597 Werneth Low Country Park

Two thousand years ago Werneth Low was the place to be, for this was where the Brigantes celebrated the summer and winter solstice. No view of Manchester then of course, but the "alder tree hill" is still surrounded by countryside, while in the woods a rustle in the undergrowth can sound remarkably like a wolf.

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LOCATION: Compstall, one mile north of Marple Bridge
START: B6104 Etherow Country Park car park
Grid ref: SJ966909 Postcode: SK6 5JH
DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate, after prolonged rain the fields near the farms can be muddy
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer - Manchester & Salford or Explorer OL - Dark Peak
NOTE: Werneth Low Visitor Centre open weekends & Tuesday afternoons
REFRESHMENTS: Etherow Country Park, Hare & Hounds
EN ROUTE: Trans Pennine Trail, River Goyt

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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