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Nether Alderley and The Edge

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by Eleanor Healing (subscribe)
I'm a student currently living in Leeds.
Published December 26th 2012
Living on The Edge
For those who are tired of the standard post-Christmas pursuits (sales shopping, inventing novel ways to use up the copious amount of leftover turkey, etc.), head down to the aptly named Edge, of Alderley Edge. Situated in Nether Alderley, this charming little sandstone trail and wooded hill is the perfect place to walk off your Christmas excess. It is also steeped in legends, including those of an Arthurian nature.

The great outdoors.

Nether Alderley itself is approximately a 20-30 minute drive away from central Manchester, and is just off the A34. It was formerly run by the National Trust, but has now changed ownership,. However, it is still free to enter.

A stunning view from The Edge.

When approaching The Edge, the most prominent landmark you can keep your eye out for is The Wizard pub, a charming. traditional English inn, which boasts an impressive a la carte menu of simple favourites with a fancy twist (including 'posh' chips made with truffle and parmesan cheese, and black pea houmous).

An English country pub.

The walk is not too arduous, but some parts (especially the hills and rocks), provide enough excitement for more experienced walkers and hikers. Children will be delighted too, as the little stream-lets, cubby-holes and twisted trees to explore will ensure that they don't spend all their Christmas holidays cooped up indoors, gaming.

So take the children, take the dog, wrap up warm, and enjoy the beauty of the Cheshire countryside.
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Why? A beautiful, country walk to escape the rat-race
When: All year round
Phone: (For The Wizard pub) 01625 584000
Where: Nether Alderley
Cost: The Edge is free to walk, but there are car park costs
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It looks like a really peaceful place.
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