With its massive cross and trigpoint topping an ancient cairn, Cobden Edge is a worthy objective, while Rachael's Stile, its gritstone cat and Magic Box poem she wrote at the age of ten, make this a special place indeed. But the best thing about this walk is the incredible panorama from the ancient track across the hillside, so be sure and chose a clear day for your walk.
LOCATION: Three miles south west of Marple.
START: Hague Bar picnic site, Waterside Rd, off B6101, signed Torrs Riverside Park
Grid ref: SJ985856 Postcode: SK223AR
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Fox Inn & Packhorse Inn
EN ROUTE: Whitle, Brook Botom, Hague Fold, Hague Bar, Broadhurst Edge
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News