen.lipstick.scarred Grid Ref SK 03969 94388. If coming via the M67, take the A57 from the roundabout at the end of the M67 and follow signs for Glossop. In the centre of Glossop, go straight across at the main traffic lights (crossing the A624/B6105). After a further 0.3 miles on the A57, there is a small roundabout. Take the second turning signed Corn Street and Car Park. The parking is free and there is a toilet (near the bowling green).

 

Walk route from the Car Park:

The walk is richly varied, with an abundance of wild flowers on a recent recce. Fairly quickly leaving Glossop to the south, you gradually rise through fields with noisy sheep and inquisitive horses, to reach the Derbyshire Level. Turning off this quiet road at Moorside, you take a small lane which leads you steadily up towards the Black Moor. The lane evolves from tarmac, to gravel, to a rough farm track before petering out. The path from there to the Pennine Way is across moorland and indistinct, but marked with stakes. Although dry on a recent recce, gaiters and poles may be advisable if there has been rain.

Turn right along the Pennine Way, which is slabbed, and an easy walk through open moorland, with good views to Kinder and Higher Shelf Stones. We reach a crossing of paths at a summit with a cairn, Mill Hill (544m). Bear right (away from Kinder) along a slabbed path. We pass aircraft wreckage and a memorial to a Mountain Rescuer (who died there) before leaving the slabbed path and taking a reasonably distinct path through the heather of Chunal Moor to Harry Hut trig point (441m). From there the path leads us to the Wormstones, an unusual rock formation, with views towards Cown Edge. The descent from there is irregular, but manageable with care. We return to Glossop through tranquil meadows, along a stream and quiet country lanes.


11/08/2024 Sunday Leader Angela Legge

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29/08/2024 Thursday Leader Clare Pinder

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