My walk, and what a start to the day. Rain and more rain. Met Matthew
and Sandra at Torkington and at Whaley Bridge, Tracey arrived. So a
small but select band.
The rain dogged us all along the canal, up and round the shoulder of
Broad Hey Hill to Redmoor Lane where we sheltered under some holly trees
for a quick hot drink.
Rain turned to sleet as we approached the Gritstone Trail and we were
lucky enough to find shelter in the tumbledown barn to the west of Cock
Knoll Farm where we had our picnic lunch. Whaley Moor was covered in
snow and on the path below the shoulder of the moor, the sleet was lying
in frozen shards. We did not deviate from the path to view the Dipping
Stone and all of a sudden the sleet and rain disappeared so the walk
down to Whaley via Stoneheads and Hockerley Hall was quite pleasant.
Of course, by the time we reached home, there was a peep of sun!
However, we felt very invigorated by the walk despite the weather.
(Approx 8.5 miles)
More Photos HERE