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
On New Year’s Eve, social distancing regulations were such that we were walking in two groups of two. (This occasionally strung out into four groups of one.) The starting point was Offerton Green, and the path at the bottom of the hill alongside the brook. Continue reading
We advertised this walk for a Wednesday, but since the weather was foul and nobody was tied to the day, we changed it to a much fairer Thursday. The party took the snake path from Hayfield up onto the moor, then dropped down below Kinder Reservoir to cross to the foot of Kinder Low End. The path up is well established on the ground – indeed, part of it is, in effect, a staircase – but not marked on the OS map. Down via Swine’s Back, Edale Cross, bridleways, field paths and a deal of mud. Continue reading