Six walkers left the Marbury Car Park on a lovely bright day and headed towards Marbury Lane where they were making their way to Neumann’s Flash. Most of the trees were still wearing their autumn finery with a colourful carpet of leaves underfoot. After crossing the road bridge over the Trent and Mersey Canal they continued by turning left at the signpost marked Neumann’s Flash. The paths were exceptionally good, and they turned right at the next signpost and through the trees they could see the Flash. On reaching the full length on one side they turned right to take us to the other side pausing to take a photo alongside the water. They eventually got back to Marbury Lane but decided to go along the path that took them to a footbridge which crossed the canal. Turning left led them through the woods back to Marbury Lane and eventually to the car park.
Historic salt mining and then eventually subsidence over the years caused the Adelaide Mine to collapse so ending rock salt mining. Surface dumping switched to underground, so nature began to reclaim the land and in the 1970’s Cheshire County Council started the regeneration of the area known as Northwich Woodlands. It was a very enjoyable walk with lovely autumn weather. A few walkers met up with a fellow member to have a lovely lunch at the Spinner and Bergamot.
ANOTHER GREAT WALK….SO CLOSE TO HOME WHERE WHITLEY WI HAD NEVER BEEN.
THANK YOU ANN FOR YOUR INSPIRATION TO GO A SLIGHTLY DIFFRENT WAY