|Date||Venue||Miles||Walk Leader||Terrain||Lunch||Start time|
|26 July||Blackstone edge & First Reservoirs||7||David Howarth||Moderate||Packed||10:30|
|Cancelled due to weather
Meet at Walkers free car park behind Summit Inn Public House – OL15 9QX. Room for 6 cars. The access road is immediately down passed the pub and drive over a narrow canal bridge and up a short gravel track. We can use the pub car park as an overspill. No toilets at start and pub open on return. If we use the car park then have said we would go in for a drink on our return.
Walk : A couple of strenuous inclines. Route is through moorland, reservoir paths and a canal towpath. Some rocky paths and small boggy section. Rest of route dry on recce.
Suggested route M62/M60/M62 to Leeds. Exit at J21 Milnrow. At end of slip road turn left to Milnrow on A640. After 0.5 mile turn right to Hollingworth Lake B6225 – follow brown signs. Go passed the lake all the way to Littleborough. At junction of A58 turn left and then right onto A6033 towards Todmorden. Summit Inn 1.6 miles on right.
Distance 30 miles from J11 M62. Approx 45 minutes (subject to traffic).
|2 Aug||Shuttlingsloe and Wildboarclough||8.5||Peter Houghton||Moderate||Packed||10:30|
|Note : Change of Walk
Meet: Standing Stone car park Macclesfield Forest SJ 977 714 OS Explorer 268, OL24
Walk: A steep but paved hill climb then field and moorland paths which could be wet and muddy.
Suggested route: Via Macclesfield then A523, left into Byrons lane signed Wincle Sutton and Langley , under canal bridge then left into Jarman signed Langley, then into Langley Rd to Langley, fork left into Main Rd past church, bear right Clarke Lane past Bottoms reservoir . At Pub (Pcode SK11 0NE) road forks right along Ridge Gate reservoir then left past Trentabank car park to Standing Stone car park on left at junction approx 1.25 miles past Trentabank car park.
Distance : Approx 35 miles from Warrington and around 1 hour 10min.