- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 8th April 1990-The Peak
- Our walks on Sunday, 8th April take us to The Roaches and
surrounding hills which are in the Peak District area.
The countryside offers fine variety in landscape from
picturesque woodland to rugged moorland. The coach will
leave school at 8.00 a.m. prompt and we aim to return by
8.00 p.m. There will be a short convenience stop on the
outward journey at Knutsford Services. The cost of the
coach remains at £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for
children. Please indicate on the slip below which walk
you are likely to join and return it with payment to
Barbara Craine, School Office, by Thursday, 29th March
1990. Boots and warm waterproof clothing are considered
essential as all walks cross open moorland and even in
April can be subject to cold winds. All parties will
finish walks at Tegg's Nose Country Park where toilet
facilities will be available.
Starts at the village of Upper Hulme approx. 4 miles
Northeast of Leek on the A53. After a short walk along
country lanes we climb to attain the ridge of The
Roaches, the entire length of which is followed Northwest
to Lud's Church (987656). From here we proceed Northeast
past the Youth Hostel at Gradbach and follow the river to
Three Shires Head (Junction of Derbyshire, Cheshire and
Staffordshire). We then cross open moorland to the Cat
and Fiddle Pass before climbing Shining Tor-559 metres
(994738). Our route descends Northwest to Lamaload
Reservoir before turning Southwest to cross pleasant
fields to Tegg's Nose Country Park.
Distance: 14 miles
- Ascent: 2000'
Leaders: Patrick Ferguson, Ian Mitchell and Tom Dillon
Follows same route as the 'A' walk as far as Lud's Church.
From there the route follows the river Westwards to
Danebridge. We then turn Northeast along country lanes
and across field to pick up the Gritstone Trail (as for
'B' walk) which is followed to Tegg's Nose Country Park.
Distance: 11½ miles
- Ascent: 1800'
- Leaders: Arthur Jones and John Hughes
'B' Walk (Maps: White Peak 1:25000 or
Sheet 118 1:50000)
Starts on the A523 North of Rushton Spencer and follows
the Gritstone Trail over fields then along a canal bank,
crossing the River Dane at Barleyford. We continue North
with woods on the left and a view of The Roaches to the
right. Climbing gradually to the top of Wincle Minn
(1260') we then descend to cross the A54 followed by a
slightly steeper ascent to the British Telecom mast at
1324' (934676). There are good views all around from here
and along the ridge Northwards to Foxbank (938697).
Footpaths take us to Bottoms Reservoir and the final
climb to Tegg's Nose car park.
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 1400'
Leader: David Guiver
This is a delightful walk with some climbing to do at the
beginning and end but will be done at a very gentle pace,
no greater than traffic in and out of Formby at rush
hour! It starts at Bosley Reservoir and we climb up to
Sutton Common on Croker Hill -660'. Watch out for
rabbits, wild deer and horses (tame). From Croker Hill we
take the same route as the 'B' party via the Gritstone
Trail to Tegg's Nose. The ascent towards the end at Teggs
Nose is some 500' but with time to stop and admire the
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 1200'
- Leader: Phil Morgan