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Nelson Pit Walk 4






Grade: Easy Distance: 3.2 km/2 miles Time: 1hr 10mins Start: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre Map: OS Explorer 268 Terrain: Easy

Walk Waypoints

  1. 1 Turn right and go under bridge number 15, (Brownhills Bridge).
  2. 2 Walk along the towpath heading south passing the large lake on the left.
  3. 3 Pass a milestone.
  4. 4 Proceed under bridge 16 (Hagg Farm Footbridge) and 17 (Mitchells).
  5. 5 As you reach Lyme View Marina, turn right about 9 metres (10 yards) before Bridge 18 by the sign for Lyme Breeze Café. Walk down the road. Just beyond the entrance to the café, turn right following the sign onto the Middlewood Way.
  6. 6 The top path slopes down to join the main track just before a bridge. Continue along, under the bridge and past the car park at Poynton Coppice.
  7. 7 Continue along the Way and under Shrigley Road bridge (Bridge 14).
  8. 8 Reaching the area where the footpath and bridleway meet, go slightly left and walk up on the old station platform. This was Higher Poynton Station.
  9. 9 Along the platform, past the picnic tables, and a few yards before the bridge turn slightly left and walk up the cobbled path. Through the kissing gate, turn right and over the bridge back to Nelson Pit.

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