Blame Ursula, it was her idea….nowt to do with me, I just wanted to go for a walk.
At 10.15am we gathered at Timperley Met station, the Plan being to march into Manchester in order to enjoy a good lunch in fine company. The Plan worked well, helped along the way by beautiful weather.
The route was one of our standards, head north along the Duke’s Cut into the heart of Manchester.
L>R: Andy, Ursula (it was her fault), Rob, Pam, Martin, and Long Suffering Rick
Martin had a prior engagement but he was able to stay with us up until Stretford before returning to Timperley. We’ll arrange another walk soon so that he (and Sue) can once again
endure enjoy the full thing.
A swan. I know these things.
At Waters Meeting canal junction, Trafford Park.
This junction affords connection to the Rochdale, Trent & Mersey, Leeds & Liverpool, and Manchester Ship canals.
Looking towards Manchester from Waters Meeting
Manchester from Throstles Nest Bridge
Old & new, the Beetham Tower in the background
Home for someone
Manchester has more than it’s fair share of homeless, this was just one of the shelters we spotted on today’s walk.
We walked a shade under 9 flat and easy miles. Lunch was taken in Katsouris on Deansgate – they don’t serve curry but the food is very good and is good value.
I hope Ursula enjoyed it, everyone else certainly did.