Range Walking Club
Sunday 19th January 1992-Cheshire-Tarporley
We welcome 1992 with a set of walks based upon ideas by Chris Symes who led our team for many years until ! last summer when he moved to Tarporley in Cheshire. His new stamping ground is the Peckforton Hills stretching SW from Beeston Castle and he was so impressed with the quality of the walking there that he offered to put his group captain's hat on for one last time for the walks on Sunday, January 19th 1992.The scenery on all walks is rich and beautiful with the twin castles lending a mediaeval atmosphere. Chris hopes to join one of the walks on the day. All the walks will finish at the candle factory in Higher Burwardsley (523565) where a pub, cafe, toilets and shops await. We leave school promptly at 8.00 p.m. and will be back at school by 7.00 p.m. There will be a brief toilet stop at Tarporley on the outward journey. Please return slip with cheque (not cash) to Barbara Craine, School Office, by Thursday, 9th January 1992.

'A' Walk'
We leave Tarporley and follow the Sandstone Trail south to Beeston Castle gates (540491). Crossing the col below Peckforton Castle we rejoin the Sandstone Trail to Bulkeley Hill and down to the pub at (523545). Then SW across fields to Bickerton Hail, west to Maiden Castle (497528) and again on the Trail to Raw Head (508548) before completing our walk to the Candle Factory.

Distance: 17 miles
Ascent: 1500'
Leaders: Garfield Southhall and Ken Bryning

'B'+ Walk
Starting from Delamere Station (toilets here) we will walk westwards along the edge of Delamere Forest, joining the Sandstone Trail at Eddisbury Lodge. Turning south we then follow the trail through woods and Cheshire countryside to a well deserved lunch stop at a canal side pub. A hour or so stroll alter lunch via Beeston and Peckforton Castles brings us to the Candle Factory at Higher Burwardsley and the prospect of a cream tea!

Distance: 12 miles
Ascent: 1000' max
Leaders: Dave Purdy and Glenys Poole

'B' Walk
From Tarporley Church we wind our way through Cheshire meadowland and cross the Shropshire Union Canal before, below Beeston Castle, we commence a gentle climb through the Peckforton Hills to join the Sandstone Trail. This pleasant walk, which will probably be muddy underfoot, finishes at the candle factory in Higher Burwardsley.

Distance: 8 miles
Ascent: 350'
Leaders: Mike Wood and Ray Webb

'C' Walk
The walk commences at Beeston Castle where the Sandstone Trail is joined and proceeds south to the Peckforton Hills and the viewpoint at Bulkeley Hill. Descending through larch and pine woods a detour is made to the Bickerton Poacher to enable those in need of refreshment to enjoy a short stop before walking across fields to Gallantry Bank. A short ascent will bring us to Raw Head (746') the highest point on the Trail with its red chiseled cliffs more akin to the Wild West than West Cheshire! we bid farewell to the Trail at Raw Head Farm and walk north across fields to High Burwardsley and the candle workshop.

Distance: 7 miles
Ascent: 500' (+ 22 stiles)
Leaders: Peter Kenna and Derek Watchhorn