491 Bow Stones

Lyme Park has always been a special place for us and it's a favourite too for many Manchester folk. Few though make the ascent to Bow Stones, an excellent objective for a winter's day. Pools of sunlight dappled the Cheshire Plain and even Winter Hill gleamed golden, though the cloud above us remained obstinately grey. But gaining the ridge the view stretched over seven counties while on the horizon was the unmistakeable outline of the Welsh mountains.

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LOCATION: 6 miles south-east of Stockport
START: Lyme Park, off A6. NT car park, toilets
Grid ref: SJ964823 Postcode: SK122NX
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak or Wilmslow & Macclesfield Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Timber Yard cafe
EN ROUTE: Knightslow Wood

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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