3rd January -- Beeston, Cheshire
One of our wetter outings ...

Roger's B group took a clockwise 10 mile circular route starting from the Bickerton Poacher and heading through Bickerton Hill on the Sandstone Trail, then going past the Craft centre at Higher Buwardsley, further North we bypass Peckforton and Beeston Castles. After going through the village of Beeston we head for the Peckforton Hills and the Sandstone Trail returns us to the Inn for post festivities drinks.
Highest point at the Raw Head trig point on Bickerton Hill Lunch under the eaves of the candle factory
Big Tree Sue Lewis feeding the ponies.

The other B group, led by David did the same route in reverse
Peckforton and Beeston castles
Peckforton castle entrance gate Lunch stop..
.. in the wet woods
That trig point again

Rick and Pam led the C walk..
"Kitty's Stone" (story here)

The A walk started at Tiverton on the A49 by Beeston Brook, then followed the Sandstone Trail past Bulwardley Craft Centre, over Bulkley Hill, Raw Head, Maiden Castle then across to the Bickerton Poacher to finish:
It was wet.. ..and muddy!

And finally in the Bickerton Poacher ...

Photos by Phil Cunningham, Bob Jackson, Jeremy Haworth, Colin Jacobs, and David Whitehurst