MCS Walking Group – 14-05-21

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

MCS Walking Group – Walk 23

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