Saturday, 16 September 2017
Start time: 10:30
Moderate 12 miles / 19.3 km
16th Sept 2017, Start at 10.30 for a Moderate. 12 miles.
From the Ryles Arms, Higher Sutton, Hollins Lane. SJ942694
Ref only..Post Code SK11 0NN
Parking in the Pub C.P. (Please park at far end away from the entrance)
Directions from Macclesfield:
Take the A523 Silk Rd. Turn left at the first set of traffic beyond the end of the Silk Rd (signposted Sutton / Langley) onto Byrons Lane, going over a bridge and a sharp right bend.
Follow this road for a Kilometre and keep left past the On the left (a black & white) Old Kings Head Pub and immediately go under a canal bridge. Keep on and take the right fork ahead: this is Hollin LanePassing Rossendale Hall on the left, then up to the Ryles Arms after approximately one Mile
The walk; can be wet and muddy in places.
Gritstone Trail (G.T.) views of ShiningTor, Macclesfield Forrest, Teggs Nose, Shutlingsloe, The Roaches, Bosley Cloud, Mow Cop: with good weather many more views. We pass three well known Pubs to finish the day with refreshments at the Ryles Arms. Two refreshment stops as appropriate and depending on progress a late afternoon break. Bring your own refresments.
We start by crossing a field to Dyehouse cottages then on to Croker Hill on the Gritstone Trail (G.T.) to the Post Office Tower, via Fox Bank. Cross the A54 Congleton Rd up to Wincle Minn on the G.T. to Shell Brook, then a short climb to Dumkins ( a derelict cottage) We leave the G.T near here to reach the Dane Valley, after some relatively 'level' fields and a steep descent.
The next few miles follows the River to Danebridge and the Trout Farm; after passing the Ship Inn, we join a path towards Wincle.
We descend to Hogg Clough then a short incline to pass Hammerton Farm up a long gradual ascent and cross a field to reach the Wild Boar Inn. We cross the A54 over to the Inn, then a short section of the road to turn onto a path through Longgutter Farm to Brown Hill and across fields to reach Withenshaw Lane.
We descend this lane, past a farm and cut off right to cross fields past High Lee, down and up over a stream and field to eventually climb a " Very Steep" short climb to the Hanging Gate Inn.
We go by and down at the side of the Inn a short walk on a road then left on to the G.T to the Ryles Arms.
Grid reference: SJ942694
Nearest postcode: SK11 0NN
Start time: 10:30
This is a circular walk
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