Mellor stroll

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

Technical sheet
No. 16313611
A Manchester walk posted on 25/10/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 25/10/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h10[?]
Distance Distance : 3.24km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 70m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 70m
Highest point Highest point : 227m
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 53.393525° / W 2.016277°
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Description

(D/A) From the front door, turn left (uphill) and then immediately left into Dove Bank, by the old Sunday School. Keep straight on at a junction. At the end of the track go through a gate, past spring, and walk along the top of the first field. Cut diagonally across a second field to a squeeze stile. Then follow the bottom of the next two fields to emerge between farm buildings onto Church Road. Turn right and walk up the road, using the walled path on the left.

(1) Pass the Parish Centre, then turn left into the churchyard. By the church, the door takes 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.

(2) Cross over and walk down the drive opposite. At the bottom, turn left along a track by a stone building with a small stream on the left. Ignoring any paths off to the left, keep along the path as it curves right and follows the stream uphill, fording (or jumping!) the stream partway up. When you enter an open field, keep alongside the stream to pass to the right of some stables, until you emerge by the bridge on Gibb Lane. Turn left and walk down the lane to a junction.

(3) Turn left and walk down into Mellor. When you reach the main village street, turn right to return to the Oddfellows.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 227m - The Oddfellows
1 : km 0.92 - alt. 225m - Churchyard
2 : km 1.68 - alt. 166m - Longhurst Lane
3 : km 2.19 - alt. 201m - Gibb Lane
D/A : km 3.24 - alt. 227m - The Oddfellows

Useful Information

Some short ascents and descents; field paths and streamside sections 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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