I'm at the Jodrell Bank as soon as it opens for the day. The observatory, founded in 1945, hosts a number of telescopes and is part of the University of Manchester. At it's heart is the giant Lovell Telescope, named after Sir Bernard Lovell, the founder of the observatory. This is the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world and is absolutely beautiful. I've wanted to visit here for quite some time.
Having wandered around Jodrell Bank for a while I realise that I've got quite a bit of walking to do so better crack on. I walk through the Dingle Bank quarry walking over a seemingly never ending conveyer belt of sand.
Through the village of Siddington which takes me to Reeds Mere.
Then a bit dollop of very pleasant Cheshire countryside.
To the fancy village of Prestbury which reminds me a bit of East Dulwich. Current and past residents of Prestbury include Wayne Rooney, Peter Crouch, Carlos Tevez, Michael Carrick, Wes Brown, Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage - I think I can see a pattern emerging.
Cross a few more fields.
Then after a quick pitstop for a pint sitting outside in the evening sun, I arrive to stay with my Aunt Alison, Uncle Rory, Cousin Edwina and Barney the dog.