599 Woodhouse Green

Chaos reigns at Woodhouse Green when the regular postman in on holiday for this hamlet has four farms and they are all called Woodhouse Green Farm. But Rushton Church stands aloof, so far from the nearest farm that it was known in medieval times as the "Chapel in the Wilderness".

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LOCATION: 8 miles south of Macclesfield
START: Rushton Spencer. Turn right off A523 down Station Lane to Staffordshire Way car park, by Knot Inn
Grid ref: SJ936625 Postcode: SK110SD
DISTANCE: 4 miles
GRADE: Moderate, but fields muddy if wet
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - Wilmslow & Macclesfield Landranger 118
EN ROUTE: Staffordshire Way, River Dane, Gritstone Trail, Dane Valley Way

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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