Recommended Route #3
Cracking 25 mile ride SE from Knutsford including Jodrell Bank, Capesthorne Hall and some lovely pubs.
Our home town, renowned for its restaurants, bars and fine food purveyors.
UNESCO World Heritage Site dedicated to astrophysics, space and the Grade I listed Lovell Telescope.
Stately house with gardens and lakeside cafe.
From Knutsford, take the Holmes Chapel road and turn off to Lower Peover (pronounced Pever !!) where, if you turn off the route and ride up the cobbled road, you will find the church and The Bells of Peover inn.
Continuing along the main road past the Rose and Crown on the right, turn into Sandy Lane following the route into Goostrey. At the junction in Goostrey (The “Trading Post” - shop for all sorts of sandwiches etc on the corner) turn Left through the village past the Crown Inn (popular stop for cyclists). Left by the church and follow the road taking the short detour into Jodrell Bank Observatory.
Heading onward towards Chelford you pass on the left Astle Park the venue for Traction Engine Rallies. Turning right opposite the park, the roads lead to Capesthorne Hall used regularly for filming TV programmes.
Rejoining the route on the A34 Wilmslow to Congleton road, after approx. 4km take the road for Great Warford and passing the Frozen Mop then the Wilmslow to Knutsford road will lead you back to Knutsford via Mobberley.
Renowned dining pub with gorgeous pub gardens
18th Century Pub in the farming village of Goostrey, popular with cyclists.