Sunday, 23 December 2012

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

2 December 2012 Kettleshulme

Sunday 2nd December, Kettleshulme 

On a bright but crisp morning, 24 of us set out from the parking spot half a mile above Pott Shrigley. 

I was feeling a bit lazy so I decided I would hand over the map reading to one of our recent map reading trainees, Karen. She made a brilliant job of it, with occasional assistance from our resident trainer Dave. 

We  climbed up to the ridge above Bakestonedale farm where we were rewarded with fine views in the clear air back to White Nancy and over to Shuttlingslow. 

After leaving Charles Head Farm we hit what would have been a rather boggy bit had it not been fairly frozen, one or two people still managed to fall in though. 

We soon reached Kettleshulme and headed to the White Swan. On enquiring we were told that we could not eat our sandwiches in the beer garden as they did their own food. We decided to send Campbell in to sort them out and they quickly relented. 

After lunch we climbed up to Bow Stones and then dropped down into Lyme Park where a large herd of Fallow Deer posed for us. 

We continued down to West Park Gate before crossing Bakestonedale moor and back to the cars.