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  A Summary of our walks  in 2021

Last updated 15/09/2021
 
Walk No Date Area

Walk details

Weather

Miles Ft Ascent  Walkers
240 18/04/2021 Staffordshire Rushton Spencer and Danebridge Sunny 7 1196 ft 12
241 02/05/2021 Derbyshire Whaley Bridge and Buxsworth Basin Sunny periods 7   12
242 16/05/2021 Cheshire White Nancy Sunny 6   11
243 30/05/2021 Derbyshire Fernilee and Taxal Sunny 7 1704 ft 10
244 13/06/2021 Cheshire Bosley Reservoir Sunny periods 7 858 ft 12
245 27/06/2021 Cheshire Croker Hill and Sutton Reservoir Overcast 7 1198 ft 14
246 11/07/2021 Peak District Goyt Valley and Errwood Reservoir Overcast 7 1192 ft 11
247 25/07/2021 Cheshire Chelford and Nether Alderley Sunny periods 8 292 ft 12
248 08/08/2021 Peak District Three Shires Head from the Cat and Fiddle Heavy rain at times 8 1238 ft 5
249 22/08/2021 Cheshire Bollington and Rainow Sunny periods 7 1177 ft 9
250 05/09/2021 Staffordshire Rushton Spencer and Rudyard Sunny 8 1600 ft 12
               
               
               
               
               
     

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Walk 240 - 18/04/21 Rushton Spencer and Danebridge

Area Staffordshire Distance 7.34 miles Ascent 1196 ft
Walk Rushton Spencer and Danebridge Maximum altitude 916 ft Minimum altitude 486 ft
Start from Rushton Spencer Post code Duration including stops 4¼ hrs    
Weather Sunny
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Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung A41 phone

Route - Rushton Spencer - Barleigh Ford Bridge - Dumkins Farm - Wincle Grange - Wincle Brewery - Dane Valley Way - Rushton Spencer

 
Twelve of us set of from Rushton Spencer on our first walk of the year since the lockdown was lifted, We joined the Gritstone Trail and followed this  to Barleigh Ford Bridge  where we stopped for a coffee break and then climbed the hillside path stopping briefly at the ruins of Dumkins Farm which dates from the 16th century, then it was onward past Wincle Grange and down the lane past the Ship Inn to Wincle Brewery where we stopped by the river for our lunch. Afterwards we followed the Dane Valley Way back long the river  and then back across the fields to the start at Rushton Spencer. Thanks to everybody for coming along on the lovely sunny day Our group consisted of  Christine, Peter C, Kati, Peter E, Georgie, Marilyn, Ken, Shirley, Judith, Sue, Irene and David our leader
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
 

Walk 241 - 02/05/2021  Whaley Bridge and Buxsworth

Area Derbyshire Distance 7 miles Ascent 845 ft
Walk  Whaley Bridge and Buxsworth Maximum altitude Minimum altitude
Start from Whaley Bridge Post code Duration including stops 4 hours    
Weather Sunny periods
Map  

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Route -

 
Nine walkers left the Whaley Bridge Canal Basin and followed the canal towpath northwards and then crossed the River Goyt and followed the Goyt Valley Way to Gowhole and then across the fields to Buxworth Canal Basin. An easy walk back down the towpath brought us back the Whaley Bridge  where some of the group enjoyed coffee and cakes form the local Cafe. Thanks to everyone for coming along, our group consisted of Christine, Judith, Sue V, Chris R  Kati, Irene, Ken, Peter C and David P our leader.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
 

Walk 242 -  16/05/2021 White Nancy

Area Cheshire Distance 6 miles Ascent
Walk White Nancy and Kerridge Maximum altitude Minimum altitude
Start from Higher Hurdsfield Post code Duration including stops      
Weather Sunny periods
Map  

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Route - Higher Hurdsfield - White Nancy - Kerridge - Higher Hurdsfield

 

The group set off from the car park on Hurdsfield Road led by walk leader Judith Burton and headed to Cliff Lane, across the fields to Calrofold Lane. We then crossed the Hurdsfield Road at Kerridge End and proceeded to Kerridge Ridge to White Nancy where we enjoyed beautiful views in the sunshine. 

We then walked down the steps down and through the woods and across the field where we passed the beautiful gardens of a couple of our members, after making sure a couple of lambs found their way back to their mother!  Lunch was taken at the War Memorial before walking across the fields to the canal at Clarke Lane.  A short walk along the canal to join the fields towards The Random Apple Company, Well Lane and back to the car park. 

Thank you to Christine, Irene, Margaret, Eileen, Georgie, Kat, Sue, Peter, Ray and Peter and special thanks to Judith Burton for leading the walk.

 
 
 
 
 

Our walkers on White Nancy

   
 
 

Walk 243 - 30/05/2021 Fernilee and Taxal

Area Derbyshire Distance 7 miles Ascent 1704 ft
Walk  Fernilee and Taxal Maximum altitude 1142 ft Minimum altitude 567 ft
Start from The Street car park, GoytValley Post code Duration including stops 4¼ hrs    
Weather Sunny
Map  

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Route - Street car park - Deep Clough - Madscar Farm - Taxal - Shallcross Wood - River Goyt - Fernilee Reservoir - Car park

 
Ten of us led by Ray Jordan set off on a lovely sunny day from  the car park and headed up the steep lane known as the Street and then onto the forest track and along the hilllside and over Deep Clough to Oldfield where we stopped for a hillside coffee break with some great views across the valley. Then it was on through Madscar Farm to Taxal Church where our lunch break was taken in the Church grounds. We then descended down to the River Goyt and crossed by the footbridge and headed south through Shallcross Wood and alongside the River Goyt  to Fernilee Dam. Once over the dam the track and path led us back through the forest to the start at the car park near Errwood Reservoir. Many thanks to Ray for leading us on this interesting and scenic walk. The other walkers were Sue P, Monica, Judith, Janet C, Derek, Peter C, Eileen, Graham and David P
 

Heading towards Taxal

 

Heading towards Madsar Farm

 
 

Coffee break with a view over the Goyt Valley

Walking alongside Fernilee Reservoir

   
 
 

Walk 244 - 13/06/2021 - Bosley Reservoir

Area Cheshire Distance 7 .50 miles Ascent 858 ft
Walk Bosley Resvoir Maximum altitude 692 ft Minimum altitude 357 ft
Start from Bosley Post code Duration including stops 4 hrs    
Weather Sunny periods
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Route - Bosley - Macclesfield Canal - Bosley Locks - Cowley - Stoneyfold - Primrose Bank - Bosley Reservoir - Bosley

 
Twelve of us set off from Bosley and followed the field paths and tracks across to the Macclesfield Canal, we headed north along the towpath  with a coffee stop on the way then after passing Bosley Locks we reached Cowley Farm and walked up the narrow lane and across the main road to Stoneyfield. Tracks and field paths then took us along the hillside where we found a nice spot to stop for lunch with outstanding views across the valley, We passed Primrose Bank and joined the easy footpath along the shore of Bosley Reservoir and then along the dam and back across then fields to Bosley.  Many thanks  to everyone for coming along on this sunny walk of almost eight miles. Our group consisted of Ray, Sue P, Ken, Eileen, Judith, Irene, Hans, Wendy, Rita, Karen P, Nina and David P our leader
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
 

Walk 245 - 27/06/2021 Croker Hill and Sutton Reservoir

Area Cheshire Distance 6.10 miles Ascent 1198 ft
Walk Croker Hill and Sutton Reservoir Maximum altitude 1323 ft Minimum altitude 496 ft
Start from Sutton Reservoir Post code Duration including stops 4 hours    
Weather Warm and overcast
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Route - Sutton Reservoir - Hawkshead Quarry - Croker Hill - Sutton Common - Upton Fold Farm - Gawsworth Common - Oakgrove - Sutton Reservoir

 
After eventually finding a parking place fourteen of us set off from Sutton Reservoir and followed the lane up past Hawkshead Quarry and Croker House,  we then climbed the hillside track to join the Gritstone Trail where we stopped for a coffee break. Then it was onward along the ridge to the Radio Tower with its extensive views as far as the Welsh Hills and the Lancashire coast. We descended down the hillside path and along the quarry track where we stopped for lunch on a grassy bank. After lunch we followed the woodland path down to Oakgrove and joined the canal towpath for a short way, then it was across the main road and back round Sutton Reservoir to the start.

Many thanks to everyone for coming along on the walk. Our group of walkers were Ray, Sue P, Irene, Monica, Eileen, Hans, Graham, Ken, Kati, Judith,  Susanna, Wendy, Shirley and David our leader

 

Coffee break as we join the Gritstone Trail

 

Crossing the canal as we head towards Sutton Reservoir

 
 
 

Heading up to Croker Hill

Heading down after leaving the radio Tower

   
 
 
 

Walk 246 - 11/07/2021 Goyt Valley and Errwood

Area Peak District Distance 7 miles Ascent
Walk  Goyt Valley and Errwood Maximum altitude Minimum altitude 1192 ft
Start from Derbyshire Bridge Post code Duration including stops 4 hours    
Weather Overcast
Map  

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Route - Derbyshire Bridge - Burbage Edge - Dismantled railway - Wild Moor -   Goyts Moss - Goyts Clough - Derbyshire Bridge

 
Eleven of us set off from Derbyshire Bridge car park and followed the old coach road up to Burbage Edge stopping for a coffee break by the Trig point then it was along the ridge and down to the blocked up tunnel entrance of the Cromford and High Peak Railway. A level walk along the disused track took us to the small reservoir by Goyts Lane where we stopped for lunch. Afterwards  we descended down the hillside  and joined the hillside path which runs above the River Goyt. We crossed the river footbridge and then it was an easy walk back along the lane to Derbyshire Bridge car park. Some great views on the walk with a little bit of local history on the way. Many thanks to everyone for coming along, our group consisted of Kati, Ray, Sue P, Judith, Irene, Ken, Wendy, Peter C, Marilyn, Hans and David our leader.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
 

Walk 247 - 25/07/2021 - Chelford and Nether Alderley

Area Cheshire Distance 8 miles Ascent 292 ft
Walk Chelford and Nether Alderley Maximum altitude 305 ft Minimum altitude 200 ft
Start from A537 layby near Chelford Post code SK10 4TA Duration including stops 4½ hours    
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Weather Warm, sunny periods
Map Explorer268

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Route - Chelford - Heawood Hall - Nether Alderley - Sossmoss Lane - David Lewis Centre - Chelford Heath - Astle Farm - Chelford

 
Twelve of us set off from the layby near Astle Farm and using tracks and field paths we passed Heawood Hall and crossed the bypass to the historic Nether Alderley Church where we stopped for coffee break. We continued across the fields to Sossmoss Lane which we followed to the B5359. A short distance down the road we joined the field path which took us past the David Lewis Centre stopping on the way in a shady place for lunch. Then it was onwards to Chelford and Chelford Heath and then through the Churchyard and across two large fields of sweetcorn to Astle Farm. A short walk up the lane brought us back to the start. A flat walk of around 8 miles through some lovely Cheshire countryside. Many thanks to everyone for coming along. Our group consisted of Irene, Una, Ken, Derek, Janet D, Wendy, Alan, Ray, Sue, Janet B, Monica and David P our leader.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
 

Walk  248 - 08/08/2021 - Three Shires Head from the Cat and Fiddle

Area Peak District Distance 8 miles Ascent 1238 ft
Walk Three Shires Head from the Cat and Fiddle Maximum altitude 1757 ft Minimum altitude 1205 ft
Start from Cat & Fiddle A537 Post code Duration including stops 5½ hours    
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Weather Heavy rain at times
Map OS Peak District OL24

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Route - Cat & Fiddle - Danebower Hollow - Three Shires Head - Dane Valley Way - Three Shires Head - Danebower Hollow - Cat & Fiddle

 
Just five of us set off on a rainy morning from the Cat and Fiddle Inn, we followed the track across the moor along Danebower Hollow and crossed the A54 and descended down to the infant River Dane. The heavy showers were intermittent and we arrived at Three Shires Head in a lull and we were able to eat our lunch in a dry spell by the bridge. Another heavy shower hit us as  we left but we carried on up the track and along the Dane Valley Way into Dane|bower Quarry. The stepping stones for the river crossing were submerged and despite checking upstream for an easier route we were forced to retrace our steps back to Three Shires Head. With hindsight I realise it was a possibility we might have difficulty with the crossing considering all the rain we had the previous 24 hours. We took a short cut back to the bridge and we were soon back at the A54 and then it was back along the track to our start at the Cat and Fiddle. Many thanks  to the stalwart walkers for coming along on such a rainy day. They were Shirley, Judith, Nina, Ray and David our leader.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
 

Walk 249 - 22/08-2021  Bollington and Rainow

Area Cheshire Distance 6.36 miles Ascent 1177 ft
Walk Bollington and Rainow Maximum altitude 931 ft Minimum altitude 475 ft
Start from Pool Bank car park Bollington Post code SK10 5PW Duration including stops 4 hrs    
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Weather Sunny periods
Map

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Route - Bollington - Berristall Hall - Harrop Wood - Harrop Fold Farm - Rainowlow - Rainow - Waukmill Farm - Bollington

 
Nine of us set off from Bollington and followed the lane out of the village and joined the Gritstone Trail for the walk up to Berristall Hall where we stopped for a coffee break with some great views across the valley. Our route then led us through Harrop Wood and across the Harrop Fold Farm, then it was across the fields to Billings Head Farm where we stopped for lunch. Afterwards we took the track to Rainowlow and eventually into Rainow Village. More field paths and tracks brought us back into Bollington and the start of our walk. Many thanks to Judith, Irene, Kath, Wendy, Alan, Jo,  Jackie, Monica and David our leader.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
 

Walk 250  -  05/09/2021 Rushton  Spencer and Rudyard

Area Staffordshire Distance 8miles Ascent 1600 ft
Walk Rushton  Spencer and Rudyard Maximum altitude 788 ft Minimum altitude 515 ft
Start from Rushton Spencer Post code SK11 0QU Duration including stops 4½ hours    
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Weather Sunny
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Route - Rushton Spencer - St Lawrence's Church - Great Hough - Birch Trees Farm - Rudyard - Staffordshire Way - Rushton Spencer

 
Twelve of us set off on a sunny day from Rushton Spencer and after a short distance up the disused rail track we climbed the hill to St Lawrence's Church. Then it was along the lane and across the fields to Birch Trees Farm. Once through the farmyard we followed the track out to the road and then through the wood past Horton Lodge to Rudyard where we stopped for lunch by Rudyard. Reservoir.  Afterwards we followed the Staffordshire Way along the lakeside and back to the start at Rushton Spencer. Many thanks to everyone for coming on the walk, our group consisted of Wendy, Irene, Peter, Kath, Debbie, Ray, Sue P, Kati, Jo, Eileen, Marilyn and David our leader.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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