115 Lindow Moss, Wilmslow

"Body found in bog!", ran the headlines. But the police quickly lost interest when the corpse found buried on Lindow Moss, near Wilmslow, turned out to be 2000 years old. It was a sacrifice to water gods, and there is still plenty of water here, including a brand-new lake edged with 'brandy bottle' water-lilies. Though named from the shape of the seed heads, the flowers also smell of alcohol, which explains the satisfied smile of the cow, slurping away up to its neck in the water.

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LOCATION: Wilmslow
START: Car park on Racecourse Road, off A538, opposite Harvester pub Grid reference SJ834814 Post Code SK9 5NQ Grid ref: SJ834814 Postcode: SK9 5NQ

DISTANCE: 4 miles
TIME: Two hours
MAP: Explorer - Wilmslow, Macclesfield Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Boddington & Dragon
EN ROUTE: Black Lake, Stormy Point

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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