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Sue and Martin's Trips Programme

Archives - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

2018
 
Saturday 28 April to Saturday 5 May

Hiking and cycling in Mallorca. Reports here.

Monday 16 to Tuesday 24 April

The Anglesey Coast Path. 150km around the coast of Anglesey. Reports here.

Saturday 14 April

Not The Calderdale Hike - which is 22 or 40 miles around Calderdale. Martin went on a 10km amble instead. Report here.

Friday 13 April

Sheffield Pike . Report here.

Wednesday 11 April

A morning walk around Bramhall and Poynton. Met 10.00am at Bramhall Hall, SJ 888 863 for a 13km stroll. Report here.

Sunday 8 April

The Manchester Marathon. Report here.

Thursday 5 April

A short morning walk from Lindow Moss car park opposite the Harvester Boddington Arms on Racecourse Road, SJ 832 814. Met at 10.30 for this 7.5km stroll. Report here.

Monday 2 April

A little Ray of Sunshine. A 25km walk around Rivington with East Lancs LDWA. Report here.

Thursday 29 March

A morning walk around Alderley Edge and Mottram St Andrew. Met 10.30am at the NT car park by the Wizard on the B5087, SJ 859 772 for a 7km stroll. Report here.

24 February to 3 March Cross-country skiing in Poland. Report here.
2 to 19 February Cross-country skiing in Canada. Report here.
Monday 22 January Dunham Massey. Report here.
Wednesday 17 January Dream - a short walk in the vicinity of St Helens. Report here.
Monday 1 January Arnside Knott - a New Year stroll. Report here.
2017
 
Thursday 21 December A Timperley stroll in mud - 12km. Report here.
Sunday 17 December A Christmas Walk - starting at 10.00 am from outside the Lime Lounge Coffee House in Bakewell (SK 218 686, by the bridge). Report here.
Friday 15 December
Shutlingsloe - our regular 5 km yomp - starting at 7.30pm from Trentabank car park (SJ 960 711), and adjourning for Christmas Ale at the Leather's Smithy in Langley. Report here.
Sunday 10 December Tatton Yule Yomp - a 10 km pootle around Tatton Park in fancy dress. Report here.
Friday 8 December A Ten Mile Walk from Navigation Road. Report here.
Thursday 30 November Dunham Massey (15km). Report here.
Friday 24 November Around Birchwood (9km). Report here.
Friday 17 November Around Cheadle (16km). Report here.
Thursday 9 November Burbage Edge (11km). Report here.
Friday 3 November Around Burtonwood (13km). Report here.
Wednesday 1 November Morfa Nefyn and Llanbedrog. Report here.
28/29 October Ramsoc weekend in Helmsley. Report here.
Wednesday 25 October A Short Stroll from Marple Bridge (9km). Report here.
Friday 20 October A Dunham Massey amble. Report here.
Thursday 19 October Around Bakewell. Report here.
Sunday 15 October Birmingham International Marathon. Report here.
Friday 13 October A Bollin Valley meander. Started 9.30 am from Lindow Moss CP opposite the old Boddington Arms in Wilmslow (SJ 833 814). An 11 km stroll via the café at Styal Mill. Report here.
Sunday 8 October
Calderdale Mountain Bike Marathon - 9 am from Sowerby Bridge. Report here.
Friday 6 October Great Woolden Moss and Glaze Brook. Started 10.30 am from Irlam Station café (SJ 713 931), returning there for lunch after a 13 km stroll. Report here.
August 3 to September 28
A Canadian Adventure. Reports here.
Friday 28 July
7.30pm from the Parkgate Inn in Over Peover (SJ 786 739). 5 - 6 miles followed by a beer. Report here.
Sunday 23 July A walk from the Candle Workshops at Burwardsley.
Report here.
July 8 to 21
Backpacking (hut to hut) in the Glockner and Venediger areas of Austria. Reports here.
Friday 7 July
A circular walk from Timperley. Report here.
Thursday 6 July
7.30pm from the Wood House Garden (SJ 808 702). Refreshments before an amble around paths and lanes in lush dairy farming country. Report here.
Sunday 2 July A walk in the Clwydian Hills with SWOG . Report here.
Sunday 25 June A walk to Bleaklow Head. Report here.
Friday 23 June
7.30pm from De Trafford Arms, Alderley (SJ 843 781).
5 - 6 miles on paths normally only walked on cold dark evenings, followed by a beer. Report here.
Wednesday 21 June
An evening walk from Nelson Pit, with SWOG . Report here.
Thursday 15 June
7.30pm from the Church Inn, Mobberley (SJ 791 802). 5 - 6 miles followed by a beer. Report here.
Wednesday 7 June An Evening Walk to Mellor Cross. Report here.
Monday 5 June A walk around Grasmere. Report here.
Sunday 4 June A Birkett circuit from Grasmere. Report here.
Saturday 3 June A bike ride from Grizedale Forest. Report here.
Thursday 1 June A walk in the Berwyns. Report here.
Wednesday 31 May An evening walk from Woodbank Park, Stockport. Report here.
Sunday 28 May Great Manchester Run (Half Marathon). Report here.
12 to 25 May TGO Challenge 2017. Reports here.
30 April to 5 May Walking in Mallorca - Puerto Pollenca. Report here.
Tuesday 25 April A walk from Timperley to Stockport. Report here.
Wednesday 19 April A circuit from Hale, via the Bollin Valley and Tatton Park. Report here.
8 to 10 April A weekend in Newtonmore. Report here.
Sunday 2 April A walk around Lymm. Report here.
Saturday 1 April The Calderdale Hike - 38 miles around Calderdale. Report here.
25 to 27 March A visit to Kilmartin. Report here.
Friday 24 March A walk around Middlewich. Report here.
Tuesday 21 March A Bike Ride from Marple. Report here.
17 to 19 March Rentahostel at Hawkshead. Report here.
Friday 10 March
Alderley Edge - 7.30 from the Drum and Monkey, off Heyes Lane (SJ 848 786). Report here.
Wednesday 8 March
Sue's Himalayan Adventure in Pakistan (circa 1990) - a SWOG event - 8 pm at Hazel Grove Civic Centre.
Saturday 4 March TGO Challengers' Snake Inn reunion. Report here.
Sunday 26 February
Tartu Ski Marathon Report here.
20 January to 7 February Skiing in Canada.
Friday 13 January
Around Sale and Chorlton Water Parks - started 7.30 pm from Dane Road Metro Station. Report here.
Friday 13 January
John B's birthday walk from the Leather's Smithy.
Report here.
Sunday 8 January
A Stroll from Derbyshire Bridge. Report here.
Monday 2 January
Around Silverdale. Report here.
Sunday 1 January
Around Alderley Edge. Report here.
2016
 
Friday 16 December
Shutlingsloe - our regular 5 km yomp - starting at 7.30pm from Trentabank car park (SJ 960 711), and adjourning for Christmas Ale at the Leather's Smithy in Langley. Report here.
Sunday 11 December A Christmas Walk - starting at 10.30 am from the picnic car park just south of Tideswell at SK 153 741. After an undulating 8 km we stop at The Crispin in Great Longstone for lunch, before returning by a flatter route. Report here.
2 to 6 December
A weekend at Center Parcs. Report here.
19 to 25 November
A week in Porthmadog. Report here.
Wednesday 16 November 36 Degrees, Stage 2 – Burscough Bridge to Adlington, with LDWA Plodders. Report here.
Friday 11 November
A short walk from Timperley - starting at 7.30pm from Timperley Bridge (by the Metro Station), and passing the Swan With Two Nicks en route to Altrincham. Report included here.
Wednesday 9 November A Cuerden Wander, with East Lancs LDWA. Report here.
Wednesday 2 November A Shutlingsloe Circuit. Report here.
28 to 30 October A weekend in Leyburn . Report here.
Sunday 23 October
The International Toulouse Metropole Marathon. Report here.
Wednesday 19 October
Puerto Montt to Santiago - More Chilean Mountains - a SWOG event - 8 pm at Hazel Grove Civic Centre.
14 to 16 October Ramsoc weekend in Malham. Report here.
Sunday 9 October
Calderdale Mountain Bike Marathon - 9 am from Sowerby Bridge. Report here.
Wednesday 5 October 36 Degrees, Stage 1 – Ainsdale to Burscough Bridge, with LDWA Plodders. Report here.
29 September to 2 October TGO Challengers' reunion in Pitlochry. Report here.
Wednesday 21 September Four Lancashire Hills. Report here.
Thursday 15 September A Circuit with SWOG from Great Hucklow. Report here.
Wednesday 14 September An Altrincham Circular Walk. Report here.
29 August to 11 September Hut to hut in the Apennines - Pracchia to Pontremoli (via Pisa). Reports here.
Wednesday 24 August An evening walk around Marple with SWOG. Report here.
19 to 21 August Family camping at Catgill. Report here.
Thursday 18 August
Deepest Cheshire 5 (Short strolls with Andrew)
Lower Peover - The Bells of Peover (SJ 743 742). Started at 7.30 pm. Report here.
Wednesday 17 August A Dunham Massey saunter with SWOG. Report here.
Tuesday 16 August A Cadair Berwyn Circuit. Report here.
30 July to August 7 Borrodale House, Arisaig, with the XXL Hillwalkers. Report here.
Thursday 21 July
Deepest Cheshire 4 (Short strolls with Andrew)
Swettenham - Swettenham Arms (SJ 800 672).
Started at 7.30 pm. Report here.
9 to 17 July Picos de Europa, with Collett's. Report here.
Saturday 2 July Part of the Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk. Report here.
Friday 24 June
Deepest Cheshire 3 (Short strolls with Andrew)
Over Peover - Whipping Stocks (SJ 768 747)
Started at 7.30 pm.
20 to 26 June Hostel to Hostel in the Lake District. Report here.
Saturday 4 June The Mary Towneley Loop. A Bike Ride. Report here.
Thursday 2 June
Deepest Cheshire 2 (Short strolls with Andrew)
Mobberley - Church Inn (SJ 791 802)
Started at 7.30 pm. Report here.
Wednesday 1 June

Morning Walk 4 - nobody turned up, so it was a Big Macc Ramble instead. Report here.

Sunday 29 June An evening walk around Altrincham. Report here.
13 to 27 May TGO Challenge. Strathcarron to Montrose. Report here.
Friday 6 May Morning Walk 3 - Danebridge (for Hanging Stone and Lud's Church) - 6.5 miles (11 km) from the bridge down the road from the Ship Inn - SJ 964 652, starting at 10.00 am. Report here.
Thursday 5 May
Deepest Cheshire 1 (Short strolls with Andrew)
Chelford - Egerton Arms (SJ 807 752)
Start at 7.30 pm. Report here.
Thursday 28 April Morning Walk 2 - Lindow Moss (Wilmslow) and Styal Woods - 8.5 miles (13.5 km) from the Lindow Moss car park next to the Boddington Arms - SJ 832 814, starting at 10.00 am. Report here.
15 to 21 April Mallorca. Reports here.
Sunday 10 April Shutlingsloe. Report here.
Saturday 9 April The Calderdale Hike - 26 or 37 miles around Calderdale. Report here.
Friday 1 April

Morning Walk 1 - Alderley Edge - 7.5 miles (12 km) from the National Trust car park (near the Wizard) - SJ 859 772, starting at 10.00 am. Report here.

26 to 27 March
Backpacking in the Lake District - a 2 day warm up and kit check for the TGO Challenge.
Report here.
Wednesday 23 March
An Anglezarke Circuit - a short bike ride.
Report here.
Sunday 20 March The Two Crosses Walk - 17 or 25 miles around the West Pennine moors with the LDWA. Report here.
12 and 13 March Rentahostel at Kington. Report here.
Saturday 5 March TGO Challengers' Snake Inn reunion . Report here.
28 January to 1 February
A Scottish Bunkhouse weekend, travelling up on Thursday evening, returning Monday. Newtonmore Hostel. Report here.
Wednesday 20 January An Affetside Amble with East Lancs LDWA. Report here.
2015
 
Sunday 20 December A Christmas Walk - 16km stroll. Met at 10.00am at layby at SK 157 563 on the A515 for a walk up Wolfscote Dale to Hartington. Lunch in the Charles Cotton Hotel. More details here. Menu here. Report here.
Friday 18 December
Shutlingsloe - our regular 5 km yomp - starting at 7.30pm from Trentabank car park (SJ 960 711), and adjourning for Christmas Ale at the Leather's Smithy in Langley. Report here.
November 5 to December 17 Argentina and Chile. Reports here.
Thursday 15 October
A short walk from The Swan with Two Nicks, Little Bollington (SJ 729 870), starting at 7.30pm. Report here.
Sunday 11 October Calderdale Mountain Bike Marathon - 9 am from Sowerby Bridge. Report here.
Wednesday 7 October

Slideshow - Another Pyrenean Adventure - GR11, at Stockport Walking and Outdoors Group's weekly meeting - Hazel Grove Civic Hall, 8 pm.

31 August to 7 September
Alta Via Valmalenco. Report here.
22 to 29 August
A TransAlp bike ride from St Anton to Lake Garda. Report here.
August
Several bike rides - TransAlp training.
A Ride from Rose Hill
Mellor Moor
Another Ride from Rose Hill
Marple and Lyme Park
Wednesday 5 August
An evening walk with SWOG from Nelson Pit. Report here.
June 15 to August 1 Martin's GR11 walk from Cabo Higuer to Cap de Creus. Plan. Report.
Friday 12 June

Hale and Knutsford - A stroll with JJ. Report here.

Wednesday 10 June

Historic Marple - an evening walk with SWOG. Report here.

Friday 5 June

Deepest Cheshire - an evening walk with Andrew, from Park Gate Inn. Report here.

Wednesday 3 June

An evening walk with SWOG - Godley. Report here.

Sunday 24 May

Cruising on the Trent and Mersey Canal. Report here.

May 8 to 22 TGO Challenge. Dornie to Nether Woodston.
Planned route here.
Report here.
Saturday 25 to Wednesday 29 April

Some Scottish Marilyns:
Hill of Persie
Blath Bhalg
Creag Ruadh
Hods Hill

Reports here.

Thursday 23 April

Suitable for Tortoises. Met at Bury Metro Station (SD 804 105) at 10.30 am for a muddled route via Greenmount to the Hare and Hounds in Holcombe Brook. Report here.

April 18 and 19

Backpacking around Langdale (High House Tarn).
Report here.

Wednesday 15 April

A Walkers Quiz - 8 pm at Hazel Grove Civic Centre, with Stockport Walking and Outdoors Group.

Saturday 11 April

The Calderdale Hike. Report here.

April 2 to 9

A trip to Mallorca. Reports here.

March 20 to 22

Rentahostel in Slaidburn, including walks up Pendle Hill, White Hill and Fair Snape Fell. Report here.

March 16to 18

Eleven hills in Shropshire and Herefordshire, including walks up Caer Caradoc Hill, Wapley Hill, Shobdon Hill, Bradnor Hill, Hergest Ridge, Burton Hill, Titterstone Clee Hill, View Edge, Callow Hill, Burrow and Heath Mynd. Report here.

Thursday 12 March

An Irksome route to This & That. Met at 10.30 am at Heaton Park Metro Station (SD 823 038) for a 13 km (8 miles - 3 hours) wander beside the River Irk to a curry house in Shudehill. Report here.

Saturday 7 March TGO Challengers' reunion at the Snake Inn, with a walk up Mill Hill and Kinder Scout. Report here.
Wednesday 4 March A Silverdale Ramble - 11 miles from Leighton Moss RSPB cafe (SD 476 750), starting around 10.30 am, with East Lancs LDWA's 'Plodders'. Report here.
Sunday 1 March

A gentle walk from Warslow - a very scenic 14km. Report here.

Friday 27 February

A curry walk from Timperley to This and That, via Chorlton and Fallowfield - 20km in 4 hours. Report here.

Thursday 19 February

The Adlington Circular Walk. Met in the White Bear Marina cafe (SD 599 130) at 10.30 am for this 10 km (6 mile) dawdle around Adlington. Report here.

Monday 26 January

Rivington Tower. Met at 10.30 am in the Lower Barn on Rivington Lane at SD 628 138 - for a 7 km (5 mile) ramble up to the Pigeon Tower and Rivington Pike Tower. Report here.

2014
 
Thursday 18 December Shutlingsloe - our regular 5 km yomp - started at 7.30pm from Trentabank car park (SJ 960 711), and adjourned for Christmas Ale at the Leather's Smithy in Langley. Report here.
Sunday 14 December Christmas lunch walk - a 16 km circuit from Trentabank (SJ 962 711) - a stroll over Shutlingsloe to lunch at the Cat & Fiddle, returning via Bottom-of-the-Oven and Macclesfield Forest. Report here.
Tuesday 9 to Thursday
11 December
A visit to Ghyll Head (Windermere) with East Lancs LDWA Report here.
Sunday 7 December Tatton Yule Yomp - a 10 km run around Tatton Park.
Martin was dressed as a Christmas Tree in aid of this good cause and managed to get round in 56.35. £5 donations would be much appreciated. Click here. Report here.
Wednesday 26 November An LDWA Wednesday walk - In Search of White Bears - 24km from Yarrow Valley Car Park (SD 570 153) - started at 10.00am. Report here.
November 20 to 23 Porthmadog. A trip involving the Lleyn Peninsula and a walk up Cnicht. Reports here.
Thursday 13 November Around Styal – met at the Ship Inn at 7.30 pm for a woodland saunter. Report here.
November 3 to 10 Madeira. A Thomson holiday at the Hotel Savoy Gardens in Funchal. Reports here.
Thursday 30 October A morning walk - In Search of Curry (Failsworth to Shudehill via Moston Brook and the Rochdale Canal) - 11km from Failsworth Metrolink Station starting at 10.30am, adjourning to This & That. Report here.
October 25 and 26
A weekend in Kettlewell. Report here.
Wednesday 22 October
Slideshow - 'Hut to Hut and Day Walking in the Dolomites' for Stockport Walking and Outdoors Group - Hazel Grove Civic Centre - 8pm. Report here.
Sunday 19 October A bike ride from Strines with MMB. Report here.
Thursday 16 October A morning walk - Follow the Steam (Bury to Holcombe Brook via Summerseat) - 10.30am from Bury Metrolink Station - 8.5km. Lunch at Summerseat Garden Centre. Report here.
Sunday 12 October Calderdale Mountain Bike Marathon - 9 am from Sowerby Bridge. Report here.
Friday 10 October A 'Big Macc Ramble' - bike ride around Macc Forest and the Cat & Fiddle. Report here.
Thursday 9 October A walk from Timperley to Stretford along the newly resurfaced Bridgewater Canal towpath. Report here.
Thursday 25 September A morning walk - Mosses and Brooks (Cadishead Moss and Glaze Brook) - 10km from the Car Park on Moss Road at SJ 703 933 starting at 10.30am, adjourning to the Black Swan, Hollins Green around 1 pm. Report here.
Tuesday 9 September An easy circuit around Marple – met at the Midland Hotel in Marple Bridge. Started at 7.30 pm. Report here.
Wednesday 27 August Cheshire - around Marton – met at the Davenport Arms, Marton (SJ 850 683). Started at 7.30 pm. Report here.
Thursday 7 August Deepest Cheshire (3) – from the Swettenham Arms, SJ 800 672. Started at 7.30 pm. Report here.
June 27 to July 27 A European trip, including the Dolomites, Italy, with Collett's.
Report here.
Friday 20 June South Lakes – from The Wheatsheaf in Beetham (on the A6 just south of Milnthorpe) - a 7.5 km walk overlooking the Kent Estuary and featuring the Fairy Steps. Report here.
Thursday 12 June Deepest Cheshire (2) – from the Church Inn, Mobberley (next to the church) SJ 791 802. Started at 7.30 pm. Report here.
May 9 to 23 TGO Challenge. Morar to Dunnottar Castle.
Planned route here.
Report here.
Thursday 1 May Deepest Cheshire (1) – from the Red Lion, Goostrey (next to the church) SJ 780 700. Start at 7.30 pm. Report here.
Monday 28 April The Mary Towneley Loop - 47 miles on a mountain bike. A challenging outing that defeated us in 2012.
Report here.
Sunday 27 April A Lamaload Bimble - a 25km bimble from Lamaload Reservoir (SJ 976 753) starting at 10.15am. Report here.
Tuesday 15 April Wincle - an 8km stroll starting at 7.30 pm from the Ship Inn at Wincle (SJ 962 653), going up to Hanging Stone then down to Lud's Church, returning by the Dane Valley.
Report here.
Saturday 12 April The Calderdale Hike. 26 miles from Sowerby Bridge. Details here. Report here.
Wednesday 9 April An LDWA Plodders walk from Bollington, starting at 10.30 am from the car park at SJ 930 781 by the Middlewood Way, and heading past White Nancy to Kerridge Hill and Tegg's Nose, returning via the Macclesfield Canal. 19km with 500 metres ascent. Report here.
Friday 4 April A 24km circuit from Troutbeck, including High Street.
Report here.
Wednesday 26 March Rivington's Reservoirs - An LDWA plod. Report here.
Sunday 23 March The Two Crosses Walk. East Lancs LDWA's signature walk - details here. 17 or 25 miles, starting in Tottington at 8 am.
Report here.
Saturday 22 March Black Hill with the Austrian Alpine Club. Report here.
Thursday 20 March Worsley Woods – 9 to 10 km from Eccles Metro Station. Started at 7.30 pm. Report here.
Wednesday 12 March An LDWA plod from Eccles Metrolink Station. Report here.
Saturday 8 March TGO Challengers' reunion walk from the Snake Inn. Report here.
1 to 3 March Some Welsh Marilyns. Report here.
Wednesday 26 February 'A Pyrenean Adventure' - slideshow of our 2013 trip, at 8.00 pm at Hazel Grove Civic Centre, hosted by Stockport Walking and Outdoor Group (SWOG). Report here.
Thursday 20 February Timperley to Altrincham, via the Swan with Two Nicks (10 km). Met 7.15 at Timperley Towers. Report here.
1 to 16 February A trip to Ottawa. Report here.
Monday 27 January Around Long Preston. Report here.
Thursday 23 January An evening walk around Lymm from the Bulls Head. Report here.
10 to 18 January A trip to La Clusaz. Report here.
Wednesday 1 January A 21 km stroll from Leighton Moss RSPB in mixed weather. Report here.