Fifteen members of the Rambling group, plus a four legged friend, enjoyed a lovely walk today in bright sunshine. Starting from the outskirts of Frodsham we followed the Carriage Drive into the woods climbing upwards towards Helsby Hill. Having clambered down then climbed up, we emerged onto the crag of Helsby Hill, and took the opportunity to have a quick break whilst enjoying the lovely views which enabled us to see as far as the cathedrals on Hope street.
Walking on, we passed Helsby Quarry and Nature Reserve which unfortunately was cordoned off for road repairs, we emerged into the lovely village of Alvanley. From the village we once again took to the fields and having stopped for a brief lunch stop, walked on until we picked up part of the Cheshire Sandstone Trail which led us through some ancient woodlands with some very slippery paths before eventually returning to our start point, some 7 miles later, at the Netherton Hall pub, where some of us enjoyed an outdoor socially distanced drink. Thanks to Alan and his four legged friend, for a great walk today and more importantly for organising the sunshine! The next ramble (lockdown restrictions permitting) will be on 5th November, and will be a 7.5mile flat walk on the Mawdsley Jubilee Trail.