Prestbury To Mottram St Andrew

This delightful walk beginning in the pretty village of Prestbury.

Technical sheet
No. 11081668
A Prestbury walk posted on 28/06/21 by Dennis Neil. Update : 28/06/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h45[?]
Distance Distance : 7.4mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 390ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 394ft
Highest point Highest point : 577ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 328ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Prestbury
Starting point Starting point : N 53.291359° / W 2.14954°
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Park in the main Springfields car park off New Road.

(D/A) Walk back onto New Road and turn right towards the village centre and take the footpath on the right directly before the River Bollin.

(1) Follow the footpath out of the village along the River Bollin and turn left over the footbridge towards Spittle House and then Woodend Farm. Cross Greendale Lane and enjoy the view of the small ponds and of Woodend Farm beyond. Continue along the footpath towards Legh Hall turning left and then right down to Wilmslow Road.

(2) Cross Wilmslow Road into a track with Hunter’s Pool Farm on your left. Turn right onto the footpath that runs along the bottom of some large gardens. The route of the footpath is a little confusing here and it's easy to end up in a back garden, so keep to the left until you arrive at Priest Lane.

(3) Turn left towards Mottram St Andrew.

(4) Once into Mottram St Andrew, Priest Lane becomes Alderley Road. Follow Alderley Road in the direction of Alderley Edge and turn left between two houses into a small park. Keep to the right of the park along the hedge and follow the footpath through the hedge and across a small brook and then up the hill to Danielhill Wood. Turn left and continue through some lovely woodland to Hare Hill.

(5) Be careful to turn right towards Hare Hill through Alder Wood. If you arrive at Oak Road you have missed the right turn.

(6) Leave Hare Hill by the small road and turn left into Chelford Road.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 354ft - Springfields car park
1 : mi 0.41 - alt. 328ft - Footpath
2 : mi 1.01 - alt. 413ft - Wilmslow Road
3 : mi 2.05 - alt. 354ft - Priest Lane
4 : mi 2.4 - alt. 371ft - Mottram St Andrew
5 : mi 3.43 - alt. 469ft - Hare Hill
6 : mi 4.22 - alt. 558ft - Presbury Road
D/A : mi 7.4 - alt. 358ft - Springfields car park

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

Hare Hill is managed by the National Trust. When Hare Hill is open to the public visit its famous walled garden.

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