Last updated 16/05/2019

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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

Our next walk will be on the Sunday 19/05/19

Our last Walk was on  Sunday 05/05/19


A walk of around 7 miles starting from Whaley Bridge, we head along the canal towpath for  a short way and then field paths and tracks take us to Chinley Churn and then return through Brierley Green  and Buxworth and then back into Whaley Bridge. A few hills on this walk but nothing very steep and with some great views around the High Peak.

Meet in Whaley Bridge at the Canal Street car park near Whaley Bridge canal Basin at 10:30am on Sunday 19/05/19

Nearest Post Code SK23 7NT

Link to map of start of the walk

A few of the seven mile walks walks  being planned for the next few months on dates to be decided. If anyone has any suggestions or would like to lead a walk please let me know

Harpur Hill and Brielow Dale from Buxton ~ Done 07/04/19

Ashley and Mobberley before the HS2 line comes through

Shakerley Mere and Lower Peover

Kerridge Ridge and Ingersley Vale Heritage Walk

If you require any further information about the walks or getting to the start please send me an email or give me a ring on 0787 944 7285

Please see the Future Walks Page for full details

Twelve of us set off from the Riverside Park and followed the path alongside the River Bollin and into Prestbury. Once through the village a track took us through Park House Farm where we stopped for a coffee break in the field. An inquisitive horse meant we did not stay long and then we  crossed the railway line and the main road and into Butley Town. Once through this small hamlet we stopped for lunch and then after crossing several fields we entered Dumbah Hollow, a little sanctuary beside the busy main road. Our route then lay along the Middlewood Way and then back down the lane to our start at the Riverside Car Park. Many thanks to Anita, Chris R, Wendy, Janet D, Dianna, Rob, Derek, Anne, Kati, David I, Judith and David the leader


Summary of our walks during 2019





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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