The Edge is a huge, red sandstone ridge or escarpment with a plateau on top which towers above the classy Cheshire village of Alderley Edge. In Cheshire "an Edge " is a name used for a piece of high land. Alderley Edge gives its name to the local village. The Edge is about 360 feet high.The Edge is shaped like a horseshoe / hough (pronounced huff), in Cheshire parlance.
It is owned by the National Trust and has a very long pre-history dating back to Stone and Bronze Age. The Children's author Alan Garner wrote a book "The Weirdstone of Brisingamen " based on the Legend of the Wizard and the folklore related to The Edge.
The unusual spell of good weather this week saw my husband and I out walking up and about The Edge. It was at its finest in gorgeous weather.