tURN left and walk back up Gibb Hill to the A559.

Turn right and immediately left down Pole Lane. Here, North Lodge guards the drive to Belmont Hall and the milestone dates from 1896.

Pass the entrance to The Pole, then turn left down the track in front of Pole Farm Cottage.

Pass a house on the left and bear right into the field at a row of wooden barns.

Turn left behind these to a gateway.

Continue with the hedge on your left, turn right into the next field along a short cart-track, then bear left beside the hedge.

Exit by a smallish gate and turn right along a muddy track, which continues alongside the wood known as Deakin Yard.

Exit by the gate and continue on a grassy track.

At the end of the next field bear left over a stile, then keep the hedge on your right to exit over a corner stile.

Turn left, then right along the A559, before turning right over a stile opposite Frandley House.

Cross the huge field facing you, aiming for Fox Farm (the building to the right of a row of semidetached houses).

Climb over the stile.

Turn left back along the A559, then immediately right towards the Friends Meeting House and Frandley.

Turn left down Sandiway Lane at the next junction, towards Comberbach and Little Leigh.

You soon pass the Friends Meeting House.

From the hilltop, panoramic views stretch across the Cheshire plain to Beeston Castle and you soon pass several farmsteads.

Keep straight on at the crossroads, where Senna Green Farm has some fine buildings and produces pig and poultry meat.

Turn right along a footpath in front of the Antrobus village sign.

Walk down beside the hedge through a spinney of bramble and oak, then holly, sycamore and elder, to a rhododendron patch.

Turn left at its end to continue through beech and hawthorn, then exit over a stile. Keep ahead across the field, on slightly raised, rough ground with a hedge over to your left.

Climb into the next field over a piece of fence between barbed wire, bear left over a stile then right down the side of the field to another.

Keep in the same direction through a pretty copse, enhanced by snowberry and hawthorn.

The grassy bank near Cogshall Brook makes an idyllic picnic spot before you cross the stream between beech and ash, then climb over a stile.

Keep ahead, aiming for Juniper Cottage.

Cross the rubberised section of electric fence on your left, walk through the gate, then down the short drive to the road.

Turn left to cross Cogshall Brook again and wind up the hill past farms to right and left.

As you enter Comberbach rows of terraced cottages lead up to the imposing Wesleyan chapel.

Turn right along Senna Lane, then left up Warrington Road, passing the imposing Mulberry House and grounds, followed by Brookfield Road, to arrive back at The Spinner.

Distance: 5 miles

Start: The Spinner and Bergamot (SJ 647 775)

NB: Restrictions on space mean this article provides a summary of the route. It is advisable for anyone who plans to follow the walk to take a copy of the relevant Ordnance Survey map.