ALDERLEY EDGE - 14/05/03

Tonight we visit Alderley Edge, Cheshire, the weather is dry and bright, temperature approx. 10˚C. Alderley Edge is owned and maintained by the National Trust, there is a pay and display car park here with toilets although it is closed at night, (after 6:30pm). You can find Alderley Edge off the Macclesfield to Alderley Edge Road, B5087. It is just a short walk tonight but there are a number of paths and routes in the area.

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There are stunning views from the edge looking towards Manchester, Stockport and towards the Peak District, although walking is not that easy in some places due to the Oak and Beech tree roots, and rocks that cross the paths. The soft red sandstone rock is daubed with carvings, or should I say graffiti?
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 The copper mines here have a long history, it is thought they were mined right from the Bronze Age until the early 20th Century. Legend and folk tales about the area and it's caves are common knowledge locally, it is believed that King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, along with the Wizard Merlin were once found here. You can read more about one of the stories here.
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The area also has associations with Wizards and Witches, in recent years Police have had to close the area off at Halloween to people, for safety reasons. Alderley Edge is linked to another National Trust Property, Hare Hill which is a woodland garden known for it's rhododendrons, although they do not allow dogs in that particular property.


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