- September 9, 2018 at 6:35 pm #12618Frank MellorParticipant
Park at Mytham Bridge GR 206825. Coming from Sheffield turn right at traffic lights towards Bamford and then first left (at bus layby). The dead end lane has parking space at its end.
Walk visits Offerton and Abney moors returning via Brough Lane to Shatton
About 7 miles easy going.
Frank & JenniferOctober 4, 2018 at 6:17 pm #12740Frank MellorParticipant
Thursday 4 Oct. Walk Report
15 people and Poppy assembled after parking at opposite ends of the lane. It was good to see John back from his long spell of hospitalization and enforced rest.
It was a pleasant morning, warmer than many anticipated and with increasing spells of autumnal sunshine.
After crossing the road without casualty we crossed the bridge over the Noe and turned left towards its confluence with the Derwent. Leaving the riverside we struck up to the lane leading across to Offerton Hall. A coffee break was enjoyed before a stiff pull through the bracken to arrive on Offerton Moor. The pleasant path lead across the moor to Shatton Lane which was followed round to the stone bench at the the top of Brough Lane where we had lunch. There was much discussion on topics ranging from fungi (edible and inedible) to smartphone abuse and from bluecaps to bluetooth.These and other topics of international importance had still not been exhausted when it was time to move on. Passing and photographing a face built in the stonewall we descended Brough Lane and turned right past Elmore Hill Farm and thence (archaic) to Shatton.
Some of the party then enjoyed tea at the garden centre cafe and one enjoyed chocolate cake.
Thanks to all who came along.
Frank & Jennifer
Vanda’s photo of the wall face:October 10, 2018 at 8:33 am #12758David CrowtherKeymaster
and a group photo at the lunch stop
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