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Wizard Walk Alderley Edge, National Trust

Wizard Walk Alderley Edge, National Trust

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An easy-access circular walk in the heart of the Cheshire countryside exploring mining remains and learning about the popular legend of Alderley Edge.

Discover a local legend dating back to the 1750s.The nearby roadside Wizard Restaurant celebrates the popular legend of Alderley Edge, in a traditional tale featuring a wizard on a white mare, magic and treasure. Take in amazing views towards Manchester and who knows, you may even spot a plane or two.

Suitable for pushchairs. Wheelchair users may require assistance. Dogs welcome. Pay and display car park.

How to walk the trail:
1. Start near the picnic area. The nearby roadside Wizard Restaurant celebrates the popular legend of Alderley Edge.
2. Just beyond the Information Room, turn left into the woods and follow the surfaced path gently uphill to the Engine Vein.
3. Look out for signs of old mine shafts as you continue uphill.
4. Walk on to the Armada Beacon.
5. Beside the path, 220yd (200m) on, is the Druids’ Circle.
6. The path emerges from the trees onto the bare rock of Stormy Point.
7. Nearby is the gash of the Devil’s Grave.
8. Head away from Stormy Point, on Carriage Drive.
9. Roughly halfway down the Drive, take an optional detour off to the right, to the atmospheric Canyon Mine.
10. Return to the Carriage Drive and turn right. Where the drive meets a well-used farm road, look for the Goldenstone, on the verge, 22yd (20m) ahead.
11. Now turn back, to return on the (sometimes busy) farm track to the main Alderley Edge to Macclesfield road and the car park.

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