913 Knolls Green and Mobberley

"Because it's there" said George Mallory when asked why he wanted to climb Everest. Born in Mobberley, where his father was rector, the famous mountaineer climbed St Wilfred's Church tower at the age of seven probably for the same reason. The picturesque ancient part of the village, tucked away behind the main road, will have altered little since his lifetime, and neither will the maze of field footpaths. The biggest change must be the proximity of Manchester Airport and planes taking off and landing so close adds interest to the walk.

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LOCATION: Between Knutsford & Wilmslow
START: Knolls Green B5085, layby by red telephone box at end of Moss Lane, one mile east of Mobberley
Grid ref: SJ803794 Postcode: WA167BL
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - Wilmslow, Macclesfield Landranger 118
REFRESHMENTS: A choice of 4 pubs
EN ROUTE: Graveyard Farm

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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