Last updated 19/02/2020

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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

Our next walk will be on the Sunday Feb 23rd

Our last Walk was on  Sunday Feb 9th

Higher Poynton, Bollinhurst Reservoir and Lyme Park

A walk of around seven miles starting from Jacksons Brickworks Car Park, we will follow the Ladybrook Valley Interest Trail passing Elmerhurst Cottage and Bollinhurst Reservoir then through Lyme Park and past Haresteads Farm to join the Middlewood Way and back to the start. Hopefully mostly good paths but may be the odd muddy section.. Start from Jacksons Brickworks Car Park on Pool House Road Higher Poynton SK12 1TS

Directions ~~ Turn right in Poynton up Park Lane, in three quarters of a mile at the end of the Village fork left up Middlewood Road. After a further 1 mile turn right into Pool House Lane and the road leads into the car park.  Meet at 10:30am in the free car park.

I will be able to shorten the walk in the case of inclement weather.

Link to map of start of the walk

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

 Please see the Future Walks Page for full details

Future Walks





Feb 9th Gawsworth and Sutton Easy/moderate


Feb 23rd To be arranged    
Mar 8th To be arranged    


Just three of us set off from Gawsworth on the morning after Storm Ciara had passed over. Although very windy the rain had stopped and we followed the path across the fields to Mount Farm and then along the lane to Woodhouse Green Farm. The path then led across the fields to the Macclesfield Canal and over the road and up to the dam on Sutton Reservoir. The rain started here and we quickly followed the path alongside the water and onto the road. As the weather was worsening we decided to avoid the field path to Sutton and instead follow the lane to Gurnet. It wasn't long before the full force of the storm hit us and we sheltered in the lee of a house for a while as the rain lashed down. Eventually the rain eased a little and we followed the lane to Sutton Garden Centre where we stopped for lunch in the Cafe and got out of our waterproofs for a short while. When we emerged and joined the canal the rain had stopped but all the paths were awash from the massive downpour that had just passed over. After a short distance along the canal we joined the path across Danes Moss as the weather brightened with a few glimpses of blue sky and sunshine. What a difference from an hour ago. The path led across the Moss and the adjoining fields to Woodhouse Lane and then back across the fields to Gawsworth. Many thanks to Trevor and Jackie B for joining me and braving the weather despite the terrible forecast. And we definitely enjoyed the pots of tea in the Cafe.


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