A Group Summer 2017

DateVenueMilesWalk LeaderTerrainLunchStart time
31 MayCastleton & Hope8Graham EddyMod / StrenuousPacked10:30
Meet : at the entrance of the Castleton car park in centre of village. Packed lunch. Toilets at the start. There are places where one can park on the roadside with no fees required but in the car park it is £5 for the day so suggest that you fill cars.
Walk : Circular walk in the Castleton area of Derbyshire. 8 miles moderate with one strenuous section. The walk follows river to Hope then the lower part of Loos hill before traversing to Mam Tor and back to Castleton. On a good day there will possibly be hang gliding folk to entertain us at lunch time.
Directions : journey takes about 1 hour 25 minutes and suggested route is M6 to Knutsford, A537 to Macclesfield then B5470 to Chapel en le Frith and follow straight on to Castleton.
7 JunAnnual General Meeting at the Masonic Hall, Winmarleigh Street.14:00
a talk by Dr Diana Leith on the History of Pyrex.
14 JunMonsal Dale7.5Eileen Bennicke & Mo PatheyjohnsMod / StrenuousPacked10:45
Meet : Map Ref: OS 119 – 170704. Post Code for Ashford in the water: DE45 1QP. There are toilets at the carpark and near the end. There is a cafe towards the end of the walk.
Walk : Good paths, woodland and grass. Very much Up hill and Down dale.
Directions: Leave Warrington on the A50 to Knutsford, A537 to Macclesfield and onward over the Cat and Fiddle towards Buxton. At the T junction on the A53 on the edge of the town, turn left. At traffic lights fork right on the road SP Ashbourne. Drive through the town, crossing the A515 and at a roundabout by Morrisons turn right onto the A6 towards Bakewell. Follow this road for 7.7 miles passing the village of Taddington off to the right, drive down a long hill then look for a brown picnic sign for a layby on the right. The entrance is at the far end and you have to turn back on yourself a bit. If you get as far as Ashford-in-the-water you have gone too far.
Distance : This route took 1 hour 30 minutes with no traffic problems. 48 miles.
Mo Patheyjohns - Tel: (prior to the walk) – 01925 573357
Mobile on the day only: 07979 357967
Eileen Bennicke - Tel: (prior to the walk) – 01925 261947
Mobile on the day only: 07717470194
Mobile signals are somewhat patchy in the area.
21 JunLyme Park & Higher Poynton8+Jenny Randle & Alexia HineModeratePacked10:30
Meet : at Nelson pit visitor centre. Higher poynton. SK12 1TH
Walk : Canal path, into Lyme park, up to Bowstones and back down to the canal. Packed lunch.
Suggested route from M56/M6 Lymm junction. 23mls and takes approx 1 hr. M56 to Junc 5. Onto the airport spur rd. L onto Styal rd and R onto Finney lane, R onto Outwood rd. R onto, Wilmslow rd B5358. At roundabout L onto airport eastern link A555. At roundabout R onto A5102. At roundabout L onto Chester rd. in Poynton straight across onto Park lane and follow to H. Poynton. R into Anson lane and across into Lyme rd where the visitor centre is.

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