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Cown Edge Way

Derbyshire, Gtr Manchester

29 km / 18 miles
This generally U-shaped route on the eastern edge of Greater Manchester rises to Cown Edge Rocks via Strines and Mellor, returning via Charlesworth and Werneth Low. There is a mixture of terrain from urban to moorland and about 2400ft of ascent.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named posts and amber discs and arrows
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SJ926875 - Hazel Grove, Gtr Manchester View on StreetMap
Finish: SJ945930 - Gee Cross, Gtr Manchester View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Rambling Man - Cown Edge Way (Hazel Grove - Mellor) [blog] Rambling Man - Cown Edge Way (Mellor - Chisworth) [blog] Rambling Man - Cown Edge Way (Chisworth - Gee Cross) [blog]


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 109, 110
OS Landranger Active 109, 110
OS Explorer 1, 268, 277
OS Explorer Active 1, 268, 277
Other Paper Maps:
Around & About
Cown Edge Way & Etherow Country Park (Yellow Publications - 2023)

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Route Profile:

26.8 km (16.7 miles)
739 m (2,425 ft) ascent
391 m (1,283 ft)  maximum height

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