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Lockdown 20

 

Route description & photos

There is a bit of a layby on the side of Dial Lane besides the junction with Gosberryhole Lane.  Park here and set off walking along the road in an easterly direction.

 

Bridestones        Broad ridgeline towards Bosley Cloud

 

Turn left onto the public right of way which starts on a driveway but soon turns left into a field.  Shortly you will pass the Bridestones, a chambered cairn from the neolithic period. 

 

Last flat section before the final ascent        Back corner of Avona farm

 

Bear right to continue along the public footpath as it gently rises to join the ridgeline towards Bosley Cloud.

 

Some side paths are now designated for mountain bikers only        Final climb to the summit

 

As you reach the back corner of the residence up there (Avona), the route bears slightly left and then right to climb a refurbished path up to Cloud summit. 

 

A little break on the summit for some ham radio!        Cloud summit

 

From the trig point, turn sharp left to follow a wide path down into the woods.  This continues through a squeeze stile as it remains with the Gritstone Trail. 

 

Descent path off the summit        Turn sharp left down this ramp

 

Look out for a ramp path to your left, dropping down to the main track - Gosberryhole Lane.  This "lane" is not driveable by a normal vehicle for most of its length, and can be very muddy in places.  Follow this all the way back to Dial Lane to complete the route.

 

Gosberryhole Lane        Back to the where we started from!