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|The Bull's Head and Mottram St Andrew|
|Author: Pub Walker, Published: 26 Nov 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 1.5 mile circular pub walk from the Bull’s Head in Mottram St Andrew in Cheshire. The Bull’s Head is a traditional country pub with a central bar surrounded by a series of dining areas. The walking route performs a simple short loop around the local countryside, taking in quiet lanes, horse paddocks and rural footpaths. |
The route includes several gentle climbs and descents throughout. The paths pass through fields and horse paddocks which can be very muddy so good waterproof boots are a must. Each paddock is likely to be holding several horses so take care with dogs. You will need to negotiate 11 stiles, a kissing gate and a flight of steps. Some of the stiles are enclosed with wire fencing so dogs may need a lift over. Approximate time 45 to 60 minutes.
Mottram St Andrew is located about 3 miles north-west of Macclesfield in Cheshire. The walk starts and finishes from the Bull’s Head on Wilmslow Road, just a few hundred yards south of Mottram Hall. Approximate post code SK10 4QH. The pub has its own car park, although this can be very busy so it is best to avoid peak times.
|Start to Woodside Farm|
Start point: 53.3032 lat, -2.1805 long
Come out of the pub car park back to the road and turn left, passing in front of the pub. Keep ahead along the road edge for a few paces (take extreme care here as the traffic can be fast moving) and then cross over to turn right down the tarmac lane (opposite Priest Lane) marked as a footpath.
|Woodside Farm to Wilmslow Road|
Start point: 53.3056 lat, -2.1743 long
Turn right along the stone track, passing the farmhouse to the left. Continue past some outbuildings on the left and then cross the stile ahead into the horse paddock. Cross the paddock at about 11 o’clock to reach a stile half-way along the left hand boundary. Cross the stile into the next paddock and turn right to walk along the right-hand edge of this next field.
|Wilmslow Road to End|
Start point: 53.299 lat, -2.1758 long
Cross over the road with care to take the footpath opposite (at about 11 o’clock). Follow this stone track heading fairly steeply downhill enjoying the views across rolling views ahead.
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In the section 'Wilmslow Road to End', the right turn at the "first junction of paths" is easy to miss as it appears to be a wide gravel driveway rather than a path.
|By rt100 on 10 Oct 2014|
We did the same today (i.e. failed to find parking) and so added 2 mile on the walk lol.
|By michaeleyres on 29 Aug 2016|
The first paddock was impassable today, knee high mud. We had to take a detour!
|By nigellunt on 29 Jan 2017|
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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