Mellor Church

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

Technical sheet
No. 18835105
A Manchester walk posted on 28/01/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 31/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h55[?]
Distance Distance : 2.66km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 64m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 65m
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 53.388326° / W 2.032966°
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Description

(D/A) Exit Mellor & Townscliffe 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.

(1) 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 (Longhurst Lane). Cross and take a few steps to the left, then turn right into a driveway (signposted “The Cathedral Country Home”). Take a footpath straight on 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. Cross over and walk down the drive opposite.

(3) 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 be- tween the buildings. Turn right to return to the golf club. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 189m - Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club
1 : km 0.79 - alt. 187m - Ponds
2 : km 1.42 - alt. 219m - Churchyard
3 : km 2.21 - alt. 170m - Stream
D/A : km 2.66 - alt. 188m - Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club

Useful Information

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

Pdf file : http://walksfromthedoor.co.uk/i/walks/Ch...

Directions to Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club clubhouse and car park
Travel up Longhurst Lane from Marple Bridge to The Devonshire Arms public house on your left. Opposite the public house is Gibb Lane on your right. Follow the lane to a junction, where you bear right (signposted to Linnet Clough Scout Camp and Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Course). Drive past the cottages and farms of Tarden and follow the road as it bends left and then right. Follow the blue sign for the main car park, which is situated through the golf course. As you reach the bottom of the slight incline you will see the greens sheds on your left and the main car park on your right. Park in this car park and walk up to the front entrance of the clubhouse.

Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club
Gibb Lane, Stockport,
Cheshire SK6 5NA
Tel 0161 427 2208
Email events.mtgc@hotmail.com
Website www.mellorgolf.co.uk

Some satnav users may be directed down Faywood Drive, Marple (an unmade road). If this occurs, use the postcode SK6 5PP and turn right at The Devonshire Arms.

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

During the walk or to do/see around

Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club
We do hope you will stop off at our clubhouse to enjoy our warm and friendly hospitality. You are welcome to use our facilities without prior booking, but if you have any special food or drink requirements, please email Zoe in advance on events.mtgc@hotmail.com. We can cater for all your needs.
Please remove muddy boots before entering the clubhouse. Dogs are not permitted inside the building, but we do provide an outside area with tethering rings and water for your four-legged friends.

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