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Blue: The Cloud

10 November 10:15-14:15

The Cloud 10th November 2019
Grade: Blue Number of dogs allowed: None

This walk starts and ends just outside the village of Timbersbrook near Congleton.  We start with a short walk across fields to reach the Macclesfield canal and then walk along the towpath for approx. 5km until we reach the ‘aqueduct’ where the canal crosses the River Dane.

We then have a steady ascent through lanes, past Hillside Farm, and then we start our ascent to the National Trust hill ‘The Cloud’ which sits on the border between Cheshire and Staffordshire.

The ascent is on a narrow path which is steep but short, passing through crags to arrive at the northern end of a rocky spine about 90 metres long. Here, we should have good views of Jodrell Bank telescope and the Staffordshire and Derbyshire hills.

We descend back down the Cloud through a pine planation and woods and then return across fields and lanes to the car park at Timbersbrook.


Meeting time: 09.00 Meeting Place: Old Hall
Walk starts: 10.15 Walk finishes: 14.45
Distance: 11.5km Duration (incl stops): 4.30 hours
Ascent: 270m Highest point 343m The Cloud
Terrain: Fields, paths and lanes – some rough going on the ascent to the Cloud.
Map/Area: Explorer 268 – Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Congleton
Starting point Carpark on outskirts of Timbersbrook SJ 894627.  Postcode (nearest) CW12 3PP

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Walk Leader Jan


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

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10 November
Event Category:


Timbersbrook carpark
CW12 3PP + Google Map