MY WALKING WORLD  David Preston

2018 Walk Summary

Last updated 25/05/2018
Walk No Date Area

Walk

Weather Miles
18001 03/01/18 Cheshire Allostock and Hulme Hall Windy, overcast 4
18002 04/01/18 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear night 2
18003 07/01/18 Cheshire Gawsworth and Sutton with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny 7
18004 08/01/18 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear evening 2
18005 11/01/18 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear evening 3
18006 13/01/18 Cheshire Mottram and Alderley Edge Overcast 7
18007 14/01/18 Cheshire Mottram and Alderley Edge with Broken Cross Walkers Overcast 7
18008 15/01/18 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear evening 2
18009 16/01/18 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear evening 3
18010 21/01/18 Cheshire Middlewood Way and Macclesfield Canal with Macclesfield Ramblers Snow showers and drizzle 8
18011 28/01/18 Cheshire/Staffs Rushton Spencer and Danebridge with Broken Cross Walkers Overcast 7
18012 29/01/18 Cheshire Higher Ridgegate and Forest Chapel evening walk Clear night 3
18013 30/01/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear night 2
18014 04/02/18 Cheshire Astle Farm and Capesthorne Sunny periods 5
18015 05/02/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear night 2
18016 07/02/18 Peak District Peak Boundary Walk - Stage 4 - Glossop to Greenfield Sunny, lying snow. 11
18017 11/02/18 Cheshire Bosley and North Rode with Broken Cross Walkers Showers, muddy 8
18018 12/02/18 Cheshire Macclesfield Forrest and Feriser evening walk Clear evening 3
18019 17/02/18 Cheshire Hanging Gate, Greenway Bridge, Piggford Moor and Nessit Hill sunny periods 6
18020 18/02/18 Cheshire Siddington, Redesmere and Capesthorne with Macclesfield Ramblers Overcast 7
18021 19/02/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Misty 2
18022 20/02/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear night 3
18023 22/02/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear night 2
18024 26/02/18 Cheshire Higher Hurdsfield, Teggs Nose &  Gulshaw Hollow Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 7
18025 27/02/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Overcast, lying snow 2
18026 03/03/18 Cheshire Langley, Shutlingsloe and the Cat and Fiddle with the MaccPackers Overcast, lying snow 9
18027 04/03/18 Cheshire Astbury Mere, Biddulph Valley Way with  Macclesfield Ramblers Overcast 7
18028 05/03/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear evening, lying snow 3
18029 11/03/18 Cheshire Gawsworth and Heskey Wood with Broken Cross Walkers Overcast 7
18030 13/03/18 Cheshire Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk Clear evening 3
18031 18/03/18 Cheshire Canal walk Lyme Green and Sutton Overcast 4
18032 19/03/18 Cheshire Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk Clear evening 2
18033 20/03/18 Cheshire Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk Clear evening 3
18034 25/03/18 Cheshire Poynton and Lyme Park with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 7
18035 27//03/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear evening 3
18036 01/04/18 Cheshire Strines and Hague Bar with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 7
18037 03/04/18 Cheshire Allostock and Hulme Mill footpath check Sunny periods 4
18038 03/04/18 Cheshire Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk Clear night 2
18039 07/04/18 Cheshire Nether Alderley, Great Warford and Chelford walk check Sunny periods 8
18040 08/04/17 Cheshire Nether Alderley, Great Warford and Chelford with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 8
18041 09/04/17 Cheshire Nessit Hill from Trentabank evening walk Clear evening 2
18042 10/04/18 Peak District Hope to Edale backpacking Overcast 7
18043 11/04/18 Peak District Edale to Hope backpacking Overcast 6
18044 11/04/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill from Trentabank evening walk Misty 2
18045 15/04/18 Peak District Rowarth and Cown Edge with Macclesfield Ramblers Overcast 6
18046 16/04/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear night 2
18047 22/04/18 Cheshire Lindow Common and Styal Woods with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 8 miles
18048 23/04/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear night 2 miles
18049 29/04/18 Scotland Backpacking Lochluichart to Loch Fannich  Sunny 13 miles
18050 30/04/18 Scotland Backpacking Loch Fannich to Loch a' Bhraoin  Sunny 10 miles
18051 01/05/18 Scotland Backpacking Loch a' Bhraoin to Shenevall  Sunny periods 9 miles
18052 02/05/18 Scotland Backpacking Shenevall to Letterewe  Sunny periods and showers 15 miles
18053 03/05/18 Scotland Backpacking Letterewe to Kinlochewe  Sunny periods and showers 9 miles
18054 04/05/18 Scotland Backpoacking Kinlochewe to Achnashellack Windy, rain 12 miles
18055 06/05/18 Cheshire Tatton Park from Knutsford with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny 6 miles
18056 08/05/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear night 2 miles
18057 13/05/18 Cheshire Forest Chapel and Nessit Hill with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 7 miles
18058 14/05/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear evening 2 miles
18059 15/05/18 Cheshire Allostock and Hulme Hall reconnaissance walk Sunny 7 miles
18060 15/05/18 Cheshire Standing Stone and Shutlingsloe evening walk Sunny 3 miles
18061 20/05/18 Cheshire Allostock and Lower Peover with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny 7 miles
18062 21/05/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear evening 2 miles
18063 24/05/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear evening 2 miles

Walk 18001 -  03/01/18 Allostock and Hulme Hall

Area Cheshire Walking time 2½ hours Average speed  
Walk Allostock and Hulme Hall Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Allostock Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Windy. overcast Distance 4 miles    
Map  

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Route - Shakerley Mere - Hulme Hall Lane - Hulme Hall - Hulme Mill - Hulme Lane - Hulme Farm  - Hulme Hall Lane - Shakerley Mere

 

First walk of the year and I decided to go and check the progress on the blocked footpath near Hulme Hall. Storm Eleanor had passed over last night and it was still very windy when I set off from the parking area. Its an easy walk along the lane and once past Hulme Hall  I came to the start of the blocked path. As its winter the vegetation was dormant and the path was easy to follow until I reached the blocked area. The fallen trees were still there and I tried to crawl under and over the tangled undergrowth but it was not possible. I retreated back down the track and then walked through the field on the other side of the hedge  for a few hundred yards until I had passed the obstruction  and then I climbed over a gate to regain the track, I then continued on along the track and past Hulme Mill and onto the road. I turned east and walked along the road for about a mile and the took the field path back to Hulme Hall Lane and then back to the start. I will be reporting again to the Footpaths Officer of Cheshire West that the obstruction has still not been cleared.

 
17/01/18 - Emailed Footpaths Officer to state that the obstruction had still not been cleared. .... 29/01/18 No reply up to now. Next step is to report this to the Peak and Northern Footpath Society.

If I had a chainsaw I would sort this out. Might have to invest in one but it would need to be a petrol one.

 

 

 
Note -- 03/04/18 Went to check progress on the path clearance and found that the path had now been cleared. Sent email to Public Rights of Way Officer thanking him for the clearance.

 

 
 
 
   
 

Walk 18002 - 04/01/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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

 
Richard, Barry and I set off on our regular night 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 18003 - 07/01/18 Gawsworth and Sutton with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed
Walk Gawsworth and Sutton with Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Gawsworth Altitude loss Altitude gain 405 ft
Weather Sunny periods Distance 7.50 miles
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Gawsworth -   Macclesfield Canal - Sutton Reservoir - Sutton Hall - Macclesfield Canal - Danes Moss - Gawsowrth

 
Seventeen of us set off on a lovely sunny day from Gawsworth and after passing the Hall we headed across the fields and along the lane to the Macclesfield Canal, after a short distance we left the canal and crossed the road to the Sutton Reservoir where we stopped for a coffee break.  After the break we followed the waterside path and then down Parvey Lane and across the fields to rejoin the Canal by Sutton Hall. Heading south west along the towpath we eventually arrived at the entrance to Danes Moss and a small picnic area with benches and tables where we were able to eat our lunch in comfort. Afterwards we followed the path across Danes Moss Nature Reserve and then back along the lane to our start point in  Gawsworth. Thanks to everyone for coming along, a great turnout and a great walk of just over 7 miles. Our group consisted of David, Christine, Susanna, Roy, Hans, Wendy, Mike, Ros, Monica, Kath, Maureen, Derek, Sue, Grant, Jack, Sara and Janet our special thanks to Janet our walk leader.
 
 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 
   
 

Walk 18004 - 08/01/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S7 phone

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

 
Four of us, myself, Richard, Barry and John set off on our regular night 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 18005 - 11/01/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S7 phone

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

 
Three of us, myself, Richard and Barry set off on our regular night 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk  18006 - 13/01/18 Mottram  St Andrew and Alderley Edge walk check

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Mottram  St Andrew and Alderley Edge walk check Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Mottram St Andrew Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast Distance 7 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route -

 
Today was a recconasaince  for tomorrows walk  as I wanted to check the route after all the recent rain. I set off over the fields and then up through Clock House Wood and then after more field paths we passed Edge House Farm and into Dickens Wood where we stopped for coffee. A nice easy track then led us through Dickens Wood and past the Armada Beacon which warned of the Armada in 1588, further along the track we crossed the road and headed towards White Barn Farm and then after a short distance along Artists Lane we stopped for lunch near Bradford House. Once suitably refreshed we headed across the fields to Finlow Hill and then onto the North Cheshire Way which took us near to Goose Green Farm and Allens Farm and finally past Hunters Pool and back to the start in Mottram
 

A carved owl on Artists Lane

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Looking out over the Cheshire Plain from the Edge

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk  18007  - 14/01/18 Mottram St Andrew and Alderley Edge with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3½ hours    
Walk Mottram St Andrew & Alderley Edge. Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Mottram St Andrew Altitude loss   Altitude gain 755 ft
Weather Overcast Distance 6.59 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Mottram St Andrew - Dickens Wood - Armada Beacon - Artist Lane - Finlow Hill - North Cheshire Way - Hunters Pool - Mottram St Andrew

 
Our first walk of the year saw 15 of us set off from Mottram St Andrew on an overcast day. A path took us over the fields and then up through Clock House Wood and then after more field paths we passed Edge House Farm and into Dickens Wood where we stopped for coffee. A nice easy track then led us through Dickens Wood and past the Armada Beacon which warned of the Armada in 1588, further along the track we crossed the road and headed towards White Barn Farm and then after a short distance along Artists Lane we stopped for lunch near Bradford House. Once suitably refreshed we headed across the fields to Finlow Hill and then onto the North Cheshire Way which took us near to Goose Green Farm and Allens Farm and finally past Hunters Pool and back to the start in Mottram St Andrew. Many thanks to everyone who came along on the walk which I think we all enjoyed despite the few muddy patches, our group consisted of Hans, Wendy, Sue P, Alan, Maureen, Derek, Trevor, Chris R, Margaret, Sheila, Chris J, Alec, Sue V, Christine and myself David.
 

Heading towards Finlow Hill

 

 

 

 
 

Another view heading towards Finlow Hill

 

Near Hunters Pool

 
 
 
   
 

Walk 18008 - 15/01/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S7 phone

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

 
Four of us, myself, Richard, John and Barry set off on our regular night 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 18009 - 16/01/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S7 phone

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

 
Three of us, myself, Richard and Barry set off on our regular night 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk  18010 -  21/01/18 Middlewood Way and Macclesfield Canal with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Middlewood Way & Macclesfield Canal Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Macclesfield Railway Station Altitude loss   Altitude gain 670 ft
Weather Snow showers, hail and drizzle Distance 7.92 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Macclesfield Railway Station - Middlewood Way - Bollington - Clarence Mill - Macclesfield Canal Towpath - Macclesfield Railway Station

 
Our planned walk for today was in Lyme Park but due to the rather inclement weather we decided a more local walk was appropriate. Instead we set off along the Middlewood Way braving the hail and snow showers and followed the trail to Bollington where we took the path through the park and joined the Macclesfield Canal. We ate our lunch by the Clarence Mill and some of the group sampled the wares in the Waterside Cafe. The hot soup smelt wonderful. Afterwards we set off along the Towpath heading back to Macclesfield, the snow showers had eased but were replaced by wind and drizzle, nevertheless we all arrived back into Macclesfield a little damp but quite exhilarated after having blown the cobwebs away. Our group consisted of Janet, Peter, Carolyn Margaret, Wendy, Christine, David and many thanks to Roy our leader.
 
Heading to Macclesfield along a rather muddy towpath

 

 

Our lunch spot near the Clarence Mill

   
 

Walk  18011 - 28/01/18 Rushton Spencer and Danebridge with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Staffordshire/Cheshire Walking time 3½ hours Average speed  
Walk Rushton Spencer and Danebridge with Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Rushton Spencer Altitude loss   Altitude gain 1075 ft
Weather Overcast Distance 6.63 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Rushton Spencer - Barleigh Ford Bridge - Gritstone Trail - Dumkins - Wincle Grange - Wincle Brewery - Dane Valley Way - Rushton Spencer

 
Nine of us set off from Rushton Spencer on an overcast day and headed across the fields to Barleigh Ford Bridge, joined the Gritstone Trail and headed north to the site of the 15c Dumkins Farm, sadly demolished now and all that remains are the ruins of a more recent cattle byre. We continued on along field paths and tracks until we reached Wincle Grange which has origins dating back to the 15 century. Another field path then took us down to the road and we passed the Ship Inn and stopped for lunch by Wincle Brewery. Great beer and good Coffee. Afterwards we followed the Dane Valley Way south passing Gig Hall and eventually once near the Barleigh Fold Bridge we headed up the lane and then across the fields and back to our start in Rushton Spencer.

 Many thanks to Kati, Maureen, Derek, Trevor, Hans, Jackie, Chris R, Sue and Honey the dog for joining me on this walk. It stayed dry and although we had quite a few muddy patches I think we all enjoyed the walk through this interesting area.

Heading along the Gritstone Trail towards Dumkins Farm ruin which is almost a mile away

Wincle Brewery

A few facts about places seen on our walk
 
Dumkins Farm
 
Wincle and Wincle Grange
 
Gig Hall and the nearby Fulling Mill

 

 

The River Dane from Barleigh Fold Bridge

 

Dumkins Farm taken Winter 1978 by Barry Dale -

 geograph.org.uk/p508908

What a shame this historic 15 century Farm house could not be saved

 
 

The weir near Gig Hall, the leat for the mill can be seen on the right

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk  18012 29/01/18 Higher Ridgegate and Forest Chapel evening walk

Area Cheshire Walking time 1½ hours Average speed  
Walk Higher Ridgegate and Forest Chapel evening walk Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Higher Ridgegate Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear night Distance 2.62 miles    
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Route - Higher Ridgegate - Forest Chapel - Forest paths - Leathers Smithy - Higher Ridgegate

 
Four of us set off from Higher Ridgegate near the Leather Smithy and followed the lane up through the forest to Forest Chapel, after a short distance along Charity Lane we entered the forest and followed the path along the hillside and back down to the car.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18013 - 30/01/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S7 phone

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

 
Three of us, myself, Richard and Barry set off on our regular night 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 18014 - 04/02/18 - Astle Farm and Capesthorne

Area Cheshire Walking time 2 hours Average speed  
Walk Astle Farm and Capesthorne Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Astle Farm layby on A537 Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 5 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - A537 - Astle Farm Snape Brook - Blakehouse Farm - Park Farm - Astle Farm - A 537 layby

 
Chris and I set off from the roadside lay by on the A537 and followed the track down to Astle Farm and then across the fields over Snape Brook and then along the newly diverted footpath to Blakehouse Farm. Then it was across the fields to Park Farm and then along Mill Lane and over the fields to Astle Farm and back to the start on the A537
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Snape Brook

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18015 - 05/02/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S7 phone

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

 
Three of us, myself, Richard and Barry set off on our regular night 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk  18016 07/02/18 Peak Boundary Walk - Glossos to Dovestone Stage 4

Area Peak District Walking time 5½ hours Average speed  
Walk Peak Boundary Walk - Glossos to Dovestone Stage 4 Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Glossop Altitude loss   Altitude gain 2449ft
Weather Sunny periods Distance 11 miles    
Map Peak District OL1

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Route - Old Glossop - Padfield - Ogden Clough - Ormes Moor - Chew Hurdles - Alphin - Dovestones

 
This was stage 4 of the Peak Boundary Walk, I drove to Dovestone Reservoir to meet Mike Slack, one of my walking friends and after picking him up we drove to the start of the section at Glossop. Leaving my car there we set off along the path on a lovely sunny but cold day, our route took us across the fields past Padfield and then we branched off on the high level route taking us up onto the moors alongside Ogden Clough and over Ormes Moor to Chew Hurdles. Path finding became difficult because although it was a lovely sunny day, there was around a foot of snow and the path apparently is rather obscure even in good weather. After lunch we followed the ridge over Slack Head Brow to Alphin and then down into the valley and along the lane to Dovestones Reservoir Car Park. Mike then drove me back to Glossop to collect my car. An excellent days walking in great weather.
 

Bottoms Reservoir near Tintwhistle

 

Looking north from Alphin

 
 
 
 

 

Near Padfield

 

Near Chew Hurdles

 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk  18017 - 11/02/18 Bosley and North Rode with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Bosley and North Rode with Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Bosley Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Snow showers and hail Distance 7.97 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Bosley - Dane valley Way - North Rode - Bosley Locks - Stoneyfold - Primrose Bank - Bosley Reservoir - Bosley

 
Five of us set off from Bosley on a day of snow and hail showers, we followed the field path across to the Dane Valley Way and then it was across to North Rode passing the Church and then the Manor House before arriving at Bosley Locks where we stopped for lunch in one of the brighter spells. Afterwards we followed the lane to Stoneyfold and then across the muddy fields to Primrose Bank where we joined another muddy path along the shores of the reservoir. much to our relief the muddy path suddenly became and excellent path as the maintenance team  completed a large section of the path. Hail and snow showers occasionally came but we crossed the dam and then it was across the fields and back to the cars. Many thanks the Chris J, Alec, Jackie and Trevor  for joining me on this walk.
 

The Pool near the Manor House

 

Bosley Reservoir

 
 
 
 

Macclesfield Canal

 

Fisherman braving the snow and hail storms on Bosley Reservoir

 

 

   
 

Walk  18018 - 12/02/18 Macclesfield Forest and Ferriser evening walk

Area Cheshire Walking time 1½ hours Average speed  
Walk Macclesfield Forest and Ferriser evening walk Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Clear evening Distance 3.11 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Trentabank - Ferrsier - Macclesfield Forest - Trentabank

 
Four of us set off from Trentabank and followed the steep lane up through the forest and then onto the track which took us past the abandoned Ferriser Farm and then along the track and back down through the forest to Trentabank.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Mountain bikers travelling at speed through the forest

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk  18019 - 17/02/18  Hanging Gate, Greenway Bridge and Nessit Hill

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Hanging Gate, Greenway Bridge and Nessit Hill Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Hanging Gate Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 6 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Hanging Gate - Oakenclough - Greenway Bridge - Piggford Moor - Nessit Hill - Hanging Gate

 
After parking on the lane beneath the Hanging Gate Inn (now closed) I followed the track across the fields to Oakenclough and then down to Greenway Bridge andother track then led up across Piggford Moor to Macclesfield Forest and then along the forest track to Nessit Hill with some great views. Then it was down the track and onto the lane which I followed past Thickwithers and back to the car.
 

The view from Nessit Hill as dusk approaches

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Near Greenway Bridge

 

Macclesfield Forest as dusk approaches

 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk  18020 - 18/02/18 Siddington, Redesmere and Capesthorne with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Siddington, Redesmere and Capesthorne with Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Layby on A537 near Astle Farm Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast Distance 7 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Astle Farm Siddington - Redesmere  Capesthorne and Astle Farm

 
Thirteen of us set off from the lay by on the A537 and followed the track down to Astle Farm and then across a muddy field to Chapel Wood, another  muddy section the took us onto a new diverted path alongside Snape Brook and eventually into Siddington. Another rather muddy track eventually brought us to the A34 which we crossed and then stopped for some lunch in the small picnic area near to Redesmere. Afterwards we followed the path around the Lake and then after crossing the A34 again we passed through the fields alongside Capesthorne Hall. A short stretch along Mill Lane took us back into the fields and then we arrived back at Astle Farm and an easy walk back up the lane to our start point on the A537.  An enjoyable walk despite the mud. Our group led by David consisted of Kati, Janet D. Anita, Jackie, Graham, Monica, Janet, Sue J, Hans, Roy, Grant and Jack. many thanks to everyone for coming on the walk.
 

Capesthorne Hall Pool

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Snape Brook

 

Heading towards Capesthorne

 

 

   
 

Walk  18021 - 19/02/18 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 Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Misty Distance 2 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Trentabank - Macclesfield Forest _ Nessit Hill - Trentabank

 
Four of us, myself, Richard, Kevin and John set off on our regular night 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Map of our route

   
 

Walk  18022 - 20/02/18 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 Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Misty Distance 2 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Trentabank - Macclesfield Forest _ Nessit Hill - Trentabank

 
Three of us, myself, Richard and Barry set off on our regular night 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
   
 

Walk 18023 - 20/02/18 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 Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Misty Distance 2 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Trentabank - Macclesfield Forest _ Nessit Hill - Trentabank

 
Three of us, myself, Richard and Barry set off on our regular night 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
   
 

Walk 18024 - 25/02/18 Higher Hurdsfield, Teggs Nose and Gulshaw Hollow with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3½ hours Average speed  
Walk  Higher Hurdsfield, Teggs Nose and Gulshaw Hollow Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Higher Hurdsfield Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 7 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Higher Hurdsfield - Gritstone Trail - Teggs Nose - Hacked Way Lane - Walker Barn - Gulshaw Hollow -  Keridge End - Higher Hursdfield

 
Nine of us set off on a cold but sunny day and headed up Cliff Lane and onto the Gritstone Trail which we followed across the fields to Teggs Nose where we stopped for our coffee break. Some great views all round with blue skies and sunshine. Afterwards we followed Saddlers down to Clough House Farm and then up Hacked Way Lane to Ashtreetop . A hillside path took us across the fields and we stopped for lunch with a great view across the valley to Teggs Nose. The path then led us down to the A537 at Walker Barn and then down the track to Gulshaw Hollow. Another field path took us along the hillside past Hordern Farm and down to Kerridge End. A short distance down the main road saw us take the side road for an easy walk back to the cars. Many thanks to Anita, Sue P, Alan, Jackie, Trevor, Hans, Chris J and Kim for joining me on this walk.
 

Admiring the views

 

Looking across to Teggs Nose

 
 
 
 

Looking towards White Nanct from the Gritstone Trail

 

Heading for Walker barn

 

Heading towards Kerridge End

 

 

   
 

Walk 18025 - 27/02/18 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 Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Misty Distance 2 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Trentabank - Macclesfield Forest _ Nessit Hill - Trentabank

 
Three of us, myself, Richard and Barry set off on our regular night 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
   
 

Walk 18026 - 03/03/18 Langley, Shutlingsloe and the Cat and Fiddle with MaccPackers

Area Cheshire Walking time   Average speed  
Walk Shutlingsloe and the Cat and Fiddle with MaccPackers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Trentabank Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast, lying snow. Distance      
Map OS Peak District OL 24

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Route - Trentabank - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - Cumberland Brook - Cat and Fiddle - Peak View Cafe - Standing Stone - Trentabank

 
Five of us, Richard our leader, Barry, Alan, Kevin and myself set off from Trentabank and headed up through the forest towards Piggford Moor, the recent snowstorms had blown hundreds of trees down and  some of the paths were blocked meaning frequent  diversions through the forest. we  eventually arrived at Piggford Moor and followed the path across to the base of Shutlingsloe. Once on the windswept summit we descended off the ridge and down across the moor to Clough House where we stopped for lunch. Afterwards we followed the track up Cumberland Brook negotiating many deep drifts and eventually arrived at the now closed Cat and Fiddle Inn. A short distance along the road took us along the moor and down to the Peak View Cafe. crossed the road  and followed the moorland path down to Chest Hollow and along Clough Brook. A steep lane then took us up to Standing Stone and then it was down the steep lane with various cars abandoned and stuck in the snow and back to the car at Trentabank.
A great walk with various challenges such as blocked paths, deep snowdrifts and cold fingers. Our group consisted of  Barry, Alan, Kevin, David and Richard our leader.
 

An easier part of the blocked track

 

On Shutlingsloe

 
 
 

There's  no way through here

 
 
 
At the Cumberland Brook Junction heading for the Cat and Fiddle
 

 

   
 

Walk 18027 - 04/03/18 Astbury Mere, Biddulph Valley Way with  Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Astbury Mere, Biddulph Valley Way Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Astbury Mere Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast Distance 7 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Astbury Mere - Stoney Lane - Lamberst Lane - Canal Towpath - Biddulph Valley Way - Dane Valley Way - Astbury Mere

 
Seven of us set off on an overcast day from Astbury Mere, once round the Mere we headed along Stoney Lane and Lamberts Lane and onto the Canal Towpath where we turned north and headed along the canal until we reached the Biddulph Valley Way originally a railway track. We followed the track past Dane in Shaw and into Congleton where we joined the Dane Valley Way, stopping for lunch in Congleton Park. Afterwards we followed the Dane Valley Way through Congleton alongside the River Dane and then back to our starting point at Astbury Mere
Our group consisted off David, Christine, Anita, Monica, Peter, Wendy and Janet who led us on this excellent walk.
 

Congleton Park

 
 
 

 

Looking over Dane in Shaw from the Biddulph Valley Way

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18028 - 05/03/18 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 Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Misty Distance 2 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Trentabank - Macclesfield Forest _ Nessit Hill - Trentabank

 
Three of us, myself, Richard and Barry set off on our regular night 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The route avoiding the blocked section

 
   
 

Walk 18029 - 11/03/18 Gawsworth and Heskey Wood with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Gawsworth and Heskey Wood with Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Gawsworth Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast Distance 7 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Gawsworth - Marton Lane - Walkersheath - Heskey Wood - Great Tidnock Farm - Shellow Lane Gawsworth

 
Ten of us set off from Gawsworth across the fields and then along Marton Lane and up the track past Walkersheath to Heskey Wood near Henshaw Hall Farm. We headed south along the track past Tidnock Wood and Great Tidnock Farm where we stopped for lunch. Afterwards we continued on down the farm track and across the A536 onto Shellow Lane. A field path then took us north across the fields and past the fishing ponds and back to Gawsworth. Many thanks to Anita, Chris J, Alec, Chris R,Sue V, Jackie, Trevor, Rob and Wendy for joining me on this walk.
 

Heading along Marton Lane

 

Heading back to Gawsworth Church

 
 
 
 

Interesting avenue of trees across the fields from Gawsworth Church

 

The fishing ponds near Gawsworth Church

 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18030 - 13/03/18 Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk

Area Cheshire Walking time 1½ hours Average speed
Walk Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk Minimum altitude Maximum altitude
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss Altitude gain
Weather Clear eveing Distance 3 miles
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Trentabank - Forest tracks - Nessit Hill and return via same route

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the forest track up to the summit of Nessit Hill where there are great night time views over Macclesfield and across to Manchester. As many of the tracks are blocked with fallen trees from the recent storms we returned back the same way.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The route avoiding the blocked section

 
   

Walk 18031 - 18/03/18 - Canal walk Lyme Green and Sutton

Area Cheshire Walking time 2 hours Average speed  
Walk Canal walk Lyme Green and Sutton Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Lyme Green Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast Distance 4 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Lyme Green - Macclesfield Canal - Sutton - Windmill Street and return vai same route

 
Christine and I set off from Lyme Green and walked along the canal passing Sutton and stopping for lunch on the outskirts of Macclesfield. Our return route saw us retrace our steps back to Lyme Green. A nice level walk for a change.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Macclesfield Canal and heading back to Lyme Green

 
 
   
 

Walk 18032 - 19/03/18 Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk

Area Cheshire Walking time 1½ hours Average speed
Walk Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk Minimum altitude Maximum altitude
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss Altitude gain
Weather Clear eveing Distance 3 miles
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Trentabank - Forest tracks - Nessit Hill and return via same route

 
Five of us Richard< Barry, Kevin, John and myself I set off from Trentabank and followed the forest track up to the summit of Nessit Hill where there are great night time views over Macclesfield and across to Manchester. As many of the tracks are blocked with fallen trees from the recent storms we returned back the same way.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The route avoiding the blocked section

 

 

   
 

Walk 18033 - 20/03/18 Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk

Area Cheshire Walking time 1½ hours Average speed
Walk Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk Minimum altitude Maximum altitude
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss Altitude gain
Weather Clear evening Distance 3 miles
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Trentabank - Forest tracks - Nessit Hill and return via same route

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the forest track up to the summit of Nessit Hill where there are great night time views over Macclesfield and across to Manchester. As many of the tracks are blocked with fallen trees from the recent storms we returned back the same way.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The route avoiding the blocked section

 
   
 

Walk 18034 - 25/03/18 Poynton and Lyme Park with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Poynton and Lyme Park with Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Poynton Lake Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 7 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route Poynton Lake - Poynton Coppice - Throstle Nest Farm - North Cheshire Way - Platt Wood - Canal - Middlewood Station - Poynton Lake

 
Fourteen of us set off from Poynton Lake and headed past Hockley and Poynton Coppice and over the Middlewood Way and the Macclesfield Canal. A steady uphill path took us past Throstlenest Farm and onto the North Cheshire Way which passes Lyme Park. After our lunch stop we followed the farm track past Platt Wood and Middlecale Farm before joining the Canal for a short way. On leaving the Canal we walked through Middle Wood and crossed the rail line near the station. After Middlewood we ascended up through the wood and then a few rather muddy fields brought us back to Towers Yard Farm. A short walk down the lane brought us back to the start at Poynton Lake, Many thanks to Christine, Carol, Kati, Maureen, Derek, Sue, Alan, Jackie, Trevor, Rob, Ray, Sheila and Chris R for joining me on this walk. Some good photos of deer in Lyme Park and despite the muddy fields the weather was kind.
 

On the bridge over the canal

 

Close up of the deer in Lyme Park

 
 
 
 

Coffee break

 

Heading over the moor in Lyme Park

 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18035 - 27/03/18 Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk

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

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Route - Trentabank - Forest tracks - Nessit Hill and return via same route

 
Three of us set off from Trentabank and followed the forest track up to the summit of Nessit Hill where there are great night time views over Macclesfield and across to Manchester. As many of the tracks are blocked with fallen trees from the recent storms we returned back the same way.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The route avoiding the blocked section

 
   
 

Walk 18036 -  01/04/18  Strines and Hague Bar with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Strines and Hague Bar with Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Strines Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 7 miles    
Map OS Dark Peak

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Route - Strines - Canal - Roman Bridge - Roman Lake - Bottoms Hall - Golf Course - Brook Bottom - Hague Bar - Canal - Strines

 
Fourteen of us set off from Strines and headed up the track and onto the canal towpath, we headed north and then down the hillside to Roman Bridge and along the track to Roman lakes where we stopped for a coffee break. Afterwards we headed up Linnets Clough and past the Golf Course passing through the delightful village of Brook Bottom, where we joined the Goyt Way, then it was down the hillside track and across the road in Hague Bar. An uphill section took us up to the canal which we followed north and then down the track back to Strines. A lovely walk with some great views and many thanks to Chris Ratcliffe for leading the walk. The rest of our group were David, Christine, Kati, Anita, Graham, Monica, Sue V, Sarah, Paul, Wendy, Janet, Jackie and Sue J. 
 

Looking out from the hillside towards Manchester

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Roman Bridge

 

Heading back along the canal

 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18037 - 03/04/18 Allostock and Hulme Mill footpath check

Area Cheshire Walking time 2 hours Average speed  
Walk Allostock and Hulme Mill footpath check Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Allostock Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 4 miles    
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Route - Allostock - Hulme Hall - Hulme Mill - Hulme Farm - Hulme Hall Lane - Allostock

 
I set off from Allostock for a walk to Hulme Mill, I wanted to check the footpath blockage that I had reported in July 2017. I walked along Hulme Hall Lane and passed Hulme Hall a moated Manor House dating back to the 15 century. Once in a state of disrepair it has now been renovated and brought up to a good state of repair. You cannot approach it but there are some good views of the moat bridge. Further on I came to the site of the footpath blockage and I am pleased to report that the fallen trees that were completely blocking the path had been cut away enabling walkers to pass along this old pathway. Further on I reached Hulme Mill now also modernised and then it was onto the road and head east towards Lower Peover. Just before the M6 bridge a footpath on your right heads back across the fields and eventually rejoins Hulme Hall Lane, Its a short walk back then to the car park.
 

 The bridge over the moat at Hulme Hall

 

Hulme Hall on Wikipedia

 
 
 
 

Hulme Hall

 

The footpath leading to the section that was blocked but now cleared

 
 
 
 

 

   
 

 Walk 18038 - 04/ 04/18 Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk

Area Cheshire Walking time 1¼ hours Average speed
Walk Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk Minimum altitude Maximum altitude
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Altitude loss Altitude gain
Weather Clear eveing Distance 2 miles
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Trentabank - Forest tracks - Nessit Hill and return via same route

 
Three of us Richard, Barry and myself I set off from Trentabank and followed the forest track up to the summit of Nessit Hill where there are great night time views over Macclesfield and across to Manchester. As many of the tracks are blocked with fallen trees from the recent storms we returned back the same way. The forest autorities are making a great effort to clear the forest of fallen trees. Great swathes of the forest are devoid of trees. It will look a lot different when it is fully open to the public.
 

Looking out from Nessit Hill towards Manchester

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Another load of logs ready for leaving the forest, the driver was parked up for the night. No doubt ready for an early start.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18039 - 07/04/18 Nether Alderley and Chelford walk check

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Nether Alderley and Chelford walk check Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from A537 near Astle Farm Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast Distance 7 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - A537 - Heawood Hall - Nether Alderley Church - Warford Hall - Chelford - Chelford Church - Astle Farm - A537

 
This was a walk check for the the route I would be taking the following day with Broken Cross Walkers.  My route took me across to Heawood Hall and on to Nether Alderley Church, always worth a visit with its 17century schoolroom alongside. Then it was across the fields and along the lane and then across the fields to Chelford. After Chelford Heath I passed Chelford Church and across the ploughed field to Astle farm and back up the lane to the A537. An interesting walk with not to much mud.
 

Looks like this gate is redundant, there is another one further on.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Nether Alderley Church

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18040  -  Nether Alderley and Great Warford with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3½ hours Average speed  
Walk Nether Alderley and Great Warford with Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from A537 near Astle Farm Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 8 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route A537 - Heawood Hall - Nether Alderley Church - Warford Hall - Chelford Heath - Chelford Church - Astle Farm - A537

 
Twenty of us set off from the layby on the A537 and followed tracks and field paths past Heawood Hall to Nether Alderley Church where we stopped for a coffee break. then it was across the fields and down Sossmoss Lane past the charming Gromage Cottage, we crossed the main road and took the field path past Warford Hall where we stopped for our lunch break. Afterwards we followed the track into Chelford and then past Chelford Heath to Chelford Church. A few ploughed fields made heavy going and then we were onto the lane at Astle Farm and back to the start point at the layby on the A537. Many thanks to everyone for coming on the walk, an excellent turnout. Our group consisted of Anita, Ray, Sue P, Linda, Rob, Sheila, Chris R, Bob, Kati, Stuart, Joy, Rita, Sandy, Maureen, Derek, Wendy, Jackie, Gini, Christine and David who led the walk.
 

Near Warford Hall

 

A muddy bit, bit of a balancing act for some

 
 

 

 

Must be something going on down there

 

Heavy going across the ploughed field

   
 

Walk 18041 - 27/03/18 Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk

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

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Route - Trentabank - Forest tracks - Nessit Hill and return via same route

 
Three of us set off from Trentabank and followed the forest track up to the summit of Nessit Hill where there are great night time views over Macclesfield and across to Manchester. As many of the tracks are blocked with fallen trees from the recent storms we returned back the same way.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The route avoiding the blocked section

 
   
 

Walk 18042 - 10/04/18  Hope to Edale  backpack

Area Peak District Walking time 4 hours Average speed  
Walk Hope to Edale  backpack Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Hope Station Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Overcast Distance 7 miles    
Map OS Dark Peak

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Route - Hope - Kilhill Bridge - Fullwood Stile Farm - Roman Road - Hope Cross - Jaggers Clough - Clough Farm Nether Booth - Edale

 
This was just an overnight trip to test all my gear ready for my forthcoming trip to Fisherfield in the North West Highlands
After parking at Hope Station I set off through Hope and after passing Killhill Bridge  I followed the track up the hillside joining the route of the Roman road to Hope Cross, then it was along Jaggers Clough and past Clough Farm to Nether Booth.  Another field path took me across to Edale where I booked into the Field Head Camp site for the night. The tent was soon up and I cooked my evening meal before adjouning to the Nags Head for a few pints. I slept well on my new Alpkit Cloudbase mattress. A good first nights test for it. The fee was £7.50 for the nights pitch.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Tent pitch on the Edale camp site

 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18043 - 11/04/18 Hope to Edale backpack

Area Peak District Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk 11/04/18 Hope to Edale backpack Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Edale Altitude loss   Altitude gain 473 ft
Weather Overcast and damp Distance 6 miles    
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Walk 18044 - 11/04/18 Trentabank and Nessit Hill evening walk

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

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Route - Trentabank - Forest tracks - Nessit Hill and return via same route

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the forest track up to the summit of Nessit Hill where there are great night time views over Macclesfield and across to Manchester. As many of the tracks are blocked with fallen trees from the recent storms we returned back the same way.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The route avoiding the blocked section

 
   
 

Walk 18045 - 15/04/18 Rowarth and Cown Edge with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Peak District Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Rowarth and Cown Edge with Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Rowarth Altitude loss   Altitude gain 1060 ft
Weather Overcast Distance 6.20 miles    
Map OS Dark Peak

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Route - Rowarth - Blackshaw Farm - Marley Moor Farm - Rock Farm - Cown Edge - Far Slack - Rowarth

 
Eleven of us set off from Rowarth and headed up the bridleway to Blackshaw Farm, more field paths and tracks took us along the Pennine Bridleway past Marley Moor Farm and Higher Plainsteads Farm. A  hillside path took us up past Rock Farm and onto the windswept Cown Edge. We followed the path along the Edge as rain clouds approached and found a sheltered place behind a drystone wall to eat our lunch. Afterwards more field paths and tracks took us towards Robin Hoods Picking Rods and then it was down the hillside path and back into Rowarth. An enjoyable walk in a new area led by Sue V and her dog Honey. The rest of our group were David, Christine, Kati, Janet, Monica, Grant, Jack, Chris R, Paul and Graham.
 

Heading along the windswept Cown Edge

 

Descending down to Rowarth

 
 
 
 

Heading towards Rock Farm

 

Snuggling up to mother

 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18046 - 16/04/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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

 
Richard, Barry, John and I set off on our regular night walk in Macclesfield Forest. As most of the forest paths have now been reopened after the storm damage has been cleared we were able to use our normal route for the walk which 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 18047 - 22/04/18 Lindow Common and Styal Woods with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 ½ hours Average speed  
Walk Lindow Common & Styal Woods with Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Lindow Common Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 8 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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Route - Lindow Common - Lindow Moss - Burleyhurst Lane - Oak Farm - North Cheshire Way - Styal Woods - Quarry bank Mill - Lindow Common

 
Nine of us set off from Lindow Common and followed the track across Lindow Moss to Burleyhurst Lane, a field path then took us across to Oak Farm and onto the North Cheshire Way which runs alongside the Airport runway. As we walked east along the path the Airbus A380 arrived from Dubai, a magnificent sight. We carried on along the path and crossed the main road and entered Styal Woods. Spring has arrived and there were some beautiful displays of bluebells, wood anemones, wild garlic and many others types of wild flowers. After lunch we carried on through the woods stopping briefly at Quarry Bank Mill for ice creams. We then followed the path alongside the River Bollin until we reached the Carrs and then it was up the track and over the road to the start at the car park by Lindow Common. Many thanks to Christine, Anita, Carol, Kati, Trevor, Rob, Chris J and Wendy for joining me on this walk.,
 

Bluebells are out

 

Heading back to Wilmslow

 
 
 
 

Lunch Break in Styal Woods

 

Walking alongside the River Bollin

 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18048 - 23/04/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
Map Explorer 268

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

 
Richard, Barry, John and I set off on our regular night walk in Macclesfield Forest. As most of the forest paths have now been reopened after the storm damage has been cleared we were able to use our normal route for the walk which 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.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 18049 - 29/04/18 Backpacking Lochluichart to Loch Fannich

Area Scotland - Fisherfield Walking time 5½ hours Average speed  
Walk Backpacking Lochluichart to Loch Fannich Minimum altitude 330 ft Maximum altitude 1065 ft
Start from  Lochluichart Altitude loss 1116 ft Altitude gain 1636 ft
Weather Sunny Distance 12.40 miles    
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Route - Lochluichart - Aultdearg - Fannich Lodge - Loch Fannich

 
Richard and I set off from the roadside at Lochluichart and headed up the track, we were heading for Loch Fannich and the weather was superb, a bright blue sky with a cool wind, we passed a group of cottages Aultdearg and then continued along the track with some great views ahead. We crossed the pipeline and followed the lochside track passing Fannich Lodge at the end of the paved track, once past the Lodge we stopped for a late lunch by the loch which attracted the attention of a herd of deer obviously expecting to be fed. Afterwards we carried on along the rough track passing through several wooded areas. Towards the end of the loch we came across a ruined cottage with a cowshed adjacent, several areas by the cottage were dry with close cropped grass so we pitched our tents and prepared our evening meal, a clear sky meant temperatures were dropping and it looked like it was going to be a cold night.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18050 30/04/18 Loch Fannich to Loch Bhraoin

Area Scotland - Fisherfield Walking time   Average speed  
Walk Loch Fannich to Loch Bhraoin - Lochivraon  Minimum altitude 811 ft Maximum altitude 1825 ft
Start from Loch Fannich Altitude loss 1617 ft Altitude gain 1580 ft
Weather Sunny Distance 9.74 miles    
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Walk 18051 01/05/18  Loch Bhraoin to Sheneval Bothy

Area Scotland - Fisherfield Walking time   Average speed  
Walk  Loch Bhraoin to Sheneval       Minimum altitude 332 ft Maximum altitude 1119 ft
Start from Loch Bhraoin - Lochivraon Altitude loss 1830 ft Altitude gain 1395 ft
Weather Sunny periods Distance 9.29 miles    
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Walk 18052 - 02/05/18  Sheneval Bothy to Letterewe

Area Scotland - Fisherfield Walking time   Average speed  
Walk Sheneval Bothy to Letterewe Minimum altitude 552 ft Maximum altitude 1754 ft
Start from Sheneval Bothy Altitude loss 3855 ft Altitude gain 3796 ft
Weather Sunny periods and showers Distance 15 miles    
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Walk 18053  03/05/18  Letterewe to Kinlochewe

Area Scotland - Fisherfield Walking time   Average speed  
Walk Letterewe to Kinlochewe  Minimum altitude 33 ft Maximum altitude 434 ft
Start from Letterewe Altitude loss 2075 ft Altitude gain 1799 ft
Weather Overcast Distance 8.35 miles    
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Walk 18054 - 04/05/18  Kinlochewe to Achnashellack Station

Area Scotland - Fisherfield Walking time   Average speed  
Walk Kinlochewe to Achnashellack Station  Minimum altitude 85 ft Maximum altitude 975 ft
Start from Kinlochewe Altitude loss 1930 ft Altitude gain 2052 ft
Weather Windy and rain showers Distance 1107 miles    
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Walk 18055 - 06/05/18 Tatton Park from Knutsford with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3 hours Average speed  
Walk Tatton Park from Knutsford with Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Knutsford Altitude loss   Altitude gain  
Weather Sunny periods Distance 6 miles    
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Route  - Knutsford - Dog Wood - Boathouse Plantation - OLd Hall - Memorial Stone - Tatton Hall - The Temple - Moss Plantation - Knutsford

 
Ten of us set off from Knutsford and headed through Dog Wood, an easy path took us through the Boathouse Plantation and passed the Old Hall to the training ground for the wartime Parachutists. There were plenty of deer graving on the area as we walked across to the Memorial Stone. We then walked across the park to the Tatton Hall where we stopped for lunch in the Courtyard. Afterwards we passed the Temple and then walked through the Moss Plantation and back into Knutsford. A nice leisurely walk in lovely weather.  Many thanks to Christine, Anita, Carol, Maureen, Derek, Wendy, Jackie, Judith and Irene for joining me on this walk.
 

Heading towards Tatton Mere

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bluebells in Dog Wood

 

Heading back towards Knutsford

 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18056 - 08/05/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
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Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Richard and I set off on our regular night walk in Macclesfield Forest. As most of the forest paths have now been reopened after the storm damage has been cleared we were able to use our normal route for the walk which 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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Walk 18057- 13/05/18  Forest Chapel and Nessit Hill with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Walking time 3½ hours Average speed  
Walk  13/05/18  Forest Chapel and Nessit Hill with Macclesfield Ramblers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Langley, Teggs Nose Reservoir Altitude loss   Altitude gain 1606 ft
Weather Sunny periods Distance 7.50 miles    
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Route - Teggs Nose Reservoir - Clough House - Forest Chapel - Standing Stone - Buxtors Hill -Nessit Hill - Ridgegate Reservoir - Teggs Nose Reservoir

 
Ten of us set off from Teggs Nose Reservoir and followed the path through the woods to Clough House, then it was up the track and into Macclesfield Forest where we followed the path along to Forest Chapel where we stopped for and a coffee break. Afterwards a woodland path took us across to Standing Stone and then across the lane and along the path towards Shutlingsloe. A path diversion due to fallen trees took us up and over Buxtors Hill where we stopped for lunch with some great views over the surrounding countryside. We then followed the moorland path across to Piggford Moor and then a forest track took us up to Nessit Hill with more great views across to Manchester and beyond. The path then took us down to Ridgegate Reservoir and back along the lane to Teggs Nose Reservoir. Many thanks to Susanna for leading this excellent walk and to Anita, Kati, Sue T, Sue V, Chris R, Monica, Jade, Carolyn and David for coming along on the walk on this lovely sunny day.
 

Heading towards Forest Chapel

 

Looking across Bottoms Reservoir  towards Teggs Nose

 
 
 
 

Looking across to Macclesfield Forest from near Clough House

 

Looking towards the Cheshire Plain from Buxtors Hill

 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18058 - 14/05/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
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Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Richard, Barry, John and I set off on our regular night walk in Macclesfield Forest. As most of the forest paths have now been reopened after the storm damage has been cleared we were able to use our normal route for the walk which 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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Walk 18059 - 15/05/18  Allostock and Lower Peover

Area Cheshire Walking time 3½ hours Average speed  
Walk Allostock and Lower Peover Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Shakerley Mere Altitude loss   Altitude gain 132 ft
Weather Sunny Distance 7.04 miles    
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Route - Shakerley Mere - Hulme Hall - Hulme Mill - Lower Peover - Fox Covert - Shakerley Mere

 
This was a reconnaissance walk to check the walk was suitable for Broken Cross Walkers, the path near between Hulme Hall and Hulme Mill had been blocked by fallen trees and vegetation but had been recently cleared by Cheshire East Council. It was a bright sunny day and I set off from Shakerley Mere and walked up Hulme Hall Lane, once on the cleared section I encountered a lot of nettles and brambles which required careful navigation and I emerged at Hulme Mill with quite a few nettle stings. Then it was across the road past New Farm and along the track over the M6 and into Lower Peover. A track then led south and past Mill Bank Farm and Fox Covert and back to Shakerley Mere.
 

St Oswalds Church in Lower Peover

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Golfers Chalet in the now abandoned Plumley Golf Course

 

A shady brook near Lower Peover

 
 
 
 

 

   
 

Walk 18060 - 15/05/18 Standing Stone and Shutlingsloe

Area Cheshire Walking time 1¼hours Average speed  
Walk Standing Stone and Shutlingsloe evening walk Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Standing Stone car park Altitude loss   Altitude gain 556 ft
Weather Sunny eveing Distance 2.79 miles    
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Route - Stranding Stone car park - Buxtors Hill- Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe and return via same route

 
Richard and I set off from Standing Stone car park and followed the track through the forest and up over Buxtors Hill, across Piggford Moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe, great views from the top. We returned by the same route.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Our route Standing Stone to Shutlingsloe

 
   
 

Walk 18061 - 20/05/18 Allostock and Lower Peover with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Walking time 4 hours Average speed  
Walk Allostock and Lower Peover with Broken Cross Walkers Minimum altitude   Maximum altitude  
Start from Shakerley Mere Altitude loss   Altitude gain 132 ft
Weather Sunny periods Distance 7.04 miles    
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Route  - Shakerley Mere - Hulme Hall - Hulme Mill - Lower Peover - Fox Covert - Shakerley Mere

 
Ten of us set off from Shakerley Mere car park and walked along Hulme Hall Lane, we passed the historic Hulme Hall along the previously blocked path which was now cleared but very overgrown with nettles. We emerged by Hulme Hall Mill and then it was across the road past New Farm and along the track over the M6 where we stopped for lunch by the Chalet at the abandoned Plumley Golf Course. Then it was across the fields and into Lower Peover. A beautiful sunny day called it seemed a good idea to call at  the Bells of Peover Inn  for more refreshments. Then it was through the Churchyard and along the track that led south and past Mill Bank Farm and Fox Covert and then back to Shakerley Mere. A lovely walk in glorious weather. Many thanks to Christine, Anita, Kati, Judith, Irene, Sue, Alan, Kim and Wendy for joining me on this walk.

Lunch break in the shade

Heading back to Shakerley Mere

 

The moat at Hulme Hall

 

Refreshments at the Bells of Peover

 
 

Interesting facts about Allostock

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Walk 18062 - 21/05/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
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Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Richard, Barry and I set off on our regular night walk in Macclesfield Forest. As most of the forest paths have now been reopened after the storm damage has been cleared we were able to use our normal route for the walk which 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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Walk 18063  - 21/05/18 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 Overcast Distance 2.40 miles    
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Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Richard and I set off on our regular night walk in Macclesfield Forest which 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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