Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Monday, 8 June 2020

Monday 8 June 2020 - A Walk around Wilmslow

My last walk was on 18 March, with Graeme and Andrew.
Since then I've been 'Locked Down'. I recently received an invitation from Graeme, to join him for a walk from his door, which is closer to countryside than our door in Timperley. I was in two minds whether to accept, but I did, and we enjoyed a socially distanced couple of hours' stroll on some wide tracks and lanes from his house in Wilmslow.
I was surprised to see a game of cricket in full flow, though the action was fairly statuesque.
The alpacas are used to being mobbed by family visits, but today the schools are back. On my earlier bike ride the presence of 'Lollipop' people was very evident, though I didn't see any children!
I conclude from this picture that horses don't eat buttercups, but alpacas probably do eat them.
The Plough and Flail certainly wasn't open, but happily - nor was it wasn't boarded up.
Towards the end of the walk, Graeme pointed out this rather splendid barn at Lindow.
Here's our 8 km, satisfactory for social distancing, route. It was a pleasure to be out for a walk. Thanks Graeme. 


afootinthehills said...

Glad you enjoyed your outing Martin. My main memory of Wilmslow is The Valley Lodge Hotel where we stayed in 1985 before flying to Switzerland (Wengen) on a skiing holiday.

Phreerunner said...

It's now the Airport Inn, Gibson. I drove past en route to Wilmslow today. There are nice walks in the Bollin Valley between that hotel and Styal Mill. Too narrow for social distancing at present though.

Sir Hugh said...

What a good excuse for those cricketers if they missed getting some kind of a wicket that would have involved close contact.

Phreerunner said...

A lively lot, those cricketers...