Updates From Walk Leaders


Neither the Wilmslow Guild nor the walk leader can accept responsibility for loss, damage or injury incurred on any of the Group activities.

Non members are welcome to join any walk subject to a charge of £2 per walk payable to the leader.

Walkers who decide to go straight to the start of a walk should let the leader know in good time with a contact number. Failure to do this may mean walkers are are not notified of any last minute cancellation or changes to the walk in the event of adverse weather etc. at the decision of the leader.

Mileage Charges
Due to the ever increasing fuel charges the committee has reviewed the charges and drivers may charge 10p per mile for any members having lifts.

Details will appear below on information received from walk leaders.

Any information should be sent to Peter Attwell at moc.liamtoh|llewttamp#moc.liamtoh|llewttamp

Sunday 17 February Primrose Wood and Sandstone Trail 9 miles easy/moderate Leader David Taylor

Meet at Guild to leave at 9.00 AM.

Start of walk. King’s Gate car park, Waste Lane, Primrose Wood, Kelsall. (Grid ref 535 678). Post code CW6 0PE takes you to a farm about 100 yards before you reach the car park.

If going direct please be there by 9.50. Distance is about 29 miles.

Directions to start: go on M56 towards Chester, leave at Junction 10 and take A49 Tarporley Road. Continue on A49 for 8 miles to junction with A556 Chester Road. Turn right at crossroads on to A556. In 3.5m it becomes a dual carriageway. After 200 yds take the left turn at traffic lights to Kelsall. In another 100 yds turn left at crossroad into Waste Lane (just before Farmers Arms). Kings Gate CP is on LHS in 0.5m at top of hill, just at beginning of the forest.

From the car park we walk into the woods and join the Sandstone Trail. We follow the trail for 3-4m to Fishers Green and then turn off to skirt around Utkinton. Past the deserted Utkinton Hall and circle back to Primrose Wood. The last section is through the wood via the Urchin’s Kitchen to the carpark. The walk is mostly on paths with some road sections. Although there are no real climbs it is an undulating walk. We may also meet some very friendly horses

David Taylor 07414 118887

Thursday 21 February2019, Shutlingsloe - The Matterhorn Of Cheshire, 7 miles, moderate, Leader Simon Duffy

Meet at Lindow Common Car Park to leave at 09:30. The quickest route to Macclesfield Forest is probably probably to go south on the A34, then east on the A37, south through Macclesfield on the A523 and then take Byrons Lane, Jarman Road, Langley Road, Main Road and Clark Lane through Langley to the Leather's Smithy pub and Standing Stone Road.

We will park along Standing Stone Road next to the Ridgegate Reservoir where there is a long stretch of free parking, as close to the Leather's Smithy pub as possible. For those joining us directly I propose we start our walk from the benches by the Leather's Smithy pub road junction (@ SJ 953 716) at 10:15.

NOTE: when parking on the road, make sure you are in parking bays to avoid a possible parking fine.

Our route: Along the Western dam edge of Ridgegate Reservoir to the bridle path that traverses near the southern edge of Macclesfield forest above Nessit Hill, and from there to Shutlingsloe. From Shutlingsloe to the Standing Stone car park, St Stephens Church (Forest Chapel), then a traverse north-west above Toot Hill and then back down to the car park.

While walking in Macclesfield Forest provides superb protection from inclement weather Shutlingsloe is generally more like the Matterhorn - cold, windy and with an outstanding view.

“Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are naught without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what may be the end.”
― Edward Whymper, Scrambles amongst the alps 1871

Simon Duffy 07843 567842 moc.liamtsaf|yffudnomis#moc.liamtsaf|yffudnomis

Wednesday 27 February 2019 Errwood Reservoir, Windgather Rocks, and Taxal Edge Moderate 8 miles vertical gain 1130 ft. Leader Chris Briggs.

Meet usual Time at Lindow Common to leave by 9:30

Start walking 10:15 from Errwood Hall Car park Grid Ref SK012748 by Errwood Reservoir. If you go to straight to the start please be ready to start walking for approximately 10:15.

How to get there: Take the Adlington road out of Wilmslow, take the route towards to Pott Shrigley and over Blaze hill to the Macclesfield to Kettleshulme road B5470, when you enter Kettlesulme just before the school take the Right turn, continue along until you meet a T junction at Pymms Chair, take the left turn, continue along this road until you come to Errwood reservoir, follow the side the reservoir until you come to the Errwood Hall car park. Its approximately 16 miles and should take roughly 40 mins. The Car park is free!!!

The walk takes us along the side of Errwood and Fernilee Reservoir, over Taxal Edge, past Windgather Rocks, , Dunge Farm, Jenkin Chapel, Pym Chair and Back to Errwood Hall Car park.

Chris 07870 846721

Sunday 3 March Bollington 8.5 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell

Meet at the Guild to leave at 9.00am.

Walk starts at Adlington Road car park Bollington. SK10 5JT
Directions to start: Go to Silk Road via Adlington Road and Lees Lane, turn left at first roundabout into Bollington. After entering Bollington, go about 0.9miles and turn at P sign in front of Dog and Partridge pub and almost immediately left into car park. Toilets if open.

The walk goes north on the canal towpath to Adlington Basin, turns right to Lockgate Farm, Harrop Brow, Birchencliff, over the top to Bakestonedale Moor, returning via Hedge Row into Bollington.
The path over the top will be muddy, most other paths are good surfaces.
If going direct to the start, please be there by 9.20.

Peter Attwell 07858 153202.

Thursday 7th. March Haslingden Grane 7 miles moderate Leader Beverly Harrison

Meet at Lindow Common to leave at 9.30am

Walk starts at: Park Cars: Clough Head Visitors Centre and Car Park GR: 752 232, nearest postcode BB4 4AT
Follow M66 to end then A 56 and take the second turning to Haslingden B6232 to Darwin. The car park is app 2 miles further on on the right. Toilets, cafe and free parking.

Walk start is approximately 40 miles 1 hr from the Common.

There are several climbs and one steep descent. The walk takes in moors, woods and reservoirs but there can be mud and boggy bits. The route is Rossendale Way, Haslingden Grane, Hog Lowe Pike and Causway End.

Beverly Harrison 0161 928 1093

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