After the Pennine Way last year, there was no way we are going to get another 2/3 week pass out for this year. However, 3 days have been agreed, so Jimmy and myself will walk the Gritstone Trail from Disley to Kidsgrove.
We will start on Monday 23rd July, with evening meal and accommodation that night at The Robin Hood Inn, Rainow (via Lyme Park, Bowstones Gate, Sponds Hill, White Nancy). Tuesday 24th July will take us from there, via Teggs Nose, Croker Hill/Sutton Common to the Rushton Inn, Rushton Spencer. The third day (Wednesday 25th July) will include a mid-morning SOTA activation of The Cloud G/SP-015, then the completion of the walk over Mow Cop (submarilyn) to the end of the trail at Kidsgrove.
Why am I telling you all this? Same as last year, we welcome any of our SOTA friends to join us for day walks and/or meals and drinks in the evening. If anyone fancies doing the whole walk, then more rooms are available at the places mentioned, but there’s not many of them - 2 or 3 only I reckon.
For sure it will be the first time anyone has put in a 56km walk to activate The Cloud!