We started off along the Macclesfield Canal which was completely frozen over and an ice breaker would be required for any boating enthusiast wanting a day cruising on the canal! After a short stroll along the tow path we crossed the canal and set off across the fields to the Park. The ground was hard and frozen but crossing the fields was not a problem and we made good time up to Ryles Wood. Although the snow and frost hanging from the trees were very scenic, conditions under foot quickly became quite treacherous and extreme care was required especially on the downward slopes.
The walk continued through the Lyme Park on tarmac roads from this point and we made good time on the return leg to the car park where we arrived back at about one o'clock - just in time for lunch. We adjourned to the Boars Head where pie, chips and mushy peas were the favoured dish of the day!