697 Coombes Valley

Scuffing through fallen leaves is one of the delights of autumn so indulge yourself in Coombes Valley Nature Reserve. There's even a jungly bit in the woods, as well as two ancient manor houses and a picturesque church.

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LOCATION: Three miles south of Leek
START: Follow signs to Churnett Valley Railway from A520. Roadside parking by Cheddleton Station
Grid ref: SJ983520 Postcode: ST137EG
DISTANCE: 9 (or 7.5) miles
GRADE: Moderate, but some little trodden paths
TIME: 5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 118 & 119
REFRESHMENTS: Boat Inn, near station
EN ROUTE: Whitehough, Stocks Green, Sharpcliffe

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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