Well I did assume!What?
The Walking World walk, that my better half had printed off, was the one we had done a number of times before.
Thank goodness our conversation made me look at the map, Chris had printed off, before we had walked too far.
We returned to the carpark, having almost got to Clock Face Road and set off on the correct route rather than the one I'd assumed to be correct.
If you want to follow in our footsteps, the 5.3126 miles route (not including the detour mentioned) has been saved. The URL for this route is at http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6177485
The first mile took us around Clock Face Country Park...
...including a brief stop at the toposcope.
If you are anything like us, you won't have any idea what a toposcope is either.
Well don't get too excited it is a metal plate, showing the directions to look to view, weather permitting, major landmarks.
From Clock Face it was down onto the road and back in towards Maypole and Griffin Woods.
The Mersey Forest, that Maypole and Griffin Woods are part of, has changed so much since we first visited this area. Making the walk more interesting as you can no longer view what lies ahead, until you turn the corner.
From Maypole Wood we exited onto a lane and after a short walk entered Griffin Wood.
A short detour over a bridge and into a clearing, took us to see some carvings including an owl,
...hedgehog and a rabbit.
Back onto the route, we continued until, just before the M62 we met "The Green Man".
A much more detailed carving that we both found impressive.
Past a large pond, we crossed a quite high Footbridge and headed towards Bold Heath.
On our left there were a large number of dog owners taking part in training. Some obviously more advanced than others. I think most of the training was for the owners not the dogs!
Past the entrance of one of my favourite Golf Clubs, Mersey Valley Golf & Country Club, we arrived at Warrington Road, the A57.
After a short walk, crossing Clock Face Road and School Lane, we turned right along the drive towards Nursery Farm.
We went to the left of an impressive planter (It looked as if it was cast using concrete) of an articulated lorry.
Keeping to the edge of fields we eventually reached the disused railway cutting which, having turned right past some horses in a field, we followed until we reached Finger House Lane.
Crossing the bridge over the railway cutting we immediately turned right and past under the M62 and up into Sutton Manor.
If you've not see the large statue, called "The Dream", it's here you have the opportunity to climb the mound and view it.
We how ever continued along the edge of Sutton Manor to the Miners way and back to the carpark.
Another enjoyable walk albeit frosty at the start, and encouraging signs of spring, with lamb's tails (Catkins) brightening the hedgerows.