Walks

17/10/2021, Sunday, Castleton and Cave Dale, 8.5 or 7 miles moderate, leader Peter Attwell

Walk starts at 10am at NT Mam Nick car park just beyond where road to Edale turns off left from road to Winnats Pass and Castleton.

PLEASE BRING YOUR NT CARD TO SAVE CAR PARK FEE

Map reference SK123 833

Route to start: Take A555, at end turn right on to A6, through Disley, past roundabout to Chapel and bear left on to road to Edale and Castlton.

Watch for road on left to Edale and entrance to car park.

Description of walk : Walk goes past Blue John mine into Castleton, up Cave Dale, Limestone Way, Oxlow Rake, Eldon Hill, and back to Mam Nick car park.

The walk can be shortened by returning to the car park after the Limestone Way section, saving about 1.5 miles.

20/10/2021, Wednesday, around Tarporley 8 miles moderate, leader Bob Swinburne

The walk will start at 10am from Bell Meadow car park, Tarporley (Free). From Peter: a nearby post code is CW6 0DX, but rely on Bob's directions as well.

Directions to start.

Get on to the A556 towards Chester. Go past Sandiway Golf Club and, shortly after passing the Blue Cap pub on your right, turn left at the traffic lights by the Shell garage onto the A49 towards Tarporley. Continue through Cotebrook until you reach a roundabout where you turn left onto Rode Street towards Tarporley. Soon after entering the village look out for the Rising Sun pub on your right. Turn right immediately before the pub into Bell Meadow car park.

The walk.

I have previously led a couple of walks to the west of Tarporley. This walk is to the east of the village but finishes on the west. We walk out of the village onto and over Portal Premier golf course, before crossing the A49 and returning through the village church yard to Tarporley. There are no major ascents or descents and the majority of the walk is over the golf course, fields, track and quiet lanes.

27/10/2021, Wednesday, moderate, Biddulph Grange Country Park – 7.25 miles Easy/Moderate leader Bob Swinburne

Walk starts at 10am at car park described below

Travel details

Find your way to Congleton. From Congleton take the A527 (Park Lane which becomes Biddulph Road). After leaving Congleton look out for The Castle Inn on the left. Approximately 1.5 miles from the pub is Grange Road on the left. Continue up this road and the entrance to the Park is on the right in about 200 yards, just past the entrance to Biddulph Grange Gardens. (The Park is signposted with brown signs.) The car park is on the right, immediately after the entrance to the Park. The car park is FREE! Car Park Sat Nav ST8 7XX.

Walk Description

This beautiful and varied walk starts from the car park at Biddulph Grange Country Park and includes walks across fields, tracks, a disused railway line and along the banks of the beautiful Knypersley Reservoir.

There is a fairly long but gradual ascent from the start of the walk but after that the walk has no major ascents or descents.

This walk could get muddy, so you may find poles useful.

31/10/2021, Sunday, Rushton Spencer, Dane Valley Way, Wincle, Danebridge. Approx 8 miles (tbc). Moderate, leader Donald Henderson

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04/11/21, Thursday, Delamere Forest, 8 miles, moderate, leader Clare Pinder

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08/11/2021, Monday, Fairbrook Naze, 7 miles, moderate, leader Simon Duffy

Outline: A Loop from the Snake Road to Fairbrook Naze and Black Ashop Moor.

Transport: Walkers to organise themselves to the walk start. Simon Duffy to join everyone at the start of the walk.

Start: Meet at 10:30 at Hope Woodland Car Park, A57 Snake Road, Hope Valley, S33 0AB. Lat/Long 53.419834, -1.836212, OS Map OL1, Grid Ref: SK 10982 91460.

Route: Hope Woodland Car Park, Lady Clough Forest, A57 Snake Road, Snake Inn, A57 Snake Road, Woodlands Valley, Fair Brook, Fairbrook Naze, The Edge, Black Ashop Moor, Snake Path, Ashop Clough, Higher Gate Clough, Saukin Ridge, Lady Clough Forest, Hope Woodland Car Park.

Outdooractive details and map: https://out.ac/I3Cqzi

14/11/2021, Sunday, Disley, Mellor Moor and Strines. 7.5 miles. Moderate. Leader. Angela Legge

The walk starts at 10am at Disley Station Approach Car Park. Postcode SK12 2AE. Map Reference SJ974845

Directions: From Wilmslow take the A555 Airport Eastern LInk Road to junction with A6. Turn right onto A6. Just before the Ram's Head in Disley village turn sharp right and follow the station approach to the car park on the left.

Walk Description: We walk past Disley Golf Club, ascending to have excellent views of Mellor Moor and distant Kinder Scout. We continue through a wooded area and descend to the Peak Forest Canal, crossing an impressive lift bridge before walking into Barlow Wood, then along the River Goyt. We ascend to skirt round Mellor Golf Course and walk along a scenic, level bridleway to The Banks. A steepish ascent takes us towards Mellor Cross on the edge of Mellor Moor. Hopefully, we'll enjoy great views before descending to Brookbottom and Strines and joining the canal towpath back towards Disley.

18/11/21, Thursday, Delph & Diggle, 8.5 miles, moderate, leader Clare Pinder

details to follow

22/11/2021, Monday, Taxal Edge 8 miles moderate, Leader Lynn Davies

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06/12/2021, Monday, Lyme Park from Poynton. 8 miles. Easy/Moderate. Leader Angela Legge

The walk starts at 10am at Poynton Pool, South Park Drive Car Park off the A523 . Postcode SK12 1BR (approx location only. You will see the car park on the left before satnav tells you to turn right!) OS Grid Reference SJ19 25842

Directions: From Wilmslow make your way to Poynton via the A5149 Chester Road and at the roundabout in the village turn left onto the A523 in the direction of Hazel Grove. In 0.3 miles turn right into South Park Drive. Follow the Drive round to the small, free car park on the left by Poynton Pool.

If you prefer to take the Airport Relief Road to the junction with the A523 turn right onto the A523, pass Brookside Garden Centre and in just over a mile turn left into South Park Drive.

Walk Description: The route follows Princes Incline to the Middlewood Way and Macclesfield Canal, continuing to Ryles Wood and Elmerhurst Cottage, where we enter Lyme Park. The only steep, but short, ascent on this walk is up to The Cage, thought to have been erected as a vantage point to watch stag hunting. From The Cage we take a wide, mown path down towards Lyme Hall before heading out of Lyme Park. We walk along a lane, passing Haresteads Farm and Elm Wood, down to the Canal Marina at Higher Poynton. We return to the start via Anson Road and Petre Bank ( an old colliery incline) .

02/12/2021, Thursday, Higher Poynton to Furnace Vale 10 miles Moderate, leader Marjorie McLoughlin

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08/12/2021, Wednesday, Annual General Meeting, Wilmslow Guild Bourne Street at 19.30

AGM at Wilmslow Guild at 19.30, with slide show and refreshments

13/12/2021, Monday, Christmas Lunch walk with lunch at Plough and Flail, leader Peter Riley

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19/12/21, Sunday, leader Clare PinderTBA.

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29/12/21, Wednesday, Mince Pie walk leader Peter and Tress Attwell

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