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

Monday 23rd March Taxal and Fernilee Reservoir 6. 05 miles easy after the initial accent to Taxal and Taxal Edge Leader Carol Mclaughlin

For the period of the corona virus crisis, meeting and greeting has been cancelled.

All walkers go straight to the start. If possible please text Carol that you are joining the walk

The walk starts from the large lay by on the A5004 Long Hill half a mile from the traffic lights in Whaley Bridge Grid reference SK009799 Nearest Postcode SK23 7HB only approx

Directions to the start: From Lindow Common take the road through Pott Shrigley when reaching the traffic lights for Whaley Bridge turn right, the lay by is on the right side in approx half a mile. Distance from Lindow approx 15miles.
Alternatively take the airport relief road to the A6, turn right for WB (Tesco is on your left) drive through WB, continue through traffic lights until you reach the lay by. Distance from Lindow approx 17miles.

Walk Description: This is a repeat walk I led the day the dam at Whaley Bridge partially collapsed last year. We have a quick steep ascent to the hamlet of Taxal with its picturesque church, immediately followed by another longer accent through fields towards Taxal Edge, we walk on good paths with excellent views before dropping to the scenic and tranquil riverside path along the banks of Fernilee reservoir. Walking then on the opposite side of Fernilee reservoir, originally the Cromwell and High Peak Railway line we will then will make our way back to the start. I do expect some mud in places.

Please be booted up and ready to walk for 10.15am

Carol McLaughlin 07747 620731

Sunday 29 March 2020 Wildboarclough and Cat & Fiddle 9 miles moderate Leader Peter Attwell

No meet and greet. All walkers go straight to the start.
Please be booted and ready to walk by 9.45am.

Start of walk: Clough House car park, Wildboarclough grid reference SJ 9874 6996.
Nearest post code SK11 0BE

Direction so start: go to Macclesfield and turn left at Arighi Bianchi on Buxton Road. Go towards Buxton and shortly after Walker Barn, bear right on old road for about 1.5 miles, turn right at Stanley Arms to Wildboarclough. Continue for about 1.5 miles and turn left into car park. If going direct please be at car park by 10.00.
The walk goes parallel to the road and then up the road by Crag Hall, over the moors to Three Shire Heads, to Orchard Common, over the moors to Dane Head, over Axe Edge Moor, crossing the Buxton Road to the old road out of Buxton, Derbyshire Bridge (toilets), to Cat and Fiddle, over the moor to Cumberland Brook, to the car park. Time about 5 hours.
The path to Cumberland Brook is a short section steep downhill. Otherwise there are no steep parts.

If possible please let me know if you plan to walk and also if are delayed getting to the start.

Peter Attwell 07858 153202

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