Category: Gritstone trail

A Lyme Park walk from Disley

Over the years a Lyme Park walk from Disley has been one of my “go to” walks when time is short but I want to feel as if I have got away. Since returning from Patagonia at the end of October walks have been few and far between due to a combination of working as

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First walk of 2015

6.1.15 Walking with; Nobody The Gritstone Path is a 35 mile footpath that winds its way from Tegg’s Nose, just outside Macclesfield to Kidsgrove and crosses some of Cheshire’s most spectacular countryside. Over the last year or two I have covered various sections of it and on a blustery and wet Tuesday morning I used

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White Nancy, Rainow and The Gritstone Trail

3.1.13Walking with; Nobody There are some days when it dawns on you about half way round your chosen walk that you’d be better off nestled in front of a log fire in a cosy pub (such as The Vale in Bollington) with a pint and a good book, rather than slogging through shin deep mud

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On top of Cheshire

18.12.12Walking with; Nobody The forecast for this week showed Tuesday as being the only rain free day, so bearing that in mind I decided to have a crack at Shining Tor which had long been on my list of “I’ll get round to doing that one day……..”hills. At 559m it is the highest point in

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Ridgegate Reservoir-Higher Sutton-Sutton Common-Fox Bank-Ridgegate Reservoir

25.7.12Walking with; Nobody The bucolic pastoral landscape of Cheshire farming country seemed like it might be the place to stretch the legs on a lazy Wednesday with the sun shining and not much else going on and so I headed off to beautiful Ridgegate Reservoir sitting in the shadow of Tegg’s Nose. There were a lot

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A Lyme Park Loop

12.4.12 Walking with; Nobody When I first moved to the North West one of the first places I visited was Lyme Park and it’s remained a firm favourite ever since whenever I get the itch for a few miles. The house itself is the largest in Cheshire and is Grade one listed. It was built

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White Nancy not Shining Tor

4.4.12 Walking with; Al Well, the plan was to ascend up to the highest point in Cheshire, Shining Tor, from the Errwood Reservoir in the Goyt Valley. After the week of glorious sunshine we felt sure the views from the top would be stunning as the beautiful Cheshire countryside stretched out before us. However, Mother

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