Walk through the Cheshire Countryside to Alderley Edge

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jan 28

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This hike is about 20km (12.5 miles) with approximately 300m of ascent. Most of the ascent is gradual, with only a few short steep sections. As the weather may be wet, paths and trails may be very muddy.

Join Ant and the Outdoor Lads for a hike through the Cheshire countryside to the woodlands of Alderley Edge.

The walk will start in the small car park outside Chelford train station. When we leave the station, we'll walk through areas of wetland, woodland and farmland until we reach National Trust's Alderley Edge woodland, where we'll have lunch overlooking one of Cheshire's finest views. After lunch, we'll head through the woods, more farmland, and the village of Nether Alderley; before getting back to Chelford. 

Points of interest on the route:

Bloor's Pits Quarry: A former quarry, now wetlands that are home to many water bird species including swans, herons and cormorants.

Alderley Edge Forests: A National Trust site, the forests contain many different tree species and is home to a wide variety of woodland birds. The most famous part of the forest is The Hearth of Albion or 'The Edge', a sandstone escarpment that offers expansive views over the Cheshire countryside.

Nether Alderley: A small village we'll pass on the way back to Chelford. The village contains a grade 2 listed water mill, built in 1595 AD and the grade 1 listed St Mary's Church; built in 1300 AD, the church is one of Cheshire's oldest.

Dogs are welcome, though will need to be on leads if we go through any fields with livestock. There are also several stiles that dogs may need lifting over.

Once finished, we can go to the nearby pub.

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