GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mow Cop

1 miles (1.5 km)

Visit Mow Cop Castle and the Old Man of Mow on this short circular walk on the Cheshire–Staffordshireborder. The castle sits in an elevated position above the village with wonderful views over the surrounding Staffordshire countryside and the Cheshire Plain. The 18th century folly is a well know landmark positioned 355m above sea level and visible for miles around. The walk also visits the Old Man of Mow - an interesting 65ft rock formation just to the north of the castle. Near here is a triangulation pillar and more great views to enjoy.
Mow Cop is on the Gritstone Trail so you can extend your walk by continuing along this long distance trail.

Mow Cop Postcode

ST7 4LZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Mow Cop OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mow Cop Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

After your walk head to the Mow Cop Inn for some well earned refreshments. The pub has a good menu and an outdoor seating area. You can fine it on Congleton Street at postcode ST7 3PJ.
The Crown Inn is another popular choice and also has a beer garden. You can find it in the village on Chapel St at postcode ST7 4NT.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Mow Cop Castle - - 856921

Mow Cop Castle From the north east. This "castle" commands an ideal defensible spot with far ranging views all around. Only one problem: it was built as a summerhouse in 1754!

Mow Cop Castle - - 1530745

Mow Cop Castle viewed from the fields below the village


GPS Files

GPX File

Mow Cop.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Mow Cop.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)