Tonight we visit Lamaload Reservoir and the nearby hamlet of Saltersford, you can reach the area, which is located east of Macclesfield, Cheshire, from the A537 Macclesfield to Buxton Road, it is signposted towards the Goyt Valley and Saltersford. The weather is hot, about 30˚C, dry and sunny.
|We don't walk very far tonight, just an amble from the car park at Lamaload along a public footpath in the direction of the dam. It is a nice spot for a picnic with tables overlooking the reservoir. It is difficult to get near the water though, with the banks reserved for anglers.|
|The photo on the right and below left are of Jenkin Chapel, The Church of St John the Baptist, in Saltersford. It was built in 1733 by local farmers, the tower at the front being added 21 years later. Services are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month from Easter to Christmas.|
|Centre photo above is one of the Rainow Parish Millennium stones, Saltersford is in the Parish of Rainow. The stones were erected to celebrate the Millennium and there are five in total dotted around the area, there is a walk that links them all together, a circular route of 15 miles. Saltersford gets its name from the fact that it stands on an old salt route.|