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10:30 Tue 19th Sep 2017 Hayfield
[Monica Brinkman]
MORE pics by Gail Nicholson - Kinder Resevoir in view
MORE pics by Gail Nicholson - Kinder Resevoir in view
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09:45 Thu 28 Sep 2017 - STALYBRIDGE Early start due to the length of the walk.
09:29 To Stalybridge from Man Vic.
09:18 from Man Picc, change at Guide Bridge.
08:28 from Crewe, change at Stockport.
07:55 from Chester, change at Crewe (08:28) and Stockport.
As usual, can you let me know what train you will be on in case of delays.

Walk Leader's report from Haslingden Grane - Thursday 21st September [Leader David Bratt]
Bravo to the noble 7 who set aside the foul weather forecast and showed up. First off we cleared the Clough Head cafe of xl toasted teacakes then set off across Calf Hey dam into the wet clag. After a tad of route experimentation we finally scaled Hog Low Pike and its trig 4555(happy Judith). Then a 1 mile underfoot challenging crossing of Egerton Moss. Lovely name. We did stretches of the GOW(Great Oswaldtwistle Way) notable for its obscure paths. At the 5 mile half way point Karen's fairies kicked in and provided an amazing weather turnaround. We had great views of Hog Low and the 3 reservoir chain. Then post lunch the sad event. Jess spotted a beautiful barn owl with a badly damaged wing. We gathered it up and Karen bless her left the walk to take it to Bury wild bird sanctuary.The owls outcome was assessed as bleak and is not yet known. In due course we left the Rossendale way and crossed Holden resr dam. Then passing it and Ogden resr we returned to Clough Head via Calf Hey dam. I was a mixed day in every way. Thank you septet for your most valued support.
Walk Leader's report from Hayfield - Tuesday 19th September [Leader Monica Brinkman]
21 of us were lucky enough to see Kinder at its September best. Glorious sunshine and almost no wind allowed us to walk freely along the Edges, enjoying 360 degree views from each of the three trig points visited. A big thank you to all who supported me on the day, and special thanks to Rosemary, who whilst accompanying me on my reccie, experienced Kinder at its September worst! Does the sun always shine for a first lead? Discuss....
Walk Leader's report from Rode Heath - Tuesday 19th September [Leader Judith Halman]
A beautiful September day the first for some time. 30 ramblers started the walk then down to 29 then in the afternoon up to 31. We made our way through the fields and woods and along the canal to Mow Cop our target for lunch ( the leader omitted to tell this at the start of the walk ) so lots of discussion on the way, worth the effort as the views were probable the best in Cheshire. Eric and Rhona joined us on the way back lovely to see them out walking with us. Sweets became rather short so Jelly Babies were heads and legs to go around all good fun. Great day due to all the banter and jokes mostly at my expense, thanks everyone, You make my day.

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Tue  26 Sep  10:30  GREAT BUDWORTH  665780  CW9 6ND Ice Cream Fm CP.
10 ml  Full Day  Leisurely  Bring lunch   Tel 01925571203.
Map   Directions by car   Weather
Tue  26 Sep  10:30  RAMSBOTTOM  SD 796163  BL0 9LU CP alongside Irwell Sculpture Trail.
14 ml  Full Day  Strenuous  Bring lunch   A circular Walk including Peel Tower, Pilgrims Cross, Bull Hill, Waughs Well and The Rossendale Way. Tel 07733551937.
Map   Directions by car   Weather
Thu  28 Sep  09:45  STALYBRIDGE from Stalybridge  958986  SK15 1RF Rly Stn.
14 ml  Full Day  Strenuous  Bring lunch   Linear walk from Stalybridge Rly Stn to Hadfield Rly Stn. Eastwood Nature Reserve, Mottram Old Hall, Swineshaw and Tintwhistle Moor. Precipitous descent. Dogs allowed & mine will be off its lead. Tel 07743946983.
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Thu  28 Sep  10:30  FARNWORTH  SD 747069  BL3 1EE Moses Gate CtryPk, first CP area.
10 ml  Full Day  Moderate  Bring lunch   Dogs on lead accepted. Tel 07985944503.
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Halton Group   Sun  1 Oct  Glossop
Warrington Group   Sun  1 Oct  Ashford in the Water
Vale Royal & Knutsford Group   Sun  8 Oct  Kettlewell
Area Coach   Tue  10 Oct  Ruthin
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