Thursday 10 October 2013

An Evening Stroll at Alderley Edge

Wednesday 25th September 2013

A torch lit wander around the woodlands at Alderley Edge 

Distance: 5km; Ascent: 150m; Mainly dry; with Martin, Sue, Andrew & Graham

This evening was the first of Martin's evening walks that I had been able to make for sometime (and you can read his somewhat more prompt report here).  After a quick pre-walk drink at The Drum and Monkey we set off walking soon after 7:30pm firstly along a minor road before heading into the woods.

The Wizard's Well?
We walked past The Wizard's Well and ascended to reach the edge at a rocky outcrop, with views over the twinkling orange lights below.  Continuing along the edge for a short while we soon passed near to the Armada Beacon before crossing the road and entering the woods on the far side.

Group photo courtesy of Martin
Whilst we took a brief break near the site of Hagg Cottages, Martin took the opportunity to snap the group photo above.  I attempted to take a few low light shots, but didn't have a lot of success - I've included the best few below!

In Alderley Edge woods
Heading back through the fields towards Alderley Edge town
A wander through fields brought us into the edge of town, where we continued along cobbled lanes to return to the pub at around 9pm after a pleasant evening walk - thanks Martin :-)