Shutlingsloe - 1/1/11
Sue and Martin's Trips Programme

Archives - 2011

Tuesday 20 December Shutlingsloe - a traditional 5 km yomp - 7.30 pm from Trentabank car park (SJ 960 711), adjourning to the Leather's Smithy in Langley. Colin's report here.
Tuesday 13 December

Christmas Plod and lunch.
A 10km stroll along The Lancashire Trail from Coppull to Horwich with the East Lancs LDWA Plodders. Blog report here.

Sunday 11 December

Christmas Walk and lunch.
A 16km stroll. Met at SK 157 563 on the A515 for a walk up Wolfscote Dale to Hartington. Lunch in the Charles Cotton Hotel. Easy walk back. See here for more details. Blog report here.

Friday 9 December White Nancy (Bollington) - met at 7.30 pm in The Vale Inn (SJ 930 781) for fine ales and a 7 km, wintry stroll. Directions here. Blog report here.
14 to 21 November A week of winter sunshine in Madeira with Mick and Gayle at the Savoy Gardens Hotel, Funchal. Blog report here.
Thursday 10 November The Trans Pennine Trail and the Bridgewater Canal - met at 7.30 pm at The Vine, off Station Road, Dunham Woodhouses (SJ 724 878), for a 9 km amble on very easy paths.
Sunday 6 November A 20km circuit from Monyash. Blog report here.
Thursday 3 to
Friday 4 November
A Dark Peak Backpack, a 40km circuit from Glossop.
Blog report here.
Wednesday 2 November Cappadocia and the High Taurus - a one hour slide show for Stockport Walking Group - started at Hazel Grove Civic Centre, 8pm - adjourned to The Grapes. Report here.
Friday 28 to
Sunday 30 October
A trip to Fort William - the TGO Challenge Reunion at the Alexandra Hotel. Featuring a walk up Beinn Maol Chaluim, and another walk up Beinn Trilleachan. Routes and slideshow here.
Saturday 22 to
Sunday 23 October
Ramsoc weekend at Eyam. Blog report here.
Sunday 16 October 'Jump in the Lake' - a 26 km circuit from Hale, featuring Tatton Park, with East Lancs LDWA Group. Blog report here.
Friday 14 October

Around Audlem - 13 km along canal towpaths, lanes and paths, starting from car park in Audlem village at 9.00 am. Blog report here.

Wednesday 12 October The Lancashire Trail (Part 1) - St Helens to Abbey Lakes. A day out with East Lancs LDWA Group (Plodders Section).
Blog report here.
Sunday 9 October Calderdale Mountain Bike Marathon - 9 am from Sowerby Bridge. Blog report here.
Monday 3 October A Breath of Fresh Air - a 22 mile circuit from Conder Green. Blog report here.
Friday 23 to
Sunday 25 September
A trip to Bridge of Gaur, near Pitlochry. Blog report here.
Wednesday 21 September

Around Wilderspool - a short 7 km stroll from St Thomas' church, Stockton Heath (SJ 613 863) featuring North Cheshire's industrial heritage - viaduct, quay, transporter bridge, an industrial Roman settlement, a ship canal and a brewery.
Met outside the church at 7.30 pm. Blog report here.

[Take the A49 south from Warrington, cross the swing bridge into Stockton Heath, then turn right by the Red Lion into West Avenue. Turn right again and find a space at the far end of the car park.]

Tuesday 20 September

The Salford Trail. An East Lancs LDWA 'Plodders' walk on an 8 mile section of the Salford Trail. Started at 11.00am from Irlam Station (SJ 713 931). Blog report here.

Sunday 18 September

The Monsal Trail - a 20km (12.5 mile) circuit from Taddington, revisiting some of the Monsal Trail tunnels that we walked through in our youth and that have recently been reopened.  Blog report here.

3 to 14 September

Trekking in Cappadocia and the High Taurus.
Blog postings here.

Thursday 25 August Burrs and Summerseat - met 7.30 pm at Bury Metro Station for a 10 km walk to Ramsbottom, postponed from 2010. An excellent route. Returned by bus. Blog report here.
6 to 16 August

Martin goes (easy, very easy!) Alpine mountaineering:
The Haute Route - Chamonix to Zermatt.
Blog report here.

Thursday 28 July Another adventure with Notchy - Deepest Cheshire (2) - starting at 7.30 pm from The Golden Pheasent, Plumley Moor Road, Plumley - SJ 722 753.   7.95 km with 36 metres of ascent and lots of brine pumps. Blog report here.
Friday 15 July Lantern Pike, and the Snake Path - met at The Pack Horse (Market Street), Hayfield, at 7.30 pm for a summery 9 km jaunt over Lantern Pike and towards Kinder Reservoir via Carr Meadow, before descending back to Hayfield along the Snake Path. Blog report here.
30 June to 12 July Hutting in the Maritime Alps - a mix of mountain huts and Posta Tappas. Based on the route on Gillian Price's seven stage 'Alpi Marittime Trek'. Blog reports here.
11 to 18 June

A B&B backpack along the Dales High Way. From Saltaire to Appleby.
Day 1. Saturday 11/6. Saltaire to Ilkley - 12km, 332m ascent. Start lunchtime. Staying in Hotel.
Day 2. Sunday 12/6. Ilkley to Skipton - 17.2km, 525m ascent. Staying at B&B.
Day 3. Monday 13/6. Skipton to Malham - 20km, 635m ascent.  Staying at B&B.
ay 4. Tuesday 14/6. Malham to Stainforth - 15km, 518m ascent.  Staying in Giggleswick.
Day 5. Wednesday 15/6. Stainforth to Scar Top or Chapel le Dale - 21km, 851m ascent .  Staying with friends.
Day 6. Thursday 16/6. Scar Top to Sedbergh - 20.4km, 661m  ascent.  Staying at B&B.
Day 7. Friday 17/6. Sedbergh to Newbiggin - 17.6km, 854m ascent.  Staying at Brownber Hall.
Day 8. Saturday 18/6. Newbiggin to Appleby - 20.7km, 351m ascent.  Return by train.
Blog report here.

Thursday 9 June An adventure with Notchy - Deepest Cheshire (1) - started at 7.30 pm from The Egerton Arms, Chelford (on A537 Knutsford to Macclesfield Road) - SJ 807 752. 
9.16 km with 48 metres of ascent (but not all in one go!).
Report here.
Saturday 28 to
Monday 30 May
South West Coast Path revisited - Abbotsbury to Winfrith Newburgh. Report here.
Friday 13 May to
Thursday 26 May

The TGO Challenge - a 200+ mile walk across Scotland. Our route is published here - it's basically as follows:
13-15 May - Oban to near Bridge of Orchy
16-17 May - near Bridge of Orchy to Bridge of Gaur Guesthouse
18-19 May - Bridge of Gaur to near Dalwhinnie
20-23 May - Dalwhinnie to Balatter via Glen Feshie, Derry Lodge and Ben Avon
24-25 May - Ballater to North Water Bridge
26 May - North Water Bridge to Nether Woodston.

Blog reports are here (index to follow, start with the oldest posting and go up the page).

Wednesday 4 May Flash Bar - met at 7.30 pm at The Travellers Rest, Flash Bar (SK 031 678) for a 7 km scenic circuit to Three Shire Heads and back. Report here.
Sunday 17 April to
Thursday 21 April
A Lake District Backback. Martin was be joined by Poor Michael for a few nights on the tops, in preparation for the TGO Challenge. The blog reports are here.
Tuesday 12 April Simister - met at 7.30 pm at Heaton Park Metrolink station, for a 11 km walk with Alan and Sheila to Whitefield Metrolink station via the northern part of Heaton Park and the villages of Simister and Unsworth. Not forgetting refreshments at the Same Yet Inn. Report here.
Saturday 9 April The Calderdale Hike - 27 miles in Calderdale, starting at 8 am at Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club. A fine day out. Our team of four even got a trophy! Report here.
Friday 8 April A morning walk from Alderley Edge. 14 km in 4 hours, starting from the NT car park at SJ 859 772. Met there at 9.30 am for a glorious morning's walk. Report here.
Thursday 31 March
Parkgate and Neston - met at 7.30 pm at The Boathouse in Parkgate for a 8 km stroll featuring a disused railway line, Neston quay and Parkgate promenade. Report here.
Wednesday 16 March Dover to Cape Wrath - another slide show for Stockport Walking Group, this time delivered by Mick and Gayle - started at Hazel Grove Civic Centre, 8pm, adjourning as always to The Grapes. A splendid presentation.
Wednesday 23 February Day Walks in the Far West of the USA, from Arches to Yosemite - a one hour slide show for Stockport Walking Group - starts at Hazel Grove Civic Centre, 8pm -adjourned to The Grapes.
Wednesday 16 February A circuit from Marple Bridge - met in the Midland Hotel at 7.30pm. 8 km circircuit via the Hare & Hounds at Chadkirk, on a lovely evening. Brief report here - at the foot of the posting.
Wednesday 16 February A 14 km stroll from Timperley to Manchester, in search of a curry. Report here.
Tuesday 18 January

Timperley to The Swan with Two Nicks (Little Bollington), then return via Altrincham. 11 km. From Timperley Metro Station. Started at 7.30pm. Report here.
Sunday 16 January

A 'Challengers' stroll around Silverdale, aka 'Heather's Amble'. 21 km in 6 hours. Report here.