Last updated 17/09/2019

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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 22/09/2019

Our last Walk was on  Sunday 08/09 /2019 - Kerridge

Croker Hill and Oakgrove

A walk of just over 7 miles starting from Lyme Green Retail Park, We will set off along the canal towpath and then after crossing the main road we walk alongside Sutton Reservoir and then take the lane which we follow up to Hawkshead Quarry and Croker House, further along the hillside we pass Hanginggate Farm and then up to the Hill of Rossenclough,  an easy walk along the ridge brings us to the Radio Mast on Sutton Common with extensive views across the Cheshire Plain to the Welsh Hills  and also across to Manchester and beyond, After our lunch break we follow the track down to Gawsworth Quarry and then a woodland path takes us down to Oakgrove and then its a short walk along the canal to the start.

Meet on Lyme Green Retail Park, Macclesfield on the road outside Home Bargains at 10:30am. There is some roadside parking outside EuroParts.

 Do not park on the retail car park as there is a 3 hour limit.

Link to map of start of the walk

Post Code SK11 0TA

For more information email me or ring me on 0787 944 7285

6th October -  Ashley and Mobberley

20th October Shakerley Mere and Lower Peover



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 car park and after reaching the field path we headed across Cliff Hill we reached Calrofold Lane and followed this to Kerridge End, we crossed the main road and joined the hillside track where we stopped for a coffee break. Then it was along the hillside passing many of the important historical features which included the California Coal Mine and the Wedding Steps with Hough Hole Gardens in the valley below. We rounded the hillside beneath White Nancy and stopped for lunch on the hillside overlooking Bollington. Afterwards we continued on along the track past the old Redway Tavern, now closed and then along the lane passing the Bulls Head where we joined the field path  which took us across to Higher Swancoe Farm and the Random Apple Company. A short walk down the lane brought us back to the car park. Many thanks to Christine, Anita, Kim, Ken, Chris J, Derek, Ros, Andy, Kati, Sue V, Chris R and David for leading us on this walk.

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