658 Wincle

After his first two paper mills at Wincle had been washed away, Abraham Day announced he was going to build again. But his wife told him it would be folly and if he went ahead she would retire to her bed for good. Which she did, staying there till her death in 1826, aged 76.

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LOCATION: Six miles south of Macclesfield
START: Wincle, off A54. Roadside parking at Danebridge, beyond Ship Inn
Grid ref: SJ965652 Postcode: SK110QE
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 118
REFRESHMENTS: Wild Boar & Ship Inn
EN ROUTE: River Dane, Wincle Grange

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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