Brine’s Brow

Fields and wooded stream valleys on the fringes of Delamere Forest.

Technical sheet
No. 16669903
A Mouldsworth walk posted on 02/11/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 03/11/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h05[?]
Distance Distance : 6.63km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 68m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 68m
Highest point Highest point : 99m
Lowest point Lowest point : 37m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Mouldsworth
Starting point Starting point : N 53.231362° / W 2.73279°
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Description

(D/A) From the car park, turn left and over the railway bridge. After 200 yards, turn left through a metal gate into a fenced path across fields, which leads to a driveway. Follow the drive out to the road.

(1) Turn right for a few yards, then left into another driveway, with a footpath sign. Go through a gate on your right and cross two paddocks to a gate by an old stone stile. Follow the gravelled path beyond to the left and right along the bottom of the field to emerge onto another road by a converted chapel. Turn left, and after 350 yards turn right into Moss Lane.

(2) Just before Moss Drive on the right, turn left over a stile into a narrow path beside a bungalow. After a second stile, turn right over a third and walk half-left across the field to another stile in the far corner. Walk along the lefthand edge of the next field, then cross a series of stiles to pass between a tennis court and the adjacent property. After yet another stile, cross the field to the rear of another house then follow a narrow fenced path left and out to the road and turn right (ignoring the road opposite).

(3) Follow Pingot Lane to the B5393. Cross over and follow a footpath opposite, through a kissing gate to the left of a large boulder in a stone wall. Beyond another kissing gate, just short of a farmhouse, swing right and walk out to the road.

(4) Turn left along the road to Manley Common. When the road swings left, take the right-hand of two paths leading straight ahead, over a stile to the right of a hedge. At the end of the field turn right along the hedge. After a stile at the top of a slope, turn right and walk along the top of the field to a stile into a wood above a stream. Follow the narrow path through the trees to another stile out into a field. Skirt the edge of the field then turn right into the trees again, descending steeply to a footbridge. Follow the field edge for a short distance then strike out across two fields.

(5) At the end of the second field, follow the hedge to the right, then swing left under a railway bridge to meet a road. Turn left and follow the road to Brine’s Brow. Keep straight on at the crossroads, heading uphill (signposted Kelsall).

(6) At a small grass triangle, turn right into Old Lane. At a fork, take the upper, left-hand lane. Follow this quiet, narrow lane for half a mile, passing a row of cottages then descending to pass some fishing lakes on your right.

(7) Shortly after a line of telegraph poles, turn right through a kissing gate on your right and follow the field edge into the wood by a stream. When you emerge on the B5393, turn right. Cross the end of Delamere Road and walk up the hill back to the Goshawk.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 57m - Car park
1 : km 0.55 - alt. 67m - Smithy Lane
2 : km 1.48 - alt. 76m - Moss Drive
3 : km 2.16 - alt. 80m - Pingot Lane
4 : km 2.85 - alt. 93m - New Pale Road
5 : km 4.47 - alt. 60m - Railway bridge
6 : km 5.1 - alt. 76m - Grass triangle
7 : km 6.11 - alt. 49m - Kissing gate
D/A : km 6.63 - alt. 57m - Car park

Useful Information

May be muddy in places after rain; numerous stiles.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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