Walks

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

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, signed 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, 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 Sunday, Rushton Spencer, Dane Valley Way, Wincle, Danebridge. Approx 7.5 miles. Moderate, leader Donald Henderson

Start at the car park on the North Staffordshire Way behind the Knott Inn (SK11 0QU) at 10.00am.

After a short walk along the old railway line, we cross the A523 to join the Gritstone Trail which leads on to the Dane Valley Way. This may be muddy so be warned!

There follows a detour to Danebridge and Wincle before returning to the start via fields, tracks & minor roads. About 7.5 miles and no serious ascents.

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. 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 at Peep-O-Day Farm car park, Maynestone Rd, High Peak SK23 6AJ. Lat/Long 53.361961, -1.928982, OS Grid Ref SK 04835 85017.

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.

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21/02/2022, Monday From Alderley Park 8 miles Easy leader Carol McLoughlin

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27/02/2022 Sunday, Sparklow, Crowdicote & Pilsbury, 9 miles, Easy/Moderate, Leader Clare Pinder

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02/03/2022, Wednesday Brabyns Park to the Keg, 7.5 miles Easy/moderate Leader Angela Legge

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08/03/2022 Tuesday, Parkgate to Gayton, 8 miles, Easy, Clare Pinder

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13/03/2022, Sunday Wildboarclough and Cat and Fiddle 9 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell

Start of walk: 10am Clough House car park, Wildboarclough grid reference SJ 9874 6996.

Nearest post code SK11 0BE

Direction so start: go to Macclesfield and turn left at Arighi Bianchi on Buxton Road. Go towards Buxton and shortly after Walker Barn, bear right on old road for about 1.5 miles, turn right at Stanley Arms to Wildboarclough. Continue for about 1.5 miles and turn left into car park.

The walk goes parallel to the road and then up the road by Crag Hall, over the moors to Three Shire Heads, to Orchard Common, over the moors to Dane Head, over Axe Edge Moor, crossing the Buxton Road to the old road out of Buxton, Derbyshire Bridge (toilets), to Cat and Fiddle, over the moor to Cumberland Brook, to the car park. Time about 5 hours.

The path to Cumberland Brook is a short section steep downhill. Otherwise there are no steep parts.


22/03/2022, Tuesday, Bosley Reservoir and Croker Hill, 8 miles, 350m 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 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, roadside parking at Bosley Car Park (free), A523, Bosley, Macclesfield SK11 0PH. Lat/Long 53.188514, -2.124319, OS Grid Ref SJ 91794 65701.

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.

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10/04/2022, Sunday, Goyt Valley and White Hall, 8 miles moderate, Leader Peter Attwell

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13/04/2022, Wednesday Leader Bob Swinburne

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19/04/2022 Tuesday Wincle and Croker Hill leader Donald Henderson

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27/04/2022, Wednesday Leader Bob Swinburne

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