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Saturday 20th Jan - walk A details

Location: Hard Castle Crags

Leader

Keith Haycroft

Depart Time Stretford

8.30

Travel Time

1 hr

Grade

Moderate

Distance

10 miles

Map

 

Postcode

HX77AL

Grid Ref

 SD988-291

Approx Ascent

1900ft

Brief Description

This walk is a figure of 8, starting from Midgehole Car Park. We walk along the river passing Gidson Mill and Hardcastle Crags. Then up and past Walshaw, onto Wadsworth Moor. Here we drop down to Walshaw Dean Reservoirs. We start making our way back, passing Whitehill on our left and over New Laithe Moor towards Walshaw. We then swing left to Shackleton Knoll and the Nook, here we make a right turn onto the Haworth and Hebden Bridge Way. This takes us back to Hebden Vale. Don't forget your NT cards as non members will have to pay (not sure how much). Perhaps members could loan any spare cards to others. Toilets should be available at Gibson Mill. Some paths are good and others may be muddy.

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Saturday 20th Jan - walk B details

 

Location: Dunham Massey/Lymm

 

Leader

Bob Armstrong

Depart Time Stretford

9.30am

Travel Time

25 minutes

Grade

Moderate

Distance

8 miles

Map

Explorer 276 Bolton,Wigan, Warrington

Postcode

WA14 4SJ

Grid Ref

732875

Approx Ascent

0ft.

Brief Description

This is a different walk to the one planned. It is along minor roads, an old railway track and canal towpath. There should be no deep mud and blizzard conditions shouldn't stop us!! Park in the National Trust car park at Dunham Massey, free to National Trust members. Make sure you have a National Trust member in each car (with membership card) or it will cost you £6 to park. From the car park we take the road to Dunham Woodhouses, then a minor road to reach the old railway line to Lymm. On reaching Lymm there is a short road walk to the Bridgewater Canal which we follow to Little Bollington, calling at The Swan With Two Nicks for refreshments. It is then only a few hundred yards back to the car park.

 

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