2016 Memories

A Trek from Tintwistle (3/07/2106)

A Trek from Tintwistle   I’m down for the Wenlock 100K in a fortnight, so this 26-mile walk, led by Peter Whitehead and listed in Strider magazine as ‘demanding’, might be useful training.There aren’t many punters, only 6 of us setting off; 3 Peters, (including me), Duncan, (from Staffs),…

A Hearty Little Stroll - evening walk (23/06/2016)

Six members met for an exciting - well sort of - short walk around Hazel Grove. It nearly didn’t happen as my old Cub Pack had just arrived in Torkington Park for a Wide Game and your Leader was pressured to help. Resisting the temptation, the group set off for the 1 eyed tree and everyone…

Dorset Marshals' 100 (30/4-2/5/2016)

Once again South Manchester were on hand to run the all-important Breakfast Stop. The location was Beaminster, a delightful little Dorset town, midway between Dorchester and Weymouth. An experienced crew was on hand; Quentin, Duncan, Peter, Roger, Dave G plus Jean and Steve. Various styles of…

Easter in Ulster - Antrim Coast & Glens (25-28/03/16)

South Manchester group returned to Northern Ireland this Easter.  This time, we visited the Antrim Coast - including the Giant's Causeway World Heritage site - and the Glens.   Causeway Coast  - East Good Friday morning, and eleven of us met up outside Ballycastle Backpackers' Hostel.  John,…

AGM Walks (12/03/2016)

LDWA AGM This years AGM was held in Buxton. It fell to our honour to lead the programme of walks that is part of this event. Dave Gosling devised suitable routes. The 'A' walk was a slightly shortened version of our new Goyt Valley Challenge route, with CPs3 and 4 omitted. The 17 mile 'B' walk…

Five Reservoir Walk (13/02/2016)

Michael: With a cool blustery breeze at Tegg's Nose Country Park, 16 of us set off in search of five reservoirs. After passing through Macclesfield Forest we arrived at the top of a windy Shutlingsloe in time for the sun to appear. John joined us at our lunch stop at Panniers Pool - we started…

Beartown Boundary Beat (30/01/2016)

A trek around the Congleton town boundary - afternoon tea-break below the summit of the Cloud: