Saturday 6th Jul

Location: Lower Withington nr Siddington


Hazel Gaffney

Depart Time Stretford


Travel Time

40 mins




7.5 miles


Explorer 268, Wilmlow, Macc., Congleton


Sk11 9EA

Grid Ref

SJ 814 697

Approx Ascent

200 ft

Brief Description

This route starts in Lower Withington village walking out along grassy paths and tree lined tracks. We catch sight of Jodrell Bank and head towards Dairy House Farm and the sand quarries. Our path passes by sand conveyor belts still functioning and echoes of earlier sand extraction. Wide views across open areas where the older workings have developed into attractive sites for birds. Our route enters The Mosses, a wooded area and on towards Mill Lane, close to Capesthorne Hall. From here field paths bring us back to leafy Whisterfield Lane and return us across farmland, back to the start. Th route uses field and woodland paths, firm tracks, bridleways and a short stretch on a quiet leafy lane. A contrast between rural Cheshire, present and former sand workings and fields of wild flowers and birds.

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