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Walking routes: The Lime Trail of Benthall Edge

Benthall Edge is now a wooded landscape overlying limestone, coal and clay, mixed with ironstone. This geology influences the plants that grow here. On the limestone areas, ash trees prefer the alkaline soil whereas oak trees grow on the slightly acidic soil of the clay/coal measures.

Nearest parking: Station Yard Car Park
Access: Woodlands paths
How long: 3km, 1½ hours
How easy:
Steep hills and lots of steps
Pushchair friendly: No
Toilets: In The Square,
Crossing Roads: None



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