079 Marton

"We used to play spinning tops in the road", said the old gentleman we met who was born and bred in the village of Marton. Named after a long vanished mere, the community has a delightful little black and white church, the oldest European half-timbered church still in use, while its 600 year old oak tree is the largest in Cheshire. Marton's farms too have a history going back over many generations, but the children certainly don't play in the middle of the road any more.

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LOCATION: Four miles north of Congleton
START: School Lane off A34. Roadside parking in half a mile. Grid ref: SJ851686 Postcode: SK119HD

DISTANCE: 4 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Landranger 118
REFRESHMENTS: Old Barn & Davenport Arms
EN ROUTE: Marton Church, Davenport Arms

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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