JUL 2018 – 1 Mile – REDDISH VALE (STOCKPORT)

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Total Distance: ~1 Mile
Highest Point: 158 Feet
Total Realistic Time: ~0.5 Hours

The Reddish Vale Waterfall named ‘Harrison’s Weir’ was named after James Harrison who bought the manor of Brinnington in the early 1780’s.  At the same time he also acquired the manor of Reddish on the opposite side of the River Tame.  The two purchases also gave him control of the water-rights along the section of the Tame immediately north of Stockport.  Click here for more information.

Reddish Waterfall
Harrisons Weir

As we live in the area of Stockport we thought we would go and explore, try to locate the Reddish Vale secret waterfall named Harrison’s Weir.  We have lived here for 15 years and only recently heard about the waterfall which is supposed to be nearby.

The waterfall is located not far from the Trans Pennine Trail opposite the Tesco Extra Superstore on Tiviot Way in Stockport.  You take the path to the very left after you leave the free car parking area, you should see a narrow path.  Keep following the path which runs along the River Tame, it does get very narrow with nettles and bushes but it does open up, you will then see a bridge to the left.  Follow the bridge across and you will hear the waterfall on the right after crossing the bridge.  Keep walking for about 300 yards and you will see the hidden waterfall nestled amongst the trees, that is Harrison’s Weir.

It is a pleasant short leisurely walk if you are around the area and the sun is out.

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Multiple photos of the waterfall at Harrison’s Weir using the Long Exposure setting on the iPhone 7 after taking the shots with Live photo enabled

EQUIPMENT

  • Apple iPhone 7
  • OS Maps app (signed up to 1 year auto renew at £19.99 to use the app with OS Explorer Map 1:25k – click here for more info)
  • Adidas Stan Smith
  • Levis Shorts
  • Jack Wills t-shirt
  • Smidge That Midge Insect Repellent (great for deterrent of midges and mosquitoes.  I seem to be tasty and usually get multiple bites, I tried this as it was DEET free it also smells nice and it seems to be working so far)

FOOD AND DRINK

  • 1 x 500ml Evian water
  • Roasted Salted Almonds, Dried Apricot and Dried Mango

WISH I HAD

  • More water (surprisingly hot on the day even for a short walk)

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