This walk to Eccles House take you via the courses returns via Eccles Pike. With stunning views along the way you will also visit - Nanny’s Well, Whitehough and Peak Forest Tramway.
Nanny’s Well supplied the area with water prior to mains water being installed, and the water is still said to possess healing powers. In Whitehough you walk past the old chapel and two Inns. Note the Latin inscription PAX VOBISCUM (peace be with you) on the stone near the well on your right. The Old Hall Inn dates from Elizabethan times.This was an early gravity tramway from Bugsworth to Dove Holes.
The Peak Forest Tramway was built between 1796 and 1800 by Benjamin Outram, it continued in use for 120 years carrying limestone from quarries around Dove Holes to the Peak Forest Canal at Bugsworth.
Map & Directions
The town is situated just off the A6 six miles north of Buxton and 15 miles south of Stockport. It lies 12 miles east of Macclesfield and 24 miles west of Sheffield. Parking can be found on the cobbles in Market Place and the car parks on Thornbrook Road and behind Co-op supermarket.