A Special Walk on the LVIT


A Special Walk on the LVIT
 
This walk was restricted to 6 people, much to the annoyance of some.
 
Six of us met up at The Boars Head in Higher Poynton at 10am on a warm, sunny day. Ann had kindly taken over leading the walk from Quentin who was still recovering from a badly sprained ankle. Ann immediately led us (Steve M, Les, Janet, Yasmina and me) on to the Middlewood Way in a southerly direction. A short time later, just as we began to head off into Poynton Coppice, we were very pleasantly surprised to hear the dulcet tones of Steve Osborne behind us. He had kindly taken the opportunity (on his 75th birthday!) to say hello. After rejoining the MW, we left it again at the Adlington basin and made our way up to Shrigley Road where we took our first break of the day. Then off up a lane and over the moor to Bowstones. We had our lunch at the trig point just inside Lyme Park. After a very pleasant stroll from near the Hall to close to the park entrance, we made our way to join the Ladybower Valley Interest Trail (LVIT). Not long after we had another welcoming surprise in store for us. Quentin was waiting by “Dottie’s” bridge to greet us with Prosecco and chocolates (a lovely thing to do), and show us the dedication plaque to Dottie. We then continued the walk to join the Macclesfield canal towpath. Soon after we were back at our cars. Exactly 10 miles in just over 5 hours, with 1100ft of ascent. Thanks to Ann for leading a very enjoyable walk and Quentin for devising the interesting and varied route.
 
Peter W.