Jaunt through Macclesfield Forest

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Absolutely no training plan attached to this run. I ran fast when I felt like it; if I felt like stopping to take a few photographs, I did that instead.

Not a great idea to do this all the time, but every now and then, especially if you’re trying to get a little bit of motivation back, this feels great to do.

This was an off-road and country lane route through Macclesfield Forest, Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough in Cheshire. A pleasant Autumn day, and possibly the last we’ll get for a while. Can’t miss this sort of opportunity.

StravaMap

The route. Taken from Strava. 15 miles.

 

Bench on at the top of Teggs Nose.

Bench on at the top of Teggs Nose.

 

Unique library.

Unique library.

Down the hill again...

Down the hill again…

Having to duck under a few branches.

Having to duck under a few branches.

So much steeper than it looks.

So much steeper than it looks.

Stepping stones over the stream.

Stepping stones over the stream.

No swimming.

No swimming.

Part of the Gritstone Trail.

Part of the Gritstone Trail.

Another bench.

Another bench.

View of Teggs Nose from the bottom.

View of Teggs Nose from the bottom.

Into the forest.

Into the forest.

Trail path.

Trail path.

October 2nd apparently.

October 2nd apparently.

Blocking the sun.

Blocking the sun.

Not a bad view from here.

Not a bad view from here.

View of Ridgegate Reservoir.

View of Ridgegate Reservoir.

View of Cheshire.

View of Cheshire.

Onwards to the next peak.

Onwards to the next peak.

Shutlingsloe over the next horizon.

Shutlingsloe over the next horizon.

Shutlingsloe in the distance.

Shutlingsloe in the distance.

Staring down from the top.

Staring down from the top.

It's all downhill from here.

It’s all downhill from here.

Got pretty much 360° of this.

Got pretty much 360° of this.

Don't jump.

Don’t jump.

What comes up, must come down. Onwards!

What comes up, must come down. Onwards!

Still got the energy to climb this just.

Still got the energy to climb this just.

Just a little waterfall.

Just a little waterfall.

Seemed curious.

Seemed curious.

Moo cows.

Moo cows.

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