More than 20 volunteers of all ages descended on Poynton’s Inclines on Saturday 11th October.  The aim of the day was to tidy up these popular footpaths and enhance the woodland that borders the paths.

The Inclines were originally used as railway lines connecting the coal fields of Higher Poynton to the main railway on Chester Road.  They are now a wonderful woodland amenity for walkers, joggers, dog walkers and cyclists.

1st Poynton Cubs came out in force on the day, and did a fantastic job of clearing leaves and mud from the paths to enable more people to enjoy the natural surroundings.  1st Poynton Scouts were also on hand to dig out some large invasive trees and shrubs to allow the native species space to thrive.

Much to everyone’s relief, the weather stayed dry for the event and the Town Council provided well-earned refreshments for the volunteers at the end of the session.

There is more information on the long term management plan for the Inclines, as well as walks and details of future events, on the Inclines Management section of the Town Council website at