- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 14th February
- The next walk has been arranged for Sunday, 14th February
in the area along the Staffordshire/Cheshire border,
South and East of Congleton. As usual there will be three
walks each starting in a different place but all will
converge on, and finish at, The Harrington Arms, Bosley
(916657) for the now traditional Hot-pot meal. Although
this is not an area known for its hills much of the 'A'
and 'B' route is along ridges, and, if the weather is
kind to us, there are splendid views across the Cheshire
plain to Wales and East to the Pennines. The Cloud is
also a fine viewpoint. All walks are shown on 0.S.
Landranger Map Sheet 118-Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield. We
shall leave school at 8.00 a.m. promptly and have a brief
convenience stop at Sandbach if required. There are no
toilets at the various starting points. We hope to be
back in Formby between 7.30 pm and 8.00 p.m. The cost of
the walks is £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children.
please indicate on the attached slip which walk you are
likely to join and return it to Barbara Crane at school
by Thursday, 4th February.
The 'A' walk will start at Milton on the Northern edge of
Stoke-on-Trent at the point where the A53 crosses the
Caldon Canal (902506). Starting along the tow-path
leading North we shall soon join the headwaters of the
River Trent and follow them to Knypersley Reservoir and
Country Park. The route continues through the village of
that name (8856), along an old railway track past
Biddulph, and then climbs in a North-westerly direction
to the ridge at Cheshire Close (870588). The route then
continues North-eastwards to Nick i' th' Hill, Congleton
Edge, Overedge, Timbersbrook, and to the summit of The
Cloud (904637). from there a steep descent leads to a
minor road which crosses the River Dane and a short
stretch across fields will bring us to the Harrington
Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: approx. 1000'.
- Leaders: Patrick Ferguson and Tom Dillon
This will start at the village of Scholar Green (835537)
and cross the canal to the East by one of the bridges. A
track across meadows leads up to Mount Pleasant and the
Old Man of Mow. Here a Folly has been built on top of a
spectacular outcrop of rocks. We shall then follow the
Staffordshire Way in a North-easterly direction to
Cheshire Close, from which point the route will be the
same as that of the 'A' party.
- Distance: Approx. 1000'
- Leaders: David Guiver and Arthur Jones
This will start near Mossley Hall (880615) after a visit
to Congleton. If the weather is good we shall take the
same very gentle route as the 'A' and 'B' parties to the
top of The Cloud, and then divert to look at the river
and canal system in square 9065, before proceeding to the
Harrington Arms. If the weather is poor the route may be
mainly along the canal.
Distance: 6½ miles
- Ascent: 500'.
Leaders: Phil Morgan and Ken Lamb