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

Thursday 20 September Alport Castles from Ladybower Reservoir, 9 miles ,moderate, Leader Beverly Harrison

NOTE: if the weather is bad Beverly will alter the walk

Meet Lindow Common to leave at 9.30am

The walk starts from the Fairhomes Visitor Centre P&D car park, GR SK173893 Post code S330AQ.
Approach either via Castleton, Bamford or by Snake Pass and follow the brown sign alongside the resevoirs. It should take 1hr - 1hr 10 mins.

The route ascends to Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre and then across open country towards Birchen Hat but then descends steeply to cross the river at Alport Farm. The route then follows the Rivers Alport and Ashop to Haggwater Bridge to pick up the old Jaggers' (packhorse,) route towards Lockerbrook and Fairholmes. Many apologies to Claire who led a rather similar walk over the summer. Let me know please if you are going to the start.

Beverly Harrison 0161 928 1093

Monday 24 September Rudyard 8 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell

Meet at Lindow Common to leave at 9.30am.
Walk starts at car park by Rudyard mini Railway station, post code ST13 8PF. Note that this post code takes you to some houses just before the station.
Directions to start: go to Macclesfield and go south on the Leek road A523. After about 14 miles look for sign to Rudyard railway and turn right on to B5331. Go past a few houses and under railway bridge, then turn immediately right up slip road to station car park. Ignore signs to Rudyard Lake car park.
There may be toilets at station, not sure if it will be open.
The walk is in an area new to me. A lot of it is flat but there are a couple of very short steep ascents where a pole could be useful if it is wet. There are some awkward stiles.

If going direct please be at the start by 10.15am.

Peter Attwell 07858 153202

Thursday 27 September 2018 Cockerham 8.5 miles Easy Leader Peter Riley

Plan of Action. Meet to leave at 9.15am Lindow Car Park. Please note earlier start time.

This is a linear walk going by bus from Condor Green to Cockerham then basically walking back to Condor Green.
“Park up” point. The Stork Hotel on the A588 at Conder Green.
Post Code LA2 0BD Grid ref 460560
Travel time Wilmslow to Conder Green - 1hr 20 mins. Distance 68 miles.

Directions to “Park Up” point Get onto the M6 northbound. Pass Preston and come off at Jn 33. Turn right onto A6 direction Lancaster. After 0.7 miles pass under railway bridge, go 50 yds and TL at traffic lights. Pass under bridge again, go 200 yds and TL at blue ‘low bridge ‘ sign onto Conder Green Road. Travel 1.9 miles to T-junction, TR on to A588 and park on waste ground opposite the Stork Hotel.
We will be getting onto the 89 bus at 1104am (outside The Stork ) Please aim to be at bus stop, togged up, by 1055am. Bring bus pass (or 2.25 cash).
Bus arrives at the Manor Inn, on the A588 at Cockerham (LA2 0EF), at 1122am - from where we’ll start walking back via the Coast, Glasson Dock, Lancaster Canal and Thornham Hall.
Let me know if you’re going direct to Meet Up point – or to the Manor Inn. ( Shuttle time x car up the A588 is 10 mins).
The walk is dead flat on mainly good surfaces and it’s a bird-spotter’s delight. We’ll be on the sea wall at high tide so there may be some spray. If the weather looks iffy I’ll cancel and we can do a local walk from Lindow - so check the web site the night before.

Peter Riley. Tel 07974773245

Monday 8 October 2018 Cown Edge from Broadbottom 7.5 miles Moderate Leader Angela Legge

Meet at Lindow Common to leave at 9.30am. Start of walk: Mill Brow Car Park, Broadbottom. Postcode SK14 6AU
Distance from Lindow Common 22.6 miles on the motorway or 17 miles via A626. Travel time approx 40 minutes. If you are going direct please be there by 10.10am.

Directions to the start: You can take the M56 M60 and M67, but my recommended route is to make your own way to the A6 in Hazel Grove and turn onto Torkington Road A627 by the Bullock Smithy pub. Continue to T junction with the A626 and turn right towards Marple. At traffic lights in Marple (Texaco garage on right) turn left onto Station Road to stay on the A626 (signed Glossop). Continue on the A626 through Marple Bridge to Charlesworth. By the George and Dragon pub turn left onto Long Lane towards Broadbottom. Folow the road down to a narrow bridge over the River Etherow (traffic lights) and continue across the bridge to Market Street. Shortly after going under the railway viaduct bridge turn left onto Mill Brow and park in the small free car park on the right. It is one mile from the Long Lane turn.

Walk description: A varied and scenic walk, which includes a substantial section of the Cown Edge Way. The paths and tracks are generally good, but there are inclines and a steepish pull up across fields to Coombes Edge. From Broadbottom we head to Gamesley, then follow the Cown Edge Way round Coombes Edge, joining the Pennine Bridleway to Robin Hoods's Picking Rods. We continue to Higher Chisworth and return to Broadbottom via the old Hodge Print Works at Hodgefold. The Harewood Arms pub is just up Mill Brow and left along Market Street for anyone wanting refreshments after the walk.

Angela Legge 07885 870688

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