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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Thursday and Saturdays, New Years day and May Day. How many walk? Walks take place as long as there are at least 2 wanting to walk on that day. More walk on a Thursday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, and usually about 8 mid-week and 3-4 on Saturday. Where do we walk? Saturday: Anywhere in North and Mid-Wales, Peak District, Shropshire and the Long Mynd and as far North as the Trough of Bowland. Thursday: Anywhere within about 40 miles of Chester. Type of walk: Distance: 6 – 14 miles. Climb: up to 4000’ (but usually very much less!). Those involved in 2017:- Martyn Harris, Fran Murphy, Sue and Michel Pelissier, Annie Hammond, Sue and Dave Pearson, Mike Dodd, David and Anne Savage, Celia de Mengle, Wendy and Ian Peers, Roger and Margaret Smith, Tim and Carol Dwyer, Paul Collinson, Phil Marsland, Sylvia and Dave Jenkins, Sheila McNee, Ed Meads, Elaine and John Greenhalgh.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Tegg's Nose and Macclesfield Forest 15th March 2015

Panorama from Tegg's Nose viewpoint.
A new to us path used to descend from Tegg's Nose.
Heading along another new to us path, this time heading for Clough House.
"But Mum, I haven't learned to read yet!"
An interesting cobble track leading away from Clough House.
This little lamb didn't run away.
Part of Macclesfiels Forest in the process of being restored to a natural broadleaved woodland after removing none native conifers.
Shining Tor from Charity Lane near Forest Chapel
Two happy boys!
Looking back on our route along High Lane.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.9 miles. Climb: 1913'.
Time: 5 hours 24 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Mike and Celia.
We arrived at Tegg's Nose, to find it was rather overcast with a cool Easterly wind, but at least it was dry. Thankfully it remained like that all day and our only glimpse of any blue sky was as we arrived back at the car.
 This is one of those very varied  roller coaster walks with many ups and downs to get our calf muscles working. Distant views were a little hazy, but at least we did get a view of Shining Tor and Sutton Common.
 Lunch was taken on the track on the West side of Lamaload Reservoir, where the trees sheltered us from the cool wind as sat on an old wall.
 On the return route we used part of the Gritstone trail where it was particularly muddy as we climbed out of the valley towards Buxton New Road.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Jackdaw, Chaffinch, Common pheasant, Tufted duck, Sparrowhawk, Carrion crow, Raven, Bullfinch, European robin, Blue tit, Coal tit, Eurasian curlew, Canada goose, Mallard and Common buzzard.
 We arrived back the car with many of our limbs telling us they had been on a good walk.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Stamford Bridge at Barrow, where at least six real ales were on offer.

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