Alderley Edge Woodland Walk

Alderley Edge Woodland Walk

Alderley Edge Woodland Walk
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Stonehaven212 contributions
Sep 2020
Been coming here for about 50 years! There are wonderful walks all around and the stunning view point. Somehow I always get myself lost. Be sure to get an ice cream from Granelli's, they have been there even longer than I have been visiting!

Note that the car park now charges £4 for 3 hours for non members.

The tea room is open but the lovely Wizard Inn has been closed by the National Trust as they want to turn it in to a visitor centre - a great shame and a piece of history lost.

There are toilets in the car park.
Written October 10, 2020
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linda w
Warrington, UK345 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Beautiful area lots of wonderful walks and plenty of cafes and restaurants .we visited tge edge where you can see all over the Cheshire plains I do think there should be s map at the top that explains the area more because we followed a dirt track road through the woods to pass by the beautiful rock formations and a well ,which were very interesting but we would have missed them only for a couple explaining where they had been in passing .. tiny steps led us down to a road which took us to a little national Trust area where there was a great walk to take your dogs .we stopped at the bulls head pub and was well greeted by smiling faces and a warm welcome which was needed after our long walk ..this area needs more than one day to explore it really is worth a visit .
Written November 7, 2021
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robnh61
Stockport, UK1,692 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
We parked up and went for a walk through the woods with our pooch.
It’s a lovely place and dogs can safely be let off their leads to enjoy themselves. The less physically able may need to mindful of some uneven ground caused by tree roots, but it’s definitely a good place to visit. You also get a great view across to the Pennines.
Parking is nearby at £4 for 3 hours, and there’s also a very good tearoom
Written November 12, 2020
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Sara H
Wilmslow, UK2 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Amazing place, beautiful walks, however it is not enjoyable, as no one wants to do a 3 mile walk holding a bag of dog poo! It’s a disgrace that there are no bins in the whole park, not even at the car park. I asked at the cafe and they said it’s a real problem. It really is a problem, as you can see discarded poo bags left everywhere. There is a charge for parking, surely some of this would fund a few bins. Please sort it out National Trust.
Written October 25, 2020
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Catherine
Manchester, UK65 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
The view from the top overlooking the Peak District is just beautiful and I look forward to visiting again in various seasons. There’s a choice of various routes depending on your stamina. The only downside was multiple dog mess bags along the route. So many people clearly dispose of it incorrectly leaving them on benches or hanging from trees!
Written September 5, 2020
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RazzyBthefirst
Macclesfield, UK1,215 contributions
Jul 2020
One of the good things about this place is that although it's a National Trust car park and free to members, you don't have to book as you do elsewhere.

I've done a few walks here recently with friends and relatives. Always busy but there's an extended car park and on most days you will be fine.

So many walks to do, there are yellow arrows pointing to different routes but you can freestyle and knowing where the road is, you can't go wrong. Go too far downhill and you know you're in for a climb later. Quite muddy in parts at the moment obviously; there are paths but non-paths too!

Fantastic for kids and for dog walkers, they absolutely love it. Notice a few 'wigwams' built out of sticks, kids love to get inside a den; for some reason we noticed a woman pulling one apart yesterday......no idea why, spoil sport.

Wizard cafe doing takeaways, so sad to see The Wizard itself was boarded up.
Written July 8, 2020
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Ginny B
9 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Lovely walks through the woods and some spectacular views. Would have been much improved if there were maps of the area as I got lost a few times.
Can’t call this place dog friendly as there are no dog waste bins. Completely ridiculous and would probably put me off going again with my 2 big dogs.
The cafe (Wizard?) is also not dog friendly with the surly waitress very reluctant to fetch my order all of 10 yards to my table (I would have struggled carrying it with the dogs), she said they’d shout when it was ready through their little tannoy system 🙄.
Written October 12, 2022
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Steppy
Accrington, UK2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We where enticed here by the promise of ledgends of wizards and old mines. Dont be fooled its just a woodland walk like any other woodland walk thats in any other town. It probably just bigged up because its in Alderly Edge and the locals like to think they are posh. Nowhere is there any information about the old mines, no stories of wizards. There are also no bins anywhere, not even in the picnic area or outside the cafe, no dog waste bins also. We found the place littered and full of dirty filled dog waste bags. We would have loved a map or leaflet with a bit of history and pointers where to go.
Written July 24, 2020
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Howard1964
Llandudno, UK79 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Arranged a family getgether so we could meet somewhere central and have a picnic plus take the dogs for a walk. There isn't anywhere to sit for a picnic if you have dogs, there is a picnic area but not dog friendly. Also complete lack of any bins, nowhere to deposit dog waste which we always bag up, a lot of bags left around because of this sadly. Even worse is the amount of dog mess left by irresponsible owners, will not be going back there anytime soon.
Written February 1, 2020
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N.Wilson
Manchester, UK389 contributions
Sep 2020
Absolutely beautiful place and that's before you think about the legend - wonderful for a good walk with your family and excellent for dogs.
We went today to remember a friend who has recently lost his fight against Covid (this was a place we came to a lot) and there was a group of three adults, a dog and a baby (dog and baby were gorgeous to be fair) and the two women and man were so loud (and I mean overly "look at me!" loud) the entire time we had the misfortune to be around them - they were loud enough to wake Merlin from his ethereal sleep!!!
Seriously though, it was bordering on obnoxious and I really didn't want to listen to the loudest woman booming on about "poopoo, peepee and napnap" which she repeatedly bellowed at least 5 times within 60 seconds and she even looked over at us and smirked so it was a pathetic case of "Look at me!" .......everyone else managed a normal volume and I heard kids screaming and shouting and that was great - nothing better than seeing kids having the same fun as me and my friend did - that's what life is about, but not 3 adults breaking the sound barrier with their gobs!
Also got a bit annoyed at the selfish family who forced us onto a muddy, steep bank because their little darling was drawing in the middle of the footpath with a fallen branch - I have serious mobility issues and could have seriously injured myself as I lose my balance easily but they all (mum, dad and grandparent) made a big thing of pretending not to notice me and making a huge issue of "Oh look - he's sweeping the path", so I felt unable to ask if I could pass by and I noticed "Mum" grinning as I struggled past on the muddy bank getting full of mud ................however, these two groups were the only downfall (no pun intended) and we met many, many other people who were absolutely amazing and lovely (including a lovely man who helped me when I needed help and a female jogger who began chatting to me as we were both leaving at the same time).

Wonderful place, with many photo opportunities and fantastic for exercise and you can make it as tough or as gentle as you like - just be aware of the minority who are inconsiderate and think they're more important than anyone else.
Written September 6, 2020
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