With the prospect of rain coming 44 members of the C & N Ramblers wrapped up warm and set off on Sunday October 27th to Rainow village for a bracing Sunday walk to be led by Walk Leader Paul “Motorbike” Davies.
Leaving the village the walkers turned onto the green lane Oakenbank Lane and followed the lane to the village of Oakenbank. Then passing through the grounds of Savio House, a Catholic Retreat for young people, headed through Bollington and on to the steep climb to White Nancy.
White Nancy was built in 1817 to commemorate the victory at the Battle of Waterloo and locals say that the landmark was named after the lead horse that had transported all the materials for the building of the monument.
Leaving White Nancy the route followed the Saddle of Kerridge past Kerridge Hall then descending from the Saddle the route continued over open fields and woodland following the route of the River Dean to the Lamaload Reservoir. After a quick circuit of the reservoir the group then set of for the final climb over Yearns Low back to Rainow.
As a special treat for the walkers an evening meal was to served for all at the well known Robin Hood Pub, Rainow. There the C & N Ramblers dried out and enjoyed a delicious meal with suitable beverages before setting off for home. After the meal Treasurer Paul Tudor made a speech thanking the staff of the Robin Hood Pub for their excellent service and all agreed it had been a very good day.
If you would like to join an active and friendly group of walkers and explore the countryside of England then you are very welcome to join us. Contact Marie Leeke (Membership Secretary) on 01270 842661 or visit our website www.creweandnantwichramblingclub.org.uk