Mellor Cross Walk
This circular walk takes you up to the Mellor Cross on Mellor Moor in Greater Manchester.
You can start your walk in the village and then follow tracks south past the golf course to Black Lane. Turn east here and it will take you to the cross which is positioned at a height of around 327 metres on the moor. The large cross marks the site where John Wesley preached during the 18th century. Wesley was a leader of a revival movement within the Church of England known as Methodism. From the elevated position of the cross there are fine views over the surrounding countryside of the Goyt Valley.
After taking in the views you can follow Primrose Lane past Cobden Edge to return to the village. Here you can visit St Thomas's Church which sits in a photogenic hill top position.
Mellor Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Mellor Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Mellor OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Mellor Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Cown Edge Way passes through the area. You could pick up this long distance trail to visit the Cowm Edge Rocks.
You could also try the Marple Canal Locks Walk along the Peak Forest Canal near Marple Bridge. Near here you could explore the historic Chadkirk Country Estate in Romiley. There's a noteworthy 16th century chapel, a little cafe and a walled garden to enjoy here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Greater Manchester Walks page.