Rode Heath Rise

Off Sandbach Road,
Rode Heath,

Grid reference: SJ805570

Phone: 01477 534115

Site Ranger: 
Alistair Wright

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Rode Heath Rise



  • picnic area with tables
  • riverside path
  • dogs allowed but must be kept under close control
  • dog waste bins provided

About Rode Heath Rise

Rode Heath Rise is located in the heart of Rode Heath village adjacent to the Trent and Mersey canal. The site was a former salt works, an industry prevalent in the area during the 19th century. The site is now 4 ½ hectares of tranquil open space, freely accessible to all.

There are five pedestrian access points. The main access is via the canal bridge through the car park of the Broughton Arms public house on Sandbach Road. There are three further access points off the towpath of the Trent and Mersey canal plus a footpath that leads from Lawton Heath and accesses the site via a bridge over Lawton Brook. 

There are paths through the woodland to the south of the site which includes a section alongside Lawton Brook. There is also a network of pathways that criss-cross the open meadow area.

Picnic tables are available near the main entrance and these overlook both the site and the adjacent canal.

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Page last reviewed: 07 September 2021