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Biddulph Group

We are the Biddulph Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

The route goes N from Mossley, alongside the Dane -in-Shaw brook, then along the Biddulph Valley way to the canal and beyond into the top of Dane-in-Shaw pastures. Then NE over the canal, through woods before crossing the railway line N along a track to Yewtree farm. Then along the road to the canal (with a short stretch on busy A54) and N along the canal before turning off and taking urban paths to the river Dane in Havannah. The route then follows the Dane as far as Congleton Park woodlands and is then picked up again across the bridge below Rood hill, then N to Astbury Mere (toilets and lunch). After lunch along E side of Mere, partly in woodland, then E to join Lamberts Lane and then along the canal through Hightown before turning off back for Mossley.

 

Sunday, 17 December 2023
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
13.7km / 8.5mi
Ascent:
242.3m / 795ft
Type:
circular

Walkers from other groups always welcome

Features

  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SJ 87918 61448
Nearest postcode:
CW12 3HZ
what3words:
jars.acute.pool
Start time:
9:30 am

Roadside parking at Biddulph end of Boundary Lane, Mossley, just before junction with A527.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking