The Fred Perry Way

A few notes on the background to this walk. Fred Perry was arguably Stockport's most famous son, winning numerous Tennis titles including of course Wimbledon. He was made a Freeman of Stockport in 1934, and his home in Portwood still stands.

The walk at around 15 miles, was too flat and short for a day walk, so how about 3 x 5 miles during Summer? The route from North Reddish to Woodford divided up nicely into 3; Nth Reddish to Stockport, Stockport to the old Mirrlees works, and the last from Mirrlees to Woodford.

We had good weather for all three legs, with an average of about eight on each night. Highlights were, in no particular order, reaching the start of the Mersey at the confluence of the Rivers Goyt and Tame, watching Dave G's little dog go its own way in Woodbank Park, and two members who will remain nameless insisting they knew a short cut that was actually a long cut.

All good fun, and five diplomas were handed out at the pub finish to those who had completed each leg. Thanks to those who supported the series; another target ticked off the list.