Whilst enjoying a day out from Harrop Fold, Leah will, on request, pack up a delicious picnic of our local delicacies to sustain you on your travels. Packed in one of the Farm’s jute shoppers containing cutlery, plates & napkins, Cheshire Apple Juice and lots of treats, it is worth a day out just to savour!
Harrop Fold Farm is perfectly situated for walking the Gritstone Trail or any of the many walks passing through the farm, with footpaths leading down towards the Cheshire Plain or up into the Peak District exploring the Goyt Valley. There are a number of scenic parish walks shown on the map available for purchase at the farm as well as the beautiful Wildflower Walk, written and illustrated by the Bridge End Centre in Bollington. This is an interesting walk over either 4 ½ or 6 miles with lots of interesting facts on the way. Maybe this could be combined with a pub lunch and a pint in Bollington. Additionally, we have a good stock of local walk guides including Walks about Goyt Valley and the Ordnance Survey Pathfinder 759 (SJ87/97).
For those with literary interests Harrop Fold is a perfect location for anyone wishing to follow the Cheshire Literary & Film Trail, being minutes from the setting of Alan Garner's latest book, Thursbitch, and a short drive from Lyme Park, the film setting for Pride & Prejudice. A circular trail has been written especially for guests at Harrop Fold and this is available in the rooms. Lyme Park can be reached on foot walking over the Gritstone Trail and the setting for Thursbitch can also be explored by walking towards the Goyt Valley from Harrop Fold.
Food is also worthy of a mention, guests may take the local Food Trail again written especially for Harrop Fold and search out the producers whose food is savoured at Harrop Fold. Treats bought on this trip out may be stored in the fridges available for guests use.