Geo-Trips :: A walk on Macclesfield Canal and The Cloud

The Cloud

A walk from Timbersbrook, Wed, 19 May 2010 by Raymond Knapman

A walk with variety,taking an easy towpath walk around the Cheshire Ring to Bosley Locks. Then via the disused railway to Tunstall road, and the path up The Cloud,steep but short.

Descend down to Timbersbrook via the path on the wooded west side of the hill.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SJ8962 : Pool Bank at Timbersbrook by Raymond Knapman
Pool Bank at Timbersbrook
View from Gritstone Trail to Brookhouse Lane

SJ8762 : Biddulph Valley Way by Raymond Knapman
Biddulph Valley Way
The trail passes under the main railway line between Stockport to Crewe

SJ8764 : Stone milepost on Macclesfield Canal by Raymond Knapman
Stone milepost on Macclesfield Canal
Milepost is between bridge 68 and 69

SJ8965 : Bridge 61 takes the A54 over the Macclesfield canal by Raymond Knapman
Bridge 61 takes the A54 over the Macclesfield canal

SJ8964 : Crossley Hall farm from the Macclesfield Canal by Raymond Knapman
Crossley Hall farm from the Macclesfield Canal
View with The Cloud in background

SJ8965 : Railway bridge over Macclesfield Canal by Raymond Knapman
Railway bridge over Macclesfield Canal
Stockport to Crewe mainline crosses the canal

SJ9065 : Crossing the weir bridge on the Macclesfield Canal by Raymond Knapman
Crossing the weir bridge on the Macclesfield Canal

SJ9065 : Disused railway bridge crosses Bosley Locks by Raymond Knapman
Disused railway bridge crosses Bosley Locks

SJ9065 : Lock 10 at Bosley on the Macclesfield Canal by Raymond Knapman
Lock 10 at Bosley on the Macclesfield Canal

SJ9065 : Disused railway embankment next to Bosley Locks by Raymond Knapman
Disused railway embankment next to Bosley Locks
View towards The Cloud

SJ9064 : Toft Green House by Raymond Knapman
Toft Green House
The path ascending The Cloud starts opposite this house

SJ9063 : Marker post on path ascending The Cloud by Raymond Knapman
Marker post on path ascending The Cloud
View towards Croker Hill radio mast

SJ9063 : Gritstone Trail signpost by Raymond Knapman
Gritstone Trail signpost
Post is near hillside farm

SJ9063 : Gritstone Trail signpost by Raymond Knapman
Gritstone Trail signpost
The post marks the path up to The Cloud

SJ9063 : National Trust entrance sign for The Cloud Summit by Raymond Knapman
National Trust entrance sign for The Cloud Summit

SJ9063 : Trig Point on The Cloud by Raymond Knapman
Trig Point on The Cloud

SJ9063 : Rock outcrop on The Cloud by Raymond Knapman
Rock outcrop on The Cloud
View towards Crossley railway viaduct

SJ8962 : Southern entrance to The Cloud by Raymond Knapman
Southern entrance to The Cloud
This marks the boundary of the National Trust

SJ8962 : Gritstone Trail signpost at Timbersbrook by Raymond Knapman
Gritstone Trail signpost at Timbersbrook
The trail descends steep steps from the road down to Timbersbrook car park

All images © Raymond Knapman and available under a Creative Commons licence external link.

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