Mow Cop Castle
Walks around Mow Cop
We know that there are a number of popular publicised walks which start from, or take in Mow Cop on their route. However, the National Trust's car park which visitors can use for a maximum of two hours is small and is not suitable for large groups wishing to stay for longer periods.
If you are organising a walk or visiting as part of a walking group, we would be happy to provide you with a daily permit and make arrangements for additional parking, for a maximum of 12 vehicles. We require at least 14 days notice for this service.
To order a permit, please call:
The Cheshire Countryside Office on 01625 584412
Please note there are no toilets at Mow Cop Castle.
Car park hours
The car park is open from dawn until dusk.
- 1754 Mow Cop Castle built as a summerhouse for Rode Hall's Wilbrahams
- 1824 Parts of the walls restored and the door replaced for £4.4s
- 1841 Further restoration to the folly open to the public to visit
- 1850 Court case over ownership - Wilbrahms vs Sneyd of Keel Hall
- 1923 Folly in joint ownership. sold to Joe Lovatt with land for quarry
- 1937 After local campaigns, quarrying stopped & folly handed to Trust
- 2002 foundations reinforced and brickwork pointed up
- 2003 National Trust's repairs completed
- 2012 Take a step back in time and visit Mow Cop's picturesque folly