Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Wednesday 16 October 2013 - A Disley Dawdle

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Graham, Sue and I chanced upon a break in the showery weather for this moonlit stroll from Disley, over Marple Ridge and past The Romper, before dropping down to the Peak Forest Canal for the return to Disley, where, as can be seen, not all is well in the world of the Dandy Cock.

This was a fairly easy 6 km evening route in moonlight, once we had navigated our way through the golf course and a few patches of bog en route to Turf Lea Farm.

A lovely evening, with rain immediately after we'd finished. We eschewed the Ram’s Head, from which I recall starting the occasional night hike in my student days, and adjourned to The Grapes with SWOG.

Here’s the route – it took about an hour and a half:

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3 comments:

Sir Hugh said...

Oh dear ! That reminds me of walking down the wrong canal from Marple to Disley (Peak Forest instead of Macclesfield) last June. See my post , 21st Jun '13, Marple to Sutton.

There are good views across to the Gritstone Trail, but I don't suppose you would have seen much of that.

Phreerunner said...

We had surprisingly good views from the canal, Conrad, as it was nicely moonlit and the towpath is quite high above the Goyt Valley in that area.

Alan Rayner said...

Lets hope the pub finds a new tenant soon. Too many are going to the wall.