MACCLESFIELD RAMBLING CLUB

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Walks May 2016 to Oct 2016

Walks Nov 2016 to May 2017

Walks May 2017 to Dec 2017

          Walks Jan 2018 to June 2018

        Walks July 2018 to Dec 2018

         Walks Jan 2019 to June 2019

       Walks Jul 2019 to Dec 2019

Walks Programme Jan 2020 to Jun 2020

Meet at Macclesfield Railway Station Car Park, normally at 10:00 am unless otherwise stated.

No need to e-mail.......no need to phone........just turn up......and make yourself known !!  You can be sure of a warm welcome .....
 


An asterisk ( ** ) denotes a change to the original walks program.
Date   Meeting time  

 Area and brief details of the walk

Miles

  Grade

Leader


 

Sunday 5th Jan

  10.00am   Gawsworth

A walk of about six miles starting from Gawsworth and heading across the fields to North Rode, quiet tracks and lanes take us to the Macclesfield Canal where we follow the towpath north to reach Cowley, more quiet lanes, field paths and tracks then take us back to Gawsworth.

Meet at Macclesfield Railway Station Car Park  at 10:00am.

6

Easy

Janet Dyer


 

Sunday 19th Jan

 

10.00am

 

Harrop Wood

An easy six mile walk starting from Bollington, we will head up to past Hedgerow and Bower Clough Farm and then round Harrop Wood and back along Hedgerow to the start in Bollington.  Its an easy walk but likely to be muddy, boggy and slippery. Great views though

Meet at Macclesfield Railway Station Car Park  at 10:00am.

6

Easy/Moderate

Monica Hough


 

Sunday 2nd Feb

  10:00am  

Rushton Spencer

A walk of almost 7 miles  starting from Rushton Spencer and using field paths, tracks and quiet lanes we head across to Hawkesley Farm and then Hollin Hall and Gig Hall. Here we join the Dane Valley Way for a short distance and then up through Timberhurst Wood to Whitelee. More field paths take us to Barleigh Ford Bridge and then back across the fields to Rushton Spencer. Might be a little muddy in places with all the recent rain.

Meet at Macclesfield Railway Station Car Park  at 10:00am.

7 Moderate

David Preston


 

Sunday 16th Feb

  10.00am

 

Langley and Wildboarclough

 

POSTPONED  TO A LATER DATE DUE TO STORM DENNIS

 

We will be starting from the Leathers Smithy Pub and head towards Macclesfield Forest then following the Gritsone trail we walk across to the Hanging Gate Pub (now closed). The walk continues towards Piggford Moor and across to Wildboarclough and then up towards Shutlingsloe before picking up the path back through Macclesfield Forest to the start. Approximately 7 miles, a moderate but quite a hilly walk in places.

Meet at Macclesfield Railway Station Car Park  at 10:00am.

7 Moderate

Wendy Morgan


 

Sunday 1st Mar

 

10:00am

 

Mow Cop

From the Castle Inn, climb to Congleton Edge and follow the wooded ridge along the county boundary. Cross Nick i`th`Hill onto the Gritstone Trail towards Pot Bank. A 20min stretch of road walking, with panoramic views to the Cheshire Plain and Biddulph Moor, leads to The Old Man of Mow, and on to lunch at Mow Cop folly, the birthplace of Primitive Methodism. The return paths descend into Cheshire towards Castle Farm and back across fields below the Edge. Or, if the ground is waterlogged and muddy we could stay high and return the way we came.

 

Meet at Macclesfield Railway Station Car Park  at 10:00am.

8 Moderate

Sheila Dillon


 

Sunday 15th Mar

  10.00am  

Lyme Park

The walk starts from Nelson Pit Visitor Centre Car park. It is just under 7 miles and takes us into Lyme park and back via  Paddock Cottage. It is on tarmac, woodland trail, grit paths and includes one short steep climb up a grassy bank and two gradual climbs up stony tracks to the Cage and Paddock Cottage. There are 5 stiles. It's a walk suitable for regular walkers.

Meet at Macclesfield Railway Station Car Park  at 10:00am.

7 Moderate

Anne Morten


WALK CANCELLATIONS 29TH MARCH TO 24TH MAY INCLUSIVE

Following the guidelines from the Government to avoid social contact due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Clubs committee has made a decision to cancel all our walks  from now until the end of the current walks programme on the 24th May.

We will review the situation after that date and, when it is safe to do so, we hope to put together a short interim programme of walks until such time as we can plan a new walks programme.  We will keep you informed of any developments and hope that it will not be too long before we can resume our walks.

 


             
               
               

 

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