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Congleton - Mow Cop - Congleton Walk

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Congleton, a rural market town, received its Royal Charter in 1272. From the town hall follow Canal Street to the canal-bridge  and access the canal. Follow the canal to Ackers Crossing and then ascend to Mow Cop summit.  

The folly (National Trust) is a relatively recent addition to the skyline. The Squire of Rode Hall decided that the skyline needed enhancing, so the castle was partially built and has never been completed. It gave work to local people and made the view from Rode Hall that bit better. Mow Cop's 'Old Man of Mow' is a finger of rock which was left after the quarry was last used. The Old Man used to be a rock climber's paradise, but now is unsafe. Mow Cop was also the first meeting place for John Wesley, which led to the formation of the Wesleyian Methodist Church.

Along the ridge leaving Mow Cop there are excellent views over the Cheshire Plain and the Staffordshire Moorlands. 

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