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Short-ARS on Saturday

29th April 2016 @ 6:06am – by Jean Stainthorpe
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This month's Short-ARS (Audlem Ramblers Society) walk is this Saturday, 30th April, and takes in the Brereton Heath Nature Reserve, Dane Valley and Swettenham.

Meet Audlem Car Park at 9.30 am; bring coffee and optional lunch.

Walk description (led by myself) -

Easy/moderate walk of 6 miles with 9 stiles. Undulating walk mostly on good surfaces, with a couple of short but steep descents and ascents, slippery and muddy on the recce. 9 stiles. 2 boot rating.

Starting from the car park at Brereton Heath Nature Reserve, we walk down into the Dane Valley and up into Swettenham village, across fields to Swettenham Mill, crossing Midge Brook and Swettenham Meadows before returning to the Nature reserve, where we walk around the lake and optionally have lunch enjoying the views and birdlife.

Directions to Brereton Heath Nature Reserve CW12 4SU
20 miles takes about 40 minutes.
Take A534 towards Congleton either via Crewe/Sandbach or M6.
Immediately after crossing the M6 J17 take left fork on A5022 to Holmes Chapel.
After a mile or so turn left onto the A50.
Almost immediately, take right turn signposted Brereton Green.
Follow the road round and turn first right into School Lane, then after about a mile first left into Bagmere Lane.
Follow signs to Brereton Heath Nature Reserve car park on right

Car park costs £2.60 and has toilets.

NB All walkers must have suitable footwear and be prepared for adverse weather, carry food and water to last for the entire walk and be suitably fit for the various lengths of walk.

Each walk is led by a nominated leader who will carry some first-aid equipment. The leader has the right to refuse to include in a group anyone who is felt not be adequately equipped.


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