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Sue and Martin's Trips Programme

Archives - 2012

Tuesday 18 December Shutlingsloe - a traditional 5 km yomp - 7.30 pm from Trentabank car park (SJ 960 711), adjourning for Christmas Ale in the Leather's Smithy in Langley. 12 of us enjoyed a fine evening - blog report here.
Sunday 9 December

Christmas Walk and lunch. Due to popular demand - the same as in 2011!
A 16km stroll. Met at 10.00am at SK 157 563 on the A515 for a walk up Wolfscote Dale to Hartington. Lunch in the Charles Cotton Hotel. See here for more details. Blog report here.

Tuesday 27 November A Timperley Trundle - met 7.00 pm at Timperley Towers for a mince pie, then a stroll down the Bridgewater Canal towpath to the Swan with Two Nicks for a beer, before ambling back to Altrincham Metro Station via Dunham Golf Course.
Blog report here.
Tuesday 30 October A short walk from The Old Grapes Pub, just off Deansgate by its junction with Bridge Street, to Stretford.
Blog report here.
Sunday 14 October Calderdale Mountain Bike Marathon - 9 am from Sowerby Bridge. Blog report here.
Wednesday 26 September Styal - started from the Ship Inn (SJ 837 835) at 7.30 pm for a short stroll through Styal Woods. Blog report here.
August 31 to
September 14
Tour of the Oisans - a couple of weeks hutting in the Ecrins region, where GR54 vies with Corsica's GR20 for the title of 'toughest GR route'. We did the '13 day tour' suggested on page 16 of Kev Reynolds' Cicerone Guide, from 1 to 13 September. Here's our itinerary. Our report is here. Sue's report is here.
Wednesday 29 August Deepest Cheshire (3): Met at 7.30 pm at parking area adjacent to Redesmere Lake. SJ 849713. 8 km. After walk adjourned to Blacksmiths Arms in Henbury. (SJ 878736).
Blog report here.
Tuesday 21 August Etherow and Werneth Low Country Parks - met at The George in Compstall (SJ 964 906) at 7.30 pm for an 8 km jaunt through the scenic western edge of the Peak District.
Blog report here.
Tuesday 14 August Deepest Cheshire (2): A 9 km exploration of some of the footpaths affected by the new Alderley edge by-pass. Started 7.30 pm starting at The Stags Head - SJ 814 771.
Blog report here.
June 29 to August 6 A hut to hut trek across the Eastern Alps - Verona to Lake Constance. More details here. Reports here.
Thursday 21 June Arnside Knott from Silverdale. Met at Silverdale Hotel (SD 458 748) at 7.30 pm, for a pleasant stroll in the rain. There's a brief report included here.
June 16 to 23 A Coast to Coast route (Part 1) from St Bees to Reeth. Andrew and Gary are doing this on a B&B basis. Martin joined them on 20 June for the Patterdale to Shap section. The report on his backpack from Staveley to Patterdale, then Shap, and then to Burneside, is here.
May 11 to 24 TGO Challenge - Ardrishaig to Aberdeen. Follow our journey... see here for our day by day blog reports.
Friday 4 May Deepest Cheshire (1): Met 7.30 pm at Whipping Stocks on A50 south of Knutsford. SJ 768 747. 8.5kms. Blog report here.
Tuesday 24 April Beacon Hill - met 7.30pm at the Car Park in Simon's Lane above Frodsham (SJ 518 766) for a 10 km stroll at the start of the Sandstone Trail. See here for the 7 km route we did in 2004. Adjourned to the Bull's Head. Blog report here.
Saturday 14 April

The Calderdale Hike - 26 miles in Calderdale, starting at 8 am at Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club. Blog report here.

Wednesday 28 March “Furthest East to Furthest West of the UK Mainland”
Mick & Gayle's presentation on their 2011 trek, with Stockport Walking and Outdoor Group.
Thursday 15 March

The Salford Trail - stage 1 - Salford Quays to Clifton - 24 km (15 miles) or shorter if some 'loops' are missed out. Start at 10.30 am outside the Lowry Centre. This is a 'missing link' walk - the rest of the Salford Trail having been completed in 2011 - reports are here. The walk is laden with historical interest. Blog report here.

Tuesday 6 March Rivington Tower. Met 7.30 pm outside Rivington Visitor Centre - the Great House Barn on Rivington Lane at SD 628 138 - for a 7 km ramble up to the Pigeon Tower and Rivington PikeTower.
Adjourned for a beer not at the Ridgway Arms, Blackrod, but at the Spinners in Adlington, where we helped Lyn and Co come last in the pub quiz. Blog report here.
Tuesday 28 February A circuit from Marple Bridge - met in the Midland Hotel at 7.30pm for a 9 km amble to Strines, via Roman Lakes, and back via Peak Forest Canal. Brief blog report here.
Thursday 26 January

Audlem to Nantwich, 14km alongside the Shropshire Union Canal. Blog report here.

Sunday 8 January

A 10 (or so) mile Bimble with Sue Williams.
Met outside the Queen's Arms in Taddington (approx SK 145 710) off the A6 for a circuit via Monyash. Blog report here.