An 8 mile walk circular walk from Whaley Bridge.
The route: Canal path to Buxworth, climbing Eccles Pike, down to and around Combs Reservoir, climbing up over Ladder Hill and back along the river to Whaley Bridge. A great variety of terrain through woods, besides the canal, alongside reservoir, climbing two hills and descent through river valley. Beautiful views on the way out and back. Opportunity for pub stop at the end.
Food / Drink: please bring a packed lunch and something to drink. After the walk, there is a chance for a drink and a relax in a fabulous Whaley Bridge pub.
Equipment: walking boots, waterproof jacket and trousers, warm clothing, hat and gloves. Trekking pole(s) recommended if normally used.