We usually meet on the last Wednesday of each month and on the second Tuesday of every other month, at 9:30am by the village hall. Walks are not long or strenuous; 5 or 6 miles on average, each with a different leader. Come along to see the countryside in all its moods, sometimes bathed in sunshine, often with a shower or two, even perhaps with a carpet of snow!


Our walkers might pass stone-age remains, badger setts and tracks, and fascinating old farmhouses and cottages. They will certainly enjoy sweeping views over the Cheshire plain, Peak District panoramas of hills and dales, and gentler scenery by canals and parkland in Lyme, Alderley and Ladybrook.

You are guaranteed a friendly welcome when you join us.
Do come!

Group Leader David Burke

walking@highlaneu3a.org.uk

 

 

 

2019 Walk Programme 

Month

Day

Date

Leader(s)

January

Tuesday

Wednesday

8

30

Jeff Mortimer

Richard Hedley

February

Wednesday

27

Jeff Robinson

March

Wednesday

27

Mike/Sandra Moran

April

Tuesday

Wednesday

9

24

Shelagh Stokes

Ruth/Dave Smith

May

Tuesday

Wednesday

7

29

Sam/Irene Chappell

Walter/Freda Mason

June

Tuesday

Wednesday

11

26

Merlyn/Joyce Young

Steve/Ann Reynolds

July

Wednesday

31

Louanne/Peter Collins

August

Tuesday

Wednesday

13

28

Jeff Robinson

Ron/Marje Rennell

September

Wednesday

25

Brian/Alison Allerton

October

Tuesday

Wednesday

8

30

Richard Hedley

Merlyn/Joyce Young

November

Wednesday 27 Sam/Irene Chappell


WALK REPORTS

 

Walk report – Tuesday 8th January

 

Unusually, today's walk started and ended at the Village Hall, with a pub lunch included. Jeff Mortimer led thirteen of us through High Lane village to pick up a footpath at the Woodside Tennis Club. We then walked by the primary school and recreation ground to cross the railway line and pick up the Goyt Way footpath. This took us by Elmerhurst Cottage and then along a track towards Platt Wood Farm. Here we took a climbing path to enter Lyme Park over a ladder stile. Crossing the west edge of Lyme Park revealed lovely views of Manchester and the Cheshire Plain. We left Lyme park at West Parkgate and then traversed some fields to pass near Keeper's Cottage and then on to Birchencliff, which is an unusual hamlet, now converted to holiday lets. After this we proceeded along Shrigley Road to pick up a path at Harrop Brow, passing Lockgate Farm and then on to Middlewood Way. At the site of the old Higher Poynton station some of us ate a packed lunch while most of us went to the nearby Boar's Head and enjoyed a pub lunch and some liquid refreshment.

 

After lunch it was simply a leisurely walk along the canal towing path to the Bull's Head in High Lane and then back to the Village Hall.

 

 

Jeff Mortimer

 

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