MY WALKING WORLD  David Preston

2018 Walk Summary

Last updated 20/02/2018
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 Misty 2
18022 20/02/18 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Clear night 3

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  

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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.

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
   
 

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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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 S4 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 S4 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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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.
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
   
 

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 S4 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 S4 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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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

Information - from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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    
Map Explorer 268

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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 S4 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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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 S4 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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S4 phone

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
 

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