Enjoy a Marvellous Day Out in Mobberley on the Mid Cheshire Line
In our Marvellous Days Out booklet, John Hulme says:
Mobberley is one of those quintessential English villages frozen in time.
Waiting to be appreciated. Waiting to be explored.
You can imagine, in the days of steam hauled passenger trains on the Mid Cheshire Line, villagers pedalling down to the railway station, propping their bicycles against the fence and taking the train into Knutsford 3 miles away.
The charm of its station, with its small waiting shelter, level crossing, signal box and pub 100 yards from the platform is the ideal destination for those who enjoy a morning’s walk – finishing at a typical Cheshire village pub that offers cask ales and home cooked food.
Look out for the special deals at the Railway Inn and the Pensioners Special available Monday to Friday.
The Mobberley Rail Trail Route can be found in the Rail Partnership’s popular “Rail Walks in Knutsford and surrounding villages” or on our website.
It is approximately 4 miles and will take you at least 2 hours.
The walk is mostly flat but has numerous stiles and because there are some wet and boggy areas, walking boots are recommended.
Although you are in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, do not be alarmed if the odd jumbo jet nearly touches your head as a stretch of the walk crosses the approach to nearby Manchester Airport.
As an intrepid explorer on this walk, when passing St Wilfrids Church, you may be tempted to look at the window in memory of George Leigh Mallory.
George Mallory, whose father was a rector of St Wilfrids, was the mountaineer who took part in three expeditions to Mount Everest and sadly died in 1924 when attempting the north-east ridge with Andrew “Sandy” Irvine.
Mobberley has another claim to fame.
In 2004, it was named Cheshire Best Kept Railway Station. This was a first for the Mid Cheshire Line.
I remember it well as the award was presented by the formidable late Gwyneth Dunwoody – a great supporter of our Cheshire railways.
David Roberts says:
“Roberts Bakery are proud to support Cheshire Best Kept Stations.
Community Rail Partnerships and their volunteers do so much to improve our Cheshire Railway Stations.