Walks

13/09/2021, Monday, Prestbury, Highlees Wood and Mottram St Andrew, 8.5 miles easy, Leader Carol McLaughlin

Walk will commence at 10am Springfields car park Prestbury SK10 4DW

Directions to the start from Wilmslow 5miles, 10 minutes.

Follow the A538 into Prestbury. At the roundabout turn left through village, turn left just after the bridge into signed free car park.

Walk Details: Leaving Prestbury we walk through Prestbury golf club to Kings School. A little road walking follows along Sandy Lane before we enter Highlees Wood.

Birtles Lane, Hocker Lane, Finlow Hill, Adders Moss, Daniel Hill, Mottram St Andrews and returning back to Prestbury.

A lovely walk in and around Prestbury suitable for everyone.

19/09/21 Sunday, around Whalley Bridge 9.3 miles moderate, Leader Peter Attwell

Walk starts at 10am at layby in Whaley Bridge on A5004 Whaley Bridge to Buxton Road.

Directions to start: go to Macclesfield and turn left off Silk Road at Tesco roundabout. Follow road through Rainow and Kettleshume and continue to traffic lights in Whaley Bridge. Turn right at traffic lights, continue for 0.4 miles and park in large layby on RH side of road.

The walk is about 9.3 miles moderate. There are ascents round south of Whaley Bridge, then up to Eccles Pike, down into Buxworth, an ascent round north of Whaley Bridge, down into Kettleshume, then over Taxal Moor back to car park. There is a toilet at Buxworth (hopefully open on a Sunday).

A lot of the walk is on quiet tracks but there are muddy fields and a steep descent from Eccles Pike,

Allow 41/2 to 5 hours for the walk.


23/09/2021, Thursday, from Hayfield 8 miles moderate, Leader Lynn Davies

Start time 10.00 from Hayfield bus station car park [Pay and Display, coins may be neede] but there is roadside parking nearby.

Directions to start. From A555 airport link road, turn right onto A6. At traffic lights for New Mills turn left. Continue past turning for New Mills. As you come into Hayfield turn left at car park sign.

Walk Description

We walk along Sett Valley Trail then head up towards Chinley Churn. We then drop down to Peep O Day and back to Hayfield


27/09/2021, Monday, Three Pubs and an Airfield, 8.2 miles easy, Leader Carol McLaughlin

Walk will commence 10am London Road Lay-by Adlington (by Legh Arms) SK10 4NA

Directions to the start from Wilmslow 5miles, 10 minutes

Passing the railway station turn left into Adlington Road A5120, at the first roundabout take the second exit A5120, at the second roundabout take second exit Lees Lane B5358, turn left onto Mill Lane to the traffic lights with the Legh Arms opposite.

Note: Please check website nearer the time for parking details. The lady who runs the snack bar in the lay-by gets very upset with walkers parking and jeopardising her livelihood.

Walking Details: First the bad news, sorry gents, we won’t be stopping at the pubs !

Leaving the Legh Arms we walk past Wych Woods through pastures to the Windmill Inn. Continuing on the Middlewood Way passing Barton’s Clough Wood, Jepson Clough Wood, farms, tracks and pastures we arrive at the Miners Arms. A woodland path alongside Poynton Industrial Estate leading onto Adlington Industrial Estate, on our right is Woodford Airfield and a V Bomber may be seen. Through Adlington golf club followed by lovely pastures by Gibson Wood before returning to our starting point, I’m pretty certain a few walkers will then savour the delights of the Legh Arms.

07/10/2021, Thursday, Fairbrook Naze, 7 miles, moderate, leader Simon Duffy

Outline: A Loop from the Snake Road to Fairbrook Naze and Black Ashop Moor.

Transport: Walkers to organise themselves to the walk start. Simon Duffy to join everyone at the start of the walk.

Start: Hope Woodland Car Park, A57 Snake Road, Hope Valley, S33 0AB. Lat/Long 53.419834, -1.836212, OS Map OL1, Grid Ref: SK 10982 91460.

Route: Hope Woodland Car Park, Lady Clough Forest, A57 Snake Road, Snake Inn, A57 Snake Road, Woodlands Valley, Fair Brook, Fairbrook Naze, The Edge, Black Ashop Moor, Snake Path, Ashop Clough, Higher Gate Clough, Saukin Ridge, Lady Clough Forest, Hope Woodland Car Park.

Outdooractive details and map: https://out.ac/I3Cqzi

11/10/2021, Monday, Hope to Edale by train and walk back, 7.5 miles, moderate, Leader Peter Attwell

The walk starts at 10.30am at Hope Station. This gives us time to sort ourselves out.

NOTE: WE ARE CATCHING THE TRAIN AT 10.40. IF YOU MISS THIS TRAIN THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE.

Park on road approach to Hope Station

Map reference SK181 832, Post Code S33 6RR. Please be there by 10.30 ready to walk up to the station.

Route to start: Join A555eastwards, and then A6 through Disley. After the roundabout to Chapel en le Frith, turn left towards Castleton. Follow the road down Winnatts Pass, through Castleton and Hope. Go through Hope village and about 300 yards after leaving the village, turn left at the Hope station sign. Park on this road close to the station yard.

We are catching the 10.40 train from Hope to to Edale. Cost about £4.20 or less with Senior Rail Card.

Description of walk : Distance: about 7.5 miles, 4 hours. From Edale station walk through Edale to Hope Cross and Win Hill. Descend from Win Hill back to Hope station. There are no steep ascents. The climb to Win Hill is gradual; the descent is mostly on steps


17/10/2021, Sunday, Castleton and Cave Dale, 8.5 or 7 miles moderate, leader Peter Attwell

Walk starts at 10am at NT Mam Nick car park just beyond where road to Edale turns off left from road to Winnats Pass and Castleton.

PLEASE BRING YOUR NT CARD TO SAVE CAR PARK FEE

Map reference SK123 833

Route to start: Take A555, at end turn right on to A6, through Disley, past roundabout to Chapel and bear left on to road to Edale and Castlton.

Watch for road on left to Edale and entrance to car park.

Description of walk : Walk goes past Blue John mine into Castleton, up Cave Dale, Limestone Way, Oxlow Rake, Eldon Hill, and back to Mam Nick car park.

The walk can be shortened by returning to the car park after the Limestone Way section, saving about 1.5 miles.

20/10/2021, Wednesday, around Tarporley 8 miles moderate, leader Bob Swinburne

The walk will start at 10am from Bell Meadow car park, Tarporley (Free). From Peter: a nearby post code is CW6 0DX, but rely on Bob's directions as well.

Directions to start.

Get on to the A556 towards Chester. Go past Sandiway Golf Club and, shortly after passing the Blue Cap pub on your right, turn left at the traffic lights by the Shell garage onto the A49 towards Tarporley. Continue through Cotebrook until you reach a roundabout where you turn left onto Rode Street towards Tarporley. Soon after entering the village look out for the Rising Sun pub on your right. Turn right immediately before the pub into Bell Meadow car park.

The walk.

I have previously led a couple of walks to the west of Tarporley. This walk is to the east of the village but finishes on the west. We walk out of the village onto and over Portal Premier golf course, before crossing the A49 and returning through the village church yard to Tarporley. There are no major ascents or descents and the majority of the walk is over the golf course, fields, track and quiet lanes.

27/10/2021, Wednesday, Onecote and Butterton 8 miles moderate, leader Bob Swinburne

The walk will start at 10am from Onecote village hall, near Leek ST13 7RU.

Directions to start

From Wilmslow, travel to Macclesfield and take the A523 to Leek. Go through Leek and continue on the A523. After 7.5 miles turn left onto the B5053 at Bottomhouse. Follow the B5053 to Douse Lane and Onecote village hall.

The walk

This walk follows paths and lanes through upland pasture, with glorious traditional meadows, to Butterton. The route continues over Grindon Moor before descending to the farming hamlet of Ford, from where the pleasant riverside paths lead back to Onecote.