603 High Lane

Who would connect High Lane with hats? Once Stockport was the biggest hat producer in the world and Christies Mill exported their hats on the canal at High Lane. "Mad as a Hatter" reminds one of Alice, though mercury poisoning was the problem and now the countryside is a walkers' Wonderland while the canal shines like a Looking Glass.

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LOCATION: Five miles south-east of Stockport
START: Free car park on A6 by High Lane Medical Centre
Grid ref: SJ953853 Postcode: SK6 8DS
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Easy
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Or Explorer- Wilmslow, Macclesfield
REFRESHMENTS: Bulls Head
EN ROUTE: Macclesfield Canal, Middlewood Way, Ladybrook Valley, Marple, Goyt Mill


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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