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Harder Walk, Wednesday, March 20th – Change of Walk & Leader

Please note that the “harder walk” on Wednesday, March 20th will now be led by Paul Upton and that the walk will be different to that which appears in the March circular. Our thanks go to Paul for offering to stand in for the original leaders. The details of the new walk are shown below.

Date of walk: 20/03/2024
Area of walk: Lud’s Church and The Roaches
Leader: Paul Upton
Telephone No: 0161 928 1752
Mobile No: 07464 472910
Bookings: psupton@icloud.com
Distance: 9.5 miles
Category: 2/3
Transport: 30 miles (£7.50)
Meeting time at Altrincham: N/A
Walk Start Time: 9.45.
Park Cars: Park at Gradbach Car Park (where leader will meet). Postcode SK17 0SU, GR 999664. Take A556 and turn off on A523 through Macclesfield, turn left onto Byrons Lane which turns into Hollins Lane. Turn left onto A54, then turn right just before the Rose and Crown Inn at Allgreave. Follow lane for 3.5kms, cross River Dane then turn hard right towards Gradbach, car park on right after 200m. Please get there as early as possible as the car park gets busy.
Details: Walk along the river Dane Forest wood. Follow paths up to the Lud’s Church chasm. Mud permitting walk through the chasm and exit on to the Roaches ridge walk with views over Rudyard Reservoir, the Cheshire plain and Welsh borders on a clear day, follow the ridge past Doxey Pool and the Roaches cliffs. Follow Paths to Naychurch and Churnet Way path (Ramshaw Rocks). Return via Black Brook nature reserve and paths crossing fields near Adlers Green and Little Hillend. Total Ascent 1660 feet. Detours available up Hen Cloud.

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