The Edge at Alderley is shrouded in myth and legend, for which it is most widely known. Stories of wizards and witches and treasure filled caverns are plentiful. There is a history of copper and lead mining back into the late seventeenth century, and recent archaeological discoveries suggest that this impressive site has been used as far back as the Bronze Age and Roman times.
Other nearby attractions
The Wizard Pub
Close to the Edge is this pub. It serves excellent food and is also within walking distance of the town.
Located near to Macclesfield, this beautiful hall has been home to the Bromley Davenports since 1726.See website: Capesthorne
This National Trust-owned walled garden, located in Over Alderley boasts an impressive variety of rhododendrons and azaleas. See website: Hare Hill
Nether Alderley Mill: This rustic mill is one of only a few examples of a complete corn mill. Now fully restored there are regular demonstrations of flour-grinding. See Website: Nether Alderley Mill
Quarry Bank Mill
Once a working cotton mill the site is one of the finest industrial heritage sites in Britain. There are demonstrations of the equipment and tranquil walks. See website: Quarry Bank