Tuesday, 19 August 1924 A Day in the Cheshire Bylanes

Started about 10am this morning, with a black sky above and rain-washed roads below.  The lane soon brought me to Butt’s Bridge, Glazebury, Chat Moss, and from Rixton over Warburton Bridge to Heatley and quaint Lymm.  I found that the Bungalow Tea Gardens at Thelwall Brook had gone out of business so I had to carry on via a bylane which led me to the Warrington – Knutsford road.  A few more miles brought me to Poplar Farm near High Legh for lunch.  Afterwards I soon reached High Legh, and traversing the Gt. Budworth road for two and a half miles, turned to Arley Mill.  Past pretty Arley Mere to Arley Green, and by the grounds of Arley Hall to old world Arley Village.  I pottered, again visiting a series of bylanes, coming out once more on the High Legh road, one mile from Gt. Budworth.

Now I took the Pickmere road, and wandered through the village, turning again for Tabley.  Reaching Chester road, I crossed it, and after some miles of bewitching byways, I came to Peover, and took the Middlewich road.  I wandered off it, and joined a rough farm track, which led me at length near to Goostrey.  More rough riding brought me in the vicinity of Chelford, then a long run to Siddington, and Alderley Cross for tea.  After tea, I climbed to the ‘Wizard’, and had a walk to the edge, through the woods, and down to Alderley.  The main road carried me through Wilmslow, Cheadle, and thus home via Stretford and Barton, with a ‘host’ of new bylanes to my credit.                                                                96 miles


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