Visiting Daisy Nook Country Park – in the Medlock Valley

Visit to Daisy Nook Country Park We had a really decent visit this week to Daisy Nook Country Park which is set in the Medlock Valley. It’s one of those locationsĀ  that despite it only being a few miles away from where we live it has never really been on list of places to go […]

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Another visit to Dunham Massey – National Trust

Dunham Massey For the first time in ages we travelled a little bit futher than normal, and instead of our regular ‘lockdown’ walking route we took the car and visited the National Trust property at Dunham Massey. We were still being sensible of course and respecting the covid rules – our journey was just some […]

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Cheshire walking – Jodrell Bank & Goostrey

Cheshire walks. Recently we drove out towards the old Cheshire farming village of Goostrey to take a walk along some of the quiet back roads in that area. After parking up and leaving our car fairly close to the Jodrell Bank Observatory we almost immediately came across some decent photo opportunities of the grouse in […]

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Local walks …

We have tried to make the most of the decent weather as summer fades and autumn takes hold. The weather so far, in this initial part of autumn has generally been pretty decent and ideal for walking. There are three separate sets of pictures in this post, scrolling down past Gallery One takes you to […]

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walking along the longdendale trail …

We took a walk along part of the Longdendale Trail which runs for around 6.5 miles on the old Woodhead railway line. The Woodhead line used to connect Manchester and Sheffield and amongst other things was notable for the three mile tunnels through the hills, which at the time of construction was the longest in […]

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wandering along the peak forest canal …

We took a very decent walk along the Peak Forest Canal close to the village of Chinley in the Peak District. The weather was first class as was the general ambience along the towpath and the relaxed views it provided. Not for the first time we reflected on how fortunate we are to have such […]

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