Archive 2021

SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 03/01/2021, Sunday, Bosely Cloud, easy/moderate, 7.5miles, leader Marjorie McLoughlin

Walk starts 10am Parking at Timbersbrook car park Weathercock Lane SJ895627 Post code CW12 3PP

Directions. From Macclesfield A523 Leek Road. After traffic lights crossing A54 carry on for approx 1.5 miles and turn right on Tunstall Road continue on to Timbersbrook turning right into Weathercock Lane. The car park is on your right.

Details of walk. An initial climb to the Cloud, the Gritstone Trail, Ravensclough Farm, The Knott Inn, Rushton Spencer, St Lawrence Church, Manor House Farm, The Bridestones, Timbersbrook.

Marjorie McLoughlin

SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 06/01/2021, Wednesday, Burbage Edges, moderate grade, 9.6km / 6.0mi, 266m ascent, 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.

Walk start: 10:30hrs at the Longshaw Estate National Trust Visitor Center Car Park, S11 7TY. OS map OL1. Grid Reference SK 26709 80065. Lat.,Long. 53.316790, -1.601588

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 website: https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MzI5ODU1OQ==

Viewranger app shortcode: SJDMD0023

SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 13/01/2021, Wednesday, Todd Brook and Whalley Bridge, details to follow, leader Peter Riley

Details to follow.

SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 17/01/2021, Sunday, Adlington & Styperson Pool, easy/moderate, 7 miles, leader Angela Legge

Walk starts at 10am from the large lay by on the A523 near the Legh Arms, Adlington, midway between Poynton & Prestbury. SJ911804. Postcode for the Legh Arms is SK10 4NA. A generally easy walk but some parts can be muddy so poles and gaiters recommended.

Directions: either take the A555 Eastern Link Road to the junction with the A523. Turn right and continue to the lay by on the left just before the Legh Arms pub,

or head for Dean Row and pass the Shell garage and Unicorn pub, then turn right at the roundabout onto Lees Lane, signed Adlington B5358. After 1.4 miles, as the road bends to the right, turn left onto Mill Lane,signed Adlington & Poynton. Continue to crossroads (traffic lights), turn left, then immediately right into the lay by just left of the Legh Arms.

Walk details: A varied walk on tracks and through meadows, woods and farms, along the Macclesfield Canal towpath and on quiet roads. There are scenic views towards the hills and we pass Styperson Pool, one of the few lakes in the area, and picturesque Lyme View Marina at Adlington Basin.

Angela Legge

SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 20/01/2021, Wednesday, Windgather Rocks, Shining Torr, moderate grade, 7.4 miles, 4 hours, leader Mike Rodwell

Start point - Pym Chair car park (SK23 7RF) Start Time - 10.00 am

Walk starts from Pym Chair car park towards Windgather Rocks. We then drop down to the left to lower ground towards the now defunct Dunge Valley Gardens and into the mystical Thursbitch (Demon Valley) - ref Alan Garner novel "Thursbitch". We then ascend to the summit of Shining Tor and back along the ridge to the car park.

SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 25/01/2021, Monday, Walton Park & the Dingle Warrington, easy, 7.5 miles, leader Carol McLaughlin

Walton Park and the Dingle. Directions to the start.

Roadside parking Old Chester Road Walton Warrington WA4 6TQ.

From Wilmslow 22 miles, 30 minutes travel time approx. Take the A538 towards M56. Merge on to M56 signed Warrington/ Chester. Exit junction 11 signed A56 Preston Brook / Daresbury take the fourth exit onto A56 Chester Road for approx three miles.

Turn right at traffic lights by Walton Arms public house, park on the roadside by the church.>

OR From Bowdon Roundabout 12 miles, 20 minutes travel time approx. Take the A56 towards Lymm At traffic lights by the Springbok pub go straight across to Stockton Heath. At traffic lights by police station take the second left (more or less straight across) At road junction turn left onto Chester Road A56 then left after the Crematorium into Old Chester Road, park by the church.

Note: Which ever direction you choose please be aware that the area is notorious for speed traps.

Please be ready to walk by 10am.


Walk Details


A very easy yet an extremely varied and interesting walk with good views, the highlight being the Dingle, an area of semi-natural woodland, along with Walton Gardens this a great walk for the winter months.


SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 31/01/2021, Sunday, Redesmere, Siddington & Capesthorne, easy grade, 7 miles, leader Marjorie McLoughlin

Walk starts 10am, Parking Redesmere Road by Redesmere lake SJ849713, Post Code SK11 9PR

Directions. From Wilmslow take the A34 by pass towards Congleton. At Monks Heath cross roads continue on A34 for 2 miles. Turn left onto Redesmere Road, signposted Henbury. Park at the roadside by the lake.

Walk details. An easy walk through farmland and farms along footpaths and tracks. The route is Hazelwall Farm,HenshawHall Farm,Crabtree Moss Farm,Sandbank Farm,Turlock Farm,Siddington, Blakehouse Farm, Capesthorne Hall, Redesmere.

SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 04/02/2021, Thursday, Taxal Moor & Windgather Rocks, moderate grade, 10.4km / 6.5mi, 370m ascent, 5hrs, leader Simon Duffy

Outline: A loop from Taxal to Taxal Moor and Windgather Rocks in Derbyshire.

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

Walk start: 10:30hrs at the entrance to the footpath to Taxal village on the large looped layby on the Buxton Road A5004 between Whaley Bridge and Buxton, approximately 0.5 miles south of the centre of Whaley Bridge. OS map OL1, Dark Peak Area. Grid Reference SK 00864 79856. Lat.,Long. 53.315823, -1.988497

Parking: The large looped layby on the Buxton Road A5004 between Whaley Bridge and Buxton, approximately 0.5 miles south of the centre of Whaley Bridge.

OS Explorer Map: OL1, Dark Peak Area and OL24, White Peak Area

Route: Layby on the Buxton Road A5004 between Whaley Bridge and Buxton, River Goyt, Taxal village, Spr, Dowrey, .215, Walker Brow, Taxal Beeches, Taxal Moor, Taxal Edge, Windgather Rocks, Overton Hall Farm, Madscar Farm, Normanwood, Oldfield, Fernilee Reservoir, Weir, Wks, River Goyt, Smallcross Wood, layby on the Buxton Road A5004 between Whaley Bridge and Buxton.

Viewranger website: https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MzU1NjIzOA==

Viewranger app shortcode: SJDMD0034

SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 08/02/2021, Monday, Three Shire Heads & Dane Valley, moderate, 6.3 miles, leader Kate Stross


SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 14/02/2021, Sunday, Lyme Park, moderate/easy, 7 miles, leader Peter Attwell


SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 18/02/2021, Thursday, Delph to Diggle 8.5 miles moderate, leader Clare Pinder,


SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 22/02/2021, Monday, leader Carol Mclaughlin, details to follow


SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 28/02/2021, Sunday, Bamford Edge, moderate, 8 miles, leader Peter Attwell

Walk: Bamford Edge 7.7 miles moderate leader Peter Attwell

Please be ready to walk at 10am.

Walk starts at Carr Lane Car park. SK1986 8378. Nearest post code is S33 0AJ. Route to car park: Take A555 eastwards, at the end turn on to A6 south, keep on A6 until just after roundabout to Chapel en le Frith, where turn left at sign to Castleton. Follow road through Castleton and Hope. About 1.5 miles after Hope look for signpost left to Thornhill, take that left turn and stay on narrow road, keeping right in hamlet Thornhill and shortly afterwards look for sign Carr Croft and House where you will see the car park.

If you get to the left turn to Bamford at the traffic lights you have gone too far and need to turn back towards Hope for a short distance.

The walk starts to follow the river up to Ladybower dam, crosses dam wall and climbs steadily up to Bamford Ridge, a wonderful ridge walk, drops back down to Bamford across the river following the river again to the car park.


SUSPENDED (COVID), 04/03/2021, Thursday, Mellor Cross, details to follow


SUSPENDED (COVID-19), 08/03/2021, Monday, walk to be confirmed, Leader Donald Henderson