WALKING GROUP 1

WALKING GROUP 1

Co-ordinator: Margaret Cole
Tel: 01565 633569

 

WALKING GROUP 1

 

Walks take place fortnightly, alternating between Mondays and Wednesdays.  The meeting place is at the lay-by on Mobberley Road just before the watertower (Travis Perkins) at 9.30 a.m.

If you would like more details of any particular walk (e.g. difficulty or whether to bring a packed lunch) please ring the leader or if you have any other problems or matters for discussion please ring me on 01565 633569 (or colemargaret@hotmail.com).  Note to leaders:  When preparing details of how to get to the meeting place for the walk it would be a good idea to put on your mobile number in case anyone has trouble getting there!

Margaret Cole

 

PROGRAMME – JANUARY TO JULY 2020

 

Date

Details of walk

Leader(s)

Wednesday, 15 January Alderley edge Sue Stinchcombe

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Monday, 27 January A walk in Marbury quite different from Carole’s recent walk.  6 miles with a picnic lunch.  Parking at Witton Bridge entrance Judith Shirley

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Wednesday, 12 February Rudyard Lake circular.  Pub lunch. Roger Brown

 

Monday, 24 February Styal, perimeter of airport, Bollin Valley.  5 miles.  Details of lunch later. Lynda Harris

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Wednesday, 11 March Newton Astbury (near Congleton) up to Mow Cop Evelyn Flett

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Monday, 23 March Weaver Valley from  Anderton Helena and David
Wednesday, 8 April Lyme park from Nelson Pit 5 or 6 miles with packed lunch. Jill Board

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Monday, 20 April Stretton and Walton Hall. 5-6 mile circuit with lunch either at the cafe at Walton Hall or in a pub. Mark Barley

 

Wednesday, 6th May Mottram St Andrew, starting and finishing at the Bull’s Head. Margaret Joselyn

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Monday, 18 May Alan Perks

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Wednesday, 3 June Pat Lee

 

Monday, 15 June Geoff Dalton

 

Wednesday, 1 July Evelyn Flett

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ANNUAL LINEAR WALKS

For a report from on the Annual Linear Walks organised by Walking Groups 1 and 2,  2012 – 2016 click on Linear Walks

 

 

Walking Groups 1 & 3 – Trip to Castleton, August 2019 

 

Edale Aug 2016

 

At the beginning of August members of Walking Groups 1 and 3 combined to go on a coach trip to Castleton.  Having driven through Whaley Bridge about half an hour before the village was closed and evacuated due to rain damage to the dam above it roughly half the group alighted in a layby to do a 5 mile linear walk into Castleton via Rushup Edge, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross and down into the village.  The weather was perfect for walking, the scenery on both sides of the ridge was spectacular and the group enjoyed a lunch stop with sweeping views of the valley.  This photo was taken at the summit of Mam Tor.

 

The second group of walkers stayed on the coach as far as Edale where, after a coffee stop, they did a slightly shorter, low level circular walk which also included some lovely scenery and a lunch stop.  They then got back on the coach and were driven to Castleton to meet up with the linear walk group for tea and a look round the village.  Wendy, our very obliging coach driver, then had to take us back to Knutsford via a very circuitous route as, by that time, Whaley Bridge had been completely closed off due to the danger of the dam bursting.  All in all it was a very enjoyable day out and we avoided all the rain that was around on that day.  Thanks to Margaret Hinde and Margaret Cole who helped to organise the trip.

 

Sue Allan

 

 

Malham Walking Holiday, April 2015

 Malham Visitor Centre

Malham Visitor Centre

 

Malham Cove

Malham Cove

 

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Lunch Spot on Walk from Clapham

 

Gritstone Trail Walk, June 2014

Between 16th and 25th June 2014, members from Walking Groups 1 and 2 walked the Gritstone Trail from Nelson Pit to Mow Cop.   The following are photographs along the way.

Gritstone Trail - 3

White Nancy

 

Gritstone Trail - 1

Croker Hill

 

 

Gritstone Trail - 2

 Mow Cop