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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.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Tegg's Nose and Macclesfield Forest 3rd June 2017

Macclesfield Forest and Shutlinglsoe from Tegg's Nose.
Investigating the stone crusher in Tegg's Nose Country Park.
Bottom's Reservoir and and Shutlinglsoe from Tegg's Nose.
Cattle grazing in Tegg's Nose Country Park.
A delightful path through Macclesfield Forest on the way to Charity Lane.
Hang gliders over Shining Tor from our lunch spot near the Charity Lane entrance 
to Macclesfield Forest.
The path to Higher Ballgreave Farm.
Looking back towards Wickinford Farm.
Looking back towards Wickinford Farm from the re-routed path over Ely Brow to Snip House.
The informed finger post at Snipe House.
We went "This Way".
Field Forget-Me-Nots as we approached Tegg's Nose Country Park near the end of the walk.
Tegg's Nose and Sutton Common in our sights - nearly there!
Walk stats: Distance: 8.8 miles. Climb: 1740'.
Time: 6 hours 3 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.9 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
This is usually a walk that we usually do at some point during the Winter months, so doing it in Summer conditions was something new.
 In the main the weather was warm and sunny with a pleasant cooling wind at times, only clouding over for the last mile when we even felt a few drops of the wet stuff.
 Much improvements had been done along the route, with stiles replaced by kissing gates and duck boards put in one of the places that in the past were very difficult to negotiate without getting wet feet.
 As a change we decided to explore the path via Wickinford Farm and Snipe House, thankfully well signed as the path had been re-routed as it crossed a stream and went through the the wood and over Ely Brow.
 It was such a good day for walking that we really did dawdle, admiring the views and the flowers as we went.
 Lunch was taken near Charity Lane, where we took advantage of a bench with views towards Shining Tor and the Cat's Fiddle. Hang gliders performed over Shining Tor as we had lunch.
 Birds seen or heard included: Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Raven, Woodpigeon, Common chaffinch, Common blackbird, Mallard, Pied wagtail, European robin, Goldfinch, Common kestrel, Barn swallow, Rook, Skylark, Lapwing and Eurasian curlew.
 We arrived back at the car, having had an excellent walk and celebrated with a cup of tea and coffee at the Tegg's Nose Cafe before we headed home.
 Tegg's Nose and Macclesfield Forest will in future be a Summer walk and we can look forward dry mud conditions and clean boots at the end of the day!

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