Walking Group Reports from Jill Hughes
On 29th November Sue, Teresa, Di, Viv, Marjorie, David Sheila and I met up in Threapwood for a walk of around 4 miles. We walked mainly down quiet country lanes and a bridle path on a cold, crisp day. Afterwards we enjoyed great refreshments provided by Teresa. A lovely day.
Our walk started in Eccleston and followed the Dukes Drive to Handbridge, then through the Dingle and Nowhere to have coffee by the river. We then walked through the Meadows to return to Eccleston. Lunch was in the Grosvenor Garden Centre. It was a lovely sunny day and Ian was able to trial his new walking boots! (Sheila Cowdray)
Seven of us met in Clutton where Marjorie led the walk of about 4 miles in the grounds of Carden Park and surrounding quiet country lanes. The picture was taken in the hidden cave by the golf course (note how colour-co-ordinated we all are!). Afterwards we went to Alison's Cafe for a coffee.
On 1st November Sue led the walk of five of us who braved the weather forecast and met in Little Budworth for a walk of around 4 miles. It wasn't as wet as feared - just a light drizzle and no slippery stiles to climb - just tracks and quiet lanes. The morning was finished off at a nearby garden centre where it was worth negotiating all the Christmas decorations to find the cafe.
Marjorie, Viv, Jill H, Sue F, Di, Teresa and Carolyn met in the car park at Chirk Castle. Carolyn led us on a walk of around 4 miles crossing fields, woodland tracks and a quiet lane around the Castle. It was a beautiful sunny day. The morning was completed by having coffee in a nearby cafe as the one at the Castle was closed. Here we are, standing under a 500 year old sweet chestnut tree!
Another walk featured seven of us negotiating a circular walk in Carden Park in good weather, where we enjoyed the views and lovely surroundings.
At the beginning of the month found some walkers negotiating a linear walk over the hills where the trees were beginning to change colour and after a wet spell the views were so amazing that everyone was stopping to appreciate them and share the experience with other walkers. The route went over Maiden Castle and Bickerton Hills, eventually stopping for a late lunch at Poffee before strolling home (around 8-9 miles).
A shorter low-level version of the same walk found Marjorie and Jan enjoying lovely scenery around Brown Knowl and Harthill where the beech trees were really striking.
15 walkers negotiated Rawhead and the Bulkeley hills. As it was Armistice Day, the 2 minutes' silence was observed punctuated by lovely birdsong.
On October 25th Viv, Di, Marjorie, Sue F, Carolyn and I met in Tattenhall and rambled around the village in the direction of Gatesheath for a 4 mile walk. We ended with coffee at Alison's. A bit damp at the start but the weather soon brightened up.
Seven of us met at the Ice Cream Farm for a 5 mile walk led by Doreen. Along the tow-path, lanes and tracks, it was a lovely walk on a breezy day. We were lucky to miss the rain that had been forecast.
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