Margaret W (Alto) wanted to come on the walk but also wanted to conserve her energy for a game of tennis. Her compromise was to send a substitute in the form of her husband Craig. (I believe that she chose to do this for the walk only, not for the tennis match.) Continue reading
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