Walking Group 3 – Medium Walks
Group Leader: Sue Allan
Telephone: 01565 632904 or 07773 022373
We are a small, friendly group of walkers looking for a few more friendly people to join us – with your dog if you wish! We walk on the first and third Thursdays of each month between 4 and 5.5 miles of varying difficulty, at a medium pace. The walks only last a morning and generally finish with a pub lunch. Currently you need to pre-book a place on one of our walks.
Please contact me if you need more information or would like to go on our distribution list for more details of the walks.
Programme – March to September 2022
|Thurs 17th Feb||Lymm||Eileen Denne|
|Thurs 3rd Mar||Marple||Wendy Brooks & Helen Smithson|
|Thurs 17th Mar||Walk from Kingfisher pub, Northwich||Helen & Paul Jackson|
|Thurs 7th April||4.5 miles from The Crown, Goostrey||Irene Hardy & Jane Smallwood|
|Thurs 21st April||Walk from Aston-by-Sutton||Judy Popley|
|Thurs 5th May||Walk from Grappenhall||Sue Allan & Irene Hardy|
|Thurs 19th May||Walk from the Plough, Whitegate||Sue & Irene|
|Thurs 2nd June||This is a Bank Hol so may be cancelled||Sue & Irene (provisional)|
|Thurs 16th June||Walk from The Boot Inn, Kelsall||Eileen Denne & Sarah Lees|
|Thurs 7th July||Delamere Forest||Roger Brown|
|Thurs 21st July||TBA||Elizabeth Hosking|
|Thurs 4th Aug||Hartington||Sue Allan & Irene Hardy|
|Thurs 18th Aug||TBA||Heather & Ray Brocklehurst|
|Thurs 1st Sept||TBA||Anne & David Custerson|
|Thurs 15th Sept||TBA||Wendy Brooks & Helen Smithson|
Walks approx. 5 miles, well behaved dogs welcome
Walking Groups 1 & 3 – Trip to Castleton, August 2019
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.