Timbersbrook Picnic Area
If travelling by car using satellite navigation, the nearest
postcode to the central section is CW12 3PP(Location
Transport Direct Route Planner: Your route here by public
transport or car and details of car parks nearby.
The Gritstone Trail is a challenging 56km/35 mile route
stretching from Disley to Kidsgrove. It runs through Timbersbrook
Picnic Area, just follow the fingerposts and yellow waymark discs
with a 'G' in a footprint. See the Gritstone Trail page for more
Burdett's map of 1777 has an insignia showing a water wheel at
Timbersbrook which may have powered one of the early silk
mills using water power from Timbers Brook. By 1820 there were
33 silk mills working in the Congelton area.