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WI Ramble Around Gawsworth

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The June County Walk was a 7 mile circular ramble around Gawsworth and North Rode.

The walk was led by Over Peover WI with members from Neston Riverside, Dutton, Great Budworth and Lower Peover attending.

The walk leaders (Kay Colclough and Janet Winrow) explained "We started at Gawsworth Hall passing through farmland, over a railway line and alongside a canal. The Gawsworth area is very picturesque. Bosley Cloud, a prominent 343 metre high hill on the border of Cheshire and Staffordshire could be seen in the distance. Sutton Common radio mast could also be seen near the summit of Croker Hill which overlooks Congleton.

Lunch was a picnic by the Macclesfield Canal. Whilst there several boats went up and down a lock which was interesting to see. As we walked alongside the canal around 7 ducklings with their mother were racing each other in the water – it was lovely to watch. We returned to Gawsworth Hall across several fields and passing two delightful fishing lakes.

The weather forecast had predicted heavy rain from lunch-time so we were very fortunate to have experienced only a light shower towards the end of the walk and before the downpour began!"

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