Stop and take a breather here, with a viewfest across Cheshire and to the Peak District. It's a fabulous place to walk the dog. Pick your day carefully for best results. The strange shapes here, and the local legends, inspired Alan Garner to write the brilliant Weirdstone of Brisingamen
GPS coords for car park: 53.2918, -2.2117 P&D parking. WCs in the car park (+disabled). It's a National Trust site, so parking charges apply for non-members. Tea rooms (not National Trust).
As well as the obvious route to the viewpoint at the top of this natural sandstone cliff, there's good dog walking to be had in the woodland. Walks leaflets are available on-site, and there's a useful 2 mile route to Hare Hill for which dogs can be mostly off-lead.
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One of the best dog walking areas in Cheshire
I absolutely love Alderley Edge, or as it's known locally as just "The Edge" and I've been walking there all my life as I am lucky to live near by. My dog absolutely loves it here too as it is prime squirrel chasing countryside. He goes berserk and has a wail of a time exploring in the woodlands and I regularly lose sight of him (Don't worry - he always comes back)
There are literally hundreds of criss-crossing paths through the woods so you could go many times and do different routes each time. It gets very muddy in winter or after lots of rain however so dress appropriately and expect a very muddy dog afterwards.
There are 2 different escarpments where you get fantastic views across Cheshire, to the Pennines and towards Manchester. Most of the routes that take in these viewpoints take about 45 minutes to walk. There is also a longer walk that goes down the hill and past a waterfall, skirting round the base of the National Trust land towards the village of Alderley Edge and back up the hill past the Wizard's Well. (don't try this after lots of rain as you'll end up knee deep in mud and in these conditions the route past the waterfall is practically impassable)
Check out the National Trust Website for details of walks in the area.
Car parking is free for NT members - just remember to scan your card at the machine for a ticket.
Parking charges for non-members is £4.00 for 3 hours / £7.00 all day (correct as from beg of 2020)
The tea room is lovely and does excellent cakes and light meals. Dogs are welcomed inside too, as they are in sections of The Wizard Pub next door. Also tasty food!
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