This is a short walk around Lindow Moss. The area became famous when Lindow Man was discovered by peat cutters in August 1984. The footpath skirts the edge of Lindow Moss where peat is still extracted. There is a Lindow Moss website here and you can find information about Lindow Man here. This route keeps to the public footpaths, but there are many unofficial routes across the moss.
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) At the end of Rotherwood Road (actually a track) take a left to Rossmere. You can take the footpath around Rossmere if you are so inclined and rejoin the path at Saltersley Farm.
(1) Turn left at Saltersley Hall Farm and across the top end of the moss. This is a very attractive part of the walk. You may want to wander around the area off the footpath at this point. On your return to the footpath continue on towards Moor Lane.
(2) Turn left at Moor Lane and back to the start of the walk at Rotherwood Road.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 246ft - Rotherwood Road
1 : mi 0.59 - alt. 259ft - Saltersley Hall Farm
2 : mi 1.34 - alt. 236ft - Moor Lane
D/A : mi 1.86 - alt. 246ft - Rotherwood Road
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Walk from Moor Lane to Mobberley Golf Course passing through Nature Reserve.
Easy walk from Upcast Lane to Clay Lane and around Row-of-Trees.
An interesting, level walk around the peatlands and heathlands of Lindow Moss, passing two attractive lakes.
Historic farmhouses, a picturesque lake and wildlife-rich woodland and peatland.
Farmland walking along tracks and field paths, returning via Saltersley Hall and an area of heathery peatland.
This pleasant walk takes in some less well known parts of Wilmslow and Alderley Edge. There are lots of horses along this route and some pleasant views of Alderley Edge and its big houses.
Lindow Common is a very popular area and is well worth a visit in its own right. The common is crisscrossed by numerous footpaths and contains the Black Lake. It’s worthwhile exploring areas away from Black Lake where there are some small pools and expanses of heather. There is a lot of conservation work being carried out on the common which is designed to keep its open aspect and to protect wildlife and fauna. It is designated as a site of special scientific interest.
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