535 Smallwood

Black and white houses match the black and white Friesian cows as you stroll through the Cheshire countryside near Smallwood. The village, which dates back to Anglo Saxon times, has changed very little over the years, for the same number of people live here as did two centuries ago.

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LOCATION: Cheshire, south-west of Congleton
START: Turn right off A34, beyond Astbury, signed Smallwood, then turn right at the Blue Bell, down Bell Lane. Verge parking in a quarter mile
Grid ref: SJ817609 Postcode: CW112XB
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Easy but roads and paths prone to flooding
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer - Wilmslow, Macclesfield Landranger 118
EN ROUTE: Brookhouse Green, Spen Green, Martin's Moss

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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