405 Wardlow

Entering The Three Stags Heads at Wardlow Mires you take a step backwards in time. This is a pub for connoisseurs, where beer reigns supreme and behind the bar is a simple sign "Please do not ask for lager, as a smack in the face often offends!" Rough justice indeed and just down the valley lies Peter's Stone where, in 1815, a local murderer was executed and his body left dangling from a gibbet. But the reason we come every Spring to Cressbrook Dale is for the orchids - one of the finest displays in the Peak District.

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LOCATION: Eight miles east of Chapel-en-le-Frith
START: Wardlow, B6465 Roadside parking in village
Grid ref: SK182747 Postcode: SK178RP
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Three Stags Heads & Yondermann
EN ROUTE: Ravensdale, Housley

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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