MY WALKING WORLD  David Preston

2017 Walk Summary

Last updated 16/05/2017
Walk No Date Area

Walk

Weather Miles
17001 02/01/17 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny 6
17002 03/01/17 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear night 2
17003 08/01/17 Cheshire Chelford and Nether Alderley with Macclesfield Ramblers Rain 5
17004 15/01/17 Cheshire Prestbury and Mottram Hall with Broken Cross Walkers Rain 6
17005 17/01/17 Wales Circuit of the Great Orme from Llandudno Overcast 6
17006 22/01/17 Cheshire Lyme Park from Nelson Pit with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 6
17007 24/01/17 Peak District Bakewell to Monyash backpack Sunny periods 8
17008 25/01/17 Peak District Monyash to Buxton backpack Sunny 9
17009 29/01/17 Cheshire Redesmere and Capesthorne with Broken Cross Walkers Overcast 8
17010 30/01/17 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear night 2
17011 02/02/17 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear night 2
17012 05/02/17 High Peak New Mills and Mellor with Maclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 9
17013 12/02/17 Cheshire Danebridge and Wild Boar Inn with Broken Cross Walkers Snow showers, cold wind 5
17014 15/02/17 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear night 2
17015 19/02/17 Cheshire Plumley and Holford with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 7
17016 20/02/17 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear night 2
17017 24/02/17 Ardnamurchan Sanna Bay to Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Windy, overcast 8
17018 25/02/17 Ardnamurchan Ben Hiant from Kilchoan Sunny, cold wind 9
17019 26/02/17 Ardnamurchan A walk from Ockle Rain 7
17020 05/03/17 Staffordshire A circuit of Rudyard Lake with Macclesfield Ramblers Rain 6
17021 06/03/17 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Clear night 2
17022 09/03/17 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Clear night 2
17023 12/03/17 Cheshire Higher Hurdsfield and Rainow Sunny periods 6
17024 13/03/17 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Clear night 2
17025 19/03/17 Cheshire Sponds Hill and Lyme Park with Macclesfield Ramblers Windy, showery 7
17026 20/03/17 Cheshire Shutlingsloe and Piggford Moor Clear night 3
17027 25/03/17 Cheshire Circuit of Lyme Park with 40s Reunited Sunny period 6
17028 26/03/17 Peak District Monsal Head and Millers Dale with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 6
17029 27/03/17 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear night 2
17030 31/03/17 Peak District Backpacking Bakewell to Hurdlow Sunny periods 9
17031 01/04/17 Peak District Backpacking Hurdlow to Buxton Sunny periods 9
17032 02/04/17 Cheshire Higher Poynton and Lyme Park with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 7
17033 03/04/17 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Clear night 2
17034 09/04/17 Cheshire Danebridge and Gradbach with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 8
17035 16/04/17 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Clear night 2
17036 16/04/17 Cheshire Wildboarclough and Three Shires Head with Macclesfield Ramblers Overcast, damp 7
17037 23/04/17 Cheshire Lindow Common and Styal Mill with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 8
17038 30/04/17 Scotland Cairngorms Backpack - Kingussie to wild camp at Ruigh Aiteachain Sunny periods 11
17039 01/05/17 Scotland Cairngorms Backpack - Ruigh Aiteachain to wild camp at Bynack Lodge Sunny 14
17040 02/05/17 Scotland Cairngorms Backpack - Bynack Lodge to wild camp at  Daldhu Sunny 14
17041 03/05/17 Scotland Cairngorms Backpack - Daldhu to Kirkmichael Sunny 9
17042 04/05/17 Scotland Cairngorms Backpack - Kirkmichael to Wildcamp Sunny 7
17043 05/05/17 Scotland Cairngorms Backpack - Wildcamp to Dunkeld Sunny 14
17044 07/05/17 Cheshire Prestbury and Butley Town with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny 7
17045 08/05/17 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Clear night 2
17046 11/05/17 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Clear night 2
17047 14/05/17 Cheshire Bollington, Birchencliffe and Styperson Pool with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 7
17048 15/05/17 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Overcast,showery 2

Walk 17001 - 02/01/17 Macclesfield Forest with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Macclesfield Forest with Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Leathers Smithy' Langley Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny Distance 7 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Leathers Smithy, Nessit Hill - Standing Stone - Forest Chapel -  Charity Lane - Leathers Smithy

 

Sixteen of us set off from Leathers Smithy, Langley on a lovely sunny day. We walked around Ridgegate Reservoir and then up through the forest to Nessit Hill where we stopped for a coffee break. Fine views across Macclesfield and the Cheshire Plain. We continued along the track to Standing Stone and then along the lane to Forest Chapel where we stopped for lunch. Afterwards the walk up an icy Charity Lane caused a few problems and then it was into the forest and down the track and out onto the lane which took us back to the Leathers Smithy. Our group consisted of Kati, Pat G, Dave G, Wendy, Hans, Ruth, Ray, Rob, Alec, Christine J, Maureen, Derek, Karen, Alison, Christine and myself. An enjoyable walk on a nice sunny day. 

 
On Nessit Hill on our first walk of 2017, from the left myself, Pat G, Dave G, Alec, Christine A, Ray, Alison, Derek, Maureen, Christine J, Ruth, Wendy, Hans, Kati, Karen and Derek

 

Following the track through Macclesfield Forest

 
 

Looking out from the Forest over Langley

 

Shutlingsloe in the distance

 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17002 - 03/01/17 - Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Three of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17003 - 08/01/17 - Chelford and Nether Alderley with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Walking time 2¼ hours Average speed  
Walk Chelford and Nether Alderley with Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Chelford Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Rain Distance 4.97 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Chelford - Carter Lane - Nursery Lane - Heawood Hall - Mere Farm - Stubby Lane - Chelford.

 
Fourteen of us set off on a rather wet day from Chelford  and headed along Carter Lane  and Nursery Lane and then south to Heawood Hall. After that we passed Mere Farm and along Stubby Lane and back across the fields to Chelford.  Our group consisted of Christine, Doreen (leader), Kati, Wendy, Janet D, John, Susanna, Sue, Joy, Roy, Nichola, Grace and Janet B
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Map of our route

   
 

Walk 17004 - 15/01/17 Prestbury and Mottram Hall with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Prestbury and Mottram Hall with Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Prestbury Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Rain Distance 5.80 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Prestbury -Bollin Valley Way - Mottram Hall - Hunters Pool - Legh Hall - Spittle House - Prestbury

 
Six of us set off from Prestbury on a rather wet day, we followed the Bollin Valley Way north as far as Mottram Hall and then across the fields to Hunters Pool and Legh Hall. The rain showed no signs of easing off so we shortened the walk by returning back across the fields to Spittle House and then back into Prestbury. Thanks to Christine, Kati, Maureen, Derek and Chris R for joining me on this rather wet day.

Bollin Valley Way

 

Plenty of water in the River Bollin

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17005 - 17/01/17 Circuit of the Great Orme from Llandudno

Area Wales Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Circuit of the Great Orme from Llandudno Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Llandudno Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast Distance 5.73 miles    
Map  

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Llandudno - Marine Drive - Rest and be Thankful Cafe - Deganwy - Invalids Walk - Haulfre Gardens - Llandudno

 
Chris and I set off from our Hotel in Llandudno and followed the Marine Drive on a scenic walk which takes us along the toll road benath the Great Orme. A lovely walk with the sea beneath the road on your right and the towering cliffs on your left. A popular place for climbers and the herds of wild goats. Eventually the 'Rest and be Thankful Cafe' is reached with great views across the Conwy Estuary to Snowdonia. After tea and cakes we carried on along the lane to the outskirts of Deganwy and then the Invalids Walk along the hillside back through Haulfre gardens to Llandudno. Always a great walk that we love to do.
 

Storm clouds on the other side of the Conwy Estuary

 
 

We stayed at the excellent Empire Hotel Llandudno.

 

 

 
 
 
 

Mountain Goats

 

Looking down the coast

 
   
 

Walk 17006 - 22/01/17 - Lyme Park from Nelson Pit with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Lyme Park from Nelson Pit with Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Nelson Pit Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast Distance 6.37 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route -

 
Fourteen of us set off from Nelson Pit Visitor Centre and headed south along the Canal Towpath and then up to West Parkgate, once in the park  we headed up to Cluse Hay and Paddock Cottage and then down to the Visitor Centre in the park whwre we stopped for lunch. Afterwards we walked up to The Cage and then down to Elmerhurst Cottage and through Ryles Wood to the Canal. An easy walk down the towpath brought us back to Nelson Pit.

Outside the Cage in Lyme Park

 

Pause for a breather after climbing up to Paddock Cottage

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17007 - 24/01/17 Bakewell to Monyash backpack

Area Peak District Walking time 4 hours Average speed  
Walk Bakewell to Monyash backpack Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Bakewell Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 8.54 miles    
Map Peak District OL24

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Bakewell - Haddon Park - Conkesbury Bridge - Lathkill Dale - Monyash

 
This was a 2 day walk with an overnight camp as I wanted to try my new tent out. The weather looked good for a couple of days so I caught the bus to Buxton and then a second bus to Bakewell. I started my walk from Bakewell and headed south along the River Wye to Haddon Hall and then south west across the fields to Conkesbury Bridge, once on the River Lathkill I headed west through Lathkill Dale and onwards to the Campsite at Monyash. Once I had erected my tent and cooked my evening meal  I headed up to the Pub for a few well earned drinks. I slept well that night.
 

River Lathkill near Conkesbury Bridge

 

In Lathkill Dale heading towards Monyash

 
 
 
Tent details - Luxe Hex Peak VFA purchased from www.backinglight.co.uk

Excellent service from this Company - Brilliant

 
 

The River Wye near Haddon Hall

 

The tent is up and its looking good

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17008 - 25/01/17 Monyash to Buxton backpack

Area Peak District Walking time 4½ hours Average speed  
Walk Monyash to Buxton backpack Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Monyash Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny Distance 9 miles    
Map OS Peak District OL24

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Monyash - Limestone Way - Flagg - Chelmorten Deep Dale - Cowdale - Staden - Buxton

 
I awoke to a nice day and after cooking my breakfast I sett off from Monyash along the Limestone Way to Flagg and then Chelmorton. After leaving Chelmorten I crossed the fields to Deep Dale with a rather steep descent to the fllor of the Dale and then a steep climb up the other side. One thing I noticed on the walk was that great care was needed climbing the steep stiles especially over drystone walls, with a heavy pack of almost 14kgs it is very easy to overbalance while getting over a wall.  I then passed through Cowdale and Staden and then into Buxton where I caught the Bus back to Macclesfield
 

It was a lovely day for walking

 

Near Chelmorten

 
 

Packing up in the morning

 
Looking back across Deepdale, it was quite steep coming down with a heavy pack
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17009 - 29/01/17 Redesmere and Capesthorne with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk  Redesmere and Capesthorne with Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Redesmere Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast Distance 7.92 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Redesmere - Heskey Moss Wood - Northwood Farm - Siddington - Capesthorne - Redesmere

 
Nine of us set off from Redesmere across the fields to Henshaw Farm and then through Heskey Wood to Moss Wood. Next it was through Northwood Farm and across the A34 and then north through Siddington to Capesthorne Hall, once past the hall we crossed the A34 again and walked alongside Redesmere and back to the car park.. Our group consisted of myself David,  Christine, Kati, Hans, Ray, Sue P, Chris R and Maureen and Derek. Special thanks to Maureen and Derek for leading us on this delightful walk which we managed to complete before the rain arrived.
 

One of the many stiles on the route

 

 
 
 
 

A muddy track through Heskey Wood

 

In the grounds of Capesthorne Hall

 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17010 - 30/01/17 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

- Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Five of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17011 - 02/02/17 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Four of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17012 - 05/02/17 New Mills and Mellor with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Derbyshire Walking time 5 hours Average speed  
Walk New Mills and Mellor with Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from New Mills Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 9 miles    
Map Peak District OL1

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - New Mills - Sett Valley Trail - Aspenshaw Hall - Briargrove Farm - Mellor Church - Shaw Farm - New Mills Golf Club - New Mills

 
Nine of us set off from New Mills and followed the Sett Valley Trail for 1½ miles and then headed north  to Aspenshaw Hall where we stopped for a coffee break. We then headed north west along the lane past Briargrove Farm and the across the fields to Mellor Church where we stopped for lunch. Afterwards we passed through Mellor Village and after passing Shaw Farm we headed across New Mills Golf Course and back to New Mills. An interesting walk. Walkers included Christine, Doreen, Janet D, John (leader) Janet B, Rob, Sue, Derek and myself.
 

Zooming in on the hills near Kinder Scout

 

 
 
 
 

Heading towards Mellor

 

In Mellor Church Yard

 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17013 -  12/02/17 Dane Bridge and Wild Boar Inn with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Dane Bridge and Wild Boar Inn with Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Dane Bridge Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Snow showers, cold wind and the occasional blue sky Distance 5 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Danebridge - Allmeadows - Hammerton Knowle Farm - Wild Boar Inn - Hamerton Farm - Danebridge

 
Five hardy walkers set off from Danebridge and headed across the fields towards Allmeadows. There was a bitter wind and light snow blowing off the fields giving an unreal situation of snow flurries and blue skies. After Allmeadows we followed the lane and headed up to Hammerston Knowle Farm. At this point on the windswept hillside we decided to head back by a shorter route and once we had passed the Wild Boar Inn we followed the track across to Hammerton Farm at Wincle and then back across the fields and down to Danebridge. Even the Fish Farm was closed due to the conditions.
Thanks to Christine. Kati, Maureen and Derek for joining me on this windblown expedition.
 

Heading for Allmeadows, blowing snow in the air not visible on the photo

 

Sheep above us on the hillside

 

A sheltered wood

 

An early lunch in a sheltered spot near Allmeadows

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17014 - 15/02/17 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk  Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
 
Four of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17015 - 19/02/15 Plumley and Holford Hall with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Plumley and Holford Hall with Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Plumley Station Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast Distance 7 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Plumley - Holford Moss - Plumley Lime Beds - Holford Hall - White House Farm - Parkside Cottage - Plumley

 
Fifteen of us set off from Plumley  and followed the field paths across to Holford Moss and Langford Farm, then after crossing the railway we passed Plumley Lime Beds Nature Reserve and stopped for lunch near Holford Hall. Afterwards we followed the field paths and across Plumley Road  to White House Farm, passing Tabley Mere we reached Parkside Cottage and the back across the fields to Plumley. Thanks top Christine, Doreen, Kati, Hans, Roy, John, Rob, Susanna, Sue, Janet, Anita, Ray, Grant and Jack for coming on the walk.
 

Heading towards Holford Hall

 

 
 
 
 

Passing one of the many storage area for pipes. There are many miles of pipelines under this area for pumping brine.

 
Parkside Cottage on Sudlow Lane - A Grade 2 listed timber-framed building with whitewashed brick infill and a thatched roof. Built in the late 1600s or early 1700s, so at least 300 years old.
 
   
 

Walk 17016 -  20/02/17 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk  Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

 Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Four of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Photo

 
 
 
 
 
 
   

Walk 17017 - 24/2/17  Ardnamurchan Lighthouse from Sanna Bay

Area Ardnamurchan, Scotland Walking time 5 hours Average speed  
Walk Ardnamurchan Lighthouse from Sanna Bay Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Sanna Bay Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast Distance 8.27 miles    
Map Explorer 390

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route Sanna Bay - Portuairk - Point of Ardnamurchan and return by same route

 
After parking at Sanna Bay I followed the footpath along the hillside and over to the small village of Portuairk, a lovely area overlooking the sea. I then carried on following the path sometimes along the cliff tops and eventually reaching a narrow lane which took me up to the Lighthouse on the  Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly point on the British mainland. A convenient shelter gave me chance to eat my lunch out of the wind while gazing out to sea. Afterwards I followed the lane back and then took the return path back to  Portuairk but climbed to the cairn overlooking the Bay on the way. Once through the village I retraced my steps back along the hillside and back to my start point at Sanna Bay. A great walk with good coastal views and I actually saw a sea eagle down on the shore. Unfortunately I did not have time to get me camera out but a very rewarding sight.
 

One of the many beaches I passed on my walk

 

Looking down on Portuairk

 

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

 

At the most westerly point of the British Mainland

 
 

Heading away from Sanna Bay

 

Looking back along the coastline towartds Sanna Bay

 

Another view looking down on Portuairk from the hilltop cairn.

 

Heading up to the Lighthouse

 

All about the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

 

Lighthouse Info on Wikipedia

 

All about Ardnamurchan on Wikipedia

 

Kilchoan Hotel

 

A Kilchoan Diary

 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17018 - 25/02/17 Ascent of Ben Hiant from Kilchoan

Area Ardnamurchan, Scotland Walking time 5 hours Average speed  
Walk Ascent of Ben Hiant from Kilchoan Minimum altitude 57ft Maximum altitude 1732ft
Start from Kilchoan Altitude loss   Altitude gain 2279ft
Weather Sunny Distance 8.85 miles    
Map Explorer 390

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Kilchoan - Ben Haint - Kilchoan

 
I set off walking from the Kilchoan Hotel and followed the road eastwards for about a mile and then took the track heading across the fields towards Ben Hiant which was my objective for the day, although marked on the map I managed to miss the turn off to the left so headed across the moor to get back on route. The faint path was extremely hard to locate despite having my Viewranger App on, I eventually managed to locate the path alongside the forest marked Lag na Bo Maoile, I continued to head east and then turned south steadily climbing up towards the ridge, once on the ridge I located a path heading west and followed this up onto the summit of Ben Hiant 528m. There were magnificent views all around with blue skies and sunshine, a bitter wind saw me heading west and down to find a sheltered spot for lunch. I eventually stopped in a sheltered place with wonderful views down to Loch Sunart and across to the Isle Of Mull. Afterwards I headed west again with the intention of walking past Mingary Castle but repeated high deer fences and a deep stream gorge Alt Choire Mhullinn eventually persuaded me to head north to get back on the road to my Hotel. A superb walk in sunny weather with some great views.

Its about 1 mile along the road to start across the moorland. Ben Hiant is on the right

Ben Hiant, this view is from the north which appears to be the best way to ascend

Looking back towards Kilchoan

 

Kilchoan Hotel

 

Getting closer now

 

The trig point on Ben Hiant 528m

 
Looking back towards Ben Hiant, I descended down the ridge on the right
 
   

Map of my walk, I walked to the forest and then headed south to get on the ridge.

 

Walk 17019 26/02/17 Ockle to Lochan na Glaice

Area Ardnamurchan, Scotland Walking time 4 hours Average speed  
Walk Ockle to Lochan na Glaice Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Ockle Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Rain Distance 8 miles    
Map Explorer 390

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Ockle - Lochan na Glaice and return the same way.

 
I drove to Ockle from Kilchoan and parked on the small car park at the end of the lane. The weather  was overcast with rain predicted but my plan was to follow the footpath from Ockle to Gortenfern to see the Singing Sands Beach and return along the same route. As I set off along the track the rain started but I still had great views along the coast and down to the sea. After 1½ miles I took the waymarked path signposted Gortenfern which contoured along the hillside, after crossing several narrow streams the path headed across the rugged landscape and slowly started to descend, I had walked almost 4 miles and the beach was still at least 1½ miles away, conditions were not good so I made a decision to stop for lunch and then return back the way I had come. I would save the beach for another day when the weather was a little kinder. The rain did not let up and I arrived back at my car and was glad to get out of my waterproofs. A bracing walk through some spectacular scenery.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Photo

 

 
 
 
 
Photo by Paul Howes
   
 

Walk 17020  - 05/03/17 Circuit of Rudyards Lake with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Staffordshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk  Circuit of Rudyards Lake with Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Rudyard Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Rain Distance 6 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Rudyard -  Dismantled railway track - Staffordshire Way - Rea Cliff Wood - Rudyard

 
Our planned walk for the Macclesfield Ramblers was around Earl Sterndale but as we assembled at Macclesfield Railway Station the weather took a turn for the worse and the rain became heavier. After discussion with our leader Roy we decided to keep out out of the hills and head for Rudyard Lake which would give us more shelter on such a rainy day. Nine brave walkers eventually set of from Rudyard and followed the path along the shore and back around through the woods to Rudyard. Refreshments were enjoyed at the Cafe afterwards. We saw quite a few other walking groups on our route and it seems other walkers had the same idea. Thanks to Roy our leader and Doreen, Kati, Wendy, Anita, Hans, Peter, David and Janet for braving the elements. The Earl Sterndale walk will be planned for later in the year.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Photo

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17021 - 06/03/17 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Four of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17022 - 06/03/17 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Four of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17023 - 12/03/17 Higher Hurdsfield and Rainow

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Higher Hurdsfield and Rainow Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Higher Hurdsfield Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 6 miles    
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Route - Higher Hurdsfield - Cliff Hill - Marsh Farm - Brink Farm - Walker Barn - Gulshaw Hollow - Tower Hill - Kerridge End - Higher Hurdsfield

 
Fourteen of us set off from Higher Hurdsfield and walked across Cliff Hill and up to Marsh Farm, after crossing the fields we followed the lane up to Buxton Road and then a rather muddy path took us past the forest and onto firmer ground. A pleasant track took us along the hillside through Brink Farm and down to Walker Barn. Across the road another track took us down to Gulshaw Hollow where we stopped for lunch in a sunny and sheltered spot. The track took us towards Rainow and we crossed the road near Tower Hill and across onto Kerridge Hill with more mud to negotiate. We eventually arrived at Kerridge End and an easy walk took us along the road and back to our start point at Higher Hurdsfield. Thanks to Christine, Kati, Pat G, Dave G, Maureen, Derek, Sue P, Ros, Sheila, Chris R, Wendy, Hans, and Chris J for joining me on this walk. My apologies for the mud.
 

Heading along the trackway towards Brink Farm

 
 
 
 
 

Great views over to White Nancy

Lunch break in Gulshaw Hollow

 
   
 

Walk 17024 - 13/03/17 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2.40 miles    
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Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Four of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

 Walk 17025 -  19/03/17 Sponds Hill and Lyme Park with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
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Start from Pott Shrigley Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Windy, showery Distance 7    
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Route - Pott Shrigley - Sponds Hill - Bowstones - Lyme Park - Paddock Cottage - Sponds Hill - Pott Shrigley

 
 
Eight of us from the Macclesfield Ramblers set off from the roadside above Pott Shrigley for a walk around Lyme Park on a very windy and showery day. We set off along the ridge passing over Sponds Hill and along the track to the Bowstones. We then descended down across the moors and into the shelter of the forest. We eventually arrived at the Visitor Centre and took advantage of a lull in the weath...er to eat our lunch in the Timber Yard. Afterwards we set off across the moors and after passing Paddock Cottage we descended down Cluse Hay and then followed the moorland path back up to the Trig Point on Sponds Hill. An easy walk back along the ridge brought us back to our cars. Thanks to Wendy, Sue, Doreen, Kati, Anita, Peter and David and especially to Ray for leading us on this excellent walk.
 

The Trig point on Sponds Hill

 
 
 
 

 

Macclesfield Ramblers out in all weathers near Sponds Hill

 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17026 - 20/03/17 Shutlingsloe and Piggford Moor

Area Cheshire Walking time 1½ hours Average speed  
Walk Shutlingsloe and Piggford Moor Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 3 miles    
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Four of us set off from Trentabank Visitor Centre and walked up to the summit of Shutlingsloe, our route took us up through Macclesfield Forest and across Piggford Moor and then up the final steep ascent to the summit of Shutlingsloe, great night time views from the summit. We returned back by the same route. A great evening walk using headtorches.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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Heading back across the Moor

 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17027 - 25/03/17 Lyme Park  with 40sReunited

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Lyme Park  with 40sReunited Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Disley Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 6 miles    
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Route - Disley - Lyme Park the Cage - Visitor Centre - Paddock Cottage - West Parkgate - Macclesfield Canal - Ryles Wood - Disley

 
Eighteen of us set off from  Disley  and took the lane into Lyme Park, once in the park we climbed up to the Cage originally built as a Hunting Lodge in 1580 and then rebuilt in 1737. After a brief stop we descended down past the Hall and after passing the Visitor Centre we crossed the Moor to Keepers Cottage which stands in a prominent position with great views across the Cheshire Plain and also across to Manchester and Stockport. We descended to West Park Gate and after a lunch stop arrived at the Macclesfield Canal. Heading north we paused for a coffee stop by Bridge 15 at Baileys Trading Post - Well worth a visit. We then carried on a short way and took the path across to Lyme Park passing Barlow House Farm and through Ryles Wood. In the Park we passed Elmerhurst Cottage and then took the lane back to Disley where we enjoyed refreshments in the Rams Head. A great walk with old friends from 40sWalkersNorth now reformed as 40s Reunited.
 

Walking along the canal towpath

 

 
 
The Cage in Lyme Park
Baileys Trading Post
 
 
 

Heading towards Lyme Park

 

Walking past Ryles Wood

 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17028 - 26/03/17 Monsal Head and Millers Dale

Area Peak District Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Monsal Head and Millers Dale Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Ravenstor near Litton Mill Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny Distance 6 miles    
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Route Ravenstor - Litton Mill - Cressbrook Mill - Monsal Head - Monsal Trail - Ravenstor.

 
Fifteen of us set off on a nice sunny day from the roadside parking area beneath Ravenstor, we passed through Litton Mill and down the path alongside the River Wye. After several muddy and flooded parts we arrived at Cressbrook Mill and then followed the lane alongside the river and up to Monsal Head where we stopped for lunch. Afterwards we descended down to the Monsal Trail and walked across the Viaduct and followed the Trail as far as the first tunnel where we took to the hillside path which climbs high above the river. Some great views down to the river below with several tricky parts which required careful walking on the steep hillside. Once back on the Trail we followed this for several miles and then descended down across the river and back to the cars along the lane. Thanks to Christine, Anita, Kati, Doreen, Ray, Maureen, Derek, Ros, Mike, Alec, Christine J, Chris R, Wendy  and Alan for joining me on this walk
 

Looking down on the Monsal Viaduct

 

Looking down on Litton Mill

 
 

One of the tricky parts where the river had flooded the path

 

The hillside path high above the river

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17029 - 27/03/17 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2.40 miles    
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Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Four of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17030 - 31/03/17 Backpacking Bakewell to Hurdlow

Area Peak District Walking time 5 hours Average speed  
Walk  Backpacking Bakewell to Hurdlow Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Bakewell Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 9.13 miles    
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Route - Bakewell - Ashford in the Water - Magpie Mine - Monyash - Hutmoor Butts Track - Hurdlow

 
On this 2 day walk I took the bus from Macclesfield to Bakewell and then walked to Hurdlow to camp for the night. My route took me from Bakewell alongside the River Wye and through Ashford in the Water, a steady climb then took me up to Magpie Mine near Sheldon where I stopped for lunch. Afterwards I followed the field paths across to Monyash and then along Hutmoor Butts Track to Hurdlow and the Royal Oak where I camped for the night.  Just for the record my Rucksack weighed 12.82 kg and the main purpose of my trip was just to get used to my kit as I have a few new items such as tent and stove. All OK but its nice to get out for a nights camping and I will be going to the Cairngorms at the end of the month so familiarisation with your equipment is always a good thing.

Ashford in the Water Church

My tent pitched at the Royal Oak at Hurdlow

 

Bakewell

 

Magpie Mine near Sheldon

 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17031 - 01/04/17 Backpacking Hurdlow to Buxton

Area Peak District Walking time 4½ hours Average speed  
Walk Backpacking Hurdlow to Buxton Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Royal Oak, Hurdlow Altitude loss   Altitude gain 941ft
Weather Overcast Distance 9.06 miles    
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Route - Hurdlow - High Peak Trail - Earl Sterndale - Dowel Dale - Greensides - Harpurhill - Buxton

 
This was day 2 of my backpacking trip and I started off from Hurdlow and followed the High Peak Trail from the Royal Oak and then using field paths I passed through Earl Sterndale and then onto Dowel Dale. Once at the top of the Dale I passed Greensides and eventually arrived in Harpurhill where I stopped for lunch. Afterwards a short walk brought me into Buxton in time for the 15:15 hours bus back to Macclesfield.. An enjoyable 2 days.
 

Lookling across to Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill

 

 
 
 
 

The High Peak Trail near the Royal Oak Hurdlow

 

Looking down on Dowell Dale

 
   
 

Walk 17032 - 02/04/17 Higher Poynton and Lyme Park with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk  Higher Poynton and Lyme Park with Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Poynton Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 7 miles    
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Route - Nelson Pit - Windgather - West Parkgate - Keepers Cottage - Birchencliffe - North Cheshire Way - Middlewood Way - Nelson Pit.

 
Eleven of us set off from Nelson Pit and headed up to Windgather and then across the moors to West Parkgate, another track then took us up to Keepers Cottage and then down past Birchencliffe and onto the North Cheshire Way, after lunch we continued along the NCW and onto the Middlewood Way which we followed back to Nelson Pit with refreshments at Baileys Trading Post on the Canal. Thanks to Christine, Ray, Kati, Doreen, Anita, Maureen, Derek, Janet B, Peter and to Janet D for leading us on this interesting walk.
 

Zooming in on Paddock Cottage and The Cage

 

 
 
 
 

Heading up to Keepers Cottage

 

In the woods near the Middlewood Way

 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17033 - 27/03/17 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2.40 miles    
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Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Four of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17034 -  09/04/17 Danebridge and Gradbach

Area Cheshire/ Staffordshire Walking time 4 hours Average speed  
Walk Danebridge and Gradbach Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Danebridge Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 8.50 miles    
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Route Danebridge - Gradbach - Heild End Farm - Blaze Farm - Allmeadows - Wincle - Danebridge

 
Sixteen of us set off from Danebridge and followed the Dane Valley Way to Gradbach, we climbed up out of the valley and across the Moor to Heild End Farm. Once across the A54 we descended into Wildboarclough calling into Blaze Farm for Ice Creams. Then it was along the lane past Allmeadows and back through Wincle to Danebridge. The walk ended with refreshments at Wincle Brewery and some of us purchased some trout from Daanebridge Fisheries. A longer walk than planned and thanks to Christine, Kati, Anita, Doreen, Carol, Pat G, Maureen, Derek, Wendy, Hans, Ros, Mike, Sheila, Chris R and Ray for joining me on this walk.
 

River Dane near Gradbach

 
 
 
 
 

River Dane at Danebridge

 

Some of our group as we set off after lunch

 

 
 
   
 

Walk  17035 - 10/04/17 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest

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Walk 17036 - 16/04/17 Wildboarclough and Three Shires Head with Macclesfield Ramblers

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Walk 17037 - 23/04/17 Lindow Moss and Styal Woods

Area Cheshire Walking time 3½ hours Average speed  
Walk Lindow Moss and Styal Woods Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Car Park Lindow Common Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periuods Distance 7.95 miles    
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Route Lindow Common - North Cheshire Way - Styal Woods - The Carrs - Lindow Common

 
Five of us set off from the car park and headed across Lindow Moss and onto the North Cheshire Way which we followed alongside the Airport Runway, after a bit of plane spotting we continued  on along the path and through Styal Woods where we stopped for lunch by the River Bollin, the bluebells were out and there were some great views in the woods. Afterwards we continued along the North Cheshire Way to Styal Mill where we stopped for ice creams and then it was along the path to the Carrs and back up the lane to the car park. Thanks to Christine, Anita, Rob and Carolyn for joining me on this walk.
 
The massive tunnel carrying the River Bollin under the Manchester Airport Runway. The roadway can be used for emergency vehicles to access both side of the runway.
 

Bluebells in Styal Woods

 
 

A pool on Lindow Moss

 

The River Bollin in Styal Woods

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17038 - 30/04/17 Cairngorms Backpack Kingussie  to Ruigh Aiteachaean

Area Cairngorms Walking time   Average speed  
Walk Cairngorms Backpack Kingussie  to Ruigh Aiteachaean Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Kingussie Altitude loss   Altitude gain 1181 ft
Weather Sunny periods Distance 11.2 miles    
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Route - Kingussie - Ruthven Barracks - Drumguish - Glen Feshie - Ruigh Aiteachain

 
This was day 1 of out backpacking trip from Kingussie to Dunkeld, our trip started yesterday with the drive up from Macclesfield to Dunkeld where we left the vehicle at the Campsite, a walk to the station enabled us to catch the 1634hrs train to Kingussie. We were booked into the Tipsy Laird Hotel which has hostel accommodation at the rear.  In the morning after an excellent breakfast at the Hotel we set off along the lane heading through the forest to Glen Feshie, recent heavy rain had caused considerable erosion in the Glen and occasionally we had to detour to get round the eroded parts of the path. Our destination today was the MBA Bothy at Ruigh Aiteachain. The bothy owned by the Estate was under extensive renovation and when completed will be a fine place to stay, we camped close by as it was an excellent place with spring water just up the hillside and a toilet.
 
 

Just outside Kingussie and we are on our way

 

Looking back along the River Feshie

 

My Luxe Hex Peak Tent

 

A hearty breakfast at the Tipsy Laird

 

Heading through the forest towards Glen Feshie

 

Ruigh Aiteachain Bothy

   
 

Walk 17039 - 01/05/17 Cairngorm Backpack Ruigh Aiteachain to Bynack Lodge

Area Cairngorms Walking time   Average speed  
Walk Cairngorm Backpack Ruigh Aiteachain to Bynack Lodge Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Ruigh Aiteachain Altitude loss   Altitude gain 2033ft
Weather Sunny, cold wind Distance 14.4 miles    
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Walk 17040 - 02/05/17 Bynack Lodge to Daldhu

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Walk 17041 - 03/05/17 Daldhu to Kirkmichael

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Walk 17042 - 04/05/17 Kirkmichael to Wild Camp

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Walk 17043 - 05/05/17 Wild Camp to Dunkeld

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Walk 17044 - 07/05/17 Prestbury and Butley Town with Broken Cross Walkers

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Walk  17045 - 08/05/17 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2.40 miles    
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Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Four of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17046 - 11/05/17 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2.40 miles    
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Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Two of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 17047 - 14/05/17 Bollington, Birchencliffe and Styperson Pool with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3½ hours Average speed  
Walk Birchencliffe & Styperson Pool with Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Bollington Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods with one heavy shower Distance 7.29 miles    
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Route - Bollington - Berristall Dale - Bakestonedale Moor - Birchencliffe - Jepsonclough Farm - Styperson Pool - Long Lane - Bollington

 
Eight of us set off from Bollington and headed up past Berristall Hall and across the fields to Bakestonedale Road. A heavy shower forced us to take shelter under the trees, within 10 minutes the sun was out and we had blue skies for the rest of the day. We climbed up over Bakestonedale Moor and then down to Birchencliff and the minor road at the bottom. After lunch we followed the North Cheshire Way past Jepsonclough Farm and the onto the canal towpath for a short distance. We then passed Styperson Pool and climbed the hillside through the wood and onto Long Lane which we followed back into Bollington. Thanks to Janet Dyer for leading us on this excellent walk with great views and sunny weather.
 

Looking out over the Cheshire Plain

 

Heading down into Bollington with White Nancy on the hill in the distance
 
 

The gorse is showing a lovely colour on the way to Bakestonedale Moor

 

A lovely display of Bluebells

 
 
 
   
 

 Walk 17048 - 15/05/17/17 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill

Area Cheshire Walking time 1 hour Average speed  
Walk Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2.40 miles    
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Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Three of us set off on our regular evening walk in Macclesfield Forest. Our route takes us from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then follow the track down to lane and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

 

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