A return visit to a pub I know well , Bells of Peover, but how its gardens have been transformed. They are absolutely beautiful. The church is rather good too in Lower Peover’s tranquil setting…and we loved the alert owl outside the local Primary School. As a matter of fact we saw many wooden owls during our week – must be someone who likes to carve them!Next to Knutsford. This restaurant in the old town hall looked good.But we ate elsewhere….seemingly dozens of choices of eating places.Knutsford was bustling, but it is the sort of place where peace and quiet is just round the corner….and there are some lovely buildings…Tatton Mere stretches from the town all the way up to the eighteenth century mansion Tatton Park a beautiful long walk…Apart from the traffic, which however no doubt helps all the shops, a super play to live. Probably outside our price range unfortunately.From there via super slick Wilmslow (champagne capital of Britain) to the magnificent viewpoint (and shopping centre) of Alderley Edge. Manchester is on the horizon.Onwards then to Marton a small hamlet with a Black and White church St James and St Paul…It was brilliant to see the survival of medieval wall paintings…..We then chanced upon the picture-perfect little village of Astbury ………Unfortunately the church was locked but it was enormous, a sight to behold in such a small place. I learned afterwards that its nave is forty feet wide, wider even than Chester Cathedral.