Some nice walks with the Bollington Real Ale Ramblers.
Just a short-ish (8 miles) day walk but still a very nice walk. It follows the boundary of the Cheshire town of Bollington and covers both the flatlands of the Cheshire Plain and hilly edges of the Peak District.
Starting and finishing at the same point (SJ 922775), the weather was fine but very muddy under foot, and by a strange coincidence we got back just as a beer festival was starting!
A cracking day out with old friends and new.
The Dragon’s Back Challenge – 23rd April 2017
A two-day walk through the Peak District, starting at Hulme End, over the Dragon’s Back to Buxton for an overnight stop and back to Bolly via the Goyt Valley.
Heading towards Buxton at Harpur Hill a strange white river was seen… turns out it’s the result of lime burning, which ended a long time ago. All explained here.
The last big climb of the day was up to Solomon’s Temple then pitched up the tents for a fun Saturday night out in Buxton.
After a few steep ups & downs either side of the River Goyt, White Nancy was soon in view again and we knew the Cotton Tree wasn’t far away for some much needed refreshments! Cheers BRARs, another great ramble.
The Thief’s Neck – 11th June 2017
A pub for breakfast, a pub for dinner, a pub in the afternoon and a pub for tea!
Nice walking weather as we set off, but there was still some boggy bits to negotiate on this walk into the Cheshire flatlands. The Legh Arms all-you-can eat breakfast was spot on!
Lots of greenery along the way, but no photography allowed at the old Woodford aerodrome.
We made it back to Bolly via the the Bollin Way & the Admiral Rodney in Prestbury, getting back to the Cock & Pheasant in good time but my phone battery had ran out, so I’ve got more pics, and no plot of the walk – but I think it was about 14 miles and something like this…