Alderley Edge and Cheshire Countryside
Dramatic red sandstone escarpment, with impressive views
A train journey and a walk to Alderley Edge was a treat for families escaping the smog of the cities which thrived during the Industrial Revolution.
There has been mining activity at Alderley Edge for over 4,000 years, from early Bronze Age times right through to the early 20th century.
Step back in time to the invasion of the Spanish Armada and imagine how the Armada Beacon was used as a warning across the Cheshire Plain.
Read about the legend of Alderley Edge, a tale of a white horse, brave knights and a devious wizard.