759 Chelford

This walk nearly wasnít. The path clearly marked on the latest OS map had gone and ahead lay Chelford sand quarry. Fortunately we met Sue and Poppy, a chocolate labrador, who acted as guides to make this one of the finest walks we've had in the snow. Returning several years later we discovered that there are now plans to turn the Astles Estate quarry lake into Chelford Quarry Watersports Centre, so the footpath route through the quarry may well change yet again.

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LOCATION: 5 miles south of Wilmslow
START: Layby on A535 north of Chelford roundabout
Grid ref: SJ819746 Postcode: SK119AP
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Easy
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Wilmslow, Macclesfield Landranger 118
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Astle


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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