04/12/2023 Monday Brabyns Park to Ethrow about 4.5 miles Walk with Christmas lunch leader Angela Legge

04/12/2023 Monday.  Walk with Christmas lunch, Brabyns Park to Etherow,  about 4.5 miles, easy/moderate, but only moderate because there are some ascents ( to work up an appetite for lunch!) . The paths are generally easy.  A few might be muddy after rain so poles could be useful. 

Walk starts promptly at 10am from Brabyns Brow car park in Marple Bridge.  Postcode SK6 5DT brings you to the left turn to the car park off the A626.

Directions: Make your way to Marple. In the centre of Marple at traffic lights ( Texaco filling station on right) bear left ( if coming from Stockport direction) onto Station Road A626, signed Glossop.  Continue for over half a mile,  passing Marple Station before turning left to the car park by the "Welcome to Brabyns Park " sign just before Marple Bridge village and follow the road round to the free car park.( NB not Brabyns Brow car park on the right next to The Midland , though if parking is tight this is also free and another option) 

Walk details : From Brabyns Park we follow the River Goyt and walk to Compstall village and into Etherow Country Park. We take the Etherow and Keg trails before descending to Keg Pool and on to the spectacular weir. We return to Compstall alongside the lake,  built to supply water to the former cotton mill, and take a different path across Brabyns Park back to the start. Hopefully we will have about 15 minutes to change footwear and walk the short distance across the road  to The Midland by 12.30 for lunch.

10/12/2023 Sunday Biddulph Grange and Mow Cop 8 miles easy/moderate Leader Marjorie McLoughlin

The walk starts at 10am at the car park of Biddulph Grange Country Park. Post code ST8 7TZ. Grid Ref SJ 894595.

This is a free car park.

Directions to start.

From Wilmslow take A34 to Congleton. Turn left onto Rood Hill A54. At the roundabout take second exit onto Mountbatten Way A54. At next roundabout take second exit Mountbatten Way A527. Continue to follow A527 for approx 3 miles. Turn left onto Grange Road for 375 metres and then right onto Grange Park Drive. The car park is on the right. Do not turn for the National Trust Garden.

The walk

Initially we walk for approx one mile along the Biddulph Valley Way, an old railway track. The walk then rises along tracks and lanes to Mow Cop’s castle where we hope to have fabulous views. We return to Biddulph along a part wooded ridge along the Gritstone Trail. 

18/12/2023 Monday, Black Rocks and Higher Moor , 7.7 miles, 382 metres ascent, moderate, leader Simon Duffy

Outline: A circuit through Black Rocks and around the eastern side of Lyme Park providing extensive views of the Cheshire plain and Greater Machester. It starts from from a surprisingly remote roadside lay-by and then tracks east up Black Rocks before entering Lyme Park.

Difficulty: Most of this walk is on good paths and tracks with only some very short sections which may be muddy.

Start: 10:30hrs at  lay-by parking opposite the entrance to Rocks Farm, Mudhurst Lane, Disley SK12 2A . Lat/Long 53.345736, -2.027491. Grid Ref: SJ 98267 83204.

Route: Layby parking opposite the entrance to Rocks Farm, Rocks Farm, Longside Cottage, Black Rocks, High Peak School, Dissop Head, Peak District Boundary Walk, Higher Moor 402m, Bowstonegate, Knights Low, Lantern Wood, The Lantern, The Cage, Cock Head Farm, Bentside, The Gritstone Trail, Lay-by parking opposite the entrance to Rocks Farm.

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29/12/2023 Friday Mince Pie walk 6 miles easy Leaders Tress and Peter Attwell

The walk starts at Broadway Meadows Car Park, Wilmslow (post code SK9 1NB) 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):  cost from memory £3.20

Directions to car park:  in the centre of Wilmslow, heading south, turn left just before BP petrol station and then second right into the car park.

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.

NOTE:   this is the same walk as last year.  

Members are welcome to bring relatives and friends on this walk


07/01/2024  Sunday Tatton Leader Angela Legge

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11/01/2024 Thursday Leader Kate Stross

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15/01/2024 Monday Leader Carol McLaughlin

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21/01/2024 Sunday Lindow to Styal 6.5 miles Leader Peter Attwell

Walk starts at 10am at Lindow Common car park, Wilmslow post code SK9 5LW. The car park is opposite Hickories Smoke House, the old Boddingtons pub. 

The walk goes along the Carrs, from Twinnies Bridge across fields to Styal, on to Styal Mill and returns via the path alongside the rugby club. There will be a lunch stop at Styal Mill with toilets available. 

This is an easy walk for early in January

25/01/2024 Thursday Poynton Pool and Middlewood Way 7.5 miles easy Leader Peter Attwell

Walk starts at 10am from the Poynton Pool car park. Postcode SK12 1BT

Directions to the start:  drive to the centre of Poynton, turn left (northwards) and turn into 3rd road on the right, South Park Drive. The car park is part way up the road on the left.

The walk goes to the Middlewood Way, turns south and returns north on the canal, leaving at the Princes Incline and across fields to Poynton.

12/02/2024 Monday Leader Bob Swinburne

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26/02/2024 Monday Leader Bob Swinburne

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