Walks 2018

Walk to pickup prescription from the Doctor's

Cold walk round Apedale with lunch at the museum

The mining monument

Wildboarclough and Cumberland Brook, January 2018

Ascending Cumberland Brook

With Shutlingsloe

The top of Cumberrland Brook

Macclesfield Forest: Nessit Hill to Forest Chapel
February 2018

Trentabank Reservoir

Tegg's Nose

Forest Chapel & Shining Tor

On Nessit Hill


Shining Tor in the sunshine

Forest Chapel

Probably about 7.5 km

Toot Hill & Forest Chapel
February 2018

Icy puddles

The Leather Smithy

Nessit Hill over the Ridgegate Reservoir

Tegg's Nose

Up towards Toot Hill

Woods, worhty of Gabrielle Munter

The deciduous section, reminiscent of the Alps


Near the top

Forest Chapel; ideal for lunch out of the wind in the porch

The steep, icy road down

Actually about 10 km.

Macclesfield Forest after the strong winds
March 1992

Up to the Standing Stone

Shining Tor

The Cat & Fiddle

The first wind damage, encountered and circumvented

The major damage:
more than 100 m. to get round on a steep slope with difficulty

Cannock Chase
April 2018

Sherbrook River

The route

Silverdale and Keele
April 2018

The Church and the Greenway

Quarry Bank, Keele

The route

Apedale (half route map only)

Apedale, May 2018


The thermal ventilating shaft

Nearly home!

Shining Tor with the new SCR
May 2018

Rachel Bright and Partner

The SCR group with Chris Wain on the left

Photo: Chris Wain

On Cat's Tor


On Shining Tor

Decending to Errwood

Near Errwood

Cat's Tor and Shining Tor from Errwood

Apedale, June 2018

The observatory on the top

Apedale with Rebecca
June 2018

Stone to Trentham
on the Trent & Mersey Canal
June 2018

Stone: the Canal marker

Meaford lock

Comma Butterfly


Bridge 100

Barlaston Swans


The Wedgwood Factory

Trentham Lock, Stoke-on-Trent

The Longton Brook Greenway

The Route

July 2018

Well dressings; The well itself

The Town display

Walk over the golf course to the Goyt Valley

The entry to the Burbage Tunnel
Cromford & High Peak Railway

The walk

Rapid climb to Solomon's Temple, Buxton

The railway in the park

The Stiperstones
August 2018

Corndon Hill

Manstone Rock, the summit

Scramble start

On the top


The Devil's Chair and other Outcrops on the Stiperstones

The route

Delamere Forest with Nigel Bird
August 2018

Meeting Nigel's train at the station

The Sandstone Trail through part of the forest

Picnc lunch with Nigel

Selfie of all three

Pale Heights

The route -
further than we intended!

Cannock Chase
August 2018

The German War Cemetery

Climbing up from the Sherwood Brook

On the Chase

The Route

Caer Caradoc
Peter only
September 2018

Church Stretton Railway Station

The Bottom Track

Willstone Hill

Nearing the top

Sheep in the shade

The Lawley

Seventy Years since my first ascent!
taken by a passer by

Three fingers rocks

Abdon Burf on the Brown Clee Hills
September 2018

The start

The summit from the Village Hall car park

Red Indian Seat outside the Village Hall

The unusual library

Toilng up

Caer Caradoc in the distance

The summit


Clee Burf and Titterstone Clee Hill

Fifty years since our first visit!

The summit


The route

The Wrekin
September 2018

Toiling up to west ridge

Caer Caradoc

The Brown Clee Hills

The summit


Walks to and from lunch and round Apedale
December 2018

Rainbow on the way to lunch

The Apedale memorial

Apedale and Peter's 84th birthday

The Cake

Christmas Cactus

Potraits in Apedale

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