Thursday, 6 August 2009

One man went to Mow

Here we are at Ramsdell Hall, bridge 86 on the Mac. Above, the view from our side hatch on Tuesday evening. Last night following a day of sunshine, yes, sunshine, the view was stunning.

Above, Ramsdell Hall - a rather gracious abode.

Now the reason for the title, 'one man went to mow'. Here is MOW COP. We walked one and half miles up from the canal to Mow Cop, a folly built by Randle Wilbraham in 1754 on top of a hill that is 1100ft above sea level. It was here that the Primitive Methodists were founded in 1807 when a local wheelwright, Hugh Bourne, climbed the summit and held a meeting that lasted 14 hours. Below, a view from the top across Cheshire and Staffordshire.

Below, The Old Man of Mow, a 65ft gritstone pillar located just below the summit level.

Taking a breather after our ascent on the steps of Mow Cop.
Some folly....

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