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Photograph of Marple from Posset Bridge at Lock 13
Open Day - At Mellor Mill & The Roman Lakes
Sunday 12th September 10am to 4pm
Guided Tours, Refreshments and Life Music - Parking and toilets located at Roman Lakes
Lakes Road, Marple SK6 7HB
Locations: Mellor Mill & Roman Lakes : OS Map - Open Street Map
Oldknow’s Seat is locally the stuff of legend, but it’s not a myth - it does still exist. Many of us will have heard of it, it is marked on old maps and over the years lots of locals have had their photo taken sat on it. Those that were children in the fifties and sixties remember it as the ‘Giants Chair’. Though it is now not easy to locate, some recent ‘intrepid explorers’ have managed to find their way to it.
It’s located on private land with no general public access, less than a kilometre to the south east of Mellor Mill on the side of the Goyt valley just below Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club’s most westerly hole, the 14th which is appropriately named Oldknow’s Seat.