Walks

03/12/2020, Thursday, Mam Tor and Lose Hill, moderate grade, 11km / 6.8mi, 450m ascent, 5hrs, leader Simon Duffy

Outline: A classic route from Mam Tor to Lose hill and back via the Mam Tor landslide.

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

Walk start: 10:30hrs at the Mam Nick (/Tor) National Trust Car Park, S33 8WA. OS map OL1. Grid Reference SK 12367 83220. Lat.,Long. 53.345740, -1.815161

Parking: Mam Nick (/Tor) National Trust Car Park. Free for NT members, £5 for over 4 hours, cash in machine or PayByPhone mobile app. Limited roadside parking nearby on the Sparrowpit Buxton A623.

OS Explorer Maps: OL1 and OL24

Route: Mam Nick (/Tor) National Trust Car Park, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross 390m, Back Tor, Lose Hill 476m, Losehill Farm, Riding House Farm, Losehill Hall, Dunscar Farm, Knowlgates Farm, Odin Mine (disused), Mam Farm, Mam Nick (/Tor) National Trust Car Park.

Viewranger website: https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MzM1OTc5Nw==

Viewranger app shortcode: SJDMD0026

09/12/2020, Wednesday, Morley Green/Styal easy/moderate, 8 miles, leader Peter Riley

This is a replacement to the advertised Haslington walk.

Starting Point Sandy Lane off Mobberley Road, Morley Green Grid ref: 829819 Postcode: SK9 5NP

Start time: 0930hrs

Directions to Start From Wilmslow take the A 583 Altrincham Road and after 1.5 miles turn left into Mobberley Road (100 yds after the Texaco garage). After 200 yds turn sharp left into the un-made road (Sandy Lane) then turn round and park up against the hedge.

Details of Walk: For the worriers amongst you - this will be a Tier-2- located, Covid-Secure, Group-of-Six-exempted, “ outdoor physical activities event”.

We start with a leisurely amble across to Styal Country Park before following the River Bollin down to the Airport. We’ll then track alongside Runway 2 and follow a bit of the Bollin Valley Way before heading back via Morley Green and Rossmere. It will be mainly on good-ish tracks with a little bit of up and down. If it rains heavily beforehand there could be a bit of mud in parts.

Walk leader – Peter Riley . Contact via e-mail yah5251@yahoo.co.uk


13/12/2020, Sunday, Biddulph to Mow Cop via Congelton Edge, moderate, 8 miles, leader Donald Henderson


17/12/2020, Thursday, Chatsworth from Calton Lees, easy/moderate, 8 miles, leader Clare Pinder


20/12/2020, Sunday, Mince Pie walk, easy, 6 miles, leader Peter Attwell


06/01/2021, Wednesday, Burbage Edges, moderate grade, 9.6km / 6.0mi, 266m ascent, 5hrs, leader Simon Duffy

Outline: A loop from the Longshaw Estate around Burbage Edges and Higger Tor in Derbyshire.

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

Walk start: 10:30hrs at the Longshaw Estate National Trust Visitor Center Car Park, S11 7TY. OS map OL1. Grid Reference SK 26709 80065. Lat.,Long. 53.316790, -1.601588

Parking: Longshaw Estate National Trust Visitor Center Car Park. Free for NT members, £5 for over 4 hours, cash in machine or PayByPhone mobile app.

Route: Longshaw Estate National Trust Visitor Center Car Park, Burbage South Edge, Burbage North, Burbage Bridge, Burbage West, Higger Tor, Carl Walk Fort, Winyards Nick, Over Owler Tor, Mothers Cap, Surprise View Car Park, Owler Tor, Granby Wood, Longshore Lodge, Longshaw Estate National Trust Visitor Center Car Park.

Viewranger website: https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MzI5ODU1OQ==

Viewranger app shortcode: SJDMD0023

04/02/2021, Thursday, Taxal Moor & Windgather Rocks, moderate grade, 10.4km / 6.5mi, 370m ascent, 5hrs, leader Simon Duffy

Outline: A loop from Taxal to Taxal Moor and Windgather Rocks in Derbyshire.

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

Walk start: 10:30hrs at the entrance to the footpath to Taxal village on the large looped layby on the Buxton Road A5004 between Whaley Bridge and Buxton, approximately 0.5 miles south of the centre of Whaley Bridge. OS map OL1, Dark Peak Area. Grid Reference SK 00864 79856. Lat.,Long. 53.315823, -1.988497

Parking: The large looped layby on the Buxton Road A5004 between Whaley Bridge and Buxton, approximately 0.5 miles south of the centre of Whaley Bridge.

OS Explorer Map: OL1, Dark Peak Area and OL24, White Peak Area

Route: Layby on the Buxton Road A5004 between Whaley Bridge and Buxton, River Goyt, Taxal village, Spr, Dowrey, .215, Walker Brow, Taxal Beeches, Taxal Moor, Taxal Edge, Windgather Rocks, Overton Hall Farm, Madscar Farm, Normanwood, Oldfield, Fernilee Reservoir, Weir, Wks, River Goyt, Smallcross Wood, layby on the Buxton Road A5004 between Whaley Bridge and Buxton.

Viewranger website: https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MzU1NjIzOA==

Viewranger app shortcode: SJDMD0034