We met in Bollington at the car park near the ranger station on a beautiful sunny Monday morning.
We turned right onto Middlewood way
Not just walkers, but riders were out enjoying the day
There was quite a large group of us
We passed reminders of the recent rains!
We entered Adlington, with its fine houses
Adlington Primary school had found a good use for recently discarded wellies!
and it was good to see that not everyone feels it is necessary to have a church that costs a fortune!
We quietly paid our respects at the memorial as we went by
We followed the shaded path that ran parallel with the road
Passing the tree mosaic
Thank you Bridgend Centre and Lynn Knowling
Our motley crew emerged into the sunshine
by Herbertbrow Farm
We cross the bridge over Middlewood way
then headed down onto the canal path
People were out on barges sharing the enjoyment of the day
We headed up onto bridge no. 23
where we took our break
relaxing in the beauty of the day
We took the path
upto Styperson Pool
It was here we first saw the carpets of bluebells
enhancing the rhododendron
providing a blue haze on the hills
leading up to the blossoming tree
and so beautifully surrounding us all.
We walked a little along the road, passing the cottage raising funds for the RSPCA
before taking the path down the hill which led back to the canal
where we met signs of fellow travellers
who, on closer inspection, were on a similar journey as us!
Then back via the canal
where the sun had brought the goslings out
the alpacas too
and a heron
and many of the public enjoying a drink at the mill side cafe
This canal side poster advertised other eating and drinking places that Bollington had to offer
Finally we headed back through the park, where Bollington displayed a symbol of its working class heritage.
Thanks for another great walk.