Summer Running Routes
Greyhound Pub Away Day
From the Greyhound pub in Ashley take the road towards Tatton Park. On the right you’ll come to the entrance to Ashley Hall. Take this road all the way past the film studios and the hall until you come out at the other end on Ashley Road and turn left. After approx 400m turn left onto Ashley Mill Lane. Follow this road taking the right fork just past the car park. When you come to a gap in the hedge on the left go through and turn right following the path all the way around the field (following the path of the Bollin). When you rise up the other side of the field you’ll come to double gates on the right (locked). Approx 200m further up on the right there is a path through the hedge. Take this and turn right and follow the farm path for approx 1 mile. Approx 100m before the farm there is a path on your left. Take this and follow the left hand edge of the field until you come to a Stile on the left. Go through this and continue through the woods until you cross the motorway. When you cross the motorway turn left. Follow this path for about 3/4 mile until you come to Ashley Road and turn left. Follow this road all the way back to the Greyhound pub.
Morley Green Run inc Hill Repeats
Run to the smoke house cross over Mobberley rd and go down Eccups Ln and down the side of the caravan park then turn into the new gate tip nature reserve. Run to the bottom of the hill then do 10-15 mins of hill repeats basically running up and over the hill and back down the other two paths to create a triangle. When finished run through the reserve to Newgate, turn left at the end of Newgate, turn left on to racecourse road and at the end turn left onto Altrincham rd then back via Mobberley rd and Nanmoss lane (the farm track) then Altrincham rd to Spindles.
Bollin Trail Run
Pass the front of the hotel until you come to the path on the right alongside the river. Take this path and follow it until you come to the stairs. Proceed up the stairs and down the other side. Follow the path until you come to the concrete steps, up these and down the other side then turn right over Ox Bow bridge and left as you get to the other side. You’ll come to a fork in the path, take the right one and follow this until you come to yet another flight of steps. Up these and then about 600m on the right take a right turn to Styal Mill. Turn right down mill hill and follow the path the other side of the mill until you get to the toilets in the Carrs. From the toilets turn back on yourselves and take a 45 degree left crossing over the river bridge, turning right and up on to the boardwalks. Follow this to a t junction and turn right eventually coming out at the A538. Cross the road (carefully) and proceed towards Morley Green turning right down Nansmoss Lane, left at the lane end and back to the gym.
Road Run to Wilmslow
Turn right outside airport inn and run up Altrincham Road past the honey bee and turn right down the Nansmoss Lane (the farm lane – to avoid running on the road by Waters). Turn left onto Mobberley Road and re-join Altrincham road, running onwards past the Texaco garage, onwards past the firestation, past Chilli Banana to Alderley Road. Turn right past pizza express and run to Fultshaw Cross Roundabout turning right down Bedells Lane past Wilsmlow Health Centre and run back up to Chilli Banana. Turn left on Altrincham road and run back to the club down Mobberley Road Nanmoss Lane (the farm lane – to avoid running on the road by Waters) and past the Honey bee down the hill to the club.
Road Run to Wilmslow inc Alderley Edge
Turn right outside airport inn and run up Altrincham Road past the honey bee and turn right down the Nansmoss Lane (the farm lane – to avoid running on the road by Waters). Turn left onto Mobberley Road and re-join Altrincham road, running onwards past the Texaco garage, onwards past the firestation, past Chilli Banana to Alderley Road. Turn right past pizza express and run to Fultshaw Cross Roundabout
run down Knutsford Road and turn left on Brook Lane Road and run into Alderley Edge. Turn left onto Wilmslow Road (by the Alderley Edge school for Girls) down the roundabout by the Merlin and on into Wilmslow to Fultshaw Cross Roundabout turning down Bedells Lane past Wilsmlow Health Centre and run back up to Chilli Banana. Turn left on Altrincham road and run back to the club down Mobberley Road, Nanmoss Lane (the farm lane – to avoid running on the road by Waters) and past the Honey bee down the hill to the club.
Head towards airport tunnels turning left up the firestation approach road. Take gate to the left of firestation entrance and then gate on the right. Follow dirt path until you hit the tarmac surface down the hill. Head right at the bottom through the tunnels and follow the road until you cross the river over a bridge to your left. Proceed up the hill turning left at the cattle grids. Proceed straight ahead crossing 2 stiles and then back on the tarmac. Follow that until you reach a 90% turn in the road. Do not take the turn! Instead proceed through gap in hedge and follow dirt path underneath flight path. At the end of dirt path turn left (Wood Lane) until you come to a gate on the right and follow dirt path again. At the end of dirt path go back on the road until you reach a left turn (at a triangle). Take the left turn and follow road to the end then go through a gate and follow path alongside the runway until you reach some steps and go down these, down the hill on tarmac and turn right and immediately left over bridge at the bottom of the hill and then right, up the hill and back the way the run started.
Toilets in The Carrs and back
Follow the zigzag path to the runway and run beside the runway until you arrive at the old road. Follow the road to the gate and cross the cobbles going straight ahead towards Styal. Turn right past the Methodist church at Styal village turning left after the church towards the Apprentice House. Turn right at Apprentice House and down past the mill. Then follow the trail through the woods alongside the Bollin until you get to the toilets in the Carrs. Follow the same route back to the gym.
Caravan Park – Moor Lane
Up the hill from the club to the Honey Bee and turn right towards The Smoke House. At Smoke House turn right and immediately left and follow the road to the caravan park. At the caravan park follow the dirt path to the left of it and stay on this and subsequent roads until you come out at Moor Lane. Turn left up Moor Lane and follow this until you get to the shops where you turn left. At Racecourse Road turn left and follow this to the main A538 then turn left towards Morley. Continue to The Smoke House and turn right back towards the club. (A slightly different version through Lindow Common instead of around Racecourse Road could be used).
From the club head up the hill towards the Honey Bee until you get to Nansmoss Lane where you turn right. At the lane end turn left until you reach the A538. Cross the road (carefully) and head down the dirt path directly opposite. Carry on down there until you come to a 90 degree left turn. Take that urn and follow the path until you come to a bridge over The Bollin. Cross the Bridge and head to the toilets in The Carrs. Turn back on yourself and head towards the other side of the meadow, cross the bridge and turn left through the kissing gate and follow this path to the mill, up Mill Hill, turn left at The Apprentice House, follow this path past the Methodist Church coming out directly opposite Styal Sports Club. Turn left and follow the road until you come to the sharp right hand bend but proceed directly ahead across the cobbles following the private road until you come to the runway where you turn left and follow the dirt path for approx 800m until you come to a left turn through a gate, down this path, down the zig zag hill until you reach the gate.
Dunham away run