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

Rufford Branch 23rd August 2018


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Today’s walk was originally planned for July but, bizarrely for England, was cancelled due to the hot weather! Because of holidays and other commitments our number was reduced to thirteen this time.

We parked our cars at the Ship Inn at Lathom and took taxi minibuses to the river lock at Tarleton where the canal meets the River Douglas. Continue reading


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At a celebratory meal at the L20 Restaurant in Bootle on 6th June, David Scott presented each walker with a certificate of completion of all 127 and a half miles of the Leeds Liverpool Canal. The certificates were designed and printed by Anne and John Blundell. Well done everyone!