On Sunday we followed a footpath meandering through the fields and wooded valley up to see Sandbach Mill.
Along with the little old millers cottage adjoining it all seemed to be in residential use now.
The mill pond and water controls could be seen from the lane. We liked the neat little brick building with the tiled roof in the garden of the cottage. Wonder what that could have been used for in the past? (rhetorical)
The mill leat had been turned into a tasteful garden feature, but there was no evidence of the mill wheel at all.
This must have once been a thriving Blacksmiths Forge, but now used for a workshop and storage. We saw smoke seeping out from under the tiles on the roof of the barn and found that this lovely old Davey Paxman stationary engine was fired up and being worked on. What an enjoyable walk that turned out to be.