065 Prestbury

Set amid some of the loveliest Cheshire countryside, the picture-book village of Prestbury has a prosperous air. Neat whitewashed cottages, shops, and restaurants are surrounded by immaculate farms and grand mansions, while sheep, cattle and horses graze peacefully in the fields. The name means Priest's Town, and this was a major monastic settlement in the Middle Ages. But Prestbury has always been an exclusive sort of place, for it was ex-directory even in 1086 when it was omitted from the Domesday Book.

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LOCATION: Four miles south of Wilmslow
START: Prestbury Village Car Park, off Shirleys Drive Grid ref: SJ901768 Postcode: SK104XY

DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
TIME: Three hour
MAP: Explorer Wilmslow, Macclesfield & Congleton Landranger 118
NOTE: Easy
REFRESHMENTS: Prestbury or pack a flask
EN ROUTE: River Bollin, Legh Hall, Hunter's Pool

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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