Setting out from Jacksons’ brickworks

Evidence of the old brick works is still around to see. Even though the spoil heaps are overgrown

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The bird hide on the left of the path offers a great view of the reed bed and pond and on a different day would be worth a lingering view.

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Wild flowers were out in abundance at the side of the path

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Signage displayed the wares of the country park

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Suddenly we joined the railwayline at Middlewood station and we wandered along the trackside for a while

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Leaving the railway line we crossed the road and followed the path near to the road side. This was quite an obstacle course in places.

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The bluebells were out in all their glory

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We crossed the Poynton/Norbury bridge

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and dropped down to Norbury Brook.

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It was beautiful walking along the side of the brook where carpets of bluebells and wild garlic were every where.

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Other flowers were spotted by the more observant.

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The brook showed signs of its industrial past

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We took our break by the side of the stream.

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Then started back over farm land. Where new born calves played in the fields

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We set off down a shady lane

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I was surprised to learn that this had once been the hub of The Poynton coalfield.

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We joined the canal for a short while. A carp came to the surface to feed. You wonder what else is in those murky waters.

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People take a pride in their canal side places

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From there it was a short step back to the brickworks carpark.

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