Mow Cop

Mow Cop - A Historical Journey

One of our most popular routes takes in the stunning National Trust property of Mow Cop Castle situated on a rocky ridge on the Staffordshire/Cheshire border. Built as a summerhouse in 1754 by Randle Wilbraham and a National Trust property since 1937, it gives impressive, panoramic views of several English counties, the Welsh mountains and on a clear day, Jodrell Bank space telescope.

Join us for a historical journey along well-defined paths past the site of the birth of Primitive Methodism, the unique Gritstone outcrop of the Old Man o’ Mow and concealed entrances to the old coal mining tunnel which is still located under the hill.

We will also look at some of the textile industry sites seeing how the local people earned their living in bygone times by Fustian cutting.

All the above plus the famous “Killer Mile”, the numerous wells that once provided the working communities water supply and the minor celebrity Hannah Dale provide us with an impressive journey back in time giving our imagination a break from the fast paced, modern day lives we lead.

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Mow Cop National Trust Car Park, Staffordshire, ST7 3PA
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4 Miles
Ascent: 689ft
Start Time: 09:30am
Map: OS Explorer 268
Cost: £20.00

Feel free to contact us on any of the methods below to discuss your next adventure:

our Address

10 Primitive Street, Mow Cop, Cheshire, ST7 3NH

our Phones

Home: 01782 226917
Trace: 07394 942863
Chris: 07764 528653

our hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 17:00