Mow Cop Castle September 2015

IMG_20150919_145842657At Mow Cop, the folly offers 360-degree views of the Staffordshire moorlands and the Cheshire Plain.

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It’s the southernmost outcrop in Cheshire of hard sandstone grit, rising 355m above sea level.

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Excavations at Mow Cop have found querns dating back to the Iron Age.

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Mow Cop and its folly are central images in Alan Garner’s novel, Red Shift.

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Lucian recalling a moment of adventure ūüôā

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Mow Cop is an isolated village which straddles the Cheshire‚ÄďStaffordshire border, and is divided between the North West and West Midlands regions of England.

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At its highest point stands a mock tower that was built as a summer house in 1754 by Randle Wilbraham, the local Lord of the Manor.

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This tower is visible for miles around and is a major landmark visited throughout the year. Interestingly, it was the location for the first Primitive Methodist service in 1807.

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Directions from:  London , Manchester , Liverpool

Car park postcode: ST7 3PA

The Cloud and Mow Cop are designated as RIGS (Regionally Important Geological Sites).

Toilets: Please note there are no toilets at Mow Cop Castle.

References: Thanks to National Trust and Wikipedia

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