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Nelson Pit Canal Walk, Higher Poynton. Saturday 11th March 2017

After a week of extremely wet weather we decided to abandon open fields and instead elected for a canal walk and old railway tracks. Starting from Nelsons Pit at Higher Poynton we joined the Middlewood Way and headed out towards Marple. At Middlewood we then joined the path to the Macclesfield Canal and turned south to walk towards our start point at Higher Poynton. From here we continued along the canal to Wood Lanes Marina where we rejoined the Middlewood Way to return to the start point once again. The distance was about 5/6 miles and the walk took around three hours with a coffee break.

Lunch was taken at the Boars Head Pub in Higher Poynton where we enjoyed an excellent home made mince and onion pie.

Car Park at Nelson Pit, Higher Poynton

Waterfall along the Middlewood Way

Canal Towpath - Lyme Park in background

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