666 Astbury and Little Moreton Hall

Architects are often feted like minor gods, but no-one knows who originally designed one of Cheshire's most famous houses. Little Moreton Hall was the home of Sir Richard de Moreton, whose fiery temper was notable even for the 14th century, but his legacy is a mansion fit for a deity.

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LOCATION: 3 miles south of Congleton
START: Turn left off A34 by Pecks, along New Road. Park at Ackers Crossing, beyond canal bridge
Grid ref: SJ847589 Postcode: CW123GZ
DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
GRADE: Easy, but be prepared for mud
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - Wilmslow, Macclesfield Landranger 118
NOTE: Little Moreton Hall open in season
REFRESHMENTS: Glebe Farm & Egerton Arms
EN ROUTE: Macclesfield Canal, Astbury, Ramsdell Hall

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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