Sunday, 14 October 2018

Walk Bleaklow 14/10/2018

Ann D. led a walk over Bleaklow .

Ann wrote:- Sunday’s walk climbs up from Old Glossop along Doctor’s Gate. We leave the main path before it reaches the Pennine Way and take a delightful path which contours the hillside and then climb up a gentle slope to the trig point at Higher Shelf Stones. There will be time for a brief visit to  a nearby aircraft crash site before crossing the moor to the Herne Stones and Wain Stones. The route then crosses to the Pennine Way passing Bleaklow Head and continuing to Glossop Low before descending to Old Glossop via Cock Hill.  

Friday, 12 October 2018

Disco 12/10/2018

Helen W. organised a disco for SWOG, SWAG and other groups at Sale Masonic Hall. £5 with the profits going to charity.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Talk Kayak Adventures 10/10/2018

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 10/10/2018. Jim Karaweki gave a talk with computer photo projector about Kayak Adventures.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Walk Alport Castles 07/10/2018

Graham B. led a walk from Birchen Clough C.P. on the Snake Pass A57. E Roman road then N along Oyster Clough to Shooting Cabin (elevenses) S then E following contours Cowms Rocks, Hey Ridge, N along forest wall to Alport Castles farm. E then N into the gully between The Tower and Alport Castles (lunch) some members climbed The Tower. SE over Rowlee Pasture then S down a very very steep path to Rowlee farm SW over A57 Rowlee Bridge W  .F.B.  N over A57 W to Hayridge Farm W over Cowms Moor to meet the Roman Road again back to Birchin Clough. 16 and 1 new members enjoyed a bright cold windy day along seldom walked paths, 10 miles.

Birchin Clough Car Park

looking SW at THE EDGE of Kinder

looking S at THE EDGE of Kinder

The Tower at Alport Castles

Cary on the Tower

Friday, 5 October 2018

Pub night The Wellington 05/10/2018

John E. hosted a pub night at the Wellington free house at the A6 in Stockport opposite railway station East approach. It was a very busy night with some of the group having difficulty finding a table. Several choices of beer on offer.

 Wellington - Stockport 2018

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Talk Summer in the Alps

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 03/10/2018. Martin and Sue B. gave a talk with computer photo projector of 2 trips of 2 weeks spent in various places in the Alps.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Walk Goyt Valley 30/09/2018

30/09/2018  Adele B. led a walk from Forest side car park near the Errrwood reservoir dam S. to Errwood Hall car  park W. Errwood Hall ruins NW to the servants chapel NW along THE STREET, Pyms Chair (11s)  S.  Cats Tor, the Torrs , ShiningTor Trig Point, SE then E Goyts Clough Bridge (lunch) N to Errwood Reservoir East bank , W along the dam wall back to Forest side car park. 9 miles. 16 members and Chester the dog.

Forest side car park

Errwood Hall ruins

Errwood Hall ruins

A common 4 spotted Orb Weaver spider, varies in colour, likes long grass in summer

The Spanish servants chapel

Inside the Spanish servants chapel

Inside the Spanish servants chapel

Friday, 28 September 2018

Foodie Friday 28/09/2018

Campbell and Carole hosted the Foodie Friday meet at Stockport Market Place 19:00hrs 28/09/2018.

Photo of Foodie Friday - Stockport, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Talk planning a walk 26/09/2018

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs. 26/09/2018. In a small change to the published program Steve H. gave a talk with computer photo projector about Planning A Walk.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Walk Settle 23/09/2018

Steve H. led a walk from Settle in the Yorkshire Dales.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Pub Night The Moor Top 21/09/2018

Steve B. hosted a pub night At 20:30 hrs. 21/09/2018 at The Moor Top pub at Heaton Moor.

The Moor Top's photo

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Talk England Wales 19/09/2018

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 19/09/2018 20:00hrs. Phil W. gave a talk with computer photo projector about his trips in England and Wales focusing mainly on architecture and history. A few Photos at the end of the talk were about Chinese terracotta warriors on loan to the U.K.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Walk Edale & Castleton 16/09/2018

John H. led a walk from Edale, S to Hollins Cross, S to Castleton, lunch, S to Cave Dale, W then N lanes to Mam Tor, N back to Edale. 7 members & 1 prospect enjoyed a mainly drizzly windy day.

Having lunch at Castleton war memorial green


Friday, 14 September 2018

Pub Night Bulls Head Poynton 14/09/2018

In a change to the published program (not enough space inside the Flute & Firkin) Sue and Pete H. moved the pub night to the Bulls Head at Poynton 20.30hrs 14/09/2018.

Bulls Head

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Walk Cown Edge 13/09/2018

Steve and Alison W. (Alison was called away) So Steve  led a Thursday walk from Mill Brow Marple Bridge along the Cown Edge way. At Charlesworth we stopped at Woodside Café/restaurant for teas and coffee. 12 members enjoyed a pleasant warm dry day with a chilly wind on the tops.

another PNFS post

Robin Hoods Picking Rods
on Cown Edge
at Woodside Café Restaurant

On Cown Edge

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Talk Jpeg evening 12/09/2018

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 12/09/2018. Using computer photo projector several member share their holiday snaps and stories.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Cycle Cheshire lanes 09/09/2018

Colin and Helen led a cycle trip from Wilmslow on Cheshire lanes

Walk Whaley to Buxton 09/09/2018

In a change to the published program due to Mark B. work commitments,  Sandra H. and Jack M. stepped up to lead a linear walk from Whaley Bridge to Buxton. Then in Buxton some went for a drink and some had a meal.
Route :- Following the new Peak District Boundary path all the way.
Whaley Bridge to Todd Brooke reservoir, S to Taxal church E then S following river Goyt. South east bank of Fernilee then Errwood Reservoirs E then S along disused railway line. At Bishops lane left E then S through Cavendish Golf course, into Pavilion Gardens The Kings Head and nearby café for drinks and food. Then bus 199 back to Whaley Bridge. A mostly warm dry day but with one Heavy down pour on the moor above Buxton. 16 members + 1 non/ prospective + Chester the dog.

Another Peak and Northern Footpath post

Fernilee Reservoir with very low water level

Lots of fungi this season

Friday, 7 September 2018

Pub Night Malt Disley 07/09/2018

At 20:30hrs. 07/09/2018 Steve & Sue B. hosted a pub night at Malt Disley micro pub at Disley.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Talk Byron Machin 05/09/2018

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs. 05/09/2018 Byron Machin gave a talk with computer photo projector about his obsessions:- Geology, geography, poems, folk lore, history, wild life, mining, caving and photography in the Peak District.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Walk Appley Bridge 02/09/2018

02/09/2018 John E. led a walk from Appley Bridge near Wigan. We did a W circuitous route through Dalton joined the Leeds Liverpool canal to Parbold where we lunched. The Parbold festival was in full flow with music, processions, fairground rides, bunting, food stalls. From Parbold  N to Hunters hill then E to Asheton monument return to Appley Bridge via Fairy Glen. 18 members + 1 non member + 2 Springer spaniels. Back at Appley Bridge some went in the Bridge Inn. Although advertised at 11.5 miles due to navigational errors we did 14miles.