This is a lovely walk up a gentle incline to Styperson Pool and above to Long Lane. There are good views towards Alderley Edge and Bollington.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) Take the footpath off London Road and cross over the railway bridge.
(1) Continue to Wych Farm, turn left along a track and after a short distance turn right onto a footpath towards Harrop Green Farm. Continue towards Bartons Clough.
(2) Cross Macclesfield Canal and the Middlewood Way. Middlewood Way follows the course of an old railway line and is now used as a recreational path. Continue to Sugar Lane, turn right and then take the footpath on the left alongside Styperson Pool. Continue along this footpath up the hill.
(3) Turn right into Long Lane.
(4) Turn right just before Long Lane Farm and take the footpath to Sugar Lane.
(5) Cross the road and take the path to Holehouse Lane. At the end of the path, turn left and cross the canal and Middlewood Way. Continue along Holehouse Lane and turn right at Peggie's Lane and take the lane to its end.
(6) Continue along the footpath back to the start of the walk.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 335ft - London Road
1 : mi 0.57 - alt. 377ft - Wych Farm
2 : mi 1.49 - alt. 535ft - Macclesfield Canal
3 : mi 2.07 - alt. 745ft - Long Lane
4 : mi 2.48 - alt. 715ft - Long Lane Farm
5 : mi 2.81 - alt. 548ft - Sugar Lane
6 : mi 3.7 - alt. 436ft - Peggie's Lane
D/A : mi 4.57 - alt. 335ft - London Road
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