66.34 ha (163.93 acres)

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Dramatic red sandstone escarpment, with impressive views. Walk the dramatic red sandstone escarpment of Alderley Edge, with views over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District. Originally the Edge was part of an extensive Oak Forest that once covered Cheshire and much of the British Isles. This has been augmented by natural regeneration of other tree species including oak, birch, rowan and holly, woodland now comprises around two thirds of the total area of the Edge. .The wonderful variety of woodland birds found here include flycatcher, redstart, nuthatch, tree creeper, green and great spotted woodpeckers, woodcock, raven and goldcrest. If you're very lucky you may hear or even see a tawny owl!