Castle Mill Lane to Kell House Farm

Great walk from Castle Mill Lane to Kell House Farm.

Technical sheet
No. 11105074
A Ashley walk posted on 29/06/21 by Dennis Neil. Update : 29/06/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h30[?]
Distance Distance : 11.95km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 25m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 25m
Highest point Highest point : 58m
Lowest point Lowest point : 31m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Ashley
Starting point Starting point : N 53.353177° / W 2.313485°
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Description

(D/A) Start the walk on Castle Mill Lane near Thors Green. Take a steep path down to the River Bollin, turn right and then left across the footbridge over the River Bollin.

(1) Turn left after crossing the footbridge and follow the path to the bridge under the motorway. Follow the path along a scenic wooded route until reaching a small road and then turn left. There are some attractive houses along this road.

(2) Turn left along the signposted footpath into Hale Golf Course and follow the path until reaching a footbridge over the river.

(3) Cross the bridge and continue until reaching Castle Mill Lane.

(4) Turn right and continue on past Dairy House Farm, cross the railway bridge and take the footpath towards Ashley Hall. There are some lovely old buildings near Ashley Hall in a process of renovation.

(5) Cross the motorway bridge and continue onto Ashley Road. Cross the road and turn left down the footpath past the cricket club and towards Arden House. There are lots of horses in the fields along this stretch near Stock Farm. If you are nervous about horses it might be better to plan your route around these fields along the country lanes.

(6) Turn right before Arden House and then left at the little road towards Arden Hall. Keep straight ahead and take the footpath to Birtles Farm. The path leads right through the middle of Birtles Farm.

(7) Turn left after the farm and head towards Kell House Farm along some open fields.

(8) Turn left at Kell House Farm and then right when you reach Pepper Street.

(9) Take the footpath to the left at the bend in the road and carefully cross the railway line.

(10) Head on to Breach House Lane and turn right. At the bend in the road turn left and continue straight on along the footpath and follow the footpath towards Castle Hill Farm through large fields. Turn left at the track leading to Castle Hill Farm.

(11) Turn left at Mill Lane and continue on to the start of the walk.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 56m - Castle Mill Lane
1 : km 0.38 - alt. 45m - Footbridge
2 : km 1.93 - alt. 46m - Hale Golf Course
3 : km 2.4 - alt. 40m - Bridge
4 : km 2.98 - alt. 40m - Castle Mill Lane
5 : km 4.78 - alt. 44m - Motorway bridge
6 : km 5.73 - alt. 41m - Arden House
7 : km 6.43 - alt. 35m - Birtles Farm
8 : km 7.6 - alt. 40m - Kell House Farm
9 : km 8.25 - alt. 42m - Footpath
10 : km 8.91 - alt. 49m - Breach House Lane
11 : km 11.39 - alt. 57m - Mill Lane
D/A : km 11.95 - alt. 56m - Castle Mill Lane

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Walker
on Tue 19 Oct 2021 00:16:09 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 15/10/21
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Nice easy flat walk with good mix of lane, footpath and field walking. Did this walk in January of this year, when planes were not flying from the airport. Very different this time and very close to end of runway towards the end of the walk. Great if you like watching planes.:😀

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