01/08/2021 Sunday, Monsal Dale, Cressbrook Dale and Foolow, 9.5 miles moderate, leader Angela Legge
04/08/2021, Wednesday, Deep Dale and Magpie Mine, 7 miles, moderate, leader Simon Duffy
09/08/2021, Monday, Axe Head Moor and Danebower Quarry. 7 miles Easy/Moderate, leader Kate Stross
The walk starts from the carpark at Derbyshire Bridge at 10am. (There are toilets at the free car park). From there we walk up to and cross the A54, cross Axe Edge Moor and walk around Cheeks Hill with views down to Knotbury. We follow the Dane Valley Way to cross the River Dane at Danebower Quarry. (A pole might be useful here if it has been wet.) We then walk back to and cross the A54, thence to Cumberland Brook and climb gradually up to Whetstone Ridge. From there we walk along Danebower Hollow and back to the Cat and Fiddle.
Directions: Drive to the Cat and Fiddle pub on the A537. The turning to the Derbyshire Bridge car park is the first on the left just after the pub. After the walk, those of us who fancy it might stop for a drink at the newly reopened Cat and Fiddle. I'm afraid I am intending to drive straight to Derbyshire Bridge rather than doing a meet and greet at Lindow as my time is a bit constrained in the morning.
When we recc'ed this walk in late July the A537 was closed for resurfacing and we had to use the A54. If you approach via the A54, turn left onto the A537 and an alternative access road to the Derbyshire Bridge car park is the first turning on the right soon after you join the A537. The approximate post code for the car park is SK17 6TT but don't use this on your satnav as it will bring you to a different location, Better to use the Cat and Fiddle as your destination."
15/08/2021, Sunday, Rowarth and Lantern Pike, 8 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell
19/08/2021, Thursday, Alport Castles from Fairholme 9.5 miles moderate leader Guy Lucas
NOTE LATER WALK START TIME
Surely one of the seven wonders of the Derwent Valley area, Alport Castles is an extraordinary rock formation formed by a huge landslip, beloved of climbers and walkers seeking a lunch spot with spectacular views.
23/08/2021, Monday Walton Gardens and the Dell 8 miles easy, leader Carol McLaughlin
02/09/2021, Thursday, Dane Valley Way and Lud's Church, leader Simon Duffy details to follow
Details to follow.
09/09/2021 : Thursday Kinder from Bowden Bridge, returning via Kinder Low, 8.2 miles, moderate Leader Sue Lucas
Details to follow
13/09/2021, Monday, Prestbury, Highlees Wood and Mottram St Andrew, 8.5 miles easy, Leader Carol McLaughlin
Walk will commence at 10am Springfields car park Prestbury SK10 4DW
Directions to the start from Wilmslow 5miles, 10 minutes.
Follow the A538 into Prestbury. At the roundabout turn left through village, turn left just after the bridge into signed free car park.
Walk Details: Leaving Prestbury we walk through Prestbury golf club to Kings School. A little road walking follows along Sandy Lane before we enter Highlees Wood.
Birtles Lane, Hocker Lane, Finlow Hill, Adders Moss, Daniel Hill, Mottram St Andrews and returning back to Prestbury.
A lovely walk in and around Prestbury suitable for everyone.
23/09/2021, Thursday, Eccles Pike, 7.5 miles moderate, Leader Lynn Davies
Details to follow
27/09/2021, Monday, Three Pubs and an Airfield, 8.2 miles easy, Leader Carol McLaughlin
Walk will commence 10am London Road Lay-by Adlington (by Legh Arms) SK10 4NA
Directions to the start from Wilmslow 5miles, 10 minutes
Passing the railway station turn left into Adlington Road A5120, at the first roundabout take the second exit A5120, at the second roundabout take second exit Lees Lane B5358, turn left onto Mill Lane to the traffic lights with the Legh Arms opposite.
Note: Please check website nearer the time for parking details. The lady who runs the snack bar in the lay-by gets very upset with walkers parking and jeopardising her livelihood.
Walking Details: First the bad news, sorry gents, we won’t be stopping at the pubs !
Leaving the Legh Arms we walk past Wych Woods through pastures to the Windmill Inn. Continuing on the Middlewood Way passing Barton’s Clough Wood, Jepson Clough Wood, farms, tracks and pastures we arrive at the Miners Arms. A woodland path alongside Poynton Industrial Estate leading onto Adlington Industrial Estate, on our right is Woodford Airfield and a V Bomber may be seen. Through Adlington golf club followed by lovely pastures by Gibson Wood before returning to our starting point, I’m pretty certain a few walkers will then savour the delights of the Legh Arms.