Chelford - Peover Heath - Peover Hall - Over Peover

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This delightful walk starts from the Chelford Railway Station car park. After passing through the village and out into open countryside you will walk along public footpaths and quiet country lanes and through the tranquil hamlets of Peover Heath and Over Peover (pronounced Pee-ver, the 'o' being silent), eventually arriving at Peover Hall, a grand example of an Elizabethan manor-house, built in 1585 by Sir Ralph Mainwaring.

During World War II the house was requisitioned as the headquarters of the United States Third Army under the command of General George Patton and it was not until 1950 that the house was released back to its owner. St Lawrence's Church nearby displays the Union flag side-by-side with the American. The stables located near the hall have remarkable plasterwork ceilings. The large gardens are mainly the work of the present owner, the topiary work providing a charming setting for the house, along with the herb and walled gardens.

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
16/01/2018 - Brendan kent

Hi fellow walkers. I did this walk in Jan 18, looking for a local walk due to the limited daylight hours. I very much enjoyed the walk finding the instructions easy to follow. We only made one mistake regarding instructions: on point 32/33 we turned left & followed the lane but turned left before the stated "half a mile" - therefore our mistake, we then again went under the railway via a tunnel, realizing we were on the wrong path we soon spotted a path that we were on near the start & were easily able to retrace our steps back to the car park. Jimmy the 10 year old boxer dog had plenty of opportunity to be off the lead. The serious "own goal" we performed was getting to the pub too early - they open at 12 noon. We then drove to the Dog Inn for a very pleasant lunch. Thanks Tim for the walk

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