This walk marked a major milestone in the life of the walking group, as this was the first time we had managed to lose the expedition leader. Continue reading
With Strines Road closed, the 358 bus to Hayfield had been rerouted via High Lane and Disley. This was our last opportunity1 to take advantage of the new route to explore a different part of the locale. Continue reading
John led a ramble from High Lane through Middlewood, narrowly avoiding Poynton, down to Wardsend, then up into Lyme Park and back to High Lane along the canal.
Having been out of commission for a while (strained tendons) I’ve lost track of the number of walks the group has done, so I’ve given up and reverted to dates. On the fourteenth of May at the dawn of the day (actually, it wasn’t dawn; that was poetic licence, allowing me to use the opening line to the folk song Bonny Black Hare), Roger and the 394 bus took us to Ernocroft whence we tacked back and forth up onto Ludworth Moor and down into the Etherow valley, then, skirting Broadbottom, and Hattersley, up a wooded valley and back to Gamesly for a bus home. The walk brought us exercise, danger, topiary, interesting signage, sheep and a vehicle that made its way into a previous walk report, even though we hadn’t seen it. Continue reading
This may be a slightly confused report, as it is being written by Stuart who (due to over-exercising his ankles) was not on the walk. Photographs by Sarah (although this may not be entirely correct).
John’s route started from Rosehill station along the Middlewood Way, but soon veered off into a fine seam of local mud. Skirting Stockport Golf Course, the walk encountered a moat. (It took me ages to find this on the map – although the Gothic script reading “Moat” was a bit of a clue.) Continue reading