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Chelford Round Anytime Challenge

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What seems like ages ago, we started up the Chelford Round Challenge. It's a lovely, scenic, 20 mile route starting and finishing at the Egerton Arms and passing Peover Hall, Bate Mill, Heawood Hall, Finlow Hill, The Edge, Alderley Edge and the David Lewis Centre.

Since people first started attempting the route, there have been many changes in the area, including the building of the Alderley Edge Bypass. In spite of having to cross the bypass now and work one's way around the southerly end, the Chelford Round is still a worthwhile trip (or four).

I've updated the route descriptions and maps but please remember that there is an element of route-finding needed and navigating from brief instructions is part of the fun; you should be able to find the footpaths if you persevere.

As always, if you complete the full round in less than 9 hours and provide proof of a £5 donation to the Dog's Trust, you'll get a numbered certificate and a periodic news email.

The roll of honour for fastest finishers is:

Martin Smith 3 hrs 28 mins
Andy Egerton 3 hrs 30 mins
Jim McBrinn 3 hrs 30 mins

However, the main aim is that you enjoy yourselves over the route even if it takes 3 hours or 3 weeks.

Click on the PDF file (above) to download the route and information

Please be careful and responsible near farm animals, keep dogs under control and generally, obey the Countryside Code. You are also responsible for your own safety, so take care on lanes and when crossing busy roads.

Let us know how you get on and enjoy the lovely Cheshire countryside.

Andy Gildon

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