30/09 – The Marple Wishbone

Now that most people’s outdoor plans are dying down as everyone beds down for the winter, we thought we’d try and keep everyone exploring the outdoors by doing another walk. This time we’re going to be visiting Marple and it’s surrounding areas. The walk starts just west of Marple on the Chadkirk Estate, with free parking and GPRS. We’ll head through the forest to the canal, across the world famous Marple Aqueduct and alongside the 16 Marple Locks. We’ll leave the canal and head north to the Roman Lakes and cut back on ourselves into the centre of Marple for a browse of the shops or a haircut. This will lead us into Brabyns Park and the opportunity to have lunch in carpark. The path heads through the park back across the River Gout (spelt Goyt) and almost into everyone’s favourite park, Etherow Country Park. We join the river Etherow heading back into some forest and up a muddy back into a housing estate. At this point we actually rejoin the route previously taken before branching off down the canal. We head back into the Chadkirk Estate from the other side with a potential visit to a chapel and a loop back to the carpark. We then head home to watch the Ryder Cup.

Walk Date
30 Sep 2018
Calendar File
7.5 miles
307 metres
OS Maps

The Plan

- 10:00 : Meet
- 10:15 : Start Walk
- 11:00 : Marple Aqueduct
- 11:15 : Marple Locks
- 11:45 : Roman Lakes
- 12:15 - 12:30 : Lunch
- 12:45 : River Gout (spelt Goyt)
- 13:45 : Chadkirk Chapel
- 14:00 : Finish Walk

The Kit

- Clothes suitable for the conditions
- Waterproof coat
- Suncream
- Walking boots
- Rucksack (to carry stuff)
- Lunch
- Water (at least 1L each)

- A good attitude