Alderley Edge and The Wizard

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The walk starts at Alderley Edge Station and takes us to the Edge through the affluent back streets of this well-to-do area. Owned and managed by the National Trust, Alderley Edge itself is predominantly wooded, though the occasional view north to the metropolis of Manchester can be had.

A local legend tells of a farmer who was shown a cave full of sleeping warriors somewhere along the sandstone cliffs by a wizard, hence the name of the pub at the end of the Edge, 'The Wizard'. Here are not only the pub, but also a tea room housed in a National Trust property and alternative parking.

Once refreshed, we set off again back to Alderley Edge via the excavated Hagg Cottages. It's soon back into the town for a few tantalising glimpses of how the other half live, before finishing with a stroll along the chic High Street.

Dog owners, please note the possible presence of livestock on a small part of the route and a notice near Waymark 14 where the landowner requests that dogs are kept on a lead.

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Toilets, Woodland

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