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Dates for your Diary Sept - Dec 21

18th September Discover Mellor

Open to all NWUK and Walx Freedom Passport Holders.

A chance to discover the varied scenery of the village of Mellor, which lies between Marple Bridge and New Mills and extends from the start of the old turnpike road at the boundary of Marple Bridge to the current county boundary with Derbyshire.

We'll briefly visit the Iron Age Hill Fort by Mellor Church, before going through fields to the Memorial Gardens, we then head to Bottom's Hall before heading up to Mellor Cross where we should get fantastic views over Cheshire.

As we continue the view starts to change as we look over some of the hills of the Dark Peak (Peak District)

Then we pass through more fields on our way back to the start at Mellor Church.

With an optional Lunch at The Devonshire Arms after we finish our walk. (MENU) Please let me know if you plan to eat as we may need to book a table.

Time 9:30-12:30 approx

23rd September Lyme Park and Black Rocks

Open to all NWUK / Walx Freedom Passport Holders and Keen Walkers too.

Gears 1-2 and Hill techniques 09:30-12:30

Meeting in The Timberyard at 9:30 we will set off through Elmerhurst Wood before leaving Lyme Park and heading along the reservoirs up to Black Rocks, which is a ridge with fine views above Disley after traversing the ridge we will rejoin the Gritstone Trail and re-enter Lyme near the Deer Sanctuary before dropping back down to the start.

Dist 9.75km (6miles) Height Gain 280m

25th September Meal at The Railway

End of Series Meal at The Railway

Come and join us for a meal as we finish our Saturday series of walks at The Railway Rose Hill, before moving to Disley for the Autumn

Their menu can be found HERE

You don't have to walk beforehand but it may help to build up an appetite!

Please book on as normal, so I can book a table if needed.

1st October Healey Dell and Rooley Moor

Open to all NWUK and Walx Freedom Passport Holders

Healey dell was once an industrial site with numerous mills along the valley, this walk passes the ruins of the mills which are now returning to nature, before heading up on to Rooley Moor with stunning views of the reservoirs all around and Manchester and Rochdale in the distance. Once on the moor there's a steady climb before dropping down the Pennine Bridleway and long abandoned tram inclines to a disused train line which we walk along then pass over a viaduct, after a brief visit to the cascades we make our way back along the river Spoden to the start, where there's the option of visiting the Healey Dell Coffee Shop before heading home.

Gears 1 and Hill techniques

Approx 10km with with approx 300m ascent

1st October Kettlebell Workshop Starts

Kettlebells seem a relatively new training method, but go back quite far in history, there is speculation that the gladiators used something like them! Discover for yourself how effective Kettlebells can be for all aspects of fitness. (Resistance, Fitness and Cardio) Over the four weeks we'll introduce the basics and follow a short routine.

5th October Pear Mill Wander Route 2

Open to all Nwuk and Walx Freedom Passport Holders

Come and join us on a friendly relaxed pace walk starting from Lower Vernon Park Car Park, leaving the mills of Stockport behind as we up The Poise Brook Valley into Bredbury and onto the canal, from there we head through Romiley and the Historic Chadkirk Estate before returning to Poise Brook Valley passing Goyt Hall Farm and Bredbury Hall. (There will be plenty of Historic snippets along the way)

Moderate Walk -Gear 1 Distance 11km (7miles) Time 9:30-12:30 approx 140m Height gain

6th October Balance Workshop Starts

Over a four session course you will practice different techniques to help improve your balance and movement patterns, using Reebok Decks and other equipment where needed. Starting with relatively simple balance techniques to more challenging ones. Also during the sessions we will do some Speed, Agility and Quickness drills. (Your pace) This course is designed for beginners to intermediate and should help improve functional fitness for everyday activities.

23rd October Longer Walk TBC

29th October Longer Walk TBC

2nd November Fernilee and Windgather

13th November Hope Station to Edale

18th November Longer Walk from Lyme

26th November Discover Chapel en le Frith

30th November Longer Walk TBC

11th December Longer Walk TBC

16th December Longer Walk from Lyme

24th December Longer Walk TBC

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