Saturday 03rd November 2018
Mr Darcy, studs, stags, streams and a giraffe feature on this eight and a half mile walk. There is a total of 750 feet climbing during the overall course of the walk. Some is on a pebbly gritstone and mud and stiles will be encountered.
Sat Nav: SK12 1TY (but advised to turn right at Rising Sun pub)
OS Explorer 268 Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Congleton Ref: SJ945845
Get onto the M60, heading towards Stockport and exit at junction 1 (Co-op Pyramid). Head for the A6 through Hazel Grove, so from the motorway slip road roundabout follow the signs for Cheadle and Station. The Audi garage is ahead of you, do not go ahead turn left onto a one way road. At the next junction there are traffic lights, turn right here, still signposted for station and go uphill. At the next roundabout take the second exit and then left at the next traffic lights and onto the A6. After approx 2 miles on this A6 road through Hazel Grove you will see the Rising Sun pub where the road forks. Take the right fork despite what the Sat Nav may say otherwise you will arrive at Norbury Hollow which is tricky. Stay on the road for 2 miles passing the Brookside Garden Centre. You may notice at this point the newly opened bypass. Condier using this on the way home to avoid the Hazel Grove bottleneck.Once you have passed the Bulls Head pub on the right you will see St Georges church steeple come into view. This is the centre of the village of Poynton with a novel roundabout. Here turn first left onto Park Lane. This road gently climbs past Waitrose for three quarters of a mile where you take the left turn onto Middlewood Road which is just past the Poynton Christian Fellowship Church. If you end up in Coppice Road you have gone too far. You should pass the brown sign for 'Anson Engine Museum'. Stay on Middlewood Road for about a mile passing Davenport Golf Course. Look out for a sign on the right for Jacksons Brick Works. Turn right here onto Poolhouse Road over a single track hump back bridge where you will see a housing development on the left called Melrose Crescent, keep straightahead into the Jacksons Brickworks car park.
'B' walk 8.5 miles
Leader:John/Kay Back Marker: John/Kay
Parking: Free at Jacksons Brick Works adjacentto the Middlewood Way and Caithness Stud Farm.