Church rambling group from St Paul's Church, Heaton Moor, Stockport. Meet second Saturday in the month except January. Anybody is welcome to join our group. Contact details posted in church or go to church website: http:http://www.stpaulsheatonmoor.org.uk/walking-group/
Due to other church commitments we only had four walkers last week end but undeterred we set out from Bollington for a 5 mile circular walk around the local area. We joined the Middlewood Way in fine weather but very shortly the drizzle came, followed by rain, followed by heavy rain. By this time we were thoroughly drenched and to add to our problems we had missed a turning and had gone too far along the trail. Fortunately a bridge provided shelter while we regrouped and enjoyed morning coffee. After studying the map and the rain clouds we decided to return direct to Bollington via the Macclesfield canal. The Bollington circular had now become the Bollington Rectangle but we had an enjoyable ramble and by the time we reached our start point the rain had stopped and we finished the trail in fine weather.
Afterwards we adjourned to the Vale Inn where we had an excellent lunch in company with other members of our group who had been unable to come on the walk.