391 Horton

Muddy farmstead might not be the smartest address, but that's what Horton means in Old English. Situated high above Rudyard Lake the village has some beautiful houses, a 13th century church containing a Wedgwood memorial, and the grave of Mary Brookes. When she died in 1787 Mary was 119 years old, so a bit of mud can't have done her any harm - maybe it's the secret of a long and happy life.

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LOCATION: Two miles north-west of Leek
START: Off A523, Rudyard Lake car park on B5331 by railway bridge
Grid ref: SJ956578 Postcode: ST138UX
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate, but can be muddy
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Explorer - Wilmslow, Macclesfield
REFRESHMENTS: Platform 2 cafe, Activity Centre Cafe and Hotel Rudyard
EN ROUTE: Staffordshire Way, Lyme

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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