Wednesday, November 05, 2008

"The Edge," Alderley Edge, UK

I drove from Handforth Dean to Macclesfield to catch the train to London. To get to Macclesfield, you drive South to Alderley Edge and turn East.

As I drove along the Macclesfield Road, I saw a sign saying "TO THE EDGE." I had no idea what "the Edge" was so I pulled over and walked down the path.

The Edge is a sandstone rock over 300 feet high. The view was awesome. Some say you can see all the way to Manchester. You can certainly see most of Cheshire County.

I took some pictures and went on. I still didn't know what I had stumbled upon.

When I returned and began documenting my pictures, I researched "the Edge." The legend is that there is a cave in which King Arthur and his knights lie sleeping.

The legend goes on that on the face of the Edge is written:
Drink of this and take thy fill, for the water falls by the wizard's will.
The wikipedia article is here.

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