Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Friday, 15 March 2019

Wednesday 13 March 2019 – A Visit to Dunham Massey

I had the pleasure of JJ’s company for the familiar stroll along the canal from Timperley Bridge to The Swan with Two Nicks, then through the grounds of Dunham Massey, then the golf course, to Altrincham.

I’ve reported on this route many times (see the ‘Dunham Massey’ label), including here, so I’m making today’s diary entry very brief.

Despite the recent rain, the unsurfaced towpath beyond the Bay Malton wasn’t too muddy. No water ingress for my trainers. But the path from the Swan to Dunham Massey was submerged in places, so to retain dry feet I manoeuvred along the fence in the manner recorded on at least one previous visit. JJ just splashed through the flood.

We were the sole customers at the Lavender Barn Tea Room. Good cake as always, sourced I think from somewhere along Washway Road.

There were no golfers to be seen, as we continued on through their domain, but as you can see from the above picture, they have inserted a number of large warning signs. At least it’s now more difficult to stray from the footpath – the old signs were somewhat harder to follow. JJ insisted on his “where’s that golf ball?” pose.

A jolly little outing. Thanks for your company, JJ.

Just to pad out this short entry, I downloaded a few images from Sue’s camera yesterday. There is a whole series of pictures from the Winter Garden at Dunham Massey, of which I’ve inserted a couple below. Maybe Sue will compose her own entry with a few more pictures.

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