11 JEAN & ROGER DRINKWATER - Poynton
26 ALISON ALLERTON
23 SAM/IRENE CHAPPELL
8 DAVID LLOYD 4½ miles in the Prestbury/Whiteley Green area.
30 PAT/NOEL CHRISTOPHER The Litton/Tideswell/Cressbrook area.
APR WEDNESDAY 27
GERRY & JAN CHARTRES New Mills area.
10 JOHN & BARBARA McCARTNEY The I-Spy 5 mile panoramic
walk on Cracken Edge
25 LOUANNE & PETER
COLLINS The Dane Valley
A 5½ mile walk
from The Knot Inn, Rushton Spencer.
JUN SUNDAY 12 -
14 2 NIGHTS AWAY BREAK DAMSON DENE HOTEL,
LAKES WALTER MASON
RUTH/DAVE SMITH 4½ miles easy/moderate from Whaley
to Hawkhurst Head and Whaley Moor.
WALTER MASON (THE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CHALLENGE)
6 miles hard from Hayfield to ascend
Kinderscout via Shooting Cabin
and Sandy Heys.
27 RICHARD & SUSAN
CLARK 6½ miles fairly level walk with a
minimal incline in
the Redesmere/Capesthorne area.
AUG WEDNESDAY 31 JOHN & BARBARA
McCARTNEY An easy, flat, scenic, 5 mile
walk along the Monsal Trail
and Water-cum-Jolly Dale, taking in two
of the impressive, recently
13 SAM &
IRENE CHAPPELL A 5 mile walk which will climb, mostly
gradually but one later, steeper, stretch up to Black Hill
28 STEVE & ANN
REYNOLDS Travel to Ilam NT
car park for a
6 mile mostly level walk
in Lindale, part of Dovedale,
and the villages
of Ilam and Thorpe.
LLOYD A local 6 mile walk, reasonably flat, using
Middlewood Way, and golf courses.
8 BRIAN & ALISON ALLERTON Brian will lead a 5 mile
easy/moderate walk. Meet at 9.30 at village
hall (or 10.00 in Bollington
at the country park car park (between
Middlewood Way viaduct and
the park/recreation ground). We will be able to
eat afterwards at the
Vale Inn – choose food at the pub.
WEDNESDAY 30 Walter Mason to lead a 4/5 mile moderate walk mostly within the bounds
of Lyme Park.
Bring National Trust cards, and meet at 9.30 at village
hall (or 9.45 at
Lyme Park). No definite plans for eating, but some
obvious local places
(eg Dog and Partridge, Ram’s Head, or Lyme Hall
itself) within easy
reach, depending on the consensus on the day.
DEC WEDNESDAY 28 MERLYN & JOYCE
YOUNG The walk is an easy ramble of
~ 3½ miles around the top contours of Mellor.
Preferably meet at
High Lane village hall for 10.30am to share transport, since
the roadside in top Mellor is very limited. A coffee stop is planned, and
we will lunch at the Devonshire Arms Mellor.
JAN WEDNESDAY 25
MAR WEDNESDAY 28
MAY WEDNESDAY 30 MERLYN/JOYCE YOUNG Three Shires Walk
JUL FRIDAY 6/SUNDAY 8 Two nights away break, See below
WEDNESDAY 26 RUTH/DAVE
31 MERLYN/JOYCE YOUNG
Bollington, Harrop Wood, Rainow Low, Savio
NOV WEDNESDAY 28
DEC TUESDAY 11 TO BE DECIDED
WEDNESDAY 19 WALTER
Advance notice of the 2012 Away Days
The proposal is that we book with the Clwydian Walking Holidays
Ltd, who will arrange everything (well, nearly everything!) including
transport after our arrival at the hotel, guides for the walks, evening
entertainment, and sightseeing for any unable to do the arranged walks.
The cost is a little more than doing it ourselves, but it does save the
time and trouble of travelling to the area and devising walks, which
can be quite demanding. Other U3A groups have tried the
organisation and been happy with their arrangements.
The dates reserved are the nights of Friday/Saturday 6th/7th July 2012
at the Beaufort Park Hotel, New Brighton, Mold, to include dinner, bed,
breakfast, packed lunch, in en-suite rooms, either double or twin, at a
package price of £140 per person.
A programme of varied walks has been agreed with their representative, Bob Eckersall,
which should be within our capabilities and would have great views of
the Vale of Clwyd and Clwydian Range. The walks would be on
Friday afternoon, Saturday, and Sunday morning. The area is
designated "An area of outstanding natural beauty" and is criss-crossed
by several long distance walks, including the Offa's Dyke Path.
All the walks are on OS Explorer Map 265. Walter will give
further details of the walks later, or to anyone unsure of their
The entertainment arranged is to have on one evening a talk on Birds of
the Area, and on the other evening music by a group, singing and
playing 60's music and folk.
Deposits of £25 per person,
payable to Clwydian Walking Holidays Ltd., to Walter Mason.
The balance is payable a
month before the break. It would very helpful to know preferences,
whether double or twin, whether people have any diet restrictions, and