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Cliff Brooks and Colin Petts
Walk description
This week’s walk is a 7 mile circular that begins and ends at the delightful Cheshire village of Gawsworth, where unsurprisingly we can view the delightful medieval Gawsworth Hall. The walk takes the group through farm land, quiet country lanes and a lengthy stretch of the Macclesfield Canal, where we will take our refreshment break before continuing along country lanes edged by woodland. We return to Gawsworth via farm land. 
This is a fairly flat walk but there are a couple of inclines and a few styles to negotiate. It is likely to be firm underfoot but nevertheless good walking boots/shoes are recommended. 
There are no pubs or tea shops on the route so please bring something to eat and drink for the refreshment stop. At the end of the walk, walkers may wish to avail themselves of the hospitality to be had at the delightful Harrington Arms. 
The Harrington Arms is located on Church Lane, Gawsworth. This is where the walk begins and there should be ample parking for all.
Start point and time
The meet-up time is 12:00 noon in Church Lane between The Church of St James the Great and The Harrington Arms. Parking is along Church Lane
Directions to start
Use the postcode SK11 9RJ if using a Sat Nav. Otherwise take M60 Junction 3 for the A34 towards Cheadle & Wilmslow. Take  the Handforth Bypass, at the end of which look for signs for A536 Congleton Road, Gawsworth.  When approaching the entrance to Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane is off to the right. Follow the road round, past the two large pools, until you come to a straight tree-lined road where we will meet up. This is just before the Harrington Arms pub.
Cliff: 07554 230123
Changes and cancellation
In the event that there are any changes to the regulations (for example a further lockdown) before the walk, which means that it will not be able to proceed, an email will be sent to everyone booked on the walk. Very occasionally, due to severe weather or another serious event, a walk may be cancelled. In these instances, a note will be added to the website at least TWO hours before Start Time. So, do check the website before you set out, and if in doubt use the walk leader’s mobile contact number.
Update COVID-19: Information June 2021: Delta variant
Most of NW England and therefore the catchment for Out on Sunday, is in the area where the variant (Delta) is spreading fastest.
OoS walks are still permitted providing risk assessments are completed.
Government guidance includes that you should:
• get both doses of vaccine when offered;
• get tested regularly and self-isolate where advised;
• keep 2m from people not in your household or bubble;
• minimise travel in or out of your area.
All OoS walkers are recommended to read the guidance at 

COVID-19: Guidance June 2021

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