Walks 2016

Silverdale and Keele
January 2016

The burning wood
from Pepper Street

On Keele Bank


by bus

The Kidsgrove Tunnel

The Scotia Valley Way

One of several new culverts under roads

arrival in Burslem

Burslem Park

About five miles, with anotherfrom the bus stop to home

From Stoke to the Harecastle Tunnel & then Tunstall
January 2016

"Another Gift"
opposite the Kings Hall, Stoke

Stoke, St Peter's

Stoke: the former junction with the Newcastle Canal

restored bottle kilns

Etruria: looking south

The junction ...

with the Caldon Canal, left

The Wedgwood round house

The defaced sign for the former Burslem junction

The Middleport Pottery

The modern Steelite pottery

Lunch at Westport Lake

Arrival at the Harecastle Tunnels

The original Brindley bore; long disused

The Telford bore

The fanhouse for the tunnel

Looking south towards Stoke

Climbing up to the "Golden Flame"
llandscaping not yet complete

The many messages embedded in the statue


The Town Square

The Loop Line
Ccobridge to Tunstall
January 2016

Moorcroft Pottery

Towards Burslem

Burslem Station

The Burslem Greenway

The smokebox from a North Staffordshire Loco

The Sacred Heart Church, Tunstall

The Tunstall Shard

The Scotia Valley Greenway

Wheels from a North Staffordshire Loco

add a mile extra for the bus stop to & from home

Trentham Gardens to Stoke
along the Trent and Mersey Canal
February 2016

The Sutherland Mausoleum

The Longton Brook Greenway

At the end of the Trentham branch of the NS Railway

The Sideway Development

Rail and Canal

The Britannia Stadium

The Incinerator

Whieldon Road

Four and a half miles

Trent & Mersey Canal
Stone to Trentham Gardens


The Canal at the Star Inn

The Old Workhouse

The former Joules Brewery

The Stone Locks


The Wedgewood Factory

Trentham Lock
the City Boundary

Caldon Canal
Etruria to Stockton Brook

The Industrial Museum

Bottle Kilns

Lift Bridge; now automated

Bridge 20

Lunch at the Engine Lock

A further automated bridge

The Stoke City Boundary

Approaching Stockton Brook

2007 sculpture

The end today, and the way on to Leek and Froghall

Back by bus to the Festival Park
The Wedgewood House

The Junction
Caldon Canal to the left

The bridge back to the car

The extra bit

and the extra distance

Caldon Canal
Stockton Brook to Leek
March 2016

Stockton Brook

The junction for the Leek branch (right)

Bridge 35 on the Caldon

From bridge 1 on the Leek branch

Hollinhay Wood

The Leek Tunnel

The South entrance

View through the North entrance

Just over 6 miles

Caldon Canal from the Leek Branch to Cheddleton

Bridge No. 1, Leek Branch

Bridge No. 35, Caldon Canal

The Aqueduct carrying the Leek Branch over the Cauldon Canal

The Cheddleton Flint Mill
The North Mill

The South Mill

Under the road

Bridge near Cheddleton Station

Cauldon Canal: Cheddleton to Froghall
March 2016

Froghall Station; start by bus; finish on foot

Cheddleton Flint Mill; start on foot

Cheddleton, Station Bridge

Churnet Valley Railway

not actually for lunch!

The Black Lion, Consall Forge

Cherry Eye Bridge

Froghall Tunnel


the other end

through to the lime basin

The Basin

Froghall, Ipstones and Foxt, March 2016

Froghall Basin

False turn across the canal

Cherry Eye Bridge to turn off to Ipstones

Foxt Church
St Mark the Evangelist

Crossing one of several streams

Tramway bridge over the path

The Froghall Limestone Tramway

Macclesfield Forest 2016

From Nessit Hill

Shining Tor


Forest Chapel


Sutton Common mast

Tegg's Nose

Brimstone Butterfly

Trentabank Reservoir

Gradbach to Three Shire Heads
May 2016


Lambing time


The Dane

Three Shire Heads


Gradbach Methodist Chapel

Apedale and the Steam Gala
May 2016

Excursion train

Busy scene

Bluebell time

Macclesfield Forest and Tegg's Nose
May 2016

White Campion


Forest Chapel

Charity Lane


Bluebells in the sun

Tegg's Nose

Up Saddler's Way


Earl's Hill, Pontesbury
June 2016

Earl's Hill

The summit

The May is out.

The lowest point

Pink Campion

After struggling along the non-existent path!

Stiperstones & the Shrophire Hills shuttle
June 2016


Opposite the pub

The Shuttle bus
Bridges to Snailbeach


Climbing above Snailbeach

One of the mine chimneys

Bavaria. A walk along the Ostersee and a boat on the Starnberger See
July 2016

Iffeldorf (blurred!)

Between islands on the Ostersee

The Herzogstand from the Ostersee

Setting off from Seeshaupt on the Starnberger See

Seeshaupt Kirche

On the boat

After arrival in Tutzing

Rodney's Pillar, Briedden Hills
July 2016

In the car park

Fishing Pool

The Pillar

Middleton Hill

A heavy shower

Steeper way down

Win Hill
Outing from Buxton
July 2016

Bamford Edge

Ladybower Reservoir from Thornhill Carry

Looking South

Bradwell Cement Works

The ascent to Win Hill

The summit

Mam Tor to the West

Ladybower to the North

Looking back at the summit

Lose Hill and Mam Tor

Final glimpse

Walking with shoulder troubles


Solomon's Temple, Buxton
July 2016

Lime worker

The Temple

Looking North towards Win Hill

The Opera House & Pavillion Gardens

Axe Edge

Shutlingsloe from Trentabank in Macclesfield Forest
August 2016


The summit

Sutton Common and the Cheshire Plain

Toot Hill in Macclesfield Forest

Shining Tor (on the right)

The Macclesfield Forest reservoirs from Buxtor's Hill

Looking back at Shuttingsloe

Meadow Brown Butterfly

Moel Famau
August 2016

Lunch by the reservoir

On to Offa's Dyke path

Gorse and heather

The summit

Offa's Dyke Pat

arriving at the Jubilee Tower

Eighty one next week

The descent

View from the car park; Offa's Dyke Path along the ridge; Moel Famau to the left

Nessit Hill, Macclesfield Forest, with Sarah & Kevin
August 2016

81st Birthday walk on Nessit Hill

with Sarah & Kevin


Forest Chapell
decorated for the rush bearing service

The last lap

Macclesfield Forest
September 2016

Ridgegate reservoir and Tegg's Nose
from Nessit Hill

Shutlingsloe from Toot Hill

The Stiperstones
October 2016

The view to the West

Manstone Rock

The Devil's Chair

Earl Hill

Alstonefield, Hall and Mill Dale

Alstonefield Church


Hall Dale

Pickering Tor

Ilam Rock

Narrow Dale, Gypsy Bank and Wolfscote Dale

Up Narrow Dale

A Belted Galloway Bull

The start of the Gypsy Bank descent

Looking South

Looking North with the sun out

Descent of Gypsy Bank

Dipper on the Dove

Wolfscote Dale

The Long Mynd with Jana & Franz Slemr
October 2016

Jack Mytton Way to the ridge
Photo: Franz Slemr

Photo: Franz Slemr

The ridge road
Photo: Franz Slemr

Photo: Franz Slemr

with Jana & Franz
Photo: Franz Slemr

Caer Caradoc
Photo: Franz Slemr

Townbrook Valley
Photo: Franz Slemr

Photo: Franz Slemr

Photo: Franz Slemr

St Mary's Church, Church Stretton
Photo: Franz Slemr

Cannock Chase
December 2016

Katyn Memorial

The Chase

The Stepping Stones


Some of the Christmas Walks, 2016

Silverdale, Keele & the Uni.

Excercise on the Lyme Parkway

Canaletto Jigsaw

Funghi on Sneyd Avenue

Round the Block

Uni, Keele & Silverdale

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