The descent from Tegg's Nose car park.
Metal hoist on Tegs's Nose seen from the path on its East side.
Sutton Common from Hardingland.
Tegg's Nose from Macclesfiled Forest, North of Trentabank Reservoir.
The steep climb up the "quiet lane" North of Trentabank Reservoir heading towards Chapel House.
The view from Tegg's Nose looking towards Shutlingsloe.
Trentabank Reservoir and Ridgegate Reservoir.
The Cheshire Plain from Tegg's Nose.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.8 miles. Climb: 2100'.
Time: 5 hours 0 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike and Celia.
This was a good day for walking, dry, sunny at times, but at times the wind made it feel quite cold and gloves were required for most of the day, hats and a snood came into play for some too!
We explored one or two new paths through the forest, giving us new vistas to enjoy. It also resulted in us walking steeply up the road, making us realise what two chevrons on and OS map really meant. The photo on the blog doesn't do it justice!
Lunch was take at the Trentabank picnic site, a location where the bird life was quite active.
After lunch we joined the Gritstone Trail for our route up Tegg's Nose and back to the car park.
The views today were good, particularly from Tegg's Nose itself, where we could see across the Cheshire Plain to Bickerton Hill and Beeston Hill and beyond as far as Moel Fammau.
Birds seen or heard today included: European robin, Blue tit, Great tit, Common buzzard, Great cormorant, Mallard, Tufted duck, Chaffinch, Coal tit, Bullfinch, Long-tailed tit, Eurasian jay, Black-billed magpie, Goosander, Carrion crow and Wood nuthatch.
Overall a good walk with more of a climb than we had originally planned.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Stamford Bridge jsut outside Chester. The Hydes bitter went down well, next time we will have to see how the Piffle and Balderdash brews have changed now that they are brewed by Hydes rather than the Conwy brewery.