I chose this popular destination for the first of a new 2023 series of Friday morning walks. We've been here many times before - some reports are here, with full historic details and much better photos than today's.
A new sign (above) welcomes visitors to Wincle, but just up the road the Ship Inn has shut up shop. That's a shame.
Anyway, today the weather was very dull, but the expected rain held off until after we had finished.
Wincle Brewery is still going strong, and we looked back to that as we crossed the bridge from Cheshire into Staffordshire.
What an excellent way to spend a morning. And if you fancy joining me on a future stroll, the current list is here:
January - Longridge Fell - a 12km circuit from Hurst
3 February - Shutlingsloe - a 10km circuit from the Leather's Smithy. Park beside Ridgegate Reservoir in the marked spaces, SJ 953 715. Start at 10:00.
10 February - The Wells of Silverdale - a 10km circuit from Leighton Moss Bird Reserve Visitor Centre - SD 476 750. Meet at cafe 10:00. Bring lunch.
February - A 10km circuit from Bollington via White Nancy and the Saddle of
Kerridge. Meet at
24 February - Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag - a classic 9km circuit starting from the end of the Walna Scar Road (SD 288 970) at 10:30.