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Cown Edge Way

29 km / 18 miles

Derbyshire, Gtr Manchester
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
Named posts and amber discs and arrows
Challenging; Forest/Woodland; Moorland
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Cown Edge Way (Manchester Area Ramblers)


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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