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4 months ago

We were looking for something to get us out for a couple of hours and this seemed to fit the bill. We sat-navved the start point and four a parking space quite easily. We headed clockwise around the loop, heading up the slight sloped path past the stunning waterfall (I wish I had one in my garden) then into the fields. We are very much novices and I was concerned that we would struggle to navigate the route, but any worries went as we headed through the sheep on a path that left no doubt which way to go.
There are gentle up and downs then you get to the road section which you follow round and up to war memorial, we stopped here for a coffee that we had with us, then it’s up a little further until you take a right between some houses. Not to long then until you hit the steepest part of the walk. You head diagonally across a meadow to the top of the hill. You’re welcomed with a great view of Macclesfield to one side and Manchester in the distance to the right. You then can look to the right and se were you have been. Great views.
You can also see that if you choose not to climb the hill, you could follow the path in the valley to complete the loop.
We followed the path to white Nancy then down a steep slope. You’ll come across a path which some, like us, would wander which way to go. Go across the path down the side of the field and back into the village.
For a first timer we chose well. Very enjoyable

on White Nancy Loop

11 months ago

I just downloaded the app. This was my first walk with my dog after recovering from flu. I Chose a really easy one to ease myself back into it.
I parked on a street as the car park was being developed. I went clockwise around from the car up past an old mill and through fields until I reached Rainow. The path was easy to follow as it was mostly paved with .old flags. The countryside was rolling and there were some streams and a waterfall which were quite full due to recent rain & snow.
On reaching Rainow you join the main road through the village past an old church up Tower Hill before cutting back along a bridle path past the site of Cow Lane (Tower Hill) Mill an old cotton mill that was last used 1907 and only a few remains are left. This bit of the walk was very boggy and I ended up on my backside a couple of times.
Through a gate and the path went to the left up a steep hill, this was the most testing bit of the walk probably not helped by my recent flu. Fortunately a nice flat rock at the top by the gate made a good place to sit & eat lunch. Views were good across snow capped tops.
Just a bit higher up & suddenly you reach the highest point & have the Cheshire Plain mapped out in front of you. On a clear day you can see for miles.
Through a gate turn right and follow the stone wall to another gate that when you go through & turn right there is White Nancy ahead, such a good way to near the end of your walk. A quick photo & then down a steep slope that has helpfully been laid with stone steps. Makes the descent much easier to navigate.
At this point I think I took a slightly wrong turn but it only added a little to the overall walk.
Very pleased with myself for using the app & navigating the walk.. It took a lot of battery life but I had taken a back up charger. If I am going to use it a lot I would certainly invest in the pro version which enables you to download the information.
I would certainly recommend this app.