Even though we have lived in Macclesfield for more than 30 years the ramblers take you past things you did not know were there. Today 17 off us met up by the viaduct in Bollington.
We set off along the path and then down and over the stream.
Next we went up and over the canal. We admired the gardens of the houses backing onto the canal with their great display of daffodils.
We took a path up to the quarry. It was steps all the way up. Apparently a narrow gauge railway used to run here to take the stone down from the quarry.
The quarries are still worked. There is now a new path up the side of the quarry which gives you good views into it.
We then walked along the ridge to White Nancy, where we took our break.
The views out across Macclesfield, Bollington and Rainow as well as the countryside are always good.
We went along the ridge a short way
before heading down the other side.
We then walked parallel with the ridge towards Ingersley Vale.
The new born lambs were out in the fields.
We walked past the village with the waterfall.
Then up and past the derelict Ingersley Vale Mill.
Heading back towards Bollington past the house with the tree of bird houses
and lots of ducks in its back garden.
In Bollington we walked through the park.
Everyone had had a great Monday morning walk. New members are always welcome to join.