Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Tuesday 18 January 2011 – An Evening along the Towpath – and some Trips for 2011

A View from the Towpath - Bridgewater Canal, Altrincham

At last.  Sue and I got around to planning some trips for this year.

You can view them here, and by all means contact us if you’d like to come along.  We’ll be on lots more as well, organised by others.

You are of course welcome to just turn up for the evening walks, and slide shows, the next one being from the Midland Hotel, Marple Bridge, 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 February.

Tonight, due to the provision of insufficient notice, it was just the two of us on a beautiful moonlit evening.  The familiar route made for no navigational difficulties as we took the Bridgewater Canal towpath through Altrincham to Little Bollington and the warmth of The Swan with Two Nicks.

The canal was flat calm, hence the reflection (above) as we passed through Altrincham.  But there was a cold bite to the air.

Leaving the pub and entering the grounds of Dunham Massey, we felt the cold air that had descended in clouds of vapour to the lowest point of our walk.  We hastened on along this 11km route, chasing our own shadows in the moonlight, across the golf course, eventually joining the A56 near St Margarets.  9.30pm and the town centre was deserted.  A smattering of folk joined us on the short tram ride back home, a thin sheen of frost now covering everything.

A pot of tea and a hot bath brought the evening to a most satisfying conclusion.

3 comments:

Trekking Britain said...

Far better than an evening in Tesco like I had, never really thought of walking from home along the canal to the Swan with Two Nicks, will have to do that one night. Getting cold out there again!

Phreerunner said...

Tesco Jamie! Have you gone down-market?
If you are feeling energetic you could continue to Lymm, returning via the Saracen's Head and the disused railway...
...on the other hand, it's a pleasant stroll down the towpath to the Swan, and back through the park and across the golf course to the A56, which I suspect isn't far from home for you!

Trekking Britain said...

I was after a copy of TGO which they sell in Tesco but not Sainsburys unfortunately and then decided to get a few things which always turns in to loads of thing :-(