Walks 2015

Macclesfield Forest

Ascending Nessit Hill

Ridgegate and Trentabank Reservoirs
from Nessit Hill

Shining Tor and Forest Chapel
from Nessit Hill

from Nessit Hill

Lunch in the porch ...

... at the Forest Chapel

Sutton Common Mast from the Forest

Apedale: a sunset walk

Macclesfield Forest on a snowy day, February 2015

Ridgegate Reservoir and the Leather Smithies

Looking west with the Jodrell Bank Telescope

mostly conifers

A glimpse of Teg's Nose

nearing the top of the forest

deciduous trees

Shining Tor (right)

Cat & Fiddle (centre skyline) from Charity Lane


after lunch

near the Standing Stone

Shing Tor in the sun


The Memorial Wheel

Three Shire Heads
March 2015

The Cumberland Brook

from the Cumberland Brook

Up to Whetstone Ridge

Above Reeve Edge Quarry

Along the Dane

Shutlingsloe from Cut-Thorne Hill

Cannock Chase
March 2015

Adorning the Glacial Boulder

The Stepping Stones on the Sherbrook

Keele and Silverdale
March 2015

Keele Hall

Keele Church

Whixall Moss
April 2015

Venturing on the Moss

The old peat works

Along the old railway track

The owl is still there!

The Llangollen Canal
with an owl on the pole

Lifting bridge

Wildboarclough to Gradbach and Three Shire Heads
April 2015


Down to Gradbach

Across the Dane

Two new lambs

Three Shire Heads

Flash to Three Shire Heads
April 2015

The Old Methodist Chapel, Flash


Two more new lambs

The Dane

Three Shire Heads

The Dane Valley

Then the crowds arrived!

The Pub in Flash

Audlem and the Shropshire Union Canal
May 2015

Canal crane

Outside the Shroppie Fly

Up the flight of locks

Bridge 74 ...

... with its rope guard


From Hawksmoor bridge

Highfields Farm

St James Church, Audlem

Pre-Christian emblem in the porch

The Endon Well Dressing, Cheddleton, Ipstones & Consall Forge
May 2015

The Main Well in Endon

Other contributions

The nursery school effort

A secondary well

The Old Wesleyan Chapel

1701 cottages

Cheddleton Railway Depot on the Churnet Valley Railway- start of the walk


The restored cross

Spiritholes Wood

Whitehough Dovecote

Whitehough Hall

St Leonnard's, Ipstones

The Chapel House near Belmont Hall

The Black Lion, Consall Forge

The Caldon Canal

"Thomas Day" on the Churnet Valley Railway; train leaving Consall Forge for Cheddleton

... and returning to Froghall

Steam service

Oakmeadow Ford Lock

Nearing the end after nearly nine miles

Cheddleton, Coombes Valley, Sharpcliffe Hall & Consall Forge
May 2015

Cheddleton Station

Coombes Valley

Inquisitive Horses

Sharpcliffe Hall

Descending the Devil's Staircase to ...

... Consall Forge

Specia Wedding Train leaving Consall Forge Station

Back along the Caldon Canal

The train returning to Froghall

The special running north again through Cheddleton station

The route
Phone Screenshot

Audlem, the Shropshire Union & Hankelow
June 2015

The Shroppie Fly, Audlem

Canada Geese near the Marina

Distances on the Shropshire Union

The South Cheshire Way

The Weaver Crossing

Hankelow Hall

Corbrook Court

Audlem Baptist Curch

St James the Great

The route
Phone Screenshot

Earl's Hill, Pontesbury
July 2015

Earl's Hill

Over the Pontesford Brook

Steeply up Pontesford Hill

Earl's Hill: on the windy summit

Annotated screen shot

Tittesworth Reservoir
July 2015

Hen Cloud and the Roaches from the visitor's park


The Reservoir Dam Wall

The Route
phone screen shot

Distance and Time
phone screen shot

Macclesfield Forest with Rebecca
August 2015

Rebecca and Pat on Nessit Hill


Forest Chapel

Oatcakes at the Nice Nosh

The route

The Wrekin and Iron Bridge with Rebecca
August 2015

on the summit (unfortunately blurred!)

The route

The Iron Bridge

Caer Caradoc
August 2015

Willstone Hill

Willstone with Caer Caradoc

Amanita Rubiscens ?

Ascending Caer Caradoc

Willstone Hill from Caer Caradoc

On the summit

Practical Oxymoron?

The route

Brown Clee Hill
September 2015

Abdon Burf
from Abdon Church Hall car park

Clee Burf from the access road

Clee Burf summit
Abdon Burf behind

Abdon Burf from the col

Looking back to Clee Burf

The air crew memorial

Approaching Abdon Burf

Pat on the summit

The route

The distance

The Stiperstones
September 2015

Corndon Hill
from the Stiperstones ridge

The Devil's Chair

Looking back along the ridge
The Devil's Chair - left

Earl's Hill

The figure of eight route


Rodney's Pillar
Breiddon Hills
October 2015

Foggy arrival at the trig. point

The foggy pillar

Clearling a bit

Amanita Rubiscens ?

Still misty on the way down

Distance ~ 6 miles & 1000 ft.
including inadvertent diversion!

Ilam & Dovedale
October 2015

Thorpe Cloud from the Hall garden

Castern Hall

At the junction between Hall and Dove Dales

Ilam Rock

Ilam Church

Autumn from the Hall

The UK Atlas App

The OS app

OS App: the mileage is too long; the time, too short

The Great Orme
October 2015

Conwy Bay




The summit (672 ft.)

Not for us!
the tram at the middle station

stitched picture

The walk (~ 5miles)

Dawn over the Little Orme
from our hotel window

Newborough Warren
October 2015


The Llyn Peninsular

The walk

The distance

Cannock Chase
November 2015

The Sherbrook

& ~450 feet
after lunch

Walk back from Stoke after helping at the RSC Children's event
November 2015

Cannock Chase
in some drizzle
December 2015

well deserved lunch

The Sherbrook river

Apedale; last walk of the year
December 31st 2015

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