25/04/2021, Sunday, Prestbury, Mottram St Andrews & the Bollin Valley Way, 7.8 miles moderate, leader Donald Henderson
Walk starts at 10am in the Shirley’s Drive car park in Prestbury. From the centre of the village take the Macclesfield Road and Shirley’s Drive is the first trurning on the left. The car park (free but no toilets) is about 100yds on the left. SK10 4BW is the closest postcode I can find.
The 7.8 mile walk takes us around Prestbury golf course, through the new Kings School campus, Mottram St Andrews, Mottram Hall hotel & golf course and back to Prestbury by the Bollin Valley Way.
A variety of roads, footpaths, fields and woodland. Unless we have an extremely dry April, there will be some wet patches where a pole or two might be helpful.
28/04/2021, Wednesday, Todd Brook and Whaley Bridge, moderate, 7.5 miles, leader Peter Riley
05/05/2021, Wednesday, Burbage Edges, moderate grade, 9.6km / 6.0mi, 266m ascent, 4.5hrs, 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. It is recommended to arrive very early to ensure a parking space.
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 app shortcode: SJDMD0023
13/05/21, Thursday, Roaches & Hen Cloud from Meerbrook, 8.5 miles, moderate, Clare Pinder
Walk details: the walk starts at 10am from parking on the roadside in Meerbrook.Coming through Meerbrook with the church on your LH side, turn right opposite the church and park there where there are no parking restrictions.Grid ref. OL24 989608 and postcode of the church is ST13 8SJ. If you pass the Lazy Trout pub on your LH side, you have overshot the RH turn.
Directions to start: Put Meerbrook Leek or the above postcode into satnav. Mind the 2 speed cameras in Rushton Spencer enroute.
Walk decription: we cross fields and stiles to Roche Grange, then onto Roach End. We take the path along the Roaches escarpment, passing Doxey Pool, before descending onto Hen Cloud and going round its lower reaches. We then walk to Upper Hulme and onto Whitty Lane back to Meerbrook, passing over Tittesworth Reservoir. Its just over 8 miles.
23/05/21, Sunday, Parkhouse & Chrome Hills from Hollinsclough, 6.5 miles, moderate/hard, Clare Pinder
09/06/2021, Wednesday, Lindow Common and the Carrs, 6.5 miles, easy, leaders Tress and Peter Attwell
14/06/2021, Monday, Marple and Mellor, 6.8 miles, moderate, leaders Tress and Peter Attwell
The walk goes down to the Roman Lakes, follows the Goyt for a while, up Black Lane, to Mellow and returns to the Goyt. There are a couple of moderate ascents. We can visit the Mellor cross if walkers have not seen it before.