Wednesday 20th April 2011
I checked the web site to see if all was ok and there were no changes. Irlam 11.oo am, 8 miles linear to Cadishead. So it was a surprise to find that the walk was now circular and 11 or 12 miles and we had a new leader. (Had there been a coup i wondered).
So the brigade assembled away from the rubbish aligning the station approach, for the ubiquitous staring into the lens for the mass cheese speech. (photo borrowed from LDWA EL site).
Off we went, singing merrily and was involved soon with a large Mexican wave performed in synchronisation with a bunch of school young adults. They were too old to be called kids.
It wasn’t long, as we plodded into rural england, that we were halted by Allan, who rightly spotted that we had gone too far down this lane and we should have turned off earlier. Never mind it all adds to the mileage.
We waited and waited but the creator was not to be seen. Oh dear we were worried. We thought we would miss lunch, but no, we sat on a wall and had a short break.
The missing 2 arrived 15 minutes later after the field with the path through had been subsequently ploughed over.
This was a stunning walk, the peak of the trail i would say.
I will look forward to doing it again relatively soon when Martin B is back from his sojourns.
Thanks to the creator and the EL LDWA for the company.
Distance 11.1 miles. Including a couple of minor detours of course.
Some more photographs can be found here.