Sunday  10th October 2021 - Rainow

Rainow, Nr. Macclesfield. Walk details, 10th, October, 2021

Leader: David Jakeman
Contact number: 07824 542340; Email:

Walk distance: 12.5 miles, with a total of 2468’ of ascent.

Park in Smithy Lane, Rainow, Macclesfield.
From Macclesfield, on the B5470, turn left just before the Robin Hood PH.
Grid ref: SJ95271 76337  Post code: SK10 5XF  What3words: unrated.other.rested

Journey time, via Whitchurch: 105 minutes. Distance to start: 63 miles

Meet at the Abbey: 08.30  Walk start: Approx. 10: 20

No toilet facilities at the start but they are available, at the nearby Tegg’s Nose visitors centre. (SJ9502773265  Post code:SK11 0AP) that can be called at,on the way to the starting point.

This circular walk will go, via Lamaload Reservoir, to Shining Tor, then staying high, go north, via Cats Tor, Pyms Chair, Windgather Rocks and Tixall Edge.

We go just south of Kettleshume, to pick up a fairly high path with good views before heading south, via Charles Head Farm. At Waggonshaw Brow we will take a roughly westerly direction, back to the starting point.

The walk offers good views, throughout. While being reasonably demanding, as it includes some stiff climbs, the route didn’t pose any difficulties for a friend of mine, in his eighties, who had no difficulties walking the route with me.