Stockton Heath to Moore

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Fourteen walkers met at the London Bridge pub on the Bridgewater Canal at Stockton Heath. The weather was warm and sunny so coats were left in cars. The staff at the pub let us use their facilities and we chose our meals before setting off across the A49 and along Mitchell Street to the canal towpath at Thorne Marine. We walked along the canal Continue reading

Cheshire Ring: Little Bollington – Altrincham

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For today’s walk we met at the Swan With Two Nicks pub in Little Bollington, which we knew from a previous walk. The pub takes its name from the practice of marking ownership of swans with nicks on their beaks. The practice died out with the advent of ringing on the legs.
We left the pub in bright sunshine and soon crossed Continue reading

Cheshire Ring – Altrincham to Old Trafford – 28th February, 2019

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Sixteen walkers met at the Navigation Hotel in Broadheath near Altrincham, where the management had given us an exemption from the three hour maximum parking restriction and allowed us use of the “facilities”. The towpath was only a minute’s walk over the bridge from the pub and we set off along it towards Sale. Continue reading

Cheshire Ring Walk: Little Bollington – Lymm

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We met at “The Swan With Two Nicks” pub in Little Bollington. A smaller group this time, with our number reduced to eleven. Setting off along a cobbled lane past the picturesque White Cottage Tea Rooms, we passed under the canal via the Bollington Underbridge and then up steps on to the canal. There had been Continue reading

Cheshire Ring Walks

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Cheshire Ring

Grappenhall to Lymm – Bridgewater Canal

Having completed walking the Leeds Liverpool Canal, this was our first walk on the Cheshire Ring. This is made up of sections of six canals – the Bridgewater Canal, the Rochdale Canal, the Ashton Canal, the Peak Forest Canal, the Macclesfield Canal and the Trent and Mersey Canal.

To avoid the problems of getting back to the starting point Continue reading