Explore the enchanted forest at Alderley Edge

Beech trees in woodland at Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Alderley Edge in Cheshire has long been associated with tales of a wizard who travelled with a farmer and his milk-white mare through the area and into the underworld.

Follow our family-friendly wizard walk to uncover the full story. It’s an easy mile-long route, starting at the Wizard Restaurant and taking in the highest point on the Edge, Armada Beacon. This was one of a chain of signalling points used to warn of imminent invasion in 1588.