Mow Cop Walk
Visit Mow Cop Castle and the Old Man of Mow on this short circular walk on the Cheshire–Staffordshire border. 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.
PostcodeST7 4LZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Mow Cop Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Mow Cop Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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 find 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.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head west of the hill and you will soon come to the Trent and Mersey Canal. You can extend your walking here by heading west to visit Rode Hall. The Georgian country house is surrounded by lovely parkland with woodland, gardens and a large lake. Near here you can also visit the interesting market town of Sandbach with its historic 9th century crosses.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks and Cheshire Walks pages.