08/02/2023 Wednesday Gawsworth 6.5 miles easy, Leader Bob Swinburne
13/02/2023 Monday Rushton Spencer and Bosley Cloud 9 miles moderate leader Marjorie McLoughlin
Start of walk.
Walk starts at 10am from Staffordshire Countryside old station car park behind the Knot Inn. SJ936625. Post code SK11 0QU
Directions to start
From Macclesfield take the Leek Road A523. As you enter Rushton Spencer the Knot Inn is signed as a right turn along Station Lane. The free car park is adjacent to the Inn car park.
The walk takes us along field, woodland and hill paths, back lanes and a short stretch of a busier road. On the recce some paths were very muddy so be prepared.
19/02/2023 Sunday, Alphin Pike and Great Dove Stone Rocks, 8 miles, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
22/02/2023 Wednesday, Adlington and Styperson Pool, 6.5 miles, easy/moderate, leader Angela Legge
27/02/2023 Monday Jacksons Brickyard Car Park, Bowstones and Lyme Park 9 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell
NOTE: originally this walk was to be train to Stockport and walk back. However the train is now a replacement bus with a long journey time, so I postponed that walk until later in the year.
08/03/2023 Wednesday Baslow Edge and Chatsworth Estate, 7.5 miles Moderate. Leaders Maire Casey and Kate Stross
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
13/03/2023 Monday Sponds Hill from Bollington, 8.5 miles, moderate, leader Angela Legge
Details to follow
23/03/2023, Thursday, 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