Friday, 13 September 2013

The Wizard Walk

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

An afternoon stroll at Alderley Edge

Distance: 1.5km; Ascent: Negligible; Overcast but dry; with Lynsey, Isabel & Olivia

It had been many months since we had last been walking at Alderley Edge, so we decided to head there this afternoon for a short mile long walk known as the Wizard Walk. We set off at around 2:45pm and walked through the pleasant woodland to reach Armada Beacon, the site of one of the signal fires used to warn of the approaching Spanish Armada in 1588.

In Alderley Edge woods
Alderley Edge Woods
Continuing to follow the pink waymarkers, which were popular with Isabel, we reached the 'Druids' Stone Circle, which was apparently built in the 18th century to enhance the landscape!

'Druids' Stone Circle
Soon we reached Stormy Point, from where there are good views across the Cheshire Plain towards the distant Peak District. We returned to the car by way of Carriage Drive and a farm track, where we treated ourselves to some very tasty ice creams :-)

Stormy Point
Stormy Point


  1. Have just caught up and enjoyed reading your previous post re a day out in Snowdonia. Have you thought of 'converting' the report into a 'Wild Walk' for The Great Outdoors magazine?
    I'm surprised you don't often go to Alderley Edge - it's a good spot for children. Our next evening walk (25/9) is in that area.

    1. Thanks for your comment Martin. I hadn't considered submitting a report to TGO, although I pleased to hear you think it might be worthwhile :-)

      I agree that Alderley Edge is a good spot for walking with children. However I often seem to forget about it! Also, all being well, I am planning on coming along on your Alderley Edge evening walk tomorrow.