It was good to be joined by John B on this occasion, and as all the other 'regulars' had one excuse or another, it was just the two of us on a route that I had devised some weeks ago, based vaguely (and inadvertently) on a section of the Cown Edge Way. Anyone wishing to do the full 18 miles, let me know and we can sort something out.
Starting along the Middlewood Way from Rose Hill, we soon took a right turn towards Marple Wood, along paths I'd never been on before.
After a while we entered woodland next to a golf course. At this point my digital mapping 'crashed' and we discovered that one bit of wood next to a golf course looks very much like any other bit of woodland next to a golf course! However, with the map reinstated on my 'phone, and with the aid of a friendly signpost next to which John (in his natty and very suitable footwear) posed for the picture above, we extricated ourselves from the wood after crossing Torkington Brook.