Deanwater Hotel to Handforth Dean

This circular walk crosses greenbelt land at Handforth Dean which may soon be built on. This is a great shame as this area is pretty unspoiled.

Technical sheet
No. 11586910
A Wilmslow walk posted on 13/07/21 by Dennis Neil. Update : 13/07/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h00[?]
Distance Distance : 4.21mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 66ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 72ft
Highest point Highest point : 318ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 249ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Wilmslow
Starting point Starting point : N 53.333354° / W 2.186445°
Download : -

Description

(D/A) Start at the Deanwater Hotel and continue along Wilmslow road towards Poynton.

(1) Take the footpath on the left, between the big houses, towards Church Lane.

(2) Turn left at Church Lane and then left onto the footpath to Blossoms Lane. There are some old turkey farms along Blossoms Lane.

(3) Turn right at the intersection of two footpaths onto the footpath towards Dairy House Lane. Continue on to the now derelict Dairy House Farm.

(4) Turn left here just before the farm across fields towards the heath and the A34 bypass. Cross the heath and explore some of the many ponds dotted around the area. Eventually, turn left with the bypass to your right and follow the footpath back towards Blossoms Lane.

(5) Turn right at Blossoms Lane, past another turkey farm on the left, and then some cottages on the right. Continue on through the Beech woods towards Handforth Road.

(6) Turn left at Handforth Road and take a left into Bowden House Lane. A little further down take the footpath on the right and head back towards the Deanwater Hotel and back to the start of the walk.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 272ft - Deanwater Hotel
1 : mi 0.32 - alt. 305ft - Footpath
2 : mi 0.6 - alt. 312ft - Church Lane
3 : mi 1.3 - alt. 282ft - Intersection
4 : mi 1.8 - alt. 276ft - Farm
5 : mi 2.68 - alt. 285ft - Blossoms Lane
6 : mi 3.43 - alt. 282ft - Handforth Road
D/A : mi 4.21 - alt. 276ft - Deanwater Hotel

Useful Information

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Other walks in the area

distance 5.37mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -98ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

Circular walk from Woodford Church passing by woods and fields.

distance 5.6mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -112ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

This walk starts from Wilmslow Park and follow River Bollin to Handforth.

distance 9.15mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -138ft Durée 4h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Lovely parts of the walk are with swathes of Bluebells along the steep banks down to the River Bollin in Spring.

distance 4.96mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -49ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Nice walk around Wilmslow and across the River Bollin.

distance 3.68mi Vertical gain +240ft Vertical drop -217ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mottram St. Andrew - Cheshire

A very pleasant walk at any time of the year, but particularly good in spring when the bluebells are out. This walk is a little steep up towards Clock House Woods. There are lovely views all along the route, beautiful woodlands and a small Lake as you enter the grounds of Hare Hill. Hare Hill has a colorful display of Rhododendrons in Spring and the walled gardens are well worth a visit. Hare Hill is a National Trust Property.

distance 1.78mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

This interesting walk through Pownall Park takes in Carnival Fields and St. Olaf's Chapel which was built by the Boddington Family. Sadly, it is now just a ruin. Some of this route follows public footpaths through the Pownall Park area which are now are pretty much back alleys through the area.

distance 3.07mi Vertical gain +43ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Lovely flat walk from Heyes Lane to Prestbury Road.

distance 2.35mi Vertical gain +30ft Vertical drop -30ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Beautiful walk from Fulshaw Cross to Alderley Golf Course.

For more walks, use our search engine.

The GPS track and description are the property of the author.