BROKEN CROSS WALKERS   Macclesfield

 

  A Summary of our walks  in 2023

Last updated 07/02/2023
 
Walk No Date Area

Walk details

Weather

Miles Ft Ascent  Walkers
282 08/01/2023 Cheshire Gawsworth and Heskey Wood Overcast, cool 7   10
283 22/01/2023 Cheshire Poynton and Lyme Park Overcast 7   11
284 05/02/2023 Cheshire Redesmere, Capesthorne and Siddington Sunny 7   12
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
 
 

Walk  BCW 282- 08/01/2023 - Gawsworth and Heskey Wood

Area Cheshire Distance 7 miles Ascent
Walk  Gawsworth and Heskey Wood Maximum altitude Minimum altitude
Start from Gawsworth   Duration including stops 3½ hours    
what3words  https://w3w.co/divided.aunts.executive Weather Overcast, breezy and dry
Map Explorer 268    Link to map of start of the walk

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

Route - Gawsworth - Marton Lane - Walkers Heath - Heskey Wood - Marton Lane -  Great Tidnock Farm - Yewtree Farm - Shellow Lane - Gawsworth

 
Ten of us set off from Gawsworth on our first walk of 2023, the weather was overcast with a cold wind. We headed across the fields to Marton Lane and then took the track through Walkersheath and along to Heskey Wood where we stopped for a coffee break, then it was along the track crossing Marton Lane again and past Tidnock Wood

We found a sheltered place for lunch and then carried on past Yewtree Farm and along Shellow Lane. A filed path then took us north past Clover Bank Farm and past the fishing pools to the start at Gawsworth Church. Many thanks to everyone for coming along on this breezy overcast day and dry day.

Our group consisted of Chris J, Alec J, Dave I, Chris R, Marilyn, Jo, Rita, Nina Kim and David P our leader.

 
 
 
 
 

   
 
 

Walk  BCW 283 - 22/01/2023 Poynton and Lyme Park

Area Cheshire Distance 7 miles Ascent 730 ft
Walk  Poynton and Lyme Park Maximum altitude Minimum altitude
Start from Poynton Pool Post code SK12 1BR Duration including stops 4 hours    
what3words

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Weather Overcast, dry
Map

Link to map of start of the walk

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

Route - Poynton Pool - Hockley - Middlewood Way - Hagg Farm - Middlewood - Station - New House Farm - Poynton Pool

 
Eleven of us set off from Poynton Pool and followed the field paths and tracks across to Hockley. We crossed the lane and walked through the woods to the Middlewood Way where we stopped for our coffee break. Then after a short way up the lane we entered the wood  and did not spot the closed footpath sign until we encountered a closed wonky footbridge. In the wood we eventually found a way across as the water level was reasonably low were able to cross both streams and reached the main path on the opposite bank. We passed Hagg Farm  and Throstlenest Farm and once over the moor we found a sheltered place for lunch. Then it was on past Platt Wood Farm and Middlescale Farm and onto the canal towpath
for a short way. We entered Middle Wood and passed Middlewood Station. Once over the rail line we headed to New House Farm and then it was across the fields and back to the start at Poynton Pool.

Many thanks to our walkers for coming along on the walk, our group were Alec, Chris J, Dave I, Alan B, Wendy, Alan S, Marilyn, Anne, Kim, Judith and David P our leader.

 
 
 
 

Map of our route

Looking towards Manchester from the moor in Lyme Park

Heading over the moor

Heading  back

Walking along one of the coal haulage tracks built in the coal mining era of Poynton

Walking through the park back to Poynton Pool

 
   
 
 

Walk  284 - 05/02/2023 Redesmere, Capesthorne and Siddington

Area Cheshire Distance 7 miles Ascent 135 ft
Walk Redesmere, Capesthorne and Siddington Maximum altitude Minimum altitude
Start from Redesmere   Duration including stops 4 hours    
what3words Address https://w3w.co/daydream.curiosity.trusts Weather Sunny
Map

Link to map of start of the walk

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

Route - Redesmere - Capesthorne Hall - Siddington - Siddington Church - Northwood Farm - Heskey Wood - Redesmere

 

Twelve of us set off from Redesmere and followed the field paths and tracks alongside the lake and over the road to Capesthorne Hall. We then crossed Mill Lane and stopped for a coffee break by the wood and then continued across the fields to Siddington.

A short walk along the lane then brought us to the beautiful 16th century All Saints Church where we stopped for our lunch. Afterwards we crossed the fields to Northwood Farm, then along the track to Marton Lane and through Heskey Wood and back across the fields to the start at Redesmere.

A lovely seven mile walk in nice sunny weather. Other members of the group were Ray, Sue P, Dave I, Wendy, Alan S, Derek, Judith,  Irene,  Kim, Eve, Susan M and the leader was David P.

 
 

Redesmere

Heading for Capesthorne

Capesthorne

Siddington Church

Near Henshaw Hall Farm

Heading back to Redsmere

 
 
 
 

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