Opening times for 9 December 2023
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At Alderley Edge, Bickerton Hill and Mow Cop.
Independent locally run tea room at Alderley Edge
Please keep dogs on a short lead around sheep and cattle, during the season where birds nest on the ground and where indicated by signs. Please be a responsible dog owner and tidy up after your dog and dispose of waste in a bin, if bins aren't available, please take home or put in the next nearest bin.
Alderley Edge only
Alternate Sundays from April to September at Alderley Edge, see What's On for details
Blue Badge parking and accessible toilet at Alderley Edge. Blue badge car parking at Mow Cop. Most of Alderley Edge and the Cheshire countryside has steps and steep terrain and is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Alderley Edge only
1½ miles east of Alderley Edge village on B5087, Macclesfield Road
Parking: Car parks at Alderley Edge, Mow Cop and Bickerton (roadside elsewhere); pay and display at Alderley Edge
Sat Nav: For Alderley Edge car park use SK10 4UB For Mow Cop car park use ST7 3PA For Bickerton car park use SY14 8LN
The North Cheshire Way runs straight through the property and links Willaston in the west to Lyme Park in the east. It connects with the Wirral Way, the Sandstone Trail and the Gritstone Trail. Get more information here. There are also a number of footpaths and bridleways that pass through or close to the property
Alderley Edge train station 1½ miles. From the station you can either catch the bus (see 'By bus' above) or walk down the A34 (pavemented) for 1 mile until you reach Bradford Lane. From here you can follow the directions given above
Arriva 130, twice hourly Monday to Saturday, hourly on Sundays from Alderley Edge village (close to train station). Alight at Nether Alderley Primary School and follow Bradford Lane all the way to Macclesfield road until you reach the property. These roads are pavemented. There is the option to go through National Trust woodland
On-road cycle route 70 passes by the property. The traffic on this road is sometimes heavy, particularly during rush hour. For more information see the Sustrans website
Alderley Edge is a one pawprint rated place. Dogs are welcome at all Cheshire and Wirral countryside sites. Find out how to keep your dog and local wildlife safe and more.
A new app is now available to download, that will bring the Legend of Alderley Edge to life for visitors to the iconic Cheshire location.
Variety of countryside sites which offer spectacular views across Cheshire and the Wirral.
Wizard Tea-room at Alderley Edge (not National Trust)
Tea-room serving hot and cold food and drinks, with indoor and outdoor seating, plus takeaway option.
Launched in January 2023, the Invisible Worlds app can be used at Alderley Edge by visitors, as well as allow people around the world to remotely explore the magic of Alderley Edge.
Invisible Worlds is an exciting new digital installation research project at Alderley Edge until June. The project is a collaboration between an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham, aiming to tell the stories of this special place in a new way.
Explore Alderley Edge with an experienced guide and discover the history and legends that make this such a special place. Every other Sunday you can uncover different routes and parts of this beautiful place that you may not have visited before and grow in confidence with exploring the outdoors safely.
Discover what makes Alderley Edge so special, from its wildlife and fun activities such as orienteering, to its areas of historical significance.
Discover the beauty of Cheshire’s countryside on a stroll through its woodlands, see rich birdlife on its marshes and explore historical sites such as the folly at Mow Cop.
Bickerton Hill is more than a beautiful view. Explore its 91 hectares to stretch your legs, discover Iron-Age ruins and see rangers and volunteers in action.
Find out more about the National Trust's partnership with Congleton Mountain Biking Club to allow managed mountain biking for its members on the Bosley Cloud in Cheshire.
Explore the dramatic red sandstone escarpment of Alderley Edge, with views over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District. Various themed walks meander through open pasture, mature pine and beech woodland.
Discover the highest point on the Edge which was originally a Bronze Age burial mound. It was later used as a fire beacon site which would have been lit as a signal to warn of the imminent invasion.
For more stunning views over the Cheshire countryside, why not visit one of the following places in our care: Bickerton Hill and Bulkely Hill Wood; Mow Cop, the Cloud, Helsby Hill and Thurstaston Common.
Learn about some of the most historically significant sites in the north west, from Roman mineshafts to a 16th-century alert beacon, and uncover Alderley Edge’s ancient legend.
New discovery at Alderley Edge in Cheshire offers a glimpse into a mine in production during the Napoleonic Wars, with shoes and clay pipes among the personal everyday objects the miners left behind.
How did the Second World War have such a lasting impact on the wildlife of Bickerton Hill? Discover the impact that history can have on wildlife and natural areas.
Keep up with the latest updates from the River Bollin Project as we work to improve the health of the river along the catchment at Alderley Edge.