Alderley EdgeMacclesfield, Cheshire
Alderley Edge offers a great family hiking adventure, with plenty to see as you walk the dramatic red sandstone escarpment, which has views over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District. There are a number of woodland walks to explore, plus the neighbouring Hare Hill Garden.
Things To Do
The Edge has a plenty of interesting habitats to discover, such as rock outcrops and mine workings, ponds, meadows and more, plus its highest point was originally a Bronze Age burial mound!
Nature and Wildlife
You are sure to hear and see a variety of birds, including woodpeckers, flycatchers and goldcrests, and if you are very lucky you may even see a tawny owl! Other creatures to keep your eyes peeled for include damselflies and dragon flies, plus newts and frogs.
You can discover more about the myths and legends of the area from the Interpretation panel in the carpark. Plus details of the colour coded and waymarked routes available
The Wizard Walk at Alderley Edge
An easy-access circular walk in the heart of the Cheshire countryside exploring mining remains and learning about the popular legend of Alderley Edge.
Did you know that over 20 species of butterfly have been sighted on Alderley Edge? As you explore the countryside make sure to keep an eye out to spot one of these bueatiful creatures.
Dogs are welcome if you want to bring the family pooch, but please keep them on the lead during lambing and nesting season.
Pricing & Tickets
- Child (4-17) : Free
- Adult (17-18+) : Free
Book in advance for cheapest tickets
Find other attractions similar to Alderley Edge by visiting our attraction tickets section.
Plan Your Visit
Typical visit time 2 - 3 hours
Suitable for Kids and Adults too
Yes, there is parking nearby.