The March walk was a local one – a trip up the Cloud, but from the opposite way round to our usual, via the Bridestones on the Congleton to Rushton Spencer road and then along Cloudside Lane. This way it’s only a short climb to reach the top. The great views on the west side were then enjoyed on the way down. As I’ve said before, in my book, perhaps the best local walk. Lunch was taken at the Church House in Buglawton.
April’s walk will start from Audlem and go south along the Shropshire Union canal past a staircase of locks. We will leave the canal and pass through the hamlet of Kinsey Heath, circling round and passing through farmland and Audlem itself before re-joining the canal just north of the Shoppie Fly pub where I suggest we have lunch. The walk is a very easy one of 4 to 5 miles.
Please meet at the tiered car parks in Kidsgrove on Wednesday 5 April at 9.30am.