2022

02/01/2022, Sunday, Wilmslow, 6 miles easy, Leader Donald Henderson

Start: 10.00am at Wilmslow Parish Hall car park on Cliff Road, SK9 4AA. There may be a pay and display car park charge. I cannot see if the charge applies on Sunday.

The walk takes us through the Carrs and along the Bollin to Quarry Bank Mill. From there we’ll head for Morley and the Altrincham Road and walk down to the Britannia Hotel. Then it’s back along the river to the mill and a different path to Twnnies Bridge where we retrace our steps to the start.

I haven’t checked the distance but it’s about 5 miles and will take no more than 2.5 to 3 hours, so this is an easy New Year morning walk. NOTE: there will be no lunch stop.

POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

Since 45-60mph winds are forecast for the Peak District tops this walk will take place later in the year.

06/01/2022, Thursday, Kinder Downfall, 7 miles, 408m ascent, hard, Leader Simon Duffy

Outline: A classic route up the steep Kinderlow End onto the plateau and Kinder Low, along past Kinder downfall and down from Sandy Heys to Kinder Reservoir. This part of the Kinder plateau provides magnificent views to the south and west over the Cheshire plain and Greater Manchester.

Difficulty: This route involves significant ascent and descent over rough open countryside. While it is mainly on footpaths there are some styles, steps and short difficult sections where the use of hands and some physical dexterity maybe required. Clothing and walking boots suitable for cold and wet conditions is strongly advised.

Start: 10:30hrs, Bowden Bridge car park, 165 Kinder Rd, High Peak, SK22 2LH. Lat/Long 53.379442, -1.928531. Grid Reference SK 0486 8695. OS map OL1.

Route: Bowden Bridge car park, Tunstead Clough, Kinderlow End, Kinder Low 633m, Kinder Downfall, Sandy Heys, Kinder Reservoir, Bowden Bridge car park.

Outdooractive details and map: https://out.ac/n9MKn

11/01/2022 Tuesday Tatton Park 8 miles easy Leader Angela Legge

The walk starts at 10am from the big lay- by by the Old Water Tower ( Travis Perkins Trading Co) , Mobberley Road, Knutsford. The nearest postcode is WA16 8EU.

Directions to the start: Make your way from Wilmslow to Mobberley village and continue on the main road through the village until you see the big brick water tower on your right. Just after passing it turn right ( filter arrow on the road) into the large lay-by.

Walk description: This is a pleasant scenic walk for a winter day. The walk is largely confined to the 1,000 acres of Tatton Park, but has a short extension into Knutsford at the start so that the whole perimeter of the Park can be explored. The woodland and lakeside paths are mainly flat and any inclines are gentle. Some grassy paths may be muddy. There are often close views of fallow deer. If the path through Dog Wood at the end is closed we will return to the lay-by via Knutsford again.

16/01/2022 Sunday Pym Chair and Kettleshume 6 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell

Meet at 10am at Pym Chair car park SK23 7RF

Directions to start: from Macclesfield, take Hurdsfield road at Tesco roundabout, continue to Kettleshume. Just as you enter the village, take sharp right turn signposted Goyt Valley, follow road past Windgather Rocks to Pym Chair car park at T junction.

Walk description: the walk follows the road downhill to Jenkin Chapel and bears right to follow valley to Kettleshume. There is a small brook to step across on this part of the walk. From Kettleshume we follow the road uphill and join the path along Taxal Edge, go past Windgather Rocks to return to the car park.

There is likely to be puddles underfoot but on the recce it was surprisingly not very muddy. At Pym Chair the wind was very cold.


20/01/2022, Thursday Prestbury to Macclesfield 7.5 miles easy Leader Lynn Davies

Start time 10.00 Springfields Car Park Prestbury. Postcode SK104DW

Directions to start.

From Wilmslow go past station. At mini roundabout turn right. At next roundabout turn left to Prestbury. On entering village turn left. Go past church, over bridge and left into car park.

Walk Description

All quite flat, tracks fields and back alone Bollin.

24/01/2022, Monday Lymn, The Bongs, High Legh and Thelwall 8.5 miles Easy leader Carol McLoughlin

Walk will start at 10am. A very easy walk taking in fields, path alongside the noisy M6, tracks, woods, quiet roads, Penny Ferry, canal, Lymm Dam and the ancient woodland of The Bongs.

Walk starts at Cherry Corner Lymm motorway intersection WA13 0TA

From Wilmslow 13 miles 20 mins

Leave Wilmslow and head for M56 signposted Warrington, Chester and M6. Leave at junction 9 take the A50 exit to Lymm. Take the B5158 Cherry Lane. Turn right after 50 yards into Cherry Corner, turn right into cul-de-sac and park on road edge.

From Bowdon Roundabout 8 miles 15 minutes

> Take the A56 into Lymm Turn left by Co-op onto B5158 Cherry Lane continue until approx 50 yards before Lymm motorway intersection, turn left into Cherry Corner, turn right and park along road edge.