22 Dec 2011

Kerridge - White Nancy, Teggs Nose
A bright blue sky day in between dull rainy days. Great walk, in spit of slipping in the mud,  finishing off with a hotpot supper at the Bulls Head in Kerridge. I wouldn't normally choose a hotpot but this was good and the normal menu looked interesting too.

15 Dec  2011

Lyme Park 6m
Walk 7, starting from Nelson Pit visitor centre.
© Copyright Raymond Knapman and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

1 Dec 2011

Broadbottom 6m

A figure of eight walk from Lymefield visitor centre.

   © Copyright Stephen Burton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

13 Oct

Stalybridge  8m

Heyheads, Carrbrook, Walkerwood reservoir and back to Stalybridge via Cheetham Park and a rest at the stations bufffet bar -

Stalybridge Train Station buffet bar
© Copyright Ian S and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

6 Oct

Delamere 8m officially, though probably a bit less

This was a good walk to do after another long break as it lacked any thing significant in the way of hills!

SJ5570 : Delamere Forest path by M J Richardson
                     Entrance to the forest on Blakemere Lane.
          © Copyright M J Richardson and licensed for reuse 
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18 May

Styal 5ish m  Trafford group

A gentle walk mainly through lovely woodland that finished with a picnic in the grounds of Styal Mill.
River Bollin by kh1234567890  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License
As we waited for the group to come back together I noticed that an embroidery exhibition was being advertised. As the cars were parked only a short distance away I went back at the end of the walk to take a look at the work of Louise Gardiner She is obviously an embroiderer with her attitude. I loved the movment and humour in her work.

11 May

I have been out since December, though only once or twice, but today (!) marks a determined effort to get back into the grove.

Chester walls and meadows 6m Trafford group
We caught the train to Chester which turned out to very useful as it was a warm day and most of the walk was in the open with little shade, so the chance of a drink before the return train was very useful! 

The River Dee & Chester Weir, Handbridge, Chester, England by nikoretro Attribution-ShareAlike License

8 December

Dunham Massey / Trans pennine Trail, Trafford group 
A flat 7 ish mile walk with blue skies and ice underfoot almost all day, but then temperatures remained below 0 all day too!  Hot soup for lunch at the Stables in Dunham was inspired! Needless to say it was toocold for photos.

10 November

Teggs Nose Country Park, Trafford group

Another walk that seemed to grow as we walked, advertised as 6.5 miles it seemed a reasonable length after the break, I can't believe that I've not been out since September. Our leader soon confessed that it would be 7.5 miles, it seemed longer but perhaps that was the 1600' of ascent or just my lack of fitness, which I certainly felt! It was chilly when we stopped or were out of the sun but the skies were blue, the views excellent and the company good. What more could you want from a walk?

29 September 2010

Marple, Trafford group

9 / 9.5 / 10 / 10.5 ? miles This walk grew longer as the day progressed, and it rained, a little before lunch and a lot after lunch, but it was a good walk!
Roman Lakes, Strines, New Mills including the first community Torrs Hydro Scheme , Millenium Walkway (above), Peak Forest Canal

22 September 2010

Delamere Forest, SJ541715, Trafford group

6.5 - 7?  miles at a good pace on a warm day - 20 degrees after lunch!  The view from OldPale heights of seven counties didn't liveup to it's name due to the haze but was still impressive. I've tried to find out more about the stone markers representing the counties but for once Google isn't coming up with much information!

5 September 2010

Bucklow Hill /Rostherne Trafford Group

7 miles, good company interesting walk

1 September 2010

Poynton   Altrincham Ramblers

5 ½ miles  Poynton Pool, woodland paths and Princes Incline to the Macclesfield canal, part of the Middlewood Way, to Middlewood Station  Norbury Brook,  Norbury Hollow back to  Brookside Garden Centre.  Pleasant, if slow, walk - large group of walkers.