Mellor Church

Visit the intriguing ridge-top church of St Thomas the Apostle, and explore the stream-side village of Mellor.

Technical sheet
No. 16157059
A Manchester walk posted on 22/10/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 22/10/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h05[?]
Distance Distance : 3.08km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 67m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 70m
Highest point Highest point : 219m
Lowest point Lowest point : 165m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Manchester
Starting point Starting point : N 53.386201° / W 2.031968°
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Description

(D/A) Exit the golf club via the main entrance, above the clubhouse. Bear right along Gibb Lane past the cottages of Tarden, passing a covered well on your right. At the junction with Whetmorehurst Lane, turn left onto a footpath beside a gate, running downhill to the left of two ponds. At the bottom of the field, follow the path along a laurel hedge that bends to the right below the second pond. Beyond the pond, bear left between gardens and climb the steps to the road.

(1) Cross and take a few steps to the left, then turn right into a driveway (signposted “The Cathedral Country Home”). Take a footpath straight to the left of the entrance to the house. Follow the path as it bears left and descends along a wire-mesh fence to a footbridge and cross the stream. Cross a stile into a field and walk up the left-hand side of the field to a further stile. Walk up the side of the field to a third stile, to the left of the Parish Centre.

(2) Climb a narrow walled path to the churchyard, and turn left past the church. By the church door, take a path on the left that descends some steps and leaves the churchyard. Follow the obvious path down the slope to a stile and thence to Knowle Farm. Turn left and walk down the farm drive until you reach a wood on the left. Take the footpath that leads down some rough steps to a stone bridge over a stream. Climb the steep steps up the far side of the valley then walk along a hedged path between gardens to the road.

(3) Cross over and walk down the drive opposite. Beyond the stream at the bottom bear right, then (before a gate) turn left to climb a narrow flight of stone steps (signposted to “Brookbottom via Tarden & The Banks”). Follow the wall up to Tarden Farm and walk out to the road between the buildings. Turn right to return to the golf club.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 207m - Golf Club
1 : km 1.11 - alt. 186m - Longhurst Lane
2 : km 1.62 - alt. 219m - Church
3 : km 2.28 - alt. 166m - Longhurst Lane
D/A : km 3.08 - alt. 207m - Golf Club

Useful Information

Two significant descents and ascents, including steep steps; field paths may be muddy after rain.

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

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