Walk 3 – Denton West

Time for a coffee before setting off

Walk three took me to old Lancashire County League rivals Denton West and with a target walking time of around 3 hours there was time for a quick coffee from M&S in Glossop before setting off from North Road at 8:30.

The journey out of Glossop through Brookfield and up Mottram Moor has by now become quite routine and the pleasant temperature of around 12C made for good walking, reaching McDonalds at Mottram roundabout in around the hour and the Hyde/Denton boundary sign in Kingston in just over 2 hours.

Trekking through Denton town centre in walking boots and carrying my small ruck sack I felt somewhat over dressed passing a group of late teens out shopping in PJs, dressing gown & fluffy slippers, a fashion statement not often seen in Glossop on a Saturday morning.

Continuing on down Windmill Lane, through the industrial area and over the M60 motorway brought me to the ground along Windsor Road rather than down Hulme Road as usual and turning down the track towards Windsor Park at 11:58 I was followed into the ground by the convoy of player’s cars just arriving from Glossop. 2 hours 53 minutes walking and around 16k journey done, now time for feet up and hopefully some good cricket!

The reception from everyone at Denton West was fantastic. They’re a club that really get the community fundraiser idea and contributions large and small were most welcomed.

Walk 3 done – safely arrived at Windsor Park just in front of the players

Unfortunately the cricket didn’t go our way (match report here) but still a good day for the Scorer’s Challenge!