MY WALKING WORLD  DavidPreston

2022 Walk Summary

 

 

Last updated 23/04/2022
Because of the Covid 19 pandemic I have changed my frequency of walks, before the pandemic I walked several  times each week and kept a detailed record of the walk which was reproduced on my walk summary page, it wasn't difficult to keep up to date but during the pandemic I started walking  every day as part of my excercise routine. The walks were mostly short walks and very repetitive. At first I managed to write and type out the details of each walk and usually it was the same walk each day.

This year I have got further and further behind and realised that the time has come to redesign the page. Listed below are brief details of each walk displayed with a white background. This makes it easier for me and I hope to be able in the future to add a more detailed summary of the more interesting walks and this will be indicated by a blue hyperlink.

 

Walk No Date Area

Walk

Weather Miles
22001 01/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Overcast 4
22002 02/01/2022 Cheshire Knutsford and Tatton Park Overcast then rain 6
22003 04/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22004 05/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill   3
22005 06/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22006 06/01/2022 Cheshire Henvury circular walk Snow showers 3
22007 07/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22098 08/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22009 09/01/2022 Cheshire Macclesforest and Forest Chapel with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 7
22010 10/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe evening walk Clear evening 4
22011 12/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill   3
22012 12/01/2022 Staffordshire Circuit of Rudyard Lake Sunny periods 5
22013 13/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22014 14/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22015 15/01/2022 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Forest Chapel Overcast 6
22016 16/01/2022 Cheshire Kerridge with Macclesfield Ramblers Overcast 5
22017 17/01/2022 Peak District Ashford in the Water and Bakewell   5
22018 17/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe evening walk   4
22019 18/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22020 20/01/2022 Lake District Dollywaggon Pike, High Crag, Nethermost Pike, Lower Man and Helvelleyn Sunny 8
22021 22/01/2022 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Forest Chapel Overcast 6
22022 23/01/2022 Cheshire Danebridge and Turners Pool with Broken Cross Walkers Overcast 6
22023 25/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22024 26/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill   3
22025 26/01/2022 Cheshire Sutton Reservoir and Sutton Lane Ends Sunny periods 5
22026 27/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Misty 4
22027 28/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22028 29/01/2022 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Forest Chapel Overcast 6
22029 30/01/2022 Cheshire Gawsworth circular with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 7
22030 31/01/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill   3
22031 01/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22032 03/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22033 04/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22034 05/02/2022 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Forest Chapel Overcast 6
22035 06/02/2022 Staffordshire Rushton Spencer and Bosley Minn Sunny periods and windy 7
22036 07/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill evening walk Clear evening 3
22037 08/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22038 09/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill   3
22039 10/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22040 10/02/2022 Peak District Ashford in the Water and Bakewell Sunny periods 5
22041 11/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22042 12/02/2022 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Forest Chapel Overcast 6
22043 13/02/2022 Cheshire Wincle and Wincle Minn with Macclesfield Ramblers Rain, windy & muddy 6
22044 15/02/202 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22045 16/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22046 17/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22047 19/02/2022 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Forest Chapel Overcast 6
22048 21/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill evening walk   3
22049 22/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22050 23/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill   3
22051 24/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22052 25/02/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22053 26/02/2022 Cheshire Forest Chapel, Lamaload and Shining Tor Overcast 8
22054 27/02/2022 Cheshire Kerridge with Macclesfield Ramblers Overcast 6
22055 27/02/2022 Cheshire Villa walk from home Overcast 2
22056 01/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Overcast 4
22057 02/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill Overcast 3
22058 02/03/2022 Cheshire Villa walk from home Overcast 2
22059 03/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22060 04/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22061 06/03/2022 Lake District Keswick to Lingholme circular Sunny periods 6
22062 07/03/2022 Lake District Keswick and Friars Crag circular Sunny periods 3
22063 09/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22064 10/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22065 11/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe   4
22066 12/03/2022 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Forest Chapel Sunny periods 6
22067 13/03/2022 Cheshire Astbury Mere and Biddulph Valley Way with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 7
22068  14/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill evening walk Clear evening 3
22069 15/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank toShutlingsloe Sunny 4
22070 16/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill Sunny 3
22071 17/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny 4
22072 18/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny 4
22073 19/03/2022 Lake District Grasmere- Stone Arthur,Great Rigg, Fairfield, Seat Sandal Sunny, very windy 7
22074 20/03/2022 Cheshire Mottram St Andrew and Alderley Edge with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 7
22075 21/03/2022 Peak District Backpack Langley to Torgate Farm   Sunny periods 3
22076 22/03/2022 Peak District Backpack Torgate Farm to Langley Sunny 3
22077 23/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny periods 4
22078 24/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny periods 4
22079 25/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny 4
22080 25/03/2022 Staffordshire Circuit of Rudyard Lake Sunny 5
22081 28/03/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill Sunny 3
22082 07/04/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny 4
22083 09/03/2022 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Forest Chapel Sunny periods 6
22084 10/04/2022 Peak District Litton and Cressbrook Dale with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny 6
22085 11/04/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill Sunny 3
22086 13/04/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny 4
22087 14/04/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny 4
22088 15/04/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny 4
22089 16/04/2022 Cheshire Standing Stone to Shutlingsloe Sunny 4
22090 17/04/2022 Cheshire Poynton and Middlewood with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny 7
22091 19/04/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny periods 4
22092 20/04/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill Sunny periods 3
22093 21/04/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Overcast 4
22094 22/04/2022 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny periods, windy 4
22095 23/04/2022 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Forest Chapel Overcast, cold wind 6
22096
22097
22098
22099
22100
22101
22102
22103
22104
22105
22106
22107
22108
22109
22110
21130 02/05/2021 High Peak Whaley Bridge and Buxsworth with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 7
21131 04/05/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny periods 4
21132 05/05/2021 Cheshire Trentabank and Ferriser Overcast 4
21133 05/05/2021 Cheshire Ridgegate to Nessit Hill and camp  Sunny period 3
21134 06/05/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill camp to Ridgegate Snow showers 3
21135 08/05/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel Overcast 6
21136 09/05/2021 High Peak New Mills and Hayfield with Macclesfield Ramblers Overcast 8
21137 10/05/2021 Cheshire Langley and Teggs Nose Sunny periods 3
21138 10/05/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill Sunny periods 3
21139 11/05/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Nessit Hill Sunny periods 3
21140 12/05/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny periods 4
21141 13/05/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny periods 4
21142 15/05/2021 Scotland Backpacking Aviemore to Loch Morlich  Sunny periods 8
21143 16/05/2021 Scotland Backpacking Loch Morlich to Faindouran  Overcast 10
21144 17/05/2021 Scotland Backpacking Faindouran to Loch Builg  Sunny periods 12
21145 18/05/2021 Scotland Backpacking Loch Builg to Braemar Sunny periods 14
21146 19/05/2021 Scotland Backpacking Braemar to Bynack Lodge  Overcast 13
21147 20/05/2021 Scotland Backpacking Bynack Lodge to Balaneasie Overcast 12
21148 21/05/2021 Scotland Backpacking Balaneasie to Blair Atholl  Sunny periods 6
21149 24/05/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill from Trentabank evening walk Sunny periods 3
21150 25/05/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill from Trentabank evening walk Overcast 3
21151 26/05/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Overcast 4
21152 27/05/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Overcast 4
21153 28/05/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Overcast 4
21154 29/05/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel Overcast 6
21155 30/05/2021 Peak District Fernilee and Taxal with broken Cross Walkers Sunny 7
21156 31/05/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel Sunny periods 6
21157 01/06/2021 Cheshire Bottoms Reservoir and Dimples Farm Sunny 4
21158 02/06/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21159 03/06/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21160 04/06/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21161 05/06/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel 6
21162 07/06/2021 Lake District Derwentwater walk Overcast 4
21163 09/06/2021 Lake District Keswick and Latrigg Overcast 4
21164 09/06/2021 Lake District Keswick Portinscale and Lingholme Sunny periods 5
21165 12/06/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel Sunny periods 6
21166 13/06/2021 Cheshire Bosley and Macclesfield Canal with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 8
21167 14/06/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill from Trentabank evening walk Clear evening 3
21168 15/06/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Overcast 4
21169 16/06/2021 Cheshire Leathers Smithy and Nessit Hill Overcast 4
21170 17/06/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Overcast 4
21171 18/06/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Overcast 4
21172 19/06/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe overcast 4
21173 19/06/2021 Cheshire Henbury circular Sunny 21c 4
21174 20/06/2021 Cheshire Shutlingsloe 99th ascent this year, and Forest Chapel with Macc Ramblers Overcast 7
21175 21/06/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Clear evening 4
21176 22/06/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny periods 4
21177 22/06/2021 Cheshire Ridgegate to Shutlingsloe and bivvy camp  Sunny periods 4
21178 23/06/2021 Cheshire Shutlingsloe to Ridgegate - return from bivvy camp Sunny periods 4
21179 24/06/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill from Trentabank evening walk 3
21180 25/06/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21181 26/06/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel 6
21182 27/06/2021 Cheshire Croker Hill and Sutton with Broken Cross Walkers Overcast 6
21183 28/06/2021 Cheshire Circuit of Rudyard Lake Overcast 5
21184 28/06/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21185 29/06/2021 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest walk Overcast, rain 3
21186 01/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21187 02/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21188 0/07/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel 6
21189 04/07/2021 Cheshire Lyme Park with Macclesfield Ramblers Overcast, heavy showers 7
21190 05/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21191 05/07/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill from Trentabank evening walk 3
21192 06/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21193 08/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21194 09/07/2021 Lake District Backpacking Littletown to Hindscarf  Sunny periods 11
21195 10/07/2021 Lake District Backpacking Hindscarf to Littletown Sunny periods 2
21196 11/07/2021 Peak District Goyt Valley and Errwood Reservoir with Broken Cross Walkers Overcast 7
21197 14/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21198 15/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21199 16/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21200 17/07/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel 6
21201 18/07/2021 Cheshire Rainow and Lamaload with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 6
21202 19/07/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill from Trentabank evening walk 3
21203 20/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
21204 21/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Misty then sunny 4
21205 22/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Sunny 4
21206 23/07/2021 Peak District Ashford in the Water and Bakewell Sunny periods 7
21207 24/07/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel Overcast 6
21208 25/07/2021 Cheshire Chelford and Nether Alderley with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 8
21209 26/07/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill from Trentabank evening walk Overcast 3
21210 27/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Overcast 4
21211 28/07/2021 Cheshire Ferriser and Standing Stone from Trentabank Overcast 3
21212 29/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Overcast then sunny periods 4
21213 30/07/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Drizzle, misty 4
21214 31/07/2021 Cheshire Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel Overcast 6
21215 01/08/2021 High Peak Eccles Pike and Bugsworth Canal Basin with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 5
21216 03/08/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Overcast 4
21217 04/08/2021 Cheshire Standing Stone to Shutlingsloe Sunny periods 3
21218 05/08/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Misty 4
21219 06/08/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe Drizzle, misty 4
21220 07/08/2021 Cheshire Footpath check Sutton FP9 overgrown - Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel Overcast 6

Walk 22002 - 01/01/2022 - Knutsford and Tatton Park with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Distance 6.09 miles Ascent 202 ft
Walk  Knutsford and Tatton Park with Macclesfield Ramblers Maximum altitude 200 ft Minimum altitude 151 ft
Start from Knutsford King Street car park Post code Duration including stops 3¼ hrs    
what3words https://w3w.co/losing.crackled.jaunts Weather Overcast the rain
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S20 FE 5G phone

Route - Knutsford - Tatton Mere - Melchett Mere - The Temple - Tatton Hall yard - Deer Park - Dog Wood - Knutsford

 
Twelve of us set off from Knutsford and headed into Tatton Park, the weather looked promising with some blue skies. We followed the path past Tatton Mere and Melchett Mere stopping for coffee overlooking the water. We passed The Temple in the grounds and then through the woods and fields we eventually entered the courtyard where we stopped to eat our lunch. Afterwards we headed across the Deer Park as the skies became overcast and after passing the Old Hall we entered Dog Wood as the rain started. A woodland walk eventually brought us back into Knutsford and our starting point in the car park. Many thanks to Janet for leading this lovely walk. The rest of our group were Bill, Ken, Alan, David P, Marilyn, Linda, Shirley, David I, Peter C, Monica and Susanna.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk 22043 - 13/02/2022 Wincle and Wincle Minn with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Distance 6 miles Ascent 945 ft
Walk Wincle and Wincle Minn with Macclesfield Ramblers Maximum altitude 1234 ft Minimum altitude 607 ft
Start from Danebridge Post code SK11 0QE Duration including stops 3 hrs 16 mins    
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Weather Rain, windy and muddy
Map Explorer 268   Link to map of start of the walk   

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S20 FE 5G phone

Route - Danebridge - Wincle Grange - Nettlebeds - Mareknowles - Wincle Minn - Cleulow Cross - Wincle Church - Danebridge

 
Eight of us set of on a stormy morning from Danebridge and headed up the field paths past  Wincle Grange to Nettlebeds, a long steady ascent us past Mareknowles where we stopped for quick coffee break in the rain then it was on up the hill onto a stormy Wincle Minn.

A walk along the tarmac lane was a welcome relief from the muddy paths for while  before we joined the field paths again passing Spring Fields Farm and encountering some of the muddiest fields and paths we have been on for a long time. Eventually we joined the A54 which we walked along to Cleulow Cross and then it was down the lane to Wincle Church, hoping for some shelter to eat our lunch. Alas we could find nowhere so a decision was made to continue on back to the start in Danebridge.

A good walk in stormy weather with plenty of mud and great company. Many thanks to Peter C for leading the walk, the others in the group were David I, Sam, Peter E, Georgie, Rebecca, Sophie and David P.

 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk 22067 Astbury Mere with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Distance 6.6 miles Ascent 289 ft
Walk Astbury Mere Maximum altitude 594 ft Minimum altitude 387 ft
Start from Astbury Mere Post code CW12 4HW Duration including stops 3 hrs 40 mins    
what3words Address https://w3w.co/rooms.petal.rips Weather Sunny
Map Explorer 268

Information from Outdoor Active app on my Samsung S20 FE 5G phone

Route - Astbury Mere - Stony Lane - Canal - Biddulph Valley Way - River Dane - Astbury Mere

 
Fourteen of us set off from Astbury Mere on a bright and breezy sunny day, paths and tracks brought us to Stony Lane and then along Lamberts Lane to the Canal where we paused for a quick coffee break. We walked along the canal towpath north eastwards and then joined the Biddulph Valley Way which we followed into Congleton and the joined the path alongside the River Dane which took us into Congleton Park where we stopped for lunch. Afterwards we continued along the path through the outskirts of the town and then back into the grounds of Astbury Mere.

 Many thanks to Janet for leading us on this lovely walk of almost seven miles. The others in the group were Bill, David I, Peter C,, Peter F, Marilyn, Peter E, Georgie, Eve, Maureen, Ray, Sue, Susanna and David P

 
 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk 22073 - 19/03/2022 - Grasmere, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg,Fairfield and Seat Sandal with MaccPackers

Area Lake District Distance 7.00 miles Ascent
Walk Grasmere, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Seat Sandal Maximum altitude Minimum altitude
Start from Grasmere   Duration including stops 6 hours    
what3words Weather Sunny, very windy
Map  

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S20 FE 5G phone

Route - Grasmere, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg,Fairfield and Seat Sandal

 
Four of us, Kevin, Richard, Alan and myself David set off from Grasmere on a lovely sunny day and headed up the hillside to Stone Arthur and then over Great Rigg to the summit of Fairfield. Great views all round in the sunshine but it was very windy. We then descended down the path towards Grisedale Tarn stopping near the Col for lunch in a sheltered place. Then it was a very steep ascent up the side of Seat Sandal and then back down an easier path to Grasmere. An excellent days walk and many thanks to Kevin for driving us.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk Walk 22074 - 20/03/2022 Mottram St Andrew and Alderley Edge with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Distance 7 miles Ascent 921 ft
Walk Mottram St Andrew & Alderley Edge Broken Cross Walkers Maximum altitude Minimum altitude
Start from Mottram   Duration including stops      
what3words Weather Sunny
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S20 FE 5G phone

Route - Mottram - Clock House Wood - Dickens Wood - Beacon Hill - Artists Lane - Findlow Wood - North Cheshire Way - Mottram

 
Eleven of us set off from Mottram and followed the field path  across to Clock House Wood and then followed the woodland path through Dickens Wood and up to Beacons Hill stopping en route for a coffee break. We then crossed the road and a field path took us to Artists Lane and Bradford Lane with a lunch stop on the way watched by a friendly horse. Afterwards  we continued across the fields past Finlow and Findlow Wood. After crossing the Alderley Road we joined the North Cheshire Way to Goose Green Farm and then back across the fields to the start at Mottram. Many thanks to everyone for coming along on this walk around the Cheshire countryside. Our group consisted of Anita, Judith, Nina, Kathryn, Derek, Eve, David I, Chris R, Wendy, Alan S and David P our leader.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

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Area Distance Ascent
Walk Maximum altitude Minimum altitude
Start from     Duration including stops      
what3words Weather
Map  

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S20 FE 5G phone

Route -

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

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Area Distance Ascent
Walk Maximum altitude Minimum altitude
Start from     Duration including stops      
what3words Weather
Map  

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S20 FE 5G phone

Route -

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk 22002 - 01/01/2022 - Knutsford and Tatton Park with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Distance 6.09 miles Ascent 202 ft
Walk  Knutsford and Tatton Park with Macclesfield Ramblers Maximum altitude 200 ft Minimum altitude 151 ft
Start from Knutsford King Street car park Post code Duration including stops 3¼ hrs    
what3words https://w3w.co/losing.crackled.jaunts Weather Overcast the rain
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S20 FE 5G phone

Route - Knutsford - Tatton Mere - Melchett Mere - The Temple - Tatton Hall yard - Deer Park - Dog Wood - Knutsford

 
Twelve of us set off from Knutsford and headed into Tatton Park, the weather looked promising with some blue skies. We followed the path past Tatton Mere and Melchett Mere stopping for coffee overlooking the water. We passed The Temple in the grounds and then through the woods and fields we eventually entered the courtyard where we stopped to eat our lunch. Afterwards we headed across the Deer Park as the skies became overcast and after passing the Old Hall we entered Dog Wood as the rain started. A woodland walk eventually brought us back into Knutsford and our starting point in the car park. Many thanks to Janet for leading this lovely walk. The rest of our group were Bill, Ken, Alan, David P, Marilyn, Linda, Shirley, David I, Peter C, Monica and Susanna.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

01/01/2022 - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance   3.38  miles Ascent 864 ft ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude      1636ft Minimum altitude  847ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1¾ hrs    
Weather Overcast
Map Explorer268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S7 phone

Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
I set off from Trentabank at 0645am and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. No views as it was still dark. I then returned back along the same route. Quite a few walkers heading to the summit as it is New Years Day.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Map of route

 
   
 

Walk  21003 - 04/01/2021  - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance   3.66  miles Ascent  1201  ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude      1639ft Minimum altitude  824ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1¾ hrs    
Weather Misty, lying snow
Map Explorer268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S7 phone

Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. Great views all round from the summit. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
   
 

 Walk 21004 - 04/01/2021 - Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest

Area Cheshire Distance 2.36 miles Ascent  620  ft
Walk Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Maximum altitude  1327 ft Minimum altitude 788 ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1 hour    
Weather Overcast
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S7 phone

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

 
Richard, Kevin, John, Paul, Barry  and I set off on the regular circuit in Macclesfield Forest. The walk goes from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then followed the track down the hillside and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Map of of the route

 
   
 

Walk 21005 - 05/01/21     - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance   3.31  miles Ascent 927  ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude    1638 ft Minimum altitude  845ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Overcast
Map Explorer268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S7 phone

Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
   
 

Walk  21006 - 06/01/2021 - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance 3.13  miles Ascent 856  ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude  1635   ft Minimum altitude 857 ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Overcast
Map Explorer268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S7 phone

Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
   
 

Walk 21007 - 07/01/2021   - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance     3.30  miles Ascent   890 ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude  1638 ft Minimum altitude  847 ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Overcast
Map Explorer268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S7 phone

Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Walk 21008 - 08/01/2021    - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance   3.41 miles Ascent  1053 ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude  1639 ft Minimum altitude 823 ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Overcast
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Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Walk 21009 -  09/01/2021 Shutlingsloe and Cat and Fiddle

Area Cheshire Distance 9 miles Ascent 2229 ft
Walk Shutlingsloe and Cat and Fiddle Maximum altitude 1741 ft Minimum altitude 857 ft
Start from Trentabank Post code Duration including stops 5½ hrs    
what3words Weather Ground snow, misty
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Route - Trentabank - Shutlingsloe - Cumberland Brook - Cat and Fiddle - Torgate Farm - Standing Stone - Ferriser - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and headed up through the forest and onto the summit of Shutlingsloe. it was very misty, icy and with snow on the ground. occasisonally the sun broke through the mist giving  some excellent views and then we were soon back in the mist. We descended into Wildboarclough and then up Cumberland Brook  to the Cat and Fiddle Inn. From there we headed down across the moor past Torgate Farm and up to Standing Stone. An easy walk back through the forest brought us back to the start at Trenmtabank.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk 21036 - 02/02/2021 - Circuit of Rudyard Lake

Area Staffordshire Distance 4.61 miles Ascent 545 ft
Walk Circuit of Rudyard Lake Maximum altitude 662 ft Minimum altitude 526 ft
Start from Ryecroft Gate Post code Duration including stops 3 hrs    
Weather Sunny periods
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Route - Ryecroft Gate - Rea Cliffe Wood - Dam - Hunthouse Wood - Ryecroft Gate

 
Chris and I set off from the car park near Ryecroft gate and followed an anticlockwise  route around Rudyard Lake using the Staffordshire Way. We passed through Rea Cliffe Wood and eventually reached the dam where we stopped for our lunch. Afterwards we headed north alongside the railway track and through Hunthouse Wood and back to the start near Ryecroft Gate.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Walk 21048 - 3/02/2021 Hanging Gate and Shutlingsloe

Area Cheshire Distance 7.48 miles Ascent 1554 ft
Walk Hanging Gate and Shutlingsloe Maximum altitude 1637 ft Minimum altitude 661 ft
Start from Bottoms Reservoir, Langley Post code S Duration including stops 4 hrs    
what3words Weather Windy, ground snow
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Route - Langley - Gritstone Trail - Hanging gate Inn - Greenway Bridge - Shutlingsloe - Nessit Hill - Langley

 
Richard and I set off from Langley and followed the Gritstone Trail up to the Hanging Gate Inn, then it was across the moor and down to Greenway Bridge, a hillside path then took us across to Shutlingsloe. We then followed the path down through the forest and over Nesstit Hill back to the start in Langley
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk 21062 - 25/02/2021 Dimples and Forest Chapel

Area Cheshire Distance 4.84 miles Ascent 1166 ft
Walk Dimples and Forest Chapel Maximum altitude 1414 ft Minimum altitude 764 ft
Start from Leathers Smithy Post code S Duration including stops 2½ hrs    
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Route - Leathers Smithy - Sutton FP9 - Dimples - Forest Chapel - Trentabank - Leathers Smithy

 
A circular walk from the Leathers Smithy and up the short public footpath Sutton FP9 which has a diversion order on it. I then returned back to the road and continued up the forest track to the ruined Dimples Farmhouse and then across to Forest Chapel. From there I followed  the path down to Trentabank and back along the lane to Leathers Smithy
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
21072 Lam and Shut

Walk 21072 - 06/03/2021 Lamaload and Shutlingsloe

Area Cheshire Distance 12 miles Ascent 2860 ft
Walk Lamaload and Shutlingsloe Maximum altitude 1824 ft Minimum altitude 866 ft
Start from Forest  Chapel Post code S Duration including stops 7½ hours    
what3words Weather Overcast
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Route - Forest Chapel - Lamaload - Andrews Edge - Shining Tor - Cat & Fiddle - Cumberland Brook - Shutlingsloe - Forest Chapel

 
Richard and I set off from Forest Chapel and followed a route which took us across to Llamaload and then up over Andrews Edge to Shining Tor and then onward to the Cat and Fiddle Inn. Opposite the Inn we followed the moorland path down Cumberland Brook and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe, then it was over Buxtors Hill and back along the lane to Forest Chapel
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk  21010 - 11/01/2021 - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance    3.26   miles Ascent   916 ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude 1634 ft Minimum altitude  849 ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Overcast and snow on ground
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Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre.  Overcast and snow on ground, microspikes needed
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Walk 21011 - 12/01/2021 - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance       miles Ascent    ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude     ft Minimum altitude  ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Overcast and snow on ground
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Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre. Overcast and snow on ground, microspikes needed
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Walk 21013 - 13/01/2021  - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance     3.48  miles Ascent   915 ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude  1638   ft Minimum altitude 851  ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather No snow, overcast, very icy
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Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre. There was no snow on the ground but it overcast, very icy and microspikes were essential.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Walk 21014 - 14/01/2021 - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance    3.43 miles Ascent  926 ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude  1635 ft Minimum altitude 849 ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Rain
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Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre. The snow and icy conditions had gone but all the streams and paths were very wet.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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21015

Walk 21015 - 15/01/2021 - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance    3.43 miles Ascent  926 ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude  1635 ft Minimum altitude 849 ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Rain
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Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre. The snow and icy conditions had gone but all the streams and paths were very wet.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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21016 Forest Chapel

Walk  21016 - 16/01/2021 - Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel

Area Cheshire Distance 7.51 miles Ascent 1693 ft
Walk Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel Maximum altitude 1442 ft Minimum altitude 740 ft
Start from Leathers Smithy Post code SK11 0NS Duration including stops 3 hrs    
Weather Overcast, lying snow
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Route - Roadside parking - Ridgegate - Nessit Hill - Ferriser - Standing Stone - Forest Chapel - Dumkins - Start

 
Richard and I set off from the layby near the Leathers Smithy and followed the path around Ridgegate Reservoir and then up the forest track to Nessit Hill, great views across to Stockport and Manchester. The track led us through the forest past Ferriser the ruined farmhouse and then out onto the road junction by Standing Stone car park. We followed the lane up the hillside and over to Forest Chapel and then up the bridle path Charity Lane and back into the forest. The path led through the forest to the ruined  Dimples Farmhouse and then back down the track to the start.
 

 

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21017 Shut

Walk 2101 - 17/01/2021 - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance    3.43 miles Ascent  926 ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude  1635 ft Minimum altitude 849 ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Rain
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Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre. Heavy rain during the walk.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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21018 Shut

Walk 21018 - 18/01/2021 - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance    3.43 miles Ascent  926 ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude  1635 ft Minimum altitude 849 ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Rain
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Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre. The snow and icy conditions had gone but all the streams and paths were very wet.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Map of our route

 
   
 
21019 Shut

Walk 21015 - 15/01/2021 - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance    3.43 miles Ascent  926 ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude  1635 ft Minimum altitude 849 ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Rain
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Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre. Quite heavy rain during the walk.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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21020  Shut

Walk 21015 - 15/01/2021 - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance    3.43 miles Ascent  926 ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude  1635 ft Minimum altitude 849 ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Rain
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Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre.  Quite heavy rain  during the walk.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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21021 Shut

Walk 21021 - 21/01/2021 - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance    3.43 miles Ascent  926 ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude  1635 ft Minimum altitude 849 ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Windy, snow lying on ground 10cm
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Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre. The snow and icy conditions had returned as it snowed during the night.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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21022 Shut

Walk      - Circuit of Rudyard Lake

Area Staffordshire Distance 4.83 miles Ascent 676 ft
Walk Circuit of Rudyard Lake Maximum altitude 661 ft Minimum altitude 527 ft
Start from Ryecroft Gate Post code Duration including stops 3 hrs    
Weather Sunny periods
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Route - Ryecroft Gate - Rea Cliffe Wood - Dam - Hunthouse Wood - Ryecroft Gate

 
Chris and I set off from the car park near Ryecroft gate and followed an anticlockwise  route around Rudyard Lake using the Staffordshire Way. We passed through Rea Cliffe Wood and eventually reached the dam where we stopped for our lunch. Afterwards we headed north alongside the railway track and through Hunthouse Wood and back to the start near Ryecroft Gate.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Walk   - Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel

Area Cheshire Distance 6.77 miles Ascent 1573 ft
Walk Nessit Hill and Forest Chapel Maximum altitude 1415 ft Minimum altitude 444 ft
Start from Leathers Smithy Post code SK11 0NS Duration including stops 3½ hrs    
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Route - Roadside parking - Ridgegate - Nessit Hill - Ferriser - Standing Stone - Forest Chapel - Dumkins - Start

 
Richard and I set off from the layby near the Leathers Smithy and followed the path around Ridgegate Reservoir and then up the forest track to Nessit Hill, great views across to Stockport and Manchester. The track led us through the forest past Ferriser the ruined farmhouse and then out onto the road junction by Standing Stone car park. We followed the lane up the hillside and over to Forest Chapel and then up the bridle path Charity Lane and back into the forest. The path led through the forest to the ruined  Dimples Farmhouse and then back down the track to the start.
 

 

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 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest

Area Cheshire Distance Ascent    ft
Walk Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Maximum altitude     ft Minimum altitude     ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops      
Weather Overcast
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Route - Trentabank Visitor Centre - Nessit Hill - Forest paths - Trentabank Visitor Centre

 
Richard and I set off on the regular circuit in Macclesfield Forest. The walk goes from Trentabank Visitor Centre up through the forest and then onto the summit of Nessit Hill. We then followed the track down the hillside and back along the forest path the the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Walk       - Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

Area Cheshire Distance       miles Ascent    ft
Walk Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Maximum altitude     ft Minimum altitude  ft
Start from Trentabank Visitor Centre Post code Duration including stops 1½ hrs    
Weather Overcast
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Route - Trentabank - forest paths - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - forest paths - Trentabank

 
Richard and I set off from Trentabank and followed the path up through the forest to Piggford Moor, the paths then leads across the moor and up to the summit of Shutlingsloe. We returned by the same route back down to the Visitor Centre.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Walk 21174 - 20/06/2021 Macclesfield Forest with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Distance 7.43 miles Ascent 1507 ft
Walk Macclesfield Forest with Macclesfield Ramblers Maximum altitude 1635 ft Minimum altitude  662 ft
Start from Leathers Smithy, Langley Post code Duration including stops 4½ hours    
Weather Overcast
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Route - Leathers Smithy - Nessit Hill - Piggford Moor - Shutlingsloe - Standing Stone - Forest Chapel - Dimples - Leathers Smithy

Seven of us set off from the Leathers Smithy, Langley and followed the paths and tracks around Ridgegate Reservoir and over Nessit Hill to Piggford Moor, a steep climb up to the summit of Shutlingsloe gave us some magnificent views across the surrounding countryside. An easy descent brought us back down to the moor and then it was along the path and over the summit of Buxtors Hill and down to Standing Stone car park.

A walk along the quite lanes then took us to Forest Chapel where we stopped for lunch in the Churchyard. Afterwards Charity Lane took us up the hillside and into the forest to the ruined Dimples Farmhouse. An easy walk down the track took us down to Leathers Smithy and the start of the walk.

 Many thanks to Kati for leading us on this lovely walk, the rest of our group were David, Marilyn, Peter C, Ken, Peter E and Georgie

Heading towards Shutlingsloe

Heading down from Shutlingsloe

Lunch in Forest Chapel Churchyard

Walk 21182 - 27/06/2021 Croker Hill and Sutton Reservoir with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Distance 6.10 miles Ascent 1198 ft
Walk Croker Hill and Sutton Reservoir Broken Cross Walkers Maximum altitude 1323 ft Minimum altitude 496 ft
Start from Sutton Reservoir Post code Duration including stops 4 hours    
Weather Warm and overcast
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Route - Sutton Reservoir - Hawkshead Quarry - Croker Hill - Sutton Common - Upton Fold Farm - Gawsworth Common - Oakgrove - Sutton Reservoir

 
After eventually finding a parking place fourteen of us set off from Sutton Reservoir and followed the lane up past Hawkshead Quarry and Croker House,  we then climbed the hillside track to join the Gritstone Trail where we stopped for a coffee break. Then it was onward along the ridge to the Radio Tower with its extensive views as far as the Welsh Hills and the Lancashire coast. We descended down the hillside path and along the quarry track where we stopped for lunch on a grassy bank. After lunch we followed the woodland path down to Oakgrove and joined the canal towpath for a short way, then it was across the main road and back round Sutton Reservoir to the start.

Many thanks to everyone for coming along on the walk. Our group of walkers were Ray, Sue P, Irene, Monica, Eileen, Hans, Graham, Ken, Kati, Judith,  Susanna, Wendy, Shirley and David our leader

 

Coffee break as we join the Gritstone Trail

 

Crossing the canal as we head towards Sutton Reservoir

 
 
 

Heading up o Croker Hill

Heading down after leaving the radio Tower

   
 
 
21184 28/06/2021 Cheshire Trentabank to Shutlingsloe 4
 
 

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Walk 247 - 25/07/2021 - Chelford and Nether Alderley

Area Cheshire Distance 8 miles Ascent 292 ft
Walk Chelford and Nether Alderley Maximum altitude 305 ft Minimum altitude 200 ft
Start from A537 layby near Chelford Post code SK10 4TA Duration including stops 4½ hours    
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Route - Chelford - Heawood Hall - Nether Alderley - Sossmoss Lane - David Lewis Centre - Chelford Heath - Astle Farm - Chelford

 
Twelve of us set off from the layby near Astle Farm and using tracks and field paths we passed Heawood Hall and crossed the bypass to the historic Nether Alderley Church where we stopped for coffee break. We continued across the fields to Sossmoss Lane which we followed to the B5359. A short distance down the road we joined the field path which took us past the David Lewis Centre stopping on the way in a shady place for lunch. Then it was onwards to Chelford and Chelford Heath and then through the Churchyard and across two large fields of sweetcorn to Astle Farm. A short walk up the lane brought us back to the start. A flat walk of around 8 miles through some lovely Cheshire countryside. Many thanks to everyone for coming along. Our group consisted of Irene, Una, Ken, Derek, Janet D, Wendy, Alan, Ray, Sue, Janet B, Monica and David P our leader.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

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Walk 21215 - 01/08/2021 Eccles Pike and Buxsworth Canal Basin with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area High Peak Distance 5 miles Ascent 992 ft
Walk Eccles Pike & Buxsworth Canal Basin with Macclesfield Ramblers Maximum altitude 1194 ft Minimum altitude 495 ft
Start from Whaley Bridge Post code Duration including stops 3½ hours    
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Route - Whaley Bridge - New Horwich - Eccles Road - Eccles Pike - Portobello - Buxsworth - Whaley Bridge

 
Seven of us set off from Whaley Bridge passing New Horwich and then began the steady climb up Bings Road and Eccles Road and then up to the Summit of Eccles Pike with its outstanding views all round. After our coffee break on the summit we descended down the hillside to Portobello and then to Buxsworth Canal basin where we stopped for lunch. An easy walk back along the towpath brought us back into Whaley Bridge and our start point.

Our group consisted of David, Sue V, Marilyn, Ken Peter C, Ray and many thanks to Monica for leading this lovely walk of just over five miles with its great views from Eccles Pike.

 
 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk 21226 - 14/08/2021 - Hartsop - Martindale - Hartsop with MaccPackers

Area Lake District Distance 12 miles Ascent 2978 ft
Walk Hartsop - Martindale - Hartsop with MaccPackers Maximum altitude 2979 ft Minimum altitude 1641 ft
Start from Hartsop Post code S Duration including stops 7½ hours    
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Route - Hartsop - Boredale Hause - Martindale - Boredale - Boredale Hause - Hartsop

Four of us myself David, Richard, Kevin and Paul set off from Hartsop and followed the track up over Boredale Hause and the Bedafell Knott and down to Martindale Church where we stopped for lunch, Afterwards we walked over Howsteadbrow and then along the lane to Boredale Head and up the hillside to Boredale Hause where we joined the outgoibg route for the walk back to Hartsop. A great walk with lovely views.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Walk 21249 - Rainow and Kerridge Hill with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Distance 6.57 miles Ascent 1723 ft
Walk  Rainow and Kerridge Hill with Macclesfield Ramblers Maximum altitude 93 ft Minimum altitude 520 ft
Start from Rainow Post code Duration including stops 4½ hours    
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Route - Rainow - Rainowlow - Gausie Brow - Berristall Hall - Oakenbank - Bollington - Endon Hall - Swanscoe Hall - Kerridge Ridge - Rainow

 
Ten of us set off from Rainow and followed the lane up to Rainowlow and then field paths to Gausie Brow where we stopped for a coffee break on the hillside with views across the valley to Billinge Hill. The Gritstone Trail then took us down the hillside past Berristall Hall and onward to Oakenbank and the hillside below White Nancy where we stopped for lunch. Afterwards we followed the path to Kerridge  and Endon Hall. We passed Swancoe Farm  and then a  steady climb up the track brought us onto the summit of Kerridge Hill. A steep descent took us down to the lane and then it was back into Rainow and the finish of the walk. Many thanks to Ray for leading us on this scenic walk. The rest of the group were  Ken, Peter, Janet, Bill, Jo C. Kathleen, Steve, Margeret and David P.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk 252 - 19/09/2021 - Teggs Nose and Langley

Area Cheshire Distance Ascent
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Start from Higher Hurdsfield Post code SK10 2PD Duration including stops      
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Walk 252 - 19/09/2021 - Teggs Nose and Langley

Area Cheshire Distance 7.22 miles Ascent 1175 ft
Walk Teggs Nose and Langley Maximum altitude 1221 ft Minimum altitude 515 ft
Start from Higher Hurdsfield Post code SK10 2PD Duration including stops 4 hrs    
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Route - Higher Hurdsfield - Cliff Hill - Gritstone Trail - Teggs Nose - Saddlers Way - Langley - Hollins - Canal - Higher Hurdsfield

Ten of us set off Higher Hurdsfield and followed the path up to Cliff Hill and along the track through Marsh Farm and onto the Gritstone Trail which we followed to Teggs Nose for our coffee break. We then joined the Saddlers Way which took us down to Langley and then joined the footpath to take us up to the Hollins, stopping for our lunch break on the banks of the infant River Bollin just as the sun broke through the clouds. After lunch we climbed the path to the Hollins and then joined the canal towpath, shortly after we left the towpath and followed the lane past Swans Pool and back to the start at Higher Hurdsfield. many thanks to everyone for joining the walk. Our group consisted of Anita, Wendy, Alan, Kathleen, Judith, Marilyn, Jo, Diane, Susanna and David our leader.
 
 
 
 

Looking across the Cheshire Plain with a rain cloud in the distance.

 

After our lunch break, from the left David, Susanna, Jo, Marilyn, Anita, Wendy, Alan, Diane, Judith and Kathleen

 

Heading back over the Golf Course from the Hollins

Another view over the Cheshire Plain with the Welsh Hills on the skyline.

 
 

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Walk 21284 - 17/10/2021 - Bosley Cloud and Bridestones with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Staffordshire Distance 6.62 miles Ascent 1097 ft
Walk Bosley Cloud and Bridestones with Broken Cross Walkers Maximum altitude 1113 ft Minimum altitude 449 ft
Start from Rushton Spencer Post code S Duration including stops 4½ hours    
what3words Weather Sunny periods
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Fifteen of us set off from Rushton Spencer and headed up Rushton Bank and across the fields to Ditchway Farm. A steep lane then took us up to the Bridestones,  a Neolithic Chambered Cairn stopping on the way for a coffee break. We then followed more field paths and tracks up to the summit of Bosley Cloud stopping to view some Wallabies in an enclosure on the way. Once on the summit after admiring the extensive views we ate our lunch and then joined  the Gritstone Trail as we descended the hillside  and passing through the wooded Ravens Clough. It was then onto the Staffordshire Way and the disused rail track for the walk back to the start at Rushton Spencer. Many thanks to everyone for coming along on this walk of almost seven miles. Our group consisted of Anita, Ray, Alan B, Eileen, Irene, Judith, Alec, Christine J, Peter E, Georgie E, Wendy, Alan S, Kath, Nina and David our leader.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

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Walk 21290 - 24/10/2021 Adlington, Mottram and Woodford with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Distance 5.56 miles Ascent 246 ft
Walk Adlington, Mottram & Woodford with Macclesfield Ramblers Maximum altitude 348 ft Minimum altitude 240 ft
Start from Adlington Post code SK10 4LT Duration including stops 3½ hrs    
what3words Weather Overcast then sunny periods
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Route - Adlington - Mottram Wood - Mottram Hall - Mottram Bridge - Old Hall Farm - Dairy House Wood - Adlington

 
Six of us set off from Adlington and followed  the field paths across to Mottram Wood and through the grounds of Mottram Hall. We passed Mottram Bridge and more field paths took us across to Old Hall Farm where we stopped for lunch. The path then led us around the old Woodford aerodrome and then through Dairy House Wood and Isles Wood back to the start. Many thanks to Ray the leader of this interesting walk. The rest of the group were David, Peter C, Janet, Ken and Alan B.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk 21296 - 31/10/2021 - Danebridge and Luds Church with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Distance 6 miles Ascent 1954 ft
Walk  Danebridge and Luds Church with Broken Cross Walkers Maximum altitude 1271 ft Minimum altitude 605 ft
Start from Danebridge Post code Duration including stops 4¼ hours    
what3words What3Words address https://w3w.co/chestnuts.script.pepper Weather Sunny periods and showers
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Route - Danebridge - hanging Stone - Back Forest- Luds Church - Forest Wood - Dane valley Way - Daneridge

 
Seven of us set off from Danebridge as the overnight rain finally ceased. We headed up through the woods  and over the fields  to the Hanging Stone perched high on the hillside. The sun came out with a bright blue sky and magnificent views out over the Cheshire Plain. An ideal place for a coffee break. We then followed the path along the ridge and then descended down into the forest and visited Luds Church, a deep chasm used as a as a secret place of worship for Lollards, reforming Christians who were opposed to many practices of the Roman Catholic Church who were persecuted for their beliefs. Once through the chasm   we followed the path down to the River Dane where we stopped for lunch under the trees as the occasional shower passed over. A path then took us along the Dane Valley Way and eventually back to the cars at Danebridge.

Many thanks to everyone for coming along on the scenic and interesting walk. Our group consisted of Anita, Judith, Irene, Marilyn, Ray, Kath and David our leader.

 
 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk 21316 - 21/11/21 - Kerridge, Macclesfield Canal and Middlewood Way with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Distance 5.29 miles Ascent 619 ft
Walk Kerridge with Macclesfield Ramblers Maximum altitude 738 ft Minimum altitude 444 ft
Start from Kerridge Post code Duration including stops 3 hours    
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Route - Kerridge - Macclesfield Canal - Middlewood Way - Styperson Pool - Macclesfield Canal - Bollington - Kerridge

 
Eleven of us set off from Kerridge and after using field paths joined the Macclesfield Canal which we followed for a short way and then along the Middlewood Way. As we reached the Bartons Clough junction we crossed the lane and ascended up through the woods past the disused Breck Quarries to Long Lane. Here we stopped for lunch with some great views over the Cheshire Plain and with a small herd of deer grazing in the fields beneath us. Afterwards we descended the field and rejoined the canal towpath for the walk through Bollington and then back to the start at Kerridge. Many thanks to Monica for leading this lovely scenic walk. The rest of the group were Bill, Janet, Marilyn, Ken, Alan B, Peter, Georgie, Kati, Ray and  David P,
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

Walk 21230 - 28/11/2021 - Rushton Spencer and Danebridge with Macclesfield Ramblers

Area Cheshire Distance 6.37 miles Ascent 937 ft
Walk Rushton Spencer &  Danebridge  Macclesfield Ramblers Maximum altitude 918 ft Minimum altitude 486 ft
Start from Rushton Spencer Post code

SK11 0QU

Duration including stops 3½ hours    
what3words address  https://w3w.co/polar.packet.curable Weather Overcast, snow showers
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Route - Rushton Spencer - Barleigh Ford Bridge - Dumkins - Wincle Grange - Wincle- Danebridge - Gig Hall - Dane Valley Way- Rushton Spencer

 
Just two of us set off from Rushton Spencer as the poor forecast and road conditions reduced our numbers. Alan B and I set off along the field paths to Barleigh Ford Bridge then it along the Gritstone Trail to Dumkins where we stopped for a coffee break. Dark clouds were gathering to the west so the planned route up to Bosley Minn was changed to and easier one and we carried  on along the field path to Wincle Grange and then down past the Ship Inn to Wincle Brewery where we stopped for lunch. Snow showers came and went for the rest of the afternoon as we followed the Dane Valley Way  back to Barleigh Ford Bridge  and then back over the fields to Rushton Spencer. Many thanks to Alan B for joining me on this six mile snowy walk which was enjoyable despite the snow showers.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

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