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.
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
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.
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.
30/01/2022, Sunday Redesmere, Siddington and Capesthorne. 7 miles Easy, leader Marjorie McLoughlin
The walk starts at 10am on Redesmere Road by Redesmere SJ849713. Post code SK11 9PR
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, signed Henbury. Park at the roadside by the lake.
An easy walk through farmland and farms along footpaths and tracks. The route is Hazelwall Farm, Henshaw Hall Farm, Crabtree Moss Farm, Sandbank Farm, Turlock Farm, Siddington, Blake House Farm, Capesthorne Hall, Redesmere.
Poles would be helpful, unless we have a frost the fields will be wet and muddy.
02/02/2022, Wednesday, Lindow, Bollin Valley Way, Styal 7EM. Leader Diana Baker
The walk starts at 10 am from Lindow Common car park (our old Meet and Greet) on Racecourse Road, Wilmslow, opposite Hickory’s Smokehouse (previously The Boddington Arms). SK9 5LR. Racecourse Road is off the A538 Wilmslow to Altrincham Road about 1 mile west of Wilmslow centre. Parking is free.
Walk description: Black Lake and the common, Pigginshaw Brook and the River Bollin to Twinnies Bridge. Along the River Dean meadows to Linneys Bridge, up through woods and across Styal Golf course. Into Styal Chapel Woods with some steep gradients before returning through the NT Gardens, if possible*, Quarry Bank Mill yard (facilities) the River Bollin and Kings Road.
*NATIONAL TRUST CARDS. If enough of us carry NT cards, with some admitting a guest, we may find we can take the path through the gardens. No problem, if not.
Some paths muddy. A little extra care/agility required on one path in need of repair.
Boarded walkways and some steep steps without handrails. Poles and gaiters helpful.
07/02/2022, Monday, Gawsworth and Danes Moss. 8 miles Easy Leader Marjorie McLoughlin
Meet at 10am Church Lane Gawsworth SJ889696. Post code SK11 9RN
Directions to start: From Wilmslow take the A34 by pass south to Monks Heath traffic lights. Turn left onto A537 towards Macclesfield. At Broken Cross roundabout turn right onto Gawsworth Road for approx 2 miles to the T junction at Dark Lane. Turn left to the cross roads and go straight across onto Church Lane turning right by Gawsworth Hall. Park at the roadside between Gawsworth Church and the Harrington Arms near to the stile on the left.
Walk description: An easy walk along farmland tracks to North Rode. Crossing the railway bridge we head to Macclesfield canal towpath for two miles. Leaving the tow path we walk through Danes Moss Nature Reserve and follow paths to the gatehouse of Gawsworth Old Hall returning to the start.
Expect plenty of mud unless we have a heavy frost.
13/02/2022 Macclesfield Forest, Wildboarclough and Shutlingsloe, approx 7-8 miles, moderate Leader Donald Henderson
Meet on road beside Ridgegate Reservoir (SK11 0NE) at 9.30
From Macclesfield, take A523 road towards Leek. At traffic lights turn left for Sutton and follow signs for Langley. Continue through Langley until you come to the Leather’s Smithy. Follow road round to the right alongside the reservoir.
We join the Gritstone Trail for the first part of the walk and then minor roads and fields until we climb Shutlingsloe. Then it’s back through the forest on tracks many of you will know.
There are bound to be some muddy bits but I hope not as bad as on the walk that I had planned. It is also likely to be slippery on the stones descending from Shutlingsloe so pole might be advisable.
17/02/2022, Thursday, South Head and Chinley Churn, 6 miles, 424m ascent, moderate, Leader Simon Duffy
Outline: A magnificent circuit from Peep-O-Day Farm that visits South Head and Chinley Churn. These peaks provide magnificent views of the western Peak District and Chapel-en-le Frith.
Difficulty: This route involves significant ascent and descent over rough open countryside. It is mainly on footpaths, there are some styles and a small number of fields that may be muddy. Clothing and walking boots suitable for cold and wet conditions is strongly advised.
Alternative car park: Alternative extensive free car parking can be found in a layby 200m south of Peep-O-Day Farm on the Hayfield Road A624.
Route: Peep-O-Day Farm car park, Penning Bridleway, South Head, Dewsnaps, Quarries (dis), Hayfield Road, Alders Farm, Moseley House, The Naze, Chinley Churn Quarry (dis), Whiterakes, Peep-O-Day Farm car park.
Outdooractive details and map: https://out.ac/I7GxHO
WALK CANCELLED DUE TO DANGEROUS WINDS
21/02/2022, Monday From Alderley Park 8 miles Easy leader Carol McLoughlin
27/02/2022 Sunday, Sparklow, Crowdicote & Pilsbury, 9 miles, Easy/Moderate, Leader Clare Pinder
Start of the walk: Hurdlow Car Park (SK128659) (approx postcode SK17 9QJ) (pay and display, £4.75 cash), on the High Peak Trail, Sparklow, off A515, at 10am.
Directions to the start: coming via Harpur Hill turn right onto A515 Buxton to Ashbourne road at the High Peak Bookshop, then turn right after 4 miles and the carpark is 0.2 miles on the left. It took me about 45 minutes to get there. I can give 3 people lifts (text me).
The walk: we take the High Peak Trail to its northern end, then go via Wheeldon Trees to Crowdicote, then follow the River Dove through fields, up past Pilsbury Castle ruins and rejoin the High Peak Trail at Darley Farm to return to the carpark. There are some stiles and muddy patches on the field paths, but mostly the tracks are flat and easy going. Ascent is 900 feet. There are lovely long views over the limestone high peaks.
02/03/2022, Wednesday Brabyns Park to the Keg, 7.5 miles Easy/moderate Leader Angela Legge
Walk starts at 10am from Brabyns Park car park in Marple Bridge. Postcode SK6 5DT brings you to the left turn to the car park off the A626.
Directions: Make your way to Marple. In the centre of Marple at traffic lights by the Texaco filling station bear left ( if coming from Stockport direction) onto Station Road, A626. ( signed Glossop) .Continue for over half a mile, passing Marple Station before taking a left turn to the car park by the "Welcome to Brabyns Park" sign, just before Marple Bridge village. (NB not Brabyns Brow car park on the right). Follow the road round to the free car park.
Walk details: This scenic walk follows a series of waterways on mainly easy pathways . From Brabyns Park we follow the Peak Forest Canal past locks until we reach the spectacular stone aqueduct, the highest in England. We then head for Watermeetings Farm on the edge of Romiley and continue on to Etherow Park. We cross the country park ( toilets at the Visitor Centre) and continue uphill to the Keg Woodland and on to Keg Pool. Leaving Etherow we return along the River Goyt to the starting point.
08/03/2022 Tuesday, Parkgate to Gayton, 8 miles, Easy, Clare Pinder
Start of walk: the walk starts at 10am from Wirral Country carpark (£2 cash/card charge), approx postcode CH64 7TH, grid ref 307775, on Lees Lane, Little Neston.
13/03/2022, Sunday Wildboarclough and Cat and Fiddle 9 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell
POSTPONED 17/05/2022, Tuesday, Stanage Edge and Higgar Tor, 7 miles, 271m ascent, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
A magnificent circuit providing views over much of the central Peak District. The route goes along the top of Stanage Edge and below Burbage Rocks to Carl Wark Fort and Higgar Tor, returning just blow the cliffs of Stanage Edge.
Difficulty: This route involves significant ascent and descent over rough open countryside. Clothing and walking boots suitable for cold and wet conditions is strongly advised.
Route: Hollin Bank Car Park, Stanage Plantation, Stanage Edge, Long Causeway, Stanedge Pole, Robin Hood's Cave, trigpoint 457m, Upper Burbage Bridge, Sheffield Country Walk, Burbage Brooke Footbridge, Carl Wark, Higger Tor 424m, point 432m, Stanage Plantation, Hollin Bank Car Park.
Outdooractive details and map: https://out.ac/I7MP7c
22/03/2022, Tuesday, Bosley Reservoir and Croker Hill, 7 miles, 290m ascent, moderate, Leader Simon Duffy
Outline: A moderate walk from Bosley Reservoir up to the radio station on the top of Croker Hill and back via the Gritstone Trail along Minn-End-Lane. The top of Croker Hill provides magnificent views of the Cheshire plain and western Peak District.
Difficulty: This route involves a small amount of ascent and descent over grazing farmland, mainly on footpaths some of which may be muddy. For just over a mile the route follows a gently descending lane. Clothing and walking boots suitable for cold and wet conditions is strongly advised.
Route: Roadside parking at Bosley Car Park, A523, Lakeside Road, Lakeside Playground, Bosley Reservoir, Fold Lane, A54, Conduit near Primrose Bank, Upton Fold Farm, Croker Hill Radio Station, Lingerds Farm, Golden Slack, Minn-End-Lane, Hawkslee, Stilemeadow Farm, Highfield House, Bosley Reservoir dam, Lakeside Playground, Lakeside Road, roadside parking at Bosley Car Park.
Outdooractive details and map: https://out.ac/I7GySZ
27/03/2022 Sunday Lyme Park 7 miles moderate leader Peter Attwell
Walk starts at 10.30 am (NOTE LATER START DUE TO CLOCKS CHANGING) from Jacksons Brickyard Car park (SK12 1TY).
Directions to car park: go to centre of Poynton, continue past Waitrose and at Y junction, take left fork, continue past right turn to Nelson Pit and after about a mile turn right at Parking sign along Pool House Road to the car park.
The walk goes towards the main gate of Lyme Park and continues outside the Park to East Lodge, into the Park, to the visitors centre, where there are toilets, returning to te car park via the canal and Middlewood Way.
31/03/2022, Thursday, Roaches from Dane Bridge 8 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell
04/04/2022 Monday, Cown Edge from Broadbottom 7.5 miles moderate leader Angela Legge
10/04/2022, Sunday, Goyt Valley and White Hall, 8 miles moderate, Leader Peter Attwell
14/04/2022, Thursday, Edale Cross, Kinder Low and Kinder Downfall, 8 miles, 424m ascent, hard, leader Simon Duffy
Outline: A classic route up to Edale Cross 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, some of which may well be muddy. The route is mainly a mixture of footpaths and rough tracks. Clothing and walking boots suitable for cold and wet conditions is strongly advised.
Route: Bowden Bridge car park, Tunstead House, Coldwell Clough, Oaken Clough, Edale Cross, Kinder Low 633m, Kinder Downfall, Sandy Heys, Kinder reservoir, Bowden Bridge car park.
Outdooractive details and map: https://out.ac/I7NucH
19/04/2022 Tuesday, Wincle, Croker Hill & Sutton 9 miles moderate/hard leader Donald Henderson
Tuesday 19th April 10.00am start
I've classified this 9+ mile walk as moderate/hard becasue there is quite a bit of up & down and some of the ups are steep. However, it is well within most peoples capability and I’m allowing 5+ hours with plenty of stops. No hurry!
We start on the roadside just past the Ship Inn (SK11 0QE), almost at Danebridge, and make our way up to the telecommunications mast on Sutton Common. From there we descend towards Sutton before doubling back at lower level to the start. On a good day, the 360deg views are stunning. Underfoot conditions were generally good when I recced the walk, but that was after a long dry spell.
24/04/2022, Sunday, Llangollen 8.5 miles moderate Leader Bob Swinburne
28/04/2022, Thursday, Pyms Chair and Shining Tor from Errwood 7.5 miles moderate, Sue/Guy Lucas
The walk starts at 10.30am from The Street Car Park, Errwood Reservoir (free).
Please note that there are two car parks near Errwood Reservoir. The other, Errwood House Car Park is half a mile along the reservoir. Also note that the postcode SK17 6SX is spectacularly unhelpful. The OS Grid Reference is SK 01359 75629 and What3words is "bedspread.eyelashes.lurching".
Directions: My preferred route is from the A6:
turn right to Whaley Bridge (A5004) at the roundabout just after Furness Vale
follow the A5004 for 6 miles through Whaley Bridge and out past Taxal and Fernilee
then turn sharp right (on a bend of course) on a road signed "Goyt Valley"
follow this for 1.7 miles over the Errwood Reservoir dam, and the Street Car Park is just after.
The Car Park can also be reached by narrow lanes from the A537 if wished. Best avoided by those of a nervous disposition.
Walk description: A nicely varied walk. From the car park, along the reservoir before turning up towards the ruins of Errwood Hall. From there, an undulating but gradually rising walk alongside Foxlow Edge takes you up to The Street and then Pym Chair. Pym Chair to Shining Tor is a ridge walk with a well-maintained path and plenty to see on either side (weather permitting). The is a gentle descent back past Errwood Hall and back to the car park. Conditions should be good unless there has been recent rain.
03/05/2022, Tuesday, From Alderley Park 8 miles Easy leader Carol McLaughlin
08/05/2022 Sunday Coombs Reservoir 7 miles moderate leader Carol McLaughlin
Walk starts at 10am at Combs Reservoir free car park. Post code: SK23 9UN approx
Grid reference: SK034 798. 30 minutes approx driving time from Wilmslow 15 miles
Directions to the start: own way to Macclesfield take the Hurdsfield road B 5470 by Tesco roundabout all the way towards Whaley Bridge. At the traffic lights go straight across for a mile and a half, look out for the factory on the right, P sign on the left and turn right down the very small opening to the carpark.
Walk Description: Leaving the carpark we begin quite a long accent on good paths towards Ladder Hill, we hopefully will be rewarded with wonderful views. Our path now levels out with a good track taking us to White Hall activity centre. Across fields now we begin an easy decent towards Combs, we then pick a much improved track along the side of the reservoir and return to our starting point.
12/05/2022, Thursday, Hope 7.5 miles moderate Leader Lynn Davies
Walk starts at 10.00 from Hope car park [ Pay and Display ] post code S33 6RS but there is free road side parking
7.5 miles moderate
Directions to start
Go up A6 towards Buxton. Take the turning left signed Edale, Rushup Edge. Follow road into Castleton and onto Hope. Car park is on the right.
This is a moderate walk. We go up towards Win Hill but skirt round it, drop down to Jaggers Clough and back to Hope through some bluebell woods.
NOTE: a number of members will do a meet and greet at the Park and Ride at Hazel Grove in view of the limited parking at Hope. Time to meet 9.00, address is Macclesfield Road SK7 6BF near the junction with the A6 and just by the Carpetright shop. Please join us if you wish.
The walk will start when the meet/greet people arrive, but not earlier that 10am
16/05/2022 Monday Swettenham and Dane Valley Trail, 8 miles moderate 300ft of ascent Leader Peter Riley
22/05/2022, Sunday Eccleston to Chester 9 miles easy/flat Leader Peter Riley
NOTE: there will be a meet and greet at Lindow Common Car Park for this walk, in view of the slightly increased distance. Please be at the Car Park ready for leaving at 9am.
The walk will start when the meet/greet people arrive but not earlier than 10am.
25/05/2022, Wednesday, Corbar Cross to Errwood and The Goyt, 9miles Moderate. Leader Kate Stross
30/05/2022 Monday, Beresford and Wolfscote Dales 8 miles moderate leader Marjorie McLoughlin
The walk starts at 10am in the centre of Hartington. Grid Ref SK 128604 Post Code SK17 0AL.
There is a small free car park or parking at the side of the road.
Directions to start : From Macclesfield take the A537 Cat and Fiddle Road towards Buxton. On reaching the T junction , turn right onto Leek Road A53 and then first left onto Grin Low Road, continue onto Barlow Road and Heath View( most of you will know this route as Harper Hill) Turn left onto B5053 and then almost immediately right by the book shop onto A515. Continue on A515 for approximately 7miles and turn right onto B5054 to Hartington. After two miles you will reach the centre of the village.
Walk description: This is a scenic walk along good paths and tracks. We walk along the banks of the river Dove through Beresford Dale. From there we walk into Narrow Dale and on to Alstonefield village. We drop back down to the river Dove and follow it on the path through Wolfscote Dale for 2.25 miles. Climbing on a path out of the Dale we follow tracks and field paths to return along a lane into Hartington.
05/06/2022 Sunday Replacement Walk: Minninglow and Royston Rocks 10.3 miles moderate,Leader Clare Pinder
Replacement walk: Minninglow & Roystone Rocks, 10.3 miles, Moderate.
08/06/2022 Wednesday, Bradshaw Valley 8.5 miles moderate leader Bob Swinburne
14/06/2022 Tuesday, Bollington, White Nancy and Kerridge Ridge, 10 miles moderate leader Marjorie McLoughlin
Walk starts at 10am from Middlewood Way Car Park Adlington Road Bollington. Post code SK10 5JT. Grid Ref SJ931780
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 A537 Buxton New Road. 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 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.
19/06/2022 Sunday . Hathersage, Offerton Moor & Derwent Heritage Way. 9.5 miles. Moderate Leader Angela Legge
The walk starts at 10am at the main Hathersage car park on Oddfellows Road a few metres up the secondary road linking the B6001 and the A6187. Postcode S32 1DD. Grid ref SK232814. £6 all day. Roadside parking may be available.
Directions to the start: Take the airport relief road to the A6. Turn right towards Buxton. Continue through Disley to A6 dual carriageway. Turn left at sign to Edale and Castleton. Pass Mam Nick car park and continue to the left turn down Winnats Pass. At the bottom turn right towards Castleton. Continue through Hope to Hathersage. Journey time from Wilmslow approx 50 minutes, 30 miles.
Walk route: Hathersage , Leadmill Mount Pleasant, Callow Wood, Offerton Hall and Moor, Shatton Lane, Brough Lane , Townfield Lane Shatton, Derwent Heritage Way, stepping stones, Hathersage. Map Explorer 01 Dark Peak.
A pleasant, very scenic walk on good woodland, moorland and riverside paths and tracks with a few steepish ascents. The views towards Win Hill and Stanage Edge are beautiful in fine weather. The bracing moorland paths eventually lead down to the Derwent Heritage Way, where we follow the riverside path and cross the Derwent River on large, 500 year old stepping stones ( alternative route possible if these are flooded! We should compete the walk by 3pm.
22/06/2022, Wednesday, Rainow to Lamaload 8 miles moderate Leader Kate Stross
Walk - Meet at the Robin Hood pub at 10am to walk.
Parking: We have permission to park in the carpark of the Robin Hood pub. Unfortunately on a Wednesday the pub does not open until 4pm so we may well arrive back too early to have a drink there - but we will if it is open.
Directions: From the Tesco Roundabout on the Silk Road in Macclesfield, take the B5470 through Hurdsfield to Rainow. The Robin Hood pub is 2.8 miles from the roundabout on the left hand side.
Walk details: The walk starts from the Robin Hood pub in Rainow, and heads across a number of moorland tracks with lovely views to reach the isolated ruins of Thursbitch Farm before returning via Lamaload Reservoir, the reservoir access road and then across the fields to Rainow. The total climb is about 1100 feet. If it has been raining there is one very muddy stretch down to a farm and around some farm buildings - so boots would be a good idea on a wet day! If people are feeling very energetic there is a 9.5 mile version of this walk with a height gain of 1400 feet, but on the day that Maire and I did the recce we were content to take the 8 mile route.
27/06/2022 Monday, White Edge, Curbar and Froggat Edges, 8 miles Moderate, Leader Angela Legge
Note this a walk change due to overgrown and blocked paths around Tissington.
Walk starts at 10am at Curbar Gap Car Park SK262747, £4 all day parking fee , but free for National Trust members. Nearest postcode S32 3YR, which brings you to Calver on the A623 before turning left for the final mile uphill.
Directions to start: Make your way to Whaley Bridge and take the A6 Chapel en le Frith bypass. Turn left onto A623 and continue through Stoney Middleton to Calver. Just past the Derbyshire Craft Centre ( on your left) turn left signed Froggat and Curbar. In a few metres bear right up Curbar Lane towards Curbar village, then onto Bar Road. Follow the steep uphill road for about a mile, passing lay- bys on the left. At the top of the hill turn left into Curbar Gap Car Park. From Wilmslow the journey is about 33 miles and should take approximately an hour.
Walk description: This walk is on the easier side of moderate. There are a few undulations but it is generally easy walking on good moorland paths and estate tracks. The views, weather permitting, are wonderful. The route follows White Edge, Longshaw Estate, the Grouse Inn, Froggat Edge and Curbar Edge. Lunch will be at Longshaw on picnic tables near the NT cafe , where there are toilets. We should complete the walk in about 4 hours.
NOTE: if there is enough interest I will try to arrange car sharing from the Park and Ride car park at Hazel Grove where A523 from Macclesfield meets A6.
03/07/2022 Sunday, Abney Moor from Hucklow. 9 miles moderate. Leader Clare Pinder
Start of the walk: at 10am: parking on the side of the road between Great Hucklow and Bretton, ref OS24:190781: there is parking space for 3 cars on the RH side, opposite the footpath fingerpost on the LH side which is where the walk starts. There are other parking spaces further down this road.
Directions to the start: take A623 and turn L onto B6049 for about 1.1 miles, then slight R. for 0.4 miles into Great Hucklow, passing Queen Ann pub (this could be your sat nav search term) on your RH: continue on this road through the village for about another mile, ascending through a wooded area until you reach the start. I can give 3 or 4 lifts.
The walk: the walk descends into Bretton Clough, rises to Grange Farm and then crosses gritstone Abney Moor: we take the track skirting Shatton Edge, passing Offerton Hall; through Callow Wood; passing Hoghall; then walking mainly in woodland along Abney Clough to Stoke Ford where we take the ascending path through Bretton Clough, walking into Bretton and back to the start of the walk. Ascent 376 meters. The paths and tracks are good but stretches are quite stony and poles may assist.
NOTE: there will be a meet and greet arrangement for this walk at the Bus Park and Ride at Hazel Grove, Macclesfield Road SK7 6BF. Please be at the Park and Ride by 08.50.
07/07/2022, Thursday, MAIDEN CASTLE/BICKERTON HILL, CHESHIRE, 8 MILES, MODERATE Leader Peter Riley
12/07/2022, Tuesday, Tunstead Quarry and Chee Dale, 8 miles, 266m ascent, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
Outline: A loop that gives two quite different perspectives of Derbyshire, of the mining industry and of an exquisite ravine. There are superb views from a height over the enormous Tunstead Quarry as well as travelling through the quarry on a well marked footpath. The quarry is not a pretty place, but it is magnificent in scale and highly unusual to to have a public right of way footpath. Two sections of stepping stones in the River Wye provide access through a stunningly beautiful hidden valley floor.
Difficulty: This route involves some ascent and descent over over rough terrain on footpaths and stretches of stepping stones in the River Wye.
Parking: Wye Dale Car Park - pay and display / card only (chip and pin & contactless), sadly no free car parking nearby.
Route: Wye Dale Car Park, Blackwell Mill, Cowlow, Hardybarn Lane, Green Fairfield Farm, Tunstead Works (Limestone), stone railway footbridge, Tips (dis), Hassop Farm, Wormhill Springs, Chee Dale, Blackwell Mill, Wye Dale Car Park. This route involves walking on remote traffic free roads for about 1.5miles.
Outdooractive details and map: https://out.ac/unWvc
17/07/2022, Sunday, Rushton Spencer/Danebridge 8.8 miles, 745ft ascent in total, easy/mod Leader Donald Henderson
Start walk at 10am from the Staffordshire Way car park in Rushton Spencer - SK11 0QU. From Macclesfield take the A523, Leek Road. As you enter Rushton watch out for sign to Knott Inn. Turn right on to Station Road and immediately past the pub (sadly closed) turn left on to a narrow track which leads to the car park.
We start the walk on the old railway line for half a mile before joining the Gritstone trail. This leads on to the Dane Valley Way. At Gig Hall we cross the river and head up to Wincle and Danebridge. Then follow the river back to Gig Hall before the return journey via woods, fields and minor roads to rejoin the Staffordshire Way at Ryecroft Gate and the final half mile back to the cars.
The part of the walk along the Gritstone and Dane Valley is overgrown and, today after rain, wet. Shorts/cut-offs probably best avoided (brambles etc) and over-trousers advised if it has rained overnight or very wet trousers guaranteed! Bracken is head height so machetes could be useful too!! However, after the first hour the going is easy with only a few moderate ascents.
21/07/2022 Thursday Shutlingsloe from Macc forest 8 miles Leader Peter Attwell
25/07/2022, Monday, Rowarth 7.5 miles moderate Leader Carol McLaughlin.
Meet on the car park ready to walk for 10-00am Postcode to free car park SK22 1EB approx
Rowarth is a picturesque hamlet which sits below the plateau of Cown Edge and is on the Kinder Trespass Trail.
It is about 2 . 5 miles north of New Mills. Our route will take us out of the hamlet gently climbing up on to the Pennine Bridle Way. Excellent views over Cown Edge and on good tracks and paths. We leave the Pennine Bridle Way and make our way through pleasant farmland before dropping down to Hey Woods. A woodland walk follows through Little Hayfield before we arrive at Hayfield. A flat and easy stretch along the Sett Valley Trail follows before we have a quick accent and walk towards Aspenshaw, finally arriving back in Rowarth.
Directions to start
From Wilmslow 16 miles 35 minutes driving time approx
Note: Rowarth isn’t the easiest place to find, I haven’t given step by step directions secure in the knowledge everyone has a sat nav.
You can enter via New Mills (my preferred route) or from Marple Bridge via Mellor.
Your sat nav may try to take you from Marple Bridge down a narrow single track road with very few passing places, I strongly suggest you avoid this route and keep on the road through Mellor.
On approaching the hamlet note left hand turn and sign Rowarth only, this will take you to the car park. On the right side is a high green fence advertising a farm, if you continue down the road will take you to the Little Mill pub and you will need to turn around.
Carol will do a meet and greet at Hazel Grove Park and Ride and will give lifts to anyone that requires transport.
Please be ready to leave the Park and Ride for 9-20am
04/08/2022, Thursday Win Hill and Ladybower Reservoir, 8.6 miles, ascent 886feet, moderate/easy Leaders Sue/Guy Lucas
09/08/2022, Tuesday, Etherow-Lymefield circular , 8.5 miles moderate. Leader Angela Legge.
14/08/2022, Sunday, Old Roads of Buxton 8 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell
The walk starts at 10am at large car park on the Street in the Goyt valley near the road over the Errwood reservoir dam.
Map reference SK 013 757 Best post code is SK17 6GJ which is actually for the Errwood Sailing Club on the other side of the dam road.
18/08/2022, Thursday, Monsal Trail, 8 miles, 205m ascent, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
Outline: A walk along the Monsal Trail From Monsal Head to Millers Dale through the old railway tunnels, returning back via Tideswell Dale and the River Wye valley.
Difficulty: A long stroll.
Route: Monsal Head car park, Headstone viaduct, Litton tunnel, Millers Dale viaduct, Millers Dale, Meadow Lane, Tideswell Dale car park, Tideswell Dale, Litton Mill, Cressbrook Dale, Water-cum-Jolly Dale, Brushfield Lane, Headstone viaduct, Monsal Head car park.
Outdooractive details and map: https://out.ac/n9MKk
22/08/2022, Monday, Mam Nick, Hope Quarry and Castleton, 8 miles moderate, Leader Peter Attwell
The walk starts at 10am at Mam Nick NT car park just beyond where road to Edale turns off left from road to Winnats Pass and Castleton. Alternatively park on roads near car park.
01/09/2022, Thursday, Deep Dale and Magpie Mine, 7 miles, moderate, Leader Simon Duffy
04/09/2022, Sunday, Reservoirs round Bushes Valley, 7.5 miles moderate Leader Lynn Davies
10.00 start. Map ref OL1 995970
Directions to start
M60 leave at junction 24 and join M67. At the end take the 2nd exit A57 signed A628 Barnsley. At the traffic lights turn left. Signed Ashton and Staleybridge. At mini roundabout turn left onto A6018. Look at high stone wall on the right and when it ends take a sharp right.
BEFORE Wagon and horses. Keep left every time you have an option and park at road side of Hobson Moor Rd.
NOTE from Peter: possible post code is SK14 6SG . Please use this post code as a guide only.
This is a moderately easy walk with a couple of inclines. It’s along tracks and over fields with good views on a clear day.
08/09/2022 Thursday, Black Hill and Laddow Rocks from Crowden 9 miles moderate, Guy/Sue Lucas
The walk starts at 10.00am from Crowden Car Park SK13 1HZ, What3Words retiring.park.reckoned Grid Ref SK 07245 9926 . If coming via the M67, take the A57 from the roundabout at the end of the M67. After 1.4 miles on the A57 there are traffic lights. Go straight on the A628 (rather than the A57 which bears right). After 5.3 miles on A628 bear left signed Crowden (and P and WC). The parking is free and there is a toilet.
13/09/2022, Tuesday Peter and Miller's Dale 8.5 miles moderate leader Marjorie Mcloughlin
The walk starts at 10am Miller’s Dale Monsal Trail car park. SK139732. The nearest post code is SK17 8SN but this does not take you to the car park. Car park cost £4.75 cash or card.
Directions to start.
From Buxton take A6 towards Bakewell. Turn left onto B6049 signposted Tideswell and Miller’s Dale. Continue for approx 1.5 miles and immediately after 40mph sign take a sharp left up Wormhill Road. Almost immediately after passing under a bridge the car park is clearly signed on the left. There are toilets at the start.
This is a moderately easy walk, across fields and dales west of Tideswell. There are a couple of short inclines and a number of stiles. On a clear day the views are good.
18/09/2022, Sunday, Buxton and Solomon Temple from Derbyshire Bridge, 8 miles moderate, Leader Peter Attwell
The walk starts at 10am from the Derbyshire Bridge car park . Directions to car park: take Cat and Fiddle Buxton Road out of Macclesfield. Shortly after the Cat and Fiddle pub, bear left down hill to the car park with possibly open toilet block.
The walk goes up to and over the Buxton Road and into the Buxton Country Park, visiting Solomon's Temple, then bears left to Burbage, taking the Old Road initially and then over the moors down to the Goyt Valley, returning to Derbyshire Bridge mainly on the road.
22/09/2022, Thursday, Monyash, 7.5 miles easy Leader Peter Attwell
The walk has no significant climbs. It goes to Flagg, crosses the A515 at Pomeroy and joins the flat track to Moscar Farm and returns to Monyash.
27/09/2022, Tuesday The Wye Valley and Ashford in the Water 9.5 miles moderate Leader Marjorie McLoughlin
The walk starts at 10am at Monsal Head SK185715. Post code DE45 1NL
The car park charge is £6 for the day but there is free roadside parking opposite the hotel on the road to Little Longstone. There are toilets at the start
Directions to start
From Buxton take A6 towards Bakewell. Turn left onto B6465 signed Ashford. Continue left onto Monsal Head.
This is a moderately easy walk. We follow deep valley paths,tracks,trails,fields and lanes through pretty villages. On a clear day we get extensive views over dramatic countryside.
02/10/22, Sunday, Monsal Head, Cressbrook Dale & Foolow . 9.5 miles. Moderate Leader Angela Legge
The walk starts at 10am at Monsal Head viewpoint overlooking the viaduct and Wye Valley by the Monsal Head Hotel. Satnav DE45 1NL. Grid Refetence SK1849471505. OS map OL24.
The car park charge is £6 for the day but there is free roadside parking opposite the hotel on the road to Little Longstone. There are toilets at Monsal Head.
Directions to the start: Either head for Macclesfield and Harpur Hill taking A537, A5270, A6, then left onto B6465 to Ashford and Monsal Head.
Or make your way to Whaley Bridge, take A6 Chapel bypass, then left onto A623 and right onto B6465, signed Wardlow, Monsal Head and Ashford. Both routes take about an hour.
Walk details: After descending from Monsal Head to the Monsal Trail we walk into Cressbrook Dale. The first part is a climb up through woodland, then we descend into the open, wide grassy section of the upper part of the dale. After the pretty village of Foolow the route goes due south across fields and the open moorland of Longstone Moor, where we will, hopefully, enjoy far- reaching views of Kinder behind us and the rolling hills of the White Peak ahead. We walk through Little Longstone village to return to Monsal Head.
The limestone may be slippery if wet so poles are recommended . The walk can be shortened if the weather is bad or if the path through Silly Dale to Grindlow is badly overgrown.
06/10/2022, Thursday, Mill Hill and the Wormstones from Glossop, 8.2miles, moderate. Leaders Sue/Guy Lucas
The walk starts at 10.00am from Manor Park Car Park, Corn Street, Glossop, SK13 8QE, What3Words ripen.lipstick.scarred Grid Ref SK 03969 94388. If coming via the M67, take the A57 from the roundabout at the end of the M67 and follow signs for Glossop. In the centre of Glossop, go straight across at the main traffic lights (crossing the A624/B6105). After a further 0.3 miles on the A57, there is a small roundabout. Take the second turning signed Corn Street and Car Park. The parking is free and there is a toilet. Walk distance 8.2 miles, ascent 1726 ft.
10/10/2022, Monday, Bus to Kettleshume and walk back to Macclesfield, 9.8 miles moderate leader Peter Attwell
16/10/2022, Sunday, Cat & Fiddle Goyt's Moss and Axe Edge Moor 8.5 miles mostly moderate Leader Donald Henderson
20/10/2022, Thursday, Baslow Edge, Chatsworth Estate, Robin Hood and Gardom's Edge, 8 miles moderate, Leaders Kate and Maire
The walk starts at 10.30am from the Curbar Gap National Trust car park, S32 3YR. Parking there costs (I think) £5 all day or you can leave your National Trust card on the dashboard. To get to the carpark, take the A623 through Stoney Middleton and into Calver. Go straight at the traffic lights where the A625 crosses the A623 then drive through Calver and take the next left turn crossing the River Derwent. From this road turn left up Curbar Lane, this goes through Curbar village and up the hill, it becomes Bar Road and then Clodhall Lane. The car park is on the left about 1.2 miles from where you turn onto Curbar Lane and there is a bit of free parking along the road before the carpark. No loos at the car park I am afraid.
The walk: We walk along Baslow Edge then down a path and into Baslow. There are loos in the car park in Baslow which serves visitors to the Chatsworth Estate. We enter the estate and, if they are still there, may look at the Burning Man sculptures which have been erected in the park. Then cross the park, climbing to a path at the top of the slope. From there we walk along Dobbs Edge, down to Robin Hood and then a gentle climb up to Gardom's Edge following the edge back towards where we started. We may meet some of the gorgeous highland cattle which graze in the area. We pass the Wellington monument and then turn back towards the Curbar Gap car park. Most of the climbs are gentle, but this is a lovely varied walk. with great views if the weather is good.
NOTE 1 late start as the starting point is the other side of the Peak District
NOTE 2 Meet and greet at Hazel Grove Park and Ride, CANCELLED. Please meet at the start of the walk.
24/10/2022 Monday, Macclesfield Forest, Lamaload Reservoir and Teggs Nose 8.5 miles moderate Leader Bob Swinburne
The walk starts at 10am from Trentabank car park, Clarke Lane, Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0NS. The car park costs £4.75 for the day but there is free roadside parking adjacent to the car park. There are toilets at the start.
Directions to start
Drive past Arighi Bianchi in Macclesfield on the Silk Road (A523) heading towards Leek. After approximately 3/4 mile, at the traffic lights, turn left onto Byrons Lane. After approximately 3/4 mile the road forks. Take the left hand fork signposted Langley onto Langley Road which becomes Main Road and then Clarke Road. Continue through Langley, passing the Leather’s Smithy pub on your left. Continue along the bank of Trentabank reservoir before arriving at Trentabank car park on your right.
Approximate distance from Wilmslow is 13 miles and should take about 30 minutes.
I led a similar walk a couple of years ago but I have made one or two tweaks! In addition, we do this walk the other way round so, thankfully, at the end of the walk we walk down from Tegg’s Nose rather than up it! Hopefully, we shall see the area in its beautiful Autumn colours!
30/10/2022, Sunday, Frodsham & Helsby Hills, 7 miles, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
WARNING: M56 section closed both ways near Runcorn on this day - further details below
WARNING: M56 section closed both ways near Runcorn on this day
Anyone intending to travel on the M56 between Greater Manchester and Frodsham on this weekend needs to be aware that the M56 will be closed between junctions 11 (Preston Brook) and 12 (Sutton Weaver). A diversion will be in place that appears to me to be mostly on dual carriageways and about 7 miles in length. The National Highways site indicates there may be significant delays. I would expect this to have minimal effect on travel time in the morning ... and rather more in the afternoon ...
Additional comment from Peter Attwell: to avoid the M56 closure, it is possible to use the Northwich by pass and head north to Frodsham from the Delamere area. Allow time for the slower journey.
Outline: A classic loop walk from Frodsham to Frodsham Hill and Helsby Hill. The route includes short sections of three 'official' paths: The Sandstone Trail, The Longster Trail and the North Cheshire Way. On a clear day there are spectacular views over the industrial delights of Runcorn and the river Mersey Basin towards the Wirral and Liverpool.
Difficulty: A long stroll mostly on well maintained paths. There is a short section through fields which is likely to be muddy and wet.
Walk start: 10:30hrs at Frodsham Castle Park Car Park, off the A56 Chester Road, Castle Park, Frodsham WA6 6SB. Lat/Long 53.291693,-2.730998. Grid Reference Grid Ref SJ 51368 77451. OS Explorer map 267 - Northwich & Delamere Forest. Note that at 2am on 30/10/2022 the clocks go back 1 hour.
The easiest access to this car park is off the A56 Chester Road, having driven on the main road through the centre of Frodsham village to its Western outskirts. The entrance is signposted on the left to the Castle Park, within which to the right is the Castle Park Car Park.
Route: Frodsham Castle Park Car Park, Frodsham Hill War Memorial, Woodhouse Hill, The Ridgeway Country Holiday Park, Firs Farm, Helsby Hill, Woodhouses, Foxhill, Frodsham Castle Park Car Park.
Outdooractive details and map: https://out.ac/n9MKv
03/11/2022, Thursday, Dunham and beyond Bowdon 8.7miles easy Leaders Guy and Sue Lucas
A gentle autumn walk, over fields and through woodland, passing through Dunham Massey.
07/11/2022, Monday, New Mills, Newtown, Moorfields, Whaley Moor, Dipping Stones and Furnace Vale, 7 miles moderate leader Carol McLaughlin
Directions to the start: The walk will start at 10am at Woodbourne Road Newton / New Mills High Peak SK22 3JX. Roadside parking at the top end of the road.
From Wilmslow take the Airport relief road to the end, turn right onto the A6. Newtown is signposted in exactly five miles. At the traffic lights with a carpet shop on the right, turn right into Woodbourne Road (cul-de-sac).
Distance from Wilmslow 12 miles approx.
Walk details: Gently climbing uphill we quickly arrive in open country with stunning views. On good tracks we make our way along a scenic ridge towards the former Moorfields Hotel. A short distance on the Gritstone Trail is followed by another ridge walk contouring round Whaley Moor. Slightly off the footpath we will see the Dipping Stones before returning to the path and downhill into Furnace Vale. Heading slightly uphill on good tracks we are rewarded with scenic views looking across to Chinley before returning back to the start.
13/11/2022, Sunday, Mam Nick to Sparrowpit & Rushup Edge 8 miles moderate Leader Clare Pinder
The walk starts from Mam Tor (National Trust) carpark, grid ref OL1, SK123832, at 10am. Bring your National Trust card to display or else you can pay online using paybyphone app (there is no actual parking machine)(£6 for 10 hours). There is also free parking in 2 laybys about 50 yards further along Sheffield Road, on the R, and here meet up for the 10am start inside the carpark at the NT signage. I can give 3 lifts.
Directions to start using the A6 through Disley: from the A6 going in the direction of Chesterfield and Buxton, exit left towards Rushup, Edale and Castleton and then turn L onto Sheffield Road for nealy 4 miles and the NT car park entrance is on the L (just after the LH turn to Edale).
Details of walk: we walk up past Windy Knoll; take the path past the disused Eldon Hill mines, past Eldon Pond, then taking the Perry Foot road, passing Nether Barn, we turn off and take a fairly steep path up into the woods in order to come to Sparrowpit; we then take a track through fields, crossing Sheffield Road, and then take the path along Rushup Edge, passing Lord's Seat, back to the car park. There are numerous sweeping views!
The paths are mainly good with a small stretch in the woods that is somewhat overgrown but navigable. The Rushup Edge path is pretty stony underfoot. Poles and possibly gaiters might assist.
14/11/2022, Monday, Diana memorial walk, The Carrs and Styal Mill, 6.5 miles easy Leaders Peter and Tress Attwell
This walk is in memory of Diana who sadly died in October. It is the walk Diana led when she was an active member of the Group.
Walk starts at 10am at Lindow Common car park, Wilmslow post code SK9 5LW. The car park is opposite Hickories Smoke House, the old Boddingtons pub.
The walk goes along the Carrs, from Twinnies Bridge across fields to Styal, on to Styal Mill and returns via the path alongside the rugby club. There will be a lunch stop at Styal Mill with toilets available. Unfortunately because the banks of a stream have eroded since Diana's walk, it is not possible to repeat her walk exactly.
Exceptionally this walk follows immediately after the Sunday walk, due to AGM on Wednesday 16/11/2022
16/11/2022 Wednesday AGM at 19.30 at the Guild
For the details of the AGM, go to the ABOUT tab -> COMMITTEE tab
21/11/2022, Monday, Mellor Church and Roman Lakes from Strines 7.5 miles moderate, Leader Lyn Davies
Start at Strines Station Car Park Map Ref OL SJ978633 Approx postcode SK6 7GE but confusion here as google givesSK22 3AY !! (from Peter or even SK22 3AL.
Directions to start: Go to Marple and take road to Strines. After passing Sportsman pub take next left and continue on and up cobbled road.
We head up to Golf Club and onto Mellor Church. Heading back to Roman Lakes we pass Linnets Clough.
Walk is mainly on tracks which may be a little muddy.
27/11/2022 Sunday The Roaches and the Dane Valley Way. 9.5 miles Moderate. leader Marjorie McLoughlin
The walk starts at 10am in Danebridge. SJ 961654. Post code SK11 0QE
Directions to start
Drive past Arighi Bianci in Macclesfield on the Silk Road(A523) leading towards Leek.After approx 3/4mile, at traffic lights, turn left onto Byron’s Lane. Continue straight on for 4miles, joining the A54 for a short distance. Turn right signposted Danebridge. Continue downhill passing the Ship Inn on the left. Park on the roadside at the bottom of the hill opposite the Wincle brewery.
Details of walk
We follow the undulating Dane Valley Way for the first two miles. We then climb steadily through Gradbach Woods and the moor to reach the minor road near Bearstone Rock. From there we walk along a minor road for just over a mile. Leaving the road walking along tracks and moorland we reach the Roaches. Climbing a steep path, we ascend onto the Roaches, passing Doxy Pool and returning to Bearstone Rock.
Our return route is easy as we walk along fields and tracks, passing the Hanging Stone and descending into Danebridge.
Poles would be helpful on this walk.
01/12/2022, Thursday, Combs Edge, 7 miles, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
Outline: A circuit around Combs Valley that includes the western clifftop of Combs Moss. This is an easily accessible picturesque area which feels surprisingly remote.
Difficulty: Moderate, a long stroll of with some steep and muddy paths on Combs Edge.
Route: Beehive Inn, Bank Hall Farm, Castle Naze Fort, Combs Edge, White Hall Centre, Wainstones, Haylee Farm, Thorney Lee, Beehive Inn.
Refreshments: The Beehive Inn may provide a variety of refreshments at the end of the walk.
Outdooractive details and map: https://out.ac/IF7Mse
06/12/2022 Tuesday Over Peover and Lower Peover 8 miles easy Leadser Marjorie McLoughlin
The walk starts at 10am Clay Lane Over Peover SJ784735. Post code WA16 8UE
Directions to start
From Wilmslow take the A34 bypass heading south. As the bypass ends continue south and at the second set of lights turn right signposted Preston, Chester and Holmes Chapel. After a short distance and lights turn right onto A537 towards Chelford. Drive for approx 2miles, passing through Chelford and at the cross roads turn left onto Pepper Street. Continue straight on at the next cross roads, onto Chelford Lane and straight on at the Primary School onto Clay Lane. Park at the far end of Clay Lane where the verges are wider.
Details of walk
This is an easy walk, with no ascents, along fields, lanes and tracks. We walk past Peover Hall and Church heading out to the Whipping Stocks. From there we head towards St Oswald’s Church and the Bells of Peover. Our route then takes us to the A50, from where we return to Peover Hall through Spinney Wood.
The fields were wet and muddy on the recce so be prepared.
12/12/2022, Monday, Christmas lunch walk 6 miles easy Leader Carol McLaughlin
NOTE: Can all members please email Carol McLaughlin asap and let her know if you will be attending the Christmas lunch. The pub needs this for seating numbers.
19/12/2022, Monday, Alderley Edge, 7 miles, easy/moderate, Leader Angela Legge
The walk starts at 10am at the National Trust Car Park on Alderley Edge, Pay and Display £5, free for NT members if you scan your membership card. Postcode SK10 4UB ( this is the postcode for the, now closed, Wizard Inn)
Directions to the start: From Wilmslow head for Alderley Edge village. Turn left onto Macclesfield Road B5087 and go uphill towards Alderley Edge. Just as the road levels you pass the Wizard Inn and tea room on your left. Immediately past the inn turn left into the car park.
Walk details: The walk takes in Stormy Point viewpoint, Daniel Hill, Adders Moss, Finlow Hill, Alderley Park Wood, Radnor Lake, Nether Alderley Mill & Bradford Lane. It is an undulating, varied, scenic winter walk mainly on reasonable paths and lanes, with a few muddy sections where poles might be useful.
I led this walk in February 2020 and may do it the other way round this time.
29/12/2022, Thursday Mince Pie Walk 6 miles easy Leader Tress and Peter Attwell
The walk starts at Broadway Meadows Car Park, Wilmslow at 10am. There will be mince pies and drinks at 31 Adlington Road Wilmslow SK9 2BJ at around 12.30 towards the end of the walk. No lunch stop. Donation of £2.50 requested towards cost of refreshments.
Parking cost: allow 4 hours (after last year's rush back)
Details of walk: We head out from the centre of Wilmslow towards Woodford and return to Adlington Road via the area besides Bollin Park. The walk finishes along the Bollin River to the car park.