Last updated 24/05/2020

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About us

We are the Broken Cross Walkers, a group of Walkers, mainly from the Macclesfield area who enjoy getting out in the fresh air and having a good walk, we normally have a walk about every 2 or 3 weeks, mainly local and normally within 15-20 miles of Macclesfield. On most walks we usually take a warm drink and a snack and occasionally we may have a café or pub lunch if we all decide to treat ourselves on that particular day. Good idea to have walking boots, trainers or strong shoes and carry some waterproofs in case of rain. We don’t mind a bit of rain but we won’t walk if it is torrential. We usually walk around 5 to 7 miles. We have no membership fee and just a few common sense guidelines that can be found here and under the ' About us' heading at the top of the page. Everybody is welcome on our walks.

Broken Cross Walkers at Forest Chapel on the last walk of 2017

Our list of Walks since we started the Club

Next walk  to be arranged in due course

Our last Walk was on  Sunday March 8th - Tittesworth Reservoir


In view of the advice from the Government regarding the Coronavirus and the guidelines about avoiding social contact and unnecessary travel I think its best if we cancel our group walks for the time being. As the situation develops I am sure we will have a clearer picture in the next month or so  as to when we can resume our Club walks.


 Fresh air and gentle exercise can do a world of good for your mental and physical health. The advice from the Government is that you can continue to walk outside (staying at a safe distance from others), unless you are showing symptoms. With this in mind it is sensible to keep active and maintain your fitness ready for when we can resume our normal walking programme.


I will keep everybody informed via the Website, Facebook and Email regarding when we can all meet up again on our group walks.


 The Future Walks Page will be updated as soon as we know when it is safe to resume our walks.

Future Walks





TBA To be arranged.    
TBA Rushton Spencer/ Wincle Min, some hills Moderate 7
TBA Styal Woods Moderate 7
TBA Three Shires Head, some hills Moderate 7


Fourteen of us set off from Meerbrook and joined the waterside path and headed south passing through Hawthorne Wood and Hind's Clough Wood. A track then led us to South Hillswood Farm where we joined the field path which led down into the valley with the site of the remains of Dieulacres Abbey founded in 1214 AD across the fields. Sadly its private property now. An uphill track led us up to the Churnet Way with a steep incline to start and then it was through the Oaks Plantation and then back to the waterside where we managed to find a convenient place on the edge of the water to have our lunch. Afterwards we continued on along the path through Springbank Wood  and eventually reaching the Visitor Centre where a number of us stopped for more refreshments in the Cafe with some great views across the Reservoir. It was then a short walk up the lane and back through the village to the start. An interesting walk with some great views and sunny periods most of the way. Thanks to everyone for coming along.  Our group consisted of Anita, Anne Susanna, Peter, Lee, Rachel, Wendy, Kim, Trevor, Jackie B, Chris R, Ros, Mike and David our leader.

Link to our Facebook Page


If you would like to join us for a walk you are most welcome, please give me David Preston a ring or send an e-mail to