Cheshire's very own Leaning Tower of Pisa still stands proud above the village of Wybunbury, and it was certainly made to last for it has outliving the rebuilding of no less than five attendant churches. Built on shifting sand only a century after Italy's more famous version, the 120ft tower has been straightened several times. In 1969 they had a spring clean and discovered a hoard of ancient silver, including a Charles II Tankard which was sold to pay for the new church. So why not have a tidy up? You never know what you might find! And if you're wanting to get away from the crowds then we can vouch for the tranquillity of this area as though the path round Wybunbury Moss was quite busy we didn't meet a soul as we explored the quiet lanes and paths of the surrounding countryside.
LOCATION: South Cheshire, four miles south of Crewe
START: Wybunbury, roadside parking in village.
Grid ref: SJ705481 Postcode: CW5 7LF
DISTANCE: 6.5 (or 5) miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer Crewe & Nantwich Landranger 118
REFRESHMENTS: Dagfields & Wybunbury
EN ROUTE: South Cheshire Way
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News