Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

The circular path starts immediately next to the car park and is 2,600m in length. It is about 1.2m wide along its whole length except for a short 20m section which is 800mm wide.The surface is crushed stone that in one or two places may be a little uneven or loose.The worst linear gradient is 11% (1:9) for about 15m and the worst cross gradient is about 6% (1:17)for 20m

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, January 2009 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 2.6 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: Yes
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

The car park  is on Messuage Lane about 6Km from Congleton at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SJ 825677.

CarPark The car park is on Messuage Lane about 6Km from Congleton at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SJ 825677.

The circular path starts immediately next to the car park and this phototrail follows a clockwise route.

Start The circular path starts immediately next to the car park and this phototrail follows a clockwise route.

The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side over most of its length. There may be an electric fence next to the path when sheep or cattle are grazing.

Width The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side over most of its length. There may be an electric fence next to the path when sheep or cattle are grazing.

 There are few gradients along or across the path. There may occasionally be a camber to to path surface.

Gradient There are few gradients along or across the path. There may occasionally be a camber to to path surface.

Path

Some small signs show a map of the area and the two permissive trails that are available from the Messuage Farm car park.

Information Some small signs show a map of the area and the two permissive trails that are available from the Messuage Farm car park.

There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable. This is one of the broken seats.

Information There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable. This is one of the broken seats.

 

Path

Path

There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable. This is one of the good ones.

Seat There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable. This is one of the good ones.

 

Path

Path

 

Path

Parts of the field have been set aside for trees and wildlife.

Information Parts of the field have been set aside for trees and wildlife.

There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable.

Information There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable.

There is a linear gradient of 8% (1:12) for about 20m

Gradient There is a linear gradient of 8% (1:12) for about 20m

 

Path

There are open views across the meadows to the woodlands beyond.

View There are open views across the meadows to the woodlands beyond.

There is a linear gradient of about 9% (1:11) for 15m.

Gradient There is a linear gradient of about 9% (1:11) for 15m.

 

Path

There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable.

Information There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable.

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Path

There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable. This is one of the good ones.

Seat There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable. This is one of the good ones.

 

Path

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Some small signs show a map of the area and the two permissive trails that are available from the Messuage Farm car park.

Information Some small signs show a map of the area and the two permissive trails that are available from the Messuage Farm car park.

Path

There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable. This one can be used as a bench even though the back is broken.

Seat There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable. This one can be used as a bench even though the back is broken.

 

Path

 

Path

Path

Nesting boxes including large ones for owls have been placed close to the trail

Path Nesting boxes including large ones for owls have been placed close to the trail

There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable.

Information There are seven seats around this trail but in January 2009 only three are useable.

 

Path

Path

Parts of the field have been set aside for trees and wildlife.

Information Parts of the field have been set aside for trees and wildlife.

 

Path

In wet weather there may be the occasional puddle on the path

Surface In wet weather there may be the occasional puddle on the path

 

Path

There is a little encroachment of grass onto the path surface to narrow its width.

Width There is a little encroachment of grass onto the path surface to narrow its width.

The path returns to the car park after 2440m

End The path returns to the car park after 2440m

Messuage Farm Trail (1) Phototrail

 

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Vertical Profile

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