This was the first of four ‘Deepest Cheshire’ evening walks organised by Andrew.
Six of us turned up early, intending to enjoy a pre-walk tipple at Sam Smith’s Olde Park Gate Inn. It’s not the first time that our planned rendezvous in Deepest Cheshire has proved to be drier than expected!
There was a minor conflab re our route, but I’m sure Andrew had it planned to a high degree of precision.
This is the map they were looking at….
We were soon strolling along the good path by Foxfield Wood, on a lovely sunny evening.
Jodrell Bank rose above the flat landscape, as on
many most of Andrew’s excursions into Deepest Cheshire.
One of Cheshire’s principal crops just now appears to be Buttercups.
The light was starting to fade as we crossed a footbridge over the Peover Eye that eventually runs into the River Weaver.
Towards the end of our walk we passed the locked gates of the private mansion that is Peover Hall.
Lengthening shadows heralded a cloudless sunset.
The Whipping Stocks (a hostelry) was beckoning, hence the blurred figures in the evening light, with the hall in shade behind us.
Here’s our 8 km (5 miles) route, all on good paths and quiet lanes, taking well under two hours.
Well, that was a good way to spend an evening. Unfortunately I can’t get to the next three walks on Andrew’s programme, but he and Sue will be there to well anyone who cares to join them. Details are below:
Thursday 25 June
Deepest Cheshire (2) - starting at 7.30pm from the Bird in Hand, Knolls Green, Mobberley (SJ 803 795).
Thursday 16 July
Deepest Cheshire (3) - starting at 7.30pm from the Crown Inn, Main Road, Goostrey. (The one furthest from the Church, SJ 778 700.)
Thursday 30 July
Deepest Cheshire (4) - starting at 7.30pm from the Egerton Arms, Chelford (SJ 807 752).