Dog Walking around Werneth Low

Werneth Low and Gee Cross circular 

Start from Lower Higham Visitor Centre Higham Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde, SK14 5LR
From Lower Higham Visitor Centre, turn left down the steps and left again, through the wooden gate and continue a short way uphill to the wooden stile on the right.
Turn right through the stile, walk along the surfaced footpath sign posted „Quarry Car Park‟.
Continue along this path that goes par-allel to Higham Lane. Pass the through the kissing gate marked “To Shepleys Field” and continue up the path.
Pass through another stile and through two more stiles by the picnic area and continue along the path. At the top of this meadow follow the path around to the left and after walking through the kissing gate turn right.
Continue a short way through two gates at a picnic area and follow the path down to Werneth Low Road. Turn right and walk in front of Quarry Car Park following the road slightly to the left at the junction.
Continue along Werneth Low Road and opposite the entrance to Hyde Cricket Club turn right onto the foot-path that goes parallel to the road.
After passing the historic Hare And Hounds Public House on your left the path dips into a small valley. Go through a stile and turn right over the stile and continue down the valley towards
Gee Cross.
Continue down hill after the next stile. Follow the path around to the left, over a bridge across a small brook, up a small grassy bank and follow the path around to the right and the short distance to the road.
Werneth Low and Gee Cross Circular
Continue down hill after the next stile. Follow the path around to the left, over a bridge across a small brook, up a small grassy bank and follow the path around to the right and the short distance to the road.
Go over the wooden stile and turn immediately right and continue down hill along Lord Derby Road.
At the junction with Wych Fold turn right and continue the short way in to the village of Gee Cross with Booths Well on your right.
Cross Stockport Road and go down Knott Lane with Hyde Chapel on the right. After a short way turn right into the churchyard by the large beech trees. Continue straight ahead to the other side.
Turn right out of the churchyard and at the post box, turn left and continue past the village shops and the Sam
Redfern Village Green.
Turn right up Baron Road and walk uphill to the top. Turn left through the stile and continue uphill along the footpath signposted for Lower Higham Visitor Centre.
At the next stile turn left on to Aspland Road and after a short way turn right at the junction of Higham Lane. Continue up Higham Lane turning left to bring you back to the Lower Higham Visitor Centre.

One of my favourite dog walks

Werneth Hill Top Walk

Start from Lower Higham Visitor Centre car park, Higham Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde, SK14 5LR
Leave Lower Higham Visitor Centre car park by walking in front of the building, through the gate posts and bear left past the wooden gate and follow the tarmac path uphill around to the left.
After passing a wooden gate and memorial seat to Mr and Mrs Stott continue uphill towards the War Memorial.
At the top of the hill keep right, walking
between the cenotaph and view finder. At the fork, take the left path down towards a set of double gates.
Cross the riding track through these gates and follow the clear path towards the top of the hill, crossing a wooded valley called Pipers Clough.
At the road continue straight ahead, past the triangular area of grass on the left, and down the steep, grooved surfaced lane. Just past the entrance to ‘Journeys End’ on the left, turn right through the kissing gate and continue straight ahead along the edge of the field.
At the next kissing gate turn right on to a tarmac lane and continue uphill. After a short way step over a stile on the left and walk straight ahead across the golf course.
After crossing the golf course turn right at the metal gate onto the dirt lane. Pass ‘Radcliffe Fold’ on the right and Uplands Farm also on the right. Continue along the lane following it around to the right and uphill.
Turn left at the junction in 100 yards onto Mount Road and continue straight ahead. After a short climb up a narrow path continue straight ahead passing several properties on the left.
Walk above the Quarry car park, turning right onto the road. Opposite the car park entrance turn left by the notice board along the stone path back into the Country Park. Walk through two wicket gates by the picnic area and continue straight ahead.
After 100 yards turn left through a kissing gate and follow the path down hill signed to Lower Higham Visitor Centre. Continue along the path parallel to Higham Lane, through two stiles by a picnic area, another stile and a kissing gate marked ‘to Rye Field’.
Continue down hill back to the Lower Higham Visitor Centre

Keeping your dog cool in hot weather

At Jackie’s K9 petcare we avoid midday walks when the full sun is out and temperatures are high!

We take your/our dogs for a walk early in the morning and early evening when the air is cooler. In hot weather we always include a splash in the river to help cool the dogs off. If it is especially hot and/or humid, it may be better to skip the walk entirely, but the dogs always have access to our garden and fresh water,  they can even have a paddle in the paddling pool!

Some tips you may find helpful when walking your own dog

* Go to shady, cool places  for walks.

* Never let any dog over exert themselves in the heat.

* Avoid letting your dog’s paws touch hot pavements. Pavement can get very hot in the summer and walking on it can burn your dog’s paws. Let your dog go on grass for 80% of the walk, morning dew is always cooling. To test whether the pavement is safe for your dog to walk on, lay the flat of your palm on the ground.

*If you cannot hold your hand on the pavement for at least 15 seconds, do not take your dog out for that walk until it has cooled.

NEVER, NEVER leave an animal locked in your car in hot weather!!