15 ramblers had an epic 11 mile trek yesterday through some lovely Cheshire scenery and some equally epic mud! Starting at Arley Hall, recently featured as Tommy Shelby’s house on Peaky Blinders, we walked through fields, tracks and canal banks, often being quite acrobatic to negotiate kissing gates and deep mud at the same time. We had a quick snack stop at Marbury Country park and then took a detour to the lake to view the open water swimming pool! Wonder why no one was eager to try it out? Nearing the end of the walk we came to the beautiful village of Great Budworth, where the George and Dragon beckoned us to sample the array of food and drink on offer. Suitably refreshed, but with some reluctance to leave the fireside, we continued the final 2.5 miles back to the cars at Arley, just beating the closing time of 5:30 pm. Thanks to Margaret Schumacher for the recce and leading the walk.
The next ramble is on Thursday 7th November and will be to Daresbury in Cheshire. Details to follow.