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Showing posts from April, 2018

Dunham Massey - Saturday 14th April 2018

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.  Dunham Massey House and Grounds Axe & Cleaver Dunham Massey Towpath on BridgewaterCanal Lone canoeist on canal Coffee time. Don't fancy that muddy field We'll use this muddy path instead Ancient oak tree entrance to Park Axe & Cleaver for a good lunch.

Alderley Edge - Saturday 10th March 2018

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. National Trust Car Park Alderley Edge View across Cheshire Woodland sculpture Don't think he will be winning the 'National' Lake on route Heading back across the fields Tree hazard