I thought we would have had to do a fair amount of paddling on our October walks, however its not been too bad. We’ve managed by amending some of the routes to do more tarmac rather than fields.
Redesmere and Capesthorne was OK, Styal was interesting in places; we avoided Peover Woods when we did the Peover Hall walk and did a stomp around the streets of Knutsford instead of the boggy fields and Toft Woods. The trees along Legh Road were spectacular in the lovely bright sunshine.
THE GOYT VALLEY & THE TORS Day Walk
This is the ultimate Nordic walking walk! Seriously, it is virtually all good wide tracks, quiet lanes and even a ridge walk that is totally paved. We actually did this walk in record time. 13.5 miles in just over 5 hours including a lunch break. Mind you it wasn’t a very long lunch break as we were huddled in a dip behind a wall for shelter from the wind and the rapidly advancing showers.
It really is a lovely walk – quite varied with fabulous views over Cheshire and the Northern Peak District. Oh yes also the après walk huge bowls of fruit crumble with custard/ice cream/fresh cream went down extremely well at the Peak View Cafe.
This walk will definitely be on the calendar for next year.