Christmas Coach Trip to Hayfield Sat Dec 9th

    Saturday 9th December
Christmas walks and meal. Coach trip to Hayfield. Pick-up points. 9:00 Nags Head. Terry's 9:05 & Stretford 9:15
  A) Walk Info  
Leader  --------- Bill Platt
Phone numbers  --------- 962-5046
Grade & Distance  --------- 8 miles Mod
Approx. ascent   ---------  
Brief Description  ---------  
  B) Walk Info  
Leader  --------- Bob Armstrong
Phone numbers  --------- 962-1659
Grade & Distance  --------- 7.5 miles Mod
Approx. ascent   --------- 1000 feet over a distance of 3 miles and a further 300 foot over 1/4 mile.
Brief Description  --------- From Hayfield we take the Sett Valley Trail to Birch Vale. We then take the Pennine Bridleway to climb steadily to just below the summit of Lantern Pike and continue to Blackshaw Farm. A further mile then to Hollingworth Farm. From there we cross the A624 and take the path parallel to the road and then across Middle Moor to the shooting cabin. Here we join the Snake Path back downhill into Hayfield.
  C) Walk Info  
Leader  --------- John Proctor
Phone numbers  --------- 07472-732-332
Grade & Distance  --------- 4 miles Easy
Brief Description  --------- The walk starts in the Sett Valley Trail car park and proceeds along the disused railway line towards New Mills. On reaching Birch Vale we turn right and after visiting the cafe on Station Road, we proceed into Spinnerbottom, Stich Lane, Aspinall Road leading to Aspenshaw Hall for a short break. The Buckleys were the original owners of the 18th centuryAspenshaw Hall, who pioneered the opening up of mills and manufacturing in this area around the River Sett. Returning on to Swallow House Lane via Laneside Road and back in to Hayfield, via Chapel House Lane and returning to the coach, to change for the meal at the Royal Hotel. 
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