12/12/2022, Monday, Christmas lunch walk 6 miles easy Leader Carol McLaughlin
NOTE: Can all members please email Carol McLaughlin asap and let her know if you will be attending the Christmas lunch. The pub needs this for seating numbers.
19/12/2022, Monday, Alderley Edge, 7 miles, easy/moderate, Leader Angela Legge
The walk starts at 10am at the National Trust Car Park on Alderley Edge, Pay and Display £5, free for NT members if you scan your membership card. Postcode SK10 4UB ( this is the postcode for the, now closed, Wizard Inn)
Directions to the start: From Wilmslow head for Alderley Edge village. Turn left onto Macclesfield Road B5087 and go uphill towards Alderley Edge. Just as the road levels you pass the Wizard Inn and tea room on your left. Immediately past the inn turn left into the car park.
Walk details: The walk takes in Stormy Point viewpoint, Daniel Hill, Adders Moss, Finlow Hill, Alderley Park Wood, Radnor Lake, Nether Alderley Mill & Bradford Lane. It is an undulating, varied, scenic winter walk mainly on reasonable paths and lanes, with a few muddy sections where poles might be useful.
I led this walk in February 2020 and may do it the other way round this time.
29/12/2022, Thursday Mince Pie Walk 6 miles easy Leader Tress and Peter Attwell
The walk starts at Broadway Meadows Car Park, Wilmslow at 10am. There will be mince pies and drinks at 31 Adlington Road Wilmslow SK9 2BJ at around 12.30 towards the end of the walk. No lunch stop. Donation of £2.50 requested towards cost of refreshments.
Parking cost: allow 4 hours (after last year's rush back)
Details of walk: We head out from the centre of Wilmslow towards Woodford and return to Adlington Road via the area besides Bollin Park. The walk finishes along the Bollin River to the car park.
03/01/2023 Monday Bollington, Bakestonedale, Macclesfield Canal. 7.5 miles, Moderate Leader Donald Henderson
A not too gentle walk to burn off Christmas and New Year excesses!!
The walk starts at the Recreation Ground car park in Bollington (SK10 5JT). Go through Bollington and turn left at the Dog & Partridge. If you go under the aqueduct, you’ve gone too far! The car park is a couple of hundred yards on the left. There are toilets there but i’m not sure of opening times.
The first half of the walk is mainly uphill, all on reasonable surfaces, before descending to the Macclesfield canal at the Adlington Basin. We return to Bollington via the towpath, footpaths and quiet lanes.
The Vale Inn might tempt some members for post walk refreshment!
08/01/2023 Sunday,Taddington & Pomeroy, 8 miles, moderate, Leader Clare Pinder
12/01/2023, Thursday, Reddish Vale Country Park, 7 miles, Moderate, Leader Simon Duffy
Outline: A walk along both sides of the River Tame between Reddish Vale Counry Park and the East side of Haughton Green in a green belt enclosed on all sides by suburbia. This unusual route passes twice underneath the Reddish Vale Viaduct that dominates the River Tame, over and under the M60 motorway, through three nature reserves and along a section of the Peak Forest Canal. It has areas of noisy asphalt that contrast with areas of quiet pretty woodland. The route has no mountains or majestic views, enjoy it as a slice through post industrial Manchester.
Difficulty: A moderately long stroll with some muddy paths.
Start: 10:30hrs at Reddish Vale Country Park Car Park, Reddish Vale Rd, Stockport SK5 7HE. Lat./Long. 53.437615, -2.144923, OS Grid Ref: SJ 90438 93411. This location is often best approached from the South via Junction 27 on the M60, commonly referred to as the Portwood roundabout.
Route: Reddish Vale Country Park Car Park, Viaduct, M60 motorway footbridge, Far Cromwell Road, Arden Hall, A6017, Turner Lane, Arden footbridge, Lambeth Grove, Riverside Boarding Kennels and Cattery, Peak Forest Canal, Haughton Dale Nature Reserve, Trans-Pennine Trail, Arden footbridge, Hulmes Wood Nature Reserve, under the M60 motorway, Holt Wood, Reddish Vale Country Park Car Park.
Outdooractive details and route map: https://out.ac/IO3Trx
16/01/2023 Monday. Circular walk from Woodbank Park via Chadkirk, 7.5 miles, easy. Leader Angela Legge
Details to follow
22/01/2023 Sunday Mersey River Valley 9 miles easy Leader Peter Attwell
25/01/2023 Wednesday Marple, 8.5 miles Easy, Leader Bob Swinburne
05/02/2023 Sunday Lymm Trans Pennine Trail and Bridgewater canal 8.5 miles Easy Leader Peter Attwell
08/02/2023 Wednesday Gawsworth 6.5 miles easy, Leader Bob Swinburne
19/02/2023 Sunday, Raven Stones and Dove Stone Rocks, 8 miles, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
27/02/2023 Monday Train to Stockport, walk back 9 miles easy Leader Peter Attwell
08/03/2023 Wednesday Baslow Edge and Chatsworth Estate - 7.5 miles Moderate. Leaders Maire Casey and Kate Stross
20/10/2022, Thursday, Baslow Edge, Chatsworth Estate, Robin Hood and Gardom's Edge, 8 miles moderate, Leaders Kate and Maire
The walk: We walk along Baslow Edge then down a path and into Baslow. There are loos in the car park in Baslow which serves visitors to the Chatsworth Estate. We enter the estate and, if they are still there, may look at the Burning Man sculptures which have been erected in the park. Then cross the park, climbing to a path at the top of the slope. From there we walk along Dobbs Edge, down to Robin Hood and then a gentle climb up to Gardom's Edge following the edge back towards where we started. We may meet some of the gorgeous highland cattle which graze in the area. We pass the Wellington monument and then turn back towards the Curbar Gap car park. Most of the climbs are gentle, but this is a lovely varied walk. with great views if the weather is good.
NOTE 1 late start as the starting point is the other side of the Peak District
28/03/2023, Tuesday, Lathkill Dale, 8 miles, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
Outline: An exploration of the beautiful LathKill Dale, followed by a traverse through farmland to the River Bradford and the picturesque village of Youlgrave. From Youlgrave we walk past the famous fishing weirs in the Lathkill Dale valley back to our stating point in Over Haddon.
Difficulty: A moderate stroll with some slippery rock and muddy paths.
Route: Over Haddon Car Park, Lathkill Dale, Palmerston Wood, Weir and Footbridge, Limestone Way, Calling Low, Lomberdale Hall, Weir, River bradford, Youlgrave Village, Aniscroft Farm, Conksbury Bridge, Weirs, Over Haddon Car Park.
Refreshments: The Peak Feast bakery in Youlgrave may be open for tea and cakes.
Naming convention: The Highways Agency usees ‘Youlgrave’ on a number of different local signposts throughout the area. Most locals also use ‘Youlgrave’, although the official name on Ordnance Survey maps is ‘Youlgreave’.
Outdooractive details and route map: https://out.ac/ICnKkt