Delamere, Cheshire Sunday 28th November 2010

Today’s Walks

Strenuous Leader: Linda Williams   Distance: 11.25 miles or less

An interesting and varied stroll through Cheshire’s fine landscapes. Commencing with meandering woodland paths through forest, past meres and thickets. Onward over pastures and croplands, including corn forest walk, and through the village of Looking Glass past the cat and over telegraph hill, today’s only substantial climb. We now join the Sandstone Trail with distant views of Merseyside to descend back from whence we came.

Moderate Leader: Sue Daniels   Distance: 8 miles

There are no great heights in this walk, just gradual climbs over pleasant meadows with some good views. The walk first passes Eddisbury Lodge where we take a left up over Hangingstone Hill. We take in quite a bit of wooded area over to Summertrees, then pass near Boothsdale and carry on down into Kelsall. I am hoping we can have lunch here (we may be able to sit outside the pub if the landlord allows!). After lunch we carry on to Kelsall Hall where we cross the busy A54 and carry on back to the outskirts of Delamere Forest and, again passing Eddisbury Lodge, to the coach.

Leisurely Leader: Joan McGlinchey & Hazel Anderton   Distance: 7 miles

We start off walking through part of the forest and then go south along the Sandstone Trail to Primrose Hill and open countryside. Towards the end of the walk we go over the top of Pale Heights where there are some great views if the weather is good. The walk is generally undulating with no really steep bits, mostly good underfoot, with just short sections that might be muddy and slippery, and very few if any stiles.

Easy Leader: Norma Carmichael   Distance : About 5 to 6 miles

The walk starts at the Railway Station from where we will walk to the information Centre where we will stop for a brew. From there we will follow a track and hope to complete a 5-6 mile walk through the forest, mostly footpaths and hopefully see lots of wild life.