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  A Summary of our walks  in 2021

Last updated 05/06/2021
 
Walk No Date Area

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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
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Coronavirus advice - Ramblers

       
               
               
 
 

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
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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
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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
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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

   
 
 

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