Walks

25/04/2021, Sunday, Prestbury, Mottram St Andrews & the Bollin Valley Way, 7.8 miles moderate, leader Donald Henderson

Walk starts at 10am in the Shirley’s Drive car park in Prestbury. From the centre of the village take the Macclesfield Road and Shirley’s Drive is the first trurning on the left. The car park (free but no toilets) is about 100yds on the left. SK10 4BW is the closest postcode I can find.

The 7.8 mile walk takes us around Prestbury golf course, through the new Kings School campus, Mottram St Andrews, Mottram Hall hotel & golf course and back to Prestbury by the Bollin Valley Way.

A variety of roads, footpaths, fields and woodland. Unless we have an extremely dry April, there will be some wet patches where a pole or two might be helpful.

28/04/2021, Wednesday, Todd Brook and Whaley Bridge, moderate, 7.5 miles, leader Peter Riley

Start of Walk Tesco car-park, off Buxton Road (A5004), Whaley Bridge

Post Code SK23 7PB Grid Ref 013 821

Start Time Please be at the start point ready to walk at 10.00am 28 April 2021

Directions to Start The entrance to Tesco, Whaley Bridge, is a bit tricky to spot. It is located on the A 5004, Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge about 200 yards from the roundabout on the main A.6. Coming from that roundabout and heading into Whaley Bridge lookout for the bollards after 200 yards and turn left onto the Tesco access road. There is no signpost unfortunately. Park up at the far side of the large car-park nearest the canal.

Details of Walk We’ll follow the canal that used to be fed by the town’s world-famous reservoir into Whaley Bridge town centre then pass close to its infamous dam before going out alongside the Toddbrook reservoir itself. We’ll explore parts of the reservoir’s feeder - Todd Brook - before climbing up towards Whaley Moor and then heading back via Stonehead.

There is about 1200ft of ascent in total, there’ll be stops for coffee and lunch, and a chance to do your shopping at B & M’s or Tesco at the end of the walk. What more could a girl ask for!

Leader Peter Riley


05/05/2021, Wednesday, Burbage Edges, moderate grade, 9.6km / 6.0mi, 266m ascent, 4.5hrs, 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. It is recommended to arrive very early to ensure a parking space.

Walk start: 09:30hrs 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

*** NOTE THE EARLY START TIME OF 09:30hrs ***

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

Viewranger app shortcode: SJDMD0023

Outdooractive: https://out.ac/u4vNa

13/05/21, Thursday, Roaches & Hen Cloud from Meerbrook, 8.5 miles, moderate, Clare Pinder

Walk details: the walk starts at 10am from parking on the roadside in Meerbrook.Coming through Meerbrook with the church on your LH side, turn right opposite the church and park there where there are no parking restrictions.Grid ref. OL24 989608 and postcode of the church is ST13 8SJ. If you pass the Lazy Trout pub on your LH side, you have overshot the RH turn.

Directions to start: Put Meerbrook Leek or the above postcode into satnav. Mind the 2 speed cameras in Rushton Spencer enroute.

Walk decription: we cross fields and stiles to Roche Grange, then onto Roach End. We take the path along the Roaches escarpment, passing Doxey Pool, before descending onto Hen Cloud and going round its lower reaches. We then walk to Upper Hulme and onto Whitty Lane back to Meerbrook, passing over Tittesworth Reservoir. Its just over 8 miles.

23/05/21, Sunday, Parkhouse & Chrome Hills from Hollinsclough, 6.5 miles, moderate/hard, Clare Pinder


09/06/2021, Wednesday, Lindow Common and the Carrs, 6.5 miles, easy, leaders Tress and Peter Attwell

Walk starts at 10am from Lindow Common car park SK9 5LW, Racecourse Road.

The walk goes to the Carrs, around the rugby club, Lindow peat bog and returns to the Common.

There is one minor ascent out the the Carrs, but otherwise the walk is flat and easy.

Everybody is welcome included friends of members who would like to try this easy walk.


14/06/2021, Monday, Marple and Mellor, 6.8 miles, moderate, leaders Tress and Peter Attwell

Monday 14 June 2021 Marple and Mellor 6.8 miles moderate

Walk starts at 10am from roadside parking on Arkwright Road B6102 east of Marple alongside aa recreation ground SK6 7BT. Directions to the start:

take A555 Airport Link Road eastwards to A6, turn left on to A6 and then right at Torkington Road A627 which turns into Offerton Road, turn right after Stockport Golf Club on to A626, continue into Marple, keep straight at large junction, when you will see the recreation ground, drive along one side and park on Arkwright Road, B6102.

The walk goes down to the Roman Lakes, follows the Goyt for a while, up Black Lane, to Mellow and returns to the Goyt. There are a couple of moderate ascents. We can visit the Mellor cross if walkers have not seen it before.