- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 21st January
- Welcome friends to the next decade, in more than one way,
of the FRHSA Walking Club. We hope you have a very Happy
New Year and trust you are all ready for the next series
of walks. As a gentle reintroduction after all the
feasting and festivities. our next walk, on Sunday, 21st
January, takes us to the South Cheshire/North Shropshire
area of the country. Most of the walks are through gently
undulating farm land and beautiful villages with meres
dotted here and there as additional pleasures. We leave
school as usual at 8.00 a.m. prompt and hope to be back
at 6.30 p.m. A toilet stop is available on the outward
route and at Whitchurch, where Cafe facilities are
available at the finish of the walk. The cost remains at
£3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. Please
complete the attached slip, indicating which walk you are
likely to join, and return it to Barbara Craine, School
Office, by Thursday, 11th January 1990. It is recommended
that boots are the order of the day as wet underfoot
conditions may prevail.
Starts at No Mans Heath on the A41 and follows the
Sandstone Trail southwards to Willeymoor Lock. We then
take the canal towpath to Steer Bridge then cross
pastureland through Norbury, rejoining the canal path to
Wrenbury for lunch. From here we then turn southwest and
follow the South Cheshire way through Marbury via 'Big
Mere' and then south to Alport and thus into Whitchurch.
Distance: 14 miles
- Ascent: Minimal
Leaders: Merion Williams and Dave Luty
A pleasant walk through the rolling Cheshire countryside.
Starting at Grindley Brook we follow the South Cheshire
Way through Wirswall to Marbury. This is a lovely village
in an attractive setting. The walk continues via the
Shropshire Union Canal bank to Wrenbury (another
beautiful village with green). After a short stop we
rejoin the South Cheshire Way and return to Marbury.
There is, for those so wishing, an opportunity to extend
this walk to Whitchurch via field paths. Thus making a B+
Distance: 'B' walk 10 miles, 'B+' walk 12½ miles.
- Ascent: Negligible.
Leaders: John Yabsley and Keith Ellard
An easy pleasant walk through the undulating South
Cheshire countryside just North of Whitchurch. The walk
starts at Grindley Brook (G.R. 551432 pathfinder Series
807, sheet SJ44/54), 1½ miles Northwest of Whitchurch on
the A41. We proceed Northeast along the towpath of the
Shropshire Union Canal, passing under the A49 and heading
eastwards to Church Bridge Lock (562465) just North of
the village of Marbury. From here we make our way
south-eastwards across fields (muddy) to a country road
and hence into Marbury. This will probably be the lunch
stop, with seats around a tree on the green and a pub
just opposite (real fires). After lunch we head generally
southwards, following part of the South Cheshire Way,
skirting 'Big Mere' to eventually join the Terrick Road
at 'The Mount'. From here we follow the road into
Whitchurch and to the car park.
Distance: 7¾ miles
- Ascent: 150'
Leaders: David and Janet Griffiths