315 Odd Rode

What's odd about Odd Rode? Perhaps this Cheshire parish was named after an ancient Brit called Odda, or maybe the peculiarity is kept a closely guarded secret. But the Victorian church not only had Gilbert Scott, designer of the Foreign Office, as the architect, the composer Havergal Brian was its organist. Quiet lanes, leafy footpaths and the Trent and Mersey canal make an excellent outing, with a visit afterwards to Rode Hall. And you won't meet many other walkers - now that is odd!

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LOCATION: Four miles south-east of Sandbach
START: Off A50. Park on Old Knutsford Rd, just beyond A533 junction Grid ref: SJ811567 Postcode: ST7 3QB

DISTANCE: 6 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer - Wilmslow, Macclesfield & Congleton Landranger 118
NOTE: Rode Hall and gardens open see www.rodehall.co.uk
REFRESHMENTS: Broughton Arms
EN ROUTE: Bratt's Wood, Forge Farm, Lawton Treble Locks, Snowdrops, South Cheshire Way, Thurlwood Locks, Snape's Aqueduct

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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