Danny was originally going to lead but had to drop out due to injury. Sandy did a magnificent job, picking up the reins at the last minute.  The route also had to be changed.

Naturally we started by sampling the local ice cream, then for some serious strolling.  The weather was perfect partly sunny with a breeze.  We passed under Go Ape.  Alas there were no takers.  Past the lake with a circular walk ending up at the visitor centre for lunch. By all accounts the the ice cream here was up to scratch.  We had an hour to kill and 8 of us decided to walk it off with a quick ascent to the top of Delamere Old Pale at 176 metres and with a great 360 degree view of Cheshire, Liverpool and Wales.  Then back to the station in time for more ice cream and the train home.

Stephen (photos by Joyanna)