Friday, 30 June 2017

Pub Night The Star inn 30/06/2017

Les H. hosted a pub night at the Star Inn.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Walk Historic Stockport 28/06/2017

Phil W. led a walk around Stockport's historic and architectural landmarks.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Walk Crosby to Fornby 25/06/2017

In a change to the published program Jack M. stepped in to replace Chris R. and led a walk from Crosby to Formby.

Jack wrote:-
We set off from Stockport in miserable drizzle, but by the time we got to Crosby the rain had stopped. 16 of us and two dogs assembled at Crosby Marine Park from where we walked to the beach to view the Gormley Statues. There are 100 of them but as it was high tide many of them were submerged.
We proceeded northwards along the prom and then through the sand dunes. Eventually we reached Formby where a well deserved ice cream was consumed. We walked round several asparagus fields for which the area is famous as depicted by the statue of the asparagus picker.
Finally we were lucky to spot one of the red squirrels. The return journey was made by train to Crosby.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Pub Night The Nursery 23/06/2017

Steve B. hosted a Friday 20.30 hrs. pub night at the Nursery Green Lane Heaton Norris Stockport.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Walk Higher Poynton 21/06/2017

Peter H. led a Wednesday evening walk from Nelson Pit car park (NOW PAY AND DIDSPLAY) around Higher Poynton.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Walk 18/06/2017 Studely pike.

Peter H. led a walk from Blackstone edge along part of the Pennine way to Studely Pike circuitous return 12 miles. 13 members enjoyed a very hot clear sunny day. We saw large numbers of people enjoying swimming and the small beach at Gadding reservoir.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Theatre Piaf 17/06/2017

Paul & Pam D. Saturday 17/06/2017 arranged a trip to the Garrick Theatre Stockport to watch a play about Edith Piaf ( the french singer "Non regret rien"  ).

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Walk Romiley 14/06/2017

In a change to the published program Les led a Wednesday evening walk from The Forresters Arms (locally known as the "Piggy") . The Landlord had kindly let us use his car park . On a warm sticky evening we went through Romiley on to the canal to the Marple aqueduct, then down to the River Etherow,  then returned back via country lanes to the Piggy for a drink. 35 people and several well behaved dogs attended .

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Walk Esclusham Mountain 11/06/2017

Mark C. led a walk from Bersham near  Wrexham to Esclusham Mountain .

Friday, 9 June 2017

Pub Night the Beer Shed 09/06/2017

Rick and Helen L. hosted a pub night 20.30hrs 09/06/2017 at the Beer Shed micro pub on Market Street in New Mills.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Walk Mellor Tops 07/06/2017

Shaun S. led a Wednesday evening walk around the high parts of Mellor.

Thanks to Martin B. who wrote on his own blog:-

Wednesday 7 June 2017 – An Evening Walk to Mellor Cross

Shaun was raring to go. “Rain is forecast at 9 pm” he announced, “so we are leaving at exactly 7.30.”
I don’t know how many people got left behind; there were certainly some in the Norfolk Arms afterwards, but I fear they were simply ‘crocked.
So 27 SWOG members set off very punctually on a gloomy evening brightened by some red and blue anoraks.
The walk was through scenic farmland on the edge of the Peak District.
This semi collapsed building appears to be the subject of a major restoration project. (Mental note to take another picture in a year’s time.)
I wonder whether they will tarmac this track.
There were views to Kinder Scout, but these diminished as the drizzle arrived.
Not 9 pm, but the rain had arrived. Early.
After a while, and after some gentle ascents, we arrived at a trig point on the 327 metre summit of Mellor Moor. This is an important top for Hill Baggers, being recorded as:
Tump (300-399m), Current County/UA Top

Don’t ask me to interpret that, but I have logged the visit of 27 SWOG members on the Hill Bagging website.
Can you spot the trig point in the above picture? It’s a bit harder to see than Mellor Cross, seen below from close to the trig point.
The wooden cross has a plaque:
Erected by the Marple and District Council of Churches
27th March 1970

With the rain now set in, views were limited, and even out of focus beyond this Umbelliferae – possibly Hedge Parsley.
There was also a selection of Umbrelliferae.
Whetmorhurst horses clearly don’t like eating buttercups!
Continuing on downhill to the newly refurbished Devonshire Arms, we decided it was too posh for our group, so we finished by going uphill to Mellor Church (pictured below, on the horizon), then adjourning in steadily heavier rain to the Norfolk Arms.
Here’s our route - 6.5 km, with 150 metres ascent, taking 1.5 hours. Thanks to Shaun for leading us all around such a pleasant circuit. Mellor Cross is marked by the red and white marker.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Walk Beeley 04/06/2017

Phil W. led a walk from Beeley village up onto very rough access land onto Beeley moor. Then onto good paths into Chatsworth park and gardens. Then to a tea room at Edensor then back along the river Derwent to Beeley. 11 members walked a mostly sunny day only for a heavy rainstorm to start just as we got in our cars.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Pub night Stockport beer Fest 02/06/2017

Paul & Pam D. hosted a pub night at Stockport Beer Festival at the Cheadle end stand of Stockport County A.F.C.
Go to link below for info and short video