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/
Our group repeated a short, 4 mile, circular walk from the Axe and Cleaver at Dunham Massey. The weather was a distinct improvement on last September although parts of the canal path were muddy. No heron was sighted this time unfortunately but a canoe was spotted on the canal. The walk took us through the village and the National Trust site where some retail therapy was undertaken in the NT shop! Everyone enjoyed the meal at the Axe and Cleaver at the end of the walk.
We had a pleasant walk at Alderley, mostly on the south side of the Macclesfield Road, through the old mine workings and Windmill Wood, ending up on the Edge at Stormy Point, with a view across to Lyme Park and the Peak District. We had to negotiate a couple of quagmires and one tunnel under a fallen tree. Fortunately the walk just fitted into the gap between two bands of heavy rain. Lunch at the Wizard was good, if very slow.