Monday 6th December 2021
Special Christmas Walk: Grant’s Tower Circular
On a very wet Monday morning twenty-eight walkers booked in at Greenmount Old School to start the Christmas Short Walk. After the walk we had arranged to go across the road to Miller and Carter Steak House, still affectionately know as The Bull’s Head, for our Christmas lunch.
We started the walk by heading down Brandlesholme Road, avoiding the footpaths on our left as the fields were too wet, we continued along the road to Longsight Road which we crossed and joined Wood Road Lane leading down to Summerseat. Once in the village we climbed up to the railway track and headed across Brooksbottom Cricket Field and onto Manchester Road. Carefully crossing this very busy road we climbed over a stile to join a footpath that passes Bast House and eventually reaches Bury Old Road.
After we had all safely crossed the very muddy fields, we turned left on the cobbled road and walked the short distance up to Grant’s Tower we started the first of our festive celebrations with, mulled wine, made to an old family recipe, ginger cake and chocolate truffles.
Having been suitably refreshed we walked back down through the fields to Manchester Road, which we crossed, tacking a footpath on our right that led down to Gollinrod Bridge, in the lost village of Nuttall. The original bridge was a wooden structure, destroyed in the 1940, and replace in 1970.
From Nuttall Woods we made our way back through Summerseat to Greenmount where we were joined at the restaurant by several other members of our walking group for our Christmas Lunch to celebrate another successful years walking in spite of the restriction brought about by the pandemic.
Monday 29th November 2021
Monthly Short Walk: Countryside Eastern Circular
On the morning of November 1st, a morning of heavy rain after a night of rain, 12 hardy walkers set off from Greenmount Old School.
The route took the walkers down the full length of the old railway track to Brandlesome Rd. Then across the road and down to Woodhill Rd.
The walkers then went through Burr’s Country Park, under the East Lancs Railway and across a muddy field to Touch Rd.
The route then descended Springside Rd and took the footpath on the right towards Summerseat. Splashing through some deep puddles and down the steps to once again cross the railway, then across the river and along Wood Road Lane to Longsight Rd.
The group returned to Greenmount wet but feeling happy having defied whatever the weather could throw at us.