397 Harrop Brook

"You can walk round the muddy bit", said the farmer with a grin as we came down to Hough Hole Farm. But the runners panting uphill didn't care about keeping their feet clean. After all they had just run up and down White Nancy and what mattered was catching the man in front. Or woman - the lady's record stands at 47 minutes, only just behind the men's. Impressive indeed yet, as they passed, a local muttered to us "You'd think they'd have some ironing to do at home!"

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LOCATION: Between Macclesfield and Whaley Bridge
START: Rainow. Roadside parking off B5470 on Smithy Lane, below Robin Hood
Grid ref: SJ955764 Postcode: SK105XE
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak or Explorer - Wilmslow, Macclesfield
EN ROUTE: Fell Race, Kerridge Hill, Rainow Low, Harrop Brook, Gritstone Trail

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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