Warwickshire’s 100 mile Centenary Way and the linked circular walks are more than just a walk in the countryside, they are a journey through a millennium, embracing the history and heritage of the land, the buildings and the people.
This is the second of two volumes of circular walks which together take you round the whole 97 miles of the Cheshire Ring of canals. The walks in this book are up the eastern side of the Ring, along the Macclesfield, Peak Forest, Ashton and Rochdale canals, from Kidsgrove in the south to Castlefield, Manchester in the north.
These walks explore archaeological sites where there are visible pre-historic features in the landscape: Bronze age barrows, stone circles, caves, mines and much more. Walks are from 3 to 12 miles and are fully illustrated. The book includes an introduction to the study of archaeology and a glossary of the terminology used. Brief descriptions of the major finds on the walks are included, plus a bibliography for those who wish to delve deeper. Ali Cooper has an MA in archeaology and is a keen outdoors enthusiast.
This is the updated edition of our original book - widely regarded as the most authoritative book of its type. It covers the area from Chapel-en-le-Frith in the south to Holmfirth in the north, and from Marple in the west to beyond Stocksbridge in the east.