BROKEN CROSS WALKERS   Macclesfield

 

 

 

  A Summary of our walks  in 2022

Last updated 20/04/2022
 
Walk No Date Area

Walk details

Weather

Miles Ft Ascent  Walkers
258 09/01/2022 Cheshire Macclesfield Forest and Forest Chapel Sunny periods 7 1256 10
259 23/01/2022 Staffordshire Danebridge and Turners Pool Overcast 7 1220 11
260 06/02/2022 Staffordshire Rushton Spencer and Bosley Minn Overcast 7 975  8
261 06/03/2022 Cheshire Peover Superior Sunny 8   7
262 20/03/2022 Cheshire Mottram St Andrew and Alderley Edge Sunny 7 921 ft 11
263 03/04/2022 Cheshire Tower Hill, White Nancy and Kerridge Sunshine and snow 7.5   10
264 17/04/2022 Cheshire Poynton and Middlewood Sunny 7.5 miles 863 ft 9
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
     

 

       
               
               
 
 

Walk 258 - 09/01/2022 - Macclesfield Forest and Forest Chapel

Area Cheshire Distance 6.7 miles Ascent 1256 ft
Walk Macclesfield Forest and Forest Chapel Maximum altitude 1407 ft Minimum altitude 653 ft
Start from Langley Post code  SK11 0NB Duration including stops 4 hrs    
what3words https://w3w.co/engage.canine.toasters Weather Sunny periods
Map Explorer 268    Link to map of start of the walk

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung A41 phone

Route - Langley - Gritstone Trail - Nessit Hill - Ferriser - Standing Stone - Forest Chapel - Dimples - Clough House - Langley

 
Ten of us set off from the car park at Teggsnose Reservoir and joined the Gritstone Trail for a short way and then took the forest track up to Nessit Hill where we stopped for a coffee break. Then it was along the track past the ruined Ferriser Farmhouse and onto the lane by Standing Stone. We followed the lane up to Forest Chapel where we stopped for lunch and then continued on through the forest and joined the packhorse route down to Clough House. An easy path then took us along to Teggs Nose Reservoir and the start of the walk. A walk of almost seven miles with some great views. Thanks to everyone for coming along on this our first walk of 2022. Our group were Anita, Judith, Kathryn Hans, Alan, Karen, David I, Jo, Shirley and David P our leader.
 

Looking out from Nessit Hill towards Teggs Nose

 

Heading down the old packhorse route  with Teggs Nose on the right

 
 

Heading up to Nessit Hill

Heading towards the ruined Dimples Farmhouse

   

 

 
 

Walk 259 - 23/01/2022 - Danebridge and Turners Pool

Area Staffordshire Distance 7.20 miles Ascent 122- ft
Walk Danebridge and Turners Pool Maximum altitude 1191 ft Minimum altitude 535 ft
Start from Danebridge Post code  SK11 0QE Duration including stops 4½ hrs    
what3words https://w3w.co/chestnuts.script.pepper Weather Overcast
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung A41 phone

Route - Danebridge - Snipe - Clough Head - Turners Pool - Old Hag - Gun End - Hollin Hall - Gig Hall - Dane Bridge

 
Eleven us set  from Danebridge and crossed the fields to Snipe and then along the track past Park House, the path then took us along the hillside  where we stopped for a coffee break then it was down the lane to Buxton Brow Farm and across the fields to Turners Pool, after passing the pool we climbed the hillside stopping for lunch on the way.

Aftewards we passed Old Hag and Cliff and into a wood and along one of the muddiest footpaths  we have been down for along time. Thankfully we emerged onto the road without anyone slipping and it was nice to walk on tarmac for a bit of respite from the mud. We then walked down the track past Hollinhall and Gig Hall and joined the Dane Valley Way for the walk back to the start at Danebridge. An interesting walk with mist and mud and some good tracks in between.

Many thanks to everyone for coming along on the walk.  Our group consisted of Anita, Ken, Dave I, Judith, Irene, Kath, Eileen, Marilyn, Alan, Graham and David P our leader.

 

 
 

 

 
 

Heading along the track to Hollinhall and Gig Hall

   

 

 
 

Walk 260 - 06/02/2022 Rushton Spencer and Bosley Minn

Area Staffordshire Distance 7 miles Ascent 975 ft
Walk Rushton Spencer and Bosley Minn Maximum altitude 930 ft Minimum altitude 456 ft
Start from Rushton Spencer Post code  SK11 0QU Duration including stops 4 hrs 5 mins    
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Weather Overcast, windy
Map Link to map of start of the walk        

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung A41 phone

Route - Rushton Spencer - Brandy Lee - Hollinhall - Gig Hall - Dumkins - Hawkslee - Bosley Minn - Lower Minnend - Hug Bridge - Rushton Spencer.

 
Eight of us set off from Rushton Spencer and walked up Sugar Street and then took the field path past Brandy Lee and across to Hollinhall, many of the fields were waterlogged and after much paddling and wading across the wet ground we emerged onto drier land by Hollinhall where we stopped  for a well earned coffee break. A descent down to Gig Hall brought us down to the River Dane which was in full flow with all the recent rain and then the short ascent up to Whitelee Farm (scene of the infamous murder in 1731, see link below).

We carried on along the field paths and tracks to the ruined Dumkins Farm and here we made a group decision to slightly shorten the walk due to the time available. We joined the Gritstone Trail for the walk up to Bosley Minn stopping on the way in a sheltered and wooded area for lunch. Once on Bosley Minn we took the lane down past Lower Minnend and crossed the field to the A523. A short walk down this busy road brought us to the path along the disused rail track which took us back to the start at Rushton Spencer.

Many thanks to everyone for coming along on this walk. Our group consisted of Anita, Alan, Alec J, Chris J, Dave I, Marilyn. Jo and David P our leader.

 

A little bit of history of the murder at Whitelee Farm,  a tale of “lust, murder and a gruesome hanging”  Brough Family Organization - Brough Crimes (google.com)

 

 

 
 

   

 

 
 

Walk 261 - 06/03/2022 -  Peover Superior

Area Cheshire Distance 8.3 miles Ascent
Walk Peover Superior Maximum altitude Minimum altitude
Start from Peover Superior Post code   Duration including stops      
what3words Weather Sunny
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung A41 phone

Route - Peover Superior - Peover Hall - Freegreen - Radbrooke Hall - Peover Superior

 

Seven of us set off from Peover Superior on a tour of the Cheshire plain.

We crossed the fields and went down the track to the 16th century Peover Hall, originally home of the Mainwarings and more recently the Peels and then the Brooks. Through the woods, across the fields and the A50 to a coffee stop.

Then it was onward to Lower Peover, North to Freegreen and then East along the bridle way to a comfy log on a 'Wicked'' bend for lunch.

Back across the A50 around Radbroke Hall to South Ollerton, via a water tower and a man-made zoo and South back to the vehicles.

 Around 8.3 miles on a bright and sunny day. Our group consisted of  Alan, Eileen, Irene, Judith, Marilyn and Wendy with special thanks to David I for leading this walk.

 
 
 

 

 
 

   

 

 
 

Walk 262 - 20/03/2022 Mottram St Andrew and Alderley Edge

Area Cheshire Distance 7 miles Ascent 921 ft
Walk Mottram St Andrew & Alderley Edge Maximum altitude Minimum altitude
Start from Mottram   Duration including stops      
what3words Weather Sunny
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S20 FE 5G phone

Route - Mottram - Clock House Wood - Dickens Wood - Beacon Hill - Artists Lane - Findlow Wood - North Cheshire Way - Mottram

 
Eleven of us set off from Mottram and followed the field path  across to Clock House Wood and then followed the woodland path through Dickens Wood and up to Beacons Hill stopping en route for a coffee break. We then crossed the road and a field path took us to Artists Lane and Bradford Lane with a lunch stop on the way watched by a friendly horse. Afterwards  we continued across the fields past Finlow and Findlow Wood. After crossing the Alderley Road we joined the North Cheshire Way to Goose Green Farm and then back across the fields to the start at Mottram. Many thanks to everyone for coming along on this walk around the Cheshire countryside. Our group consisted of Anita, Judith, Nina, Kathryn, Derek, Eve, David I, Chris R, Wendy, Alan S and David P our leader.
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
 

Walk 263 - 03/04/2022 Tower Hill, White Nancy and Kerridge

Area Cheshire Distance 7.5 miles Ascent
Walk Tower Hill, White Nancy and Kerridge Maximum altitude Minimum altitude
Start from Macclesfield, Buxton Road Post code SK11 7EP Duration including stops 4 hours    
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Weather Sunshine and snow
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S20 FE 5G phone

Route - Macclesfield - Cliff Lane - Bull Hill Lane Lamaload Road - Tower Hill - White Nancy - Kerridge - Canal - Macclesfield

 

Ten of us set off from Buxton Road towards Cliff Lane. We crossed the Buxton Road near Bull Hill Lane and walked through the fields to Lamaload Road and Tower Hill and then to White Nancy. Then it was down through the wood into Kerridge and across the fields and onto the canal towpath for the walk back to Buxton Road. Our group were Ray, Dave I, Ken, Irene, Wendy Anita, Eve, Marillyn and Kathryn  with many thanks to Judith for leading this scenic walk  with sunshine and snow along the way

 

Looking down on Bollington from White Nancy

 

Heading for White Nancy

 
 

Heading along the Ridge

Its lambing time again

   
 
 

Walk 264 - 17/04/2022 Poynton and Middlewood with Broken Cross Walkers

Area Cheshire Distance 7.44 miles Ascent 863 ft
Walk Poynton and Middlewood with Broken Cross Walkers Maximum altitude 776 ft Minimum altitude 311 ft
Start from Poynton Pool Post code SK12 1BR Duration including stops 4 hours    
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Weather Sunny periods
Map Explorer 268

Information from Viewranger app on my Samsung S20 FE 5G phone

Route - Poynton Pool - Poynton Coppice - Hagg Farm - Green Farm - Platt Wood Farm - Middlewood - New House Farm - Poynton Pool

 

Nine of us set off from Poynton Pool car park on a nice sunny day and followed the field paths and tracks across to Poynton Coppice where we paused for a coffee break and then it over the Middlewood Way and the Macclesfield Canal past Hagg Farm and Green Farm.

We joined the North Cheshire Way for a short distance and then after passing Platt Wood Farm and Middlecale Farm we arrived back at the Macclesfield Canal where we stopped for lunch. Afterwards we headed north along the towpath and then through Middlewood and over the rail track. An easy walk back across the fields brought us back to the start at Poynton Pool. A nice scenic walk over just over 7 miles.

Our group consisted of Wendy, Alan, Judith, Jo, Derek, Dave I, Ray,     Chris R and David P our leader.

 

Heading along the hillside in Lyme Park

 

The gorse bushes are looking lovely as we head back to Poynton Pool

 
 
 

Heading through Poynton Coppice

Crossing the line after looking both ways

   
 
 

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