Lakeland’s Great Cartographer
200 years since the publication of his famed map of Lakeland, #GetOutside champion James Forrest investigates the life of map-maker Jonathan Otley.
CH Warm 3 683
Walking route: 11km, Difficulty: Leisurely
CH Dog 3 378
Walking route: 6km, Difficulty: Leisurely
Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough Other
Walking route: 26.6km, Difficulty: Moderate
Walking route: 64.8km, Difficulty: Moderate
Walking 21/02/15 | Walk 21/02/15
Walking route: 14.2km, Difficulty: Energetic
Walk 07/02/14 | Walk 07/02/15
Walking route: 12.7km, Difficulty: Moderate
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Golden Slack Cottage, in WINCLE
Sleeps: 6, Bedrooms: 3
Delightful, detached barn conversion on the owner's smallholding. WiFi, woodburner and underfloor heating. Charming country views. Near Buxton and Leek and walks nearby. Macclesfield 4.7 miles.
Chequer Stable, in SANDBACH
Sleeps: 3, Bedrooms: 1
A cosy, detached cottage on the owners' smallholding with open plan living. WiFi, woodburner, underfloor heating. Enclosed patio with lovely open views. Sandbach 3 miles.
Molls Cottage, in NANTWICH
Sleeps: 2, Bedrooms: 1
A pretty, detached, bungalow, set in 6 acres of meadowland with doorstep walks to the Shropshire Union Canal and River Weaver.
The Howgill Fells
Not far from the Lake District and visible from the same stretch of Motorway lies a small mound of hills. Names such as Winder, Brant Fell and The Calf do not capture the imagination like their loftier neighbours. Having said that, The Howgill Fells are beautiful in their own right and well worth a visit.