Last updated 14/11/2018

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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 18/11/18

Our last Walk was on  Sunday 04/11/18

Whaley Bridge

A walk of around seven miles walk starting from Whaley Bridge and heading across to Eccles Fold using field paths and tracks and then across to Bridgeholme Green, we return on the other side of the valley, following the track alongside Black Brook and after passing through Bugsworth Basin we walk along the Canal towpath and back to Whaley Bridge.

The walk will be a moderate walk along field and hillside paths, tracks, quiet lanes and a bit of Canal Towpath. Few ups and downs early on but more level later on.

Meet at the Car Park by Whaley Bridge Canal Basin at 10:30am

Post code SK23 7NA


Link to map of start of the walk

If you need any further information about the walk or getting to the start point please email me or give me a ring on 0787 944 7285


Please see the Future Walks Page for full details

Eight of us set off from the Staffordshire Way car park adjacent to the Knot Inn at Rushton Spencer. We followed the field paths across to Brandy Lee and Hollin Hall and then down to Gig Hall on the River Dane.

 A climb up the hillside brought us to Whitelee and then it was across the fields to the ruins of Dumkins Farm a 15 century building. We had a good look round the area and then set off up the field path to Nettlebeds and then a steep path up the hillside to the ruins of Maresknowle Farm with its inscription of 1618.

We stopped here for lunch and then continued up the hillside track to the Gritstone Trail which runs along the crest of the ridge. Once along the ridge we followed the field paths and tracks down the hillside before rejoining the lane. A short way along the lane we took the field path down to the main road and then onto the disused railway track which  we followed back to the start at Rushton Spencer.

 Many thanks to Anita, Judith, Sheila Maureen, Derek, Rob and Ken for joining me on this walk


Summary of our walks during 2017. Click here and 2018 Click here





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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