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Stand By for Marple Carnival

Why Marple Carnival is the biggest and brightest parade in this part of Cheshire in the middle of June No Saturday in the middle of June is complete without Marple Carnival, and this year’s event shall be no exception. Taking place on the 17 June, the street parade begins at 1pm, assembling at St. Martin’s […]

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Chadkirk Chapel and Estate

A look at the picturesque Chadkirk Chapel and its estate, a short walk away from Magpie Cottages Our cottages are blessed with some great views of the River Goyt. They are a good starting point for exploring the Peak District or the centre of Manchester. Only a quarter of an hour’s walk away is one […]

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A Walk Along the Sett Valley Trail

How a former railway line from New Mills to Hayfield became the Sett Valley Trail On the 04 January 1970, the Hayfield to New Mills Central line saw its last paying passengers. The 2.5 mile line gave the villages along the Sett Valley line a direct link with Manchester Piccadilly station. In its place was […]

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A Look at Etherow Country Park

The treasures of Etherow Country Park, another gem in the Goyt and Etherow valleys In our previous blog post, we looked at some pubs a short distance from Magpie Cottages. The last one in the post was The Andrew Arms. It was so-called due to the mill owner, George Andrew. He built a model village […]

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Real Ales ‘Round Romiley

A selection of public houses around Romiley noted for real ales and food One of the upsides of our semi rural location is how close we are to Manchester as well as the Peak District. Home to many established businesses such as Romiley Board Mill, suppliers of cardboard tubes and other packaging, the area around […]

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