Martin on Cnicht

Martin on Cnicht

Monday, 22 August 2016

Thursday 18 August 2016 – Deepest Cheshire Again

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The Bells of Peover pub was Andrew’s chosen departure point for the last of this year’s Deepest Cheshire evening walks. It was a lovely evening, and we savoured it – at some point Graham and I waited for the WI Contingent, relaxing outside a summerhouse.

Lower Peover church is next to the pub, but the ‘Bells’ of Peover don’t relate to the church – the name is that of a long deceased owner of the hostelry.

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Andrew usually comes well prepared for his walks, so was he ready for a pre-walk interrogation whilst the rest of us enjoyed drinks in the last of the sunshine?

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Soon we were on our way, Sue having selected shorts and sandals to negotiate paths overgrown with deep grass, nettles and brambles!

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The route took us to a path beside a motorway. Surely not the M6, which is usually a giant car park at this point when we travel by car…

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After negotiating a redirected path and some fields of frisky cows, we reached some quiet lanes that led to a former pub (still marked as such on my map but now an equestrian shop). A very pleasant path then followed a parish boundary back to the start of the walk. During this time the sun set, a final ‘action’ picture was taken before the light disappeared, and the moon rose behind us.

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It was properly dark when we arrived back at the pub after an excellent 7 km stroll with minimal ascent, taking a little over an hour and a half.

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Well, the long days of summer seem to be rapidly dwindling – had I better organise a few torch lit strolls around Timperley?

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