20/06/2021, Sunday, Goyt Valley and Buxton, 9 miles moderate, leader Peter Attwell
23/06/2021, Wednesday, Kerridge Ridge, White Nancy, & the Nab, 7.6 miles moderate Leader Angela Legge
Meet/greet by Carol McLaughlin at Lindow Common at 9.30am. If going direct walk starts at 10am.
Walk starts from Middlewood Way Car Park on Adlington Road, Bollington. Postcode SK10 5JT Grid Ref SJ931780
Directions: Turn off A523 Macclesfield to Stockport Road onto B5090, signed Bollington. Continue through the town and shortly after passing under a viaduct turn left into Adlington Road at the brown sign for Middlewood Way and Canal to a free car park on your left.
Walk details: This hilly and scenic walk loops above and around Bollington. The route follows a short section of the Middlewood Way and Macclesfield Canal towpath before heading up to Kerridge Hill. After a circuit of the hill we follow the Saddle of Kerridge to the imposing obelisk, White Nancy, built in 1820 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. We descend from White Nancy and continue on to Cockshead Hey Farm before ascending Nab Head, 285 metres high and 5 metres higher than White Nancy. There is an ancient tumulus on The Nab. From here we follow pleasant paths back into Bollington, passing Long Lane and Sugar Lane farms. The total ascent on the walk is 400 metres, 1,312 feet. Poles might be useful.
The walk follows the route of the annual Bollington fell race and the winner completes it in 45 minutes. I anticipate that we will take nearer 4 hours!
30/06/2021, Wednesday, Bickerton Hill and Bulkley Hill, 8 miles, moderate Leader Bob Swinburne
Directions to start
There are several routes to the start of the walk at the Bickerton Poacher pub, Bickerton. My preferred route from Wilmslow is through Mobberley and Knutsford and onto the A556 towards Chester. At the Shell garage in Blakemere, just past the Blue Cap pub, turn left onto the A49 towards Tarporley. Follow the A49 to bypass Tarporley and turn right at the traffic lights, still on the A49. (The Rashoi Cheshire Indian restaurant is on the right.) Continue on the A49 for 4 miles and then turn right onto Wrexham Road (A534). The Bickerton Poacher is 2 miles along the A534. Postcode SY14 8BE. When approaching the pub go past the first car park before the pub and park in the second car park on the left, just after the pub. The car park is free. This route is 37 miles and should take about 55 minutes.
The walks starts from the Bickerton Poacher pub and, after a short but sharp ascent through Bulkeley Hill, joins the Sandstone Trail on which we remain for a large part of the walk. We cross over the A534 before circling Bickerton Hill and Maiden Castle. We return across fields and tracks to the pub. Poles might be useful.
Meet and greet at Lindow Common at 9.30. For those going directly to the start, please be ready to walk at 10.30.
04/07/2021, Sunday, B29 crash site and Higher Shelf stones from Old Glossop, 7.9 miles, moderate, ascent 1090ft, leader Guy Lucas
07/07/2021 Wednesday, Around Mobberley, Walk and pub lunch, about 6 miles easy, leader Peter Riley
Walk starts at 10am from car park at Plough and Flail, Mobberley, post code WA16 7DB. Walk is similar to that Peter Riley led last December.
The pub has booked the conservatory for the walking group. This enables us to sit together as a group, under current COVID 19 restrictions.
We plan to get back to the pub at around 13.00 if you wish to join us for the lunch only.
Peter Riley will organise with the pub when to hand in food orders from the daily menu.
14/07/2021, Wednesday, Cressbrook Dale & Tansley Dale, 7 miles, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
Outline: A circuit from Monsal Head to Cressbrook, Litton, Tansley Dale and Cressbrook Dale.
Transport: Walkers to organise themselves to the walk start. Simon Duffy to join everyone at the start of the walk.
Route: Monsal Head car park, Headstone viaduct, Monsal Trail, Cressbrook Mill, Cressbrook, Middle Row, Litton Post Office, Tansley Dale, Cressbrook Dale, Ravensdale Cottages, Cressbrook Mill, Brushfield Lane, Netherdale Farm, footbridge, Monsal Trail, Headstone viaduct, Monsal Head car park.
Outdooractive details & map: https://out.ac/IOfIxn
18/07/2021, Sunday, Bamford Edge, 7.5 miles moderate,leader Peter Attwell
21/07/2021, Wednesday, Higher Poynton to Furness Vale 10.5 miles moderate, leader Marjorie McLoughlin
Walk starts at 10am at Nelson Pit car park Higher Poynton. SJ945832
Post code SK12 1TH
This is a pay and display car park costing £3. There may be roadside parking near the car park.
Directions- From the centre of Poynton,follow Park Lane for almost a mile, keep left at the first major fork then fork right up Anson Road. Go over the cross roads by the Boar’s Head and turn left into the car park.
The walk takes us from Higher Poynton into Lyme Park.We climb from the woods to Bowstones farm and on to Lantern Wood. From there we walk along field tracks to the Dipping Stone and on to Furness Vale. Our return route,along pleasant paths, passes two reservoirs, crosses the main drive into Lyme Park and on to Macclesfield canal returning to the car park.
28/07/2021, Wednesday, Bollington,White Nancy and Kerridge Ridge 10.5 miles moderate,leader Marjorie McLoughlin.
Walk starts at 10am from Middlewood Way car park Adlington Road Bollington.
Grid Ref SJ931780. Post code SK10 5JT
The walk takes us out of Bollington climbing steeply to White Nancy. We continue southwards along Kerridge ridge towards Rainow. From there we ascend to the Buxton New Road A537. We follow the Gritstone trail to Teggs Nose and descend to Teggs Nose Reservoir. Our route takes us to Walker Barn and on to Lamaload Waterworks. From there we return to Rainow and finally back to Bollington.
There is over 2000 feet of ascent on this walk and one steep descent where poles would be useful. The paths are good and on a clear day we should take in some excellent views.
04/08/2021, Wednesday, Deep Dale and Magpie Mine, 7 miles, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
09/08/2021, Monday, Axe Head Moor and Danebower Quarry. 7 miles Easy/Moderate, leader Kate Stross
Details to follow
19/08/2021, Thursday, Alport Castles from Fairholme 9.5 miles moderate leader Guy Lucas
23/08/2021, Monday Walton Gardens and the Dell 8 miles easy, leader Carol McLaughlin
Details to follow