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Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
distance 4.65mi Vertical gain +545ft Vertical drop -548ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A short Peak District walk that explores the area around Three Shires Head where the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet. The route uses sections of old packhorse routes as well as footpaths.

Three Shires Head and Knotbury from Gradbach
distance 6.96mi Vertical gain +692ft Vertical drop -686ft Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A Peak District walk full of interest that visits Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire. The route is generally easy to follow and the highlights are the packhorse bridges at Three Shires Head, the quarries at Danebower and some excellent panoramas.

distance 5.9mi Vertical gain +105ft Vertical drop -85ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Whitegate and Marton - Cheshire

An accessible, easy and varied walk that crosses woods, fields and makes the most of the lovely Whitegate Way. Free parking at Whitegate station and a lovely coffee shop run by volunteers.

Shutlingsloe from Trentabank
distance 2.99mi Vertical gain +696ft Vertical drop -699ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A short walk in the Cheshire sector of the Peak District National Park. Shutlingsloe is known as the Cheshire Matterhorn and offers some excellent views.

Wildboarclough & Shutlingsloe
distance 6.82mi Vertical gain +1175ft Vertical drop -1152ft Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A route to the summit of the Cheshire Matterhorn and more!

distance 4.98mi Vertical gain +715ft Vertical drop -705ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

This is a nice short walk offering wonderful views. The seasonal colour changes of the countryside make this Cheshire walk worth repeating during the year. The route starts from Disley and climbs onto Black Rocks offering some great views.

Walking Lyme Park from Poynton ( Download : )
distance 10.2mi Vertical gain +1096ft Vertical drop -1073ft Durée 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Poynton-with-Worth - Cheshire

A route that takes in the delights of the countryside surrounding Lyme Park

distance 7.04mi Vertical gain +1129ft Vertical drop -1106ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

This Cheshire walk lies within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park and provides a pleasant excursion into this surprisingly beautiful part of Britain. The walk includes the viewpoint of Tegg's Nose and the trio of reservoirs in the valley.

distance 6.42mi Vertical gain +636ft Vertical drop -640ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A pleasant Peak District walk in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes to explore the area. For many, the highlight will be Three Shires Head with its packhorse bridge and waterfalls.

Walking Exploring Alderley Edge ( Download : )
distance 4.38mi Vertical gain +390ft Vertical drop -400ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alderley Edge - Cheshire

A more complete exploration of Alderley Edge, with a return route via farmland.

distance 4.23mi Vertical gain +610ft Vertical drop -574ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

This Peak District walk explores the quieter side of the Staffordshire Roaches visiting the rocky cleft of Lud's Church before exploring the moorland and woodland of Back Forest. The views into Cheshire are excellent. Route finding is fine provided you take care when descending from Roach End.

distance 4.03mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sandbach - Cheshire

Two contrasting waterways lead you through pleasant Cheshire countryside.

distance 7.59mi Vertical gain +197ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Winsford - Cheshire

Taking in the industrial scenery of the River Weaver and its surrounding countryside.

distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +659ft Vertical drop -666ft Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

This Cheshire walk starts from Disley and explores Lyme Park including Cage Hill. The route keeps to low level paths so is ideal for those cloudy days when the bigger hills are covered in mist.

Walking Kettleshulme & Sponds Hill ( Download : )
distance 7.64mi Vertical gain +1188ft Vertical drop -1168ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Pott Shrigley - Cheshire

The Cheshire sector of the Peak District National Park is often seen as uninteresting and this route goes some way to dispel this myth. The route does have a couple of lengthy steep ascents towards the end but effort is rewarded with excellent and varied landscapes. Conditions underfoot can be very wet after heavy rain so appropriate footwear is essential.

distance 7.7mi Vertical gain +1572ft Vertical drop -1545ft Durée 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A Cheshire walk that explores the area around the Macclesfield Forest. The route includes Shutlingsloe, views towards Wildboarclough, the Cat & Fiddle and the Macclesfield Forest

Walking Bollington to White Nancy ( Download : )
distance 4.9mi Vertical gain +472ft Vertical drop -472ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bollington - Cheshire

This walk takes in Bollington Village, Macclesfield Canal and White Nancy along Kerridge Hill.

distance 10.54mi Vertical gain +1706ft Vertical drop -1713ft Durée 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

The Cheshire sector of the Peak District offers a great variety of walking and this route is no exception. The route includes a section of ridge walking with a lower level return through quiet countryside to complete the walk.

distance 7.43mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -82ft Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ashley - Cheshire

Great walk from Castle Mill Lane to Kell House Farm.

Walking Holford Hall & Plumley ( Download : )
distance 5.83mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Pickmere - Cheshire

A level stroll featuring points of interest old and new.

Walking Gawsworth & Danes Moss ( Download : )
distance 4.96mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Gawsworth - Cheshire

Five minutes’ drive to a fascinating village, with a mossland nature reserve and gentle canal scenery.

Walking Over Peover Trek ( Download : )
distance 5.57mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -49ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Peover Superior - Cheshire

Great walk through the picturesque village of Over Peover starting and ending from The Dog.

distance 6.22mi Vertical gain +801ft Vertical drop -771ft Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lyme Handley - Cheshire

Lyme Park in Cheshire is popular with visitors yet this walk explores quiet paths and tracks to the south of the Country Park. Navigation is generally easy and the reward for your efforts are some fine views.

distance 6.18mi Vertical gain +135ft Vertical drop -135ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swettenham - Cheshire

A longer walk with historic buildings en route and lovely riverside views on the return.

Walking Brereton Heath ( Download : )
distance 3.77mi Vertical gain +131ft Vertical drop -141ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swettenham - Cheshire

A straightforward there-and-back walk to a local lake, heathland and woodland country park.

Walking Swettenham Brook ( Download : )
distance 1.72mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -66ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swettenham - Cheshire

Explore our intimate local valley around Holmes Chapel.

Walking Dagfields and the Weaver ( Download : )
distance 7.27mi Vertical gain +105ft Vertical drop -102ft Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wybunbury - Cheshire

A field walk to a popular local craft centre, returning via the valley of the River Weaver.

Walking Hough Common and Lea Hall ( Download : )
distance 4.8mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -98ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wybunbury - Cheshire

A farmland stroll to a historic house through Wybunbury.

Walking Wybunbury Moss ( Download : )
distance 1.71mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wybunbury - Cheshire

Stroll round a National Nature Reserve, featuring a rare bog habitat known as a schwingmoor.

distance 5.07mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sandbach - Cheshire

A historic town centre, pretty stream valleys and an easy canalside return.

distance 1.13mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sandbach - Cheshire

An easy stroll that packs a lot into its short distance.

Walking Dutton Locks & the Weaver ( Download : )
distance 7.94mi Vertical gain +118ft Vertical drop -112ft Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Weaverham - Cheshire

Varied walking through rolling countryside with a scenic stretch along the Weaver Navigation.

Walking Acton Bridge ( Download : )
distance 3.49mi Vertical gain +105ft Vertical drop -105ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Weaverham - Cheshire

A walk along field paths to a neighbouring village, with views over the Weaver valley.

Walking Weaverham stroll ( Download : )
distance 2.97mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -66ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Weaverham - Cheshire

A pleasant stroll around the village including a riverside section within a Community Woodland.

distance 6.25mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Warmingham - Cheshire

An extended walk visiting many of the Sandbach Flashes (lakes formed by subsidence following salt extraction) and including sections along the Trent and Mersey Canal and River Wheelock.

distance 4.04mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Warmingham - Cheshire

An interesting walk that visits several of the Sandbach Flashes, a series of intriguing lakes formed by subsidence after salt extraction.

Walking Warmingham Circular ( Download : )
distance 1.84mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -39ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Warmingham - Cheshire

A short farmland walk offering good views over the village, and a brief but pleasant stretch alongside the River Wheelock, frequented by Kingfishers.

Walking Great Barrow and Plemstall ( Download : )
distance 6.69mi Vertical gain +125ft Vertical drop -105ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barrow (Cheshire) - Cheshire

Wet grass and muddy sections, and after prolonged rain some of the low-lying meadows may be impassably flooded.

distance 5.6mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -98ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barrow (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A few paths may be under crops, or muddy after rain. Includes some road walking

Walking Great Barrow circular ( Download : )
distance 2.84mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -49ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barrow (Cheshire) - Cheshire

Stroll through watermeadows and along a hollow way to a ridge-top village, returning via Watling Street

Walking Tiverton ( Download : )
distance 5.47mi Vertical gain +190ft Vertical drop -190ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tarporley - Cheshire

Field paths and canalside walking with views of Beeston Castle. May be muddy in places after rain. Multiple stiles.

Walking Eaton ( Download : )
distance 4.48mi Vertical gain +259ft Vertical drop -249ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tarporley - Cheshire

Field and golf-course walking to a pretty village. May be muddy in places; several stiles.

Walking Sandstone Trail ( Download : )
distance 2.34mi Vertical gain +125ft Vertical drop -125ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tarporley - Cheshire

Fairly level, with several stiles. Two busy road crossings; may be muddy in places after rain.

Walking Mow Cop ( Download : )
distance 5.48mi Vertical gain +636ft Vertical drop -646ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Odd Rode - Cheshire

Field and quarry paths up to the famous folly, with superb views in all directions, and a pleasant canalside return.

Walking Two Canals Walk ( Download : )
distance 3.92mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -82ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Odd Rode - Cheshire

Locks, bridges and aqueducts on the Trent & Mersey and Macclesfield Canals (with an optional 1-mile extension to their junction).

Walking Lawton Hall ( Download : )
distance 2.2mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -82ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Odd Rode - Cheshire

A wooded stroll with a visit to a rewarding church, passing a stately home (private) and some interesting remnants of its estate.

Walking Sponds Hill and Lyme Park ( Download : )
distance 7.1mi Vertical gain +919ft Vertical drop -945ft Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

An energetic walk through the moorland deer park of one of Cheshire’s finest stately homes.

distance 5.35mi Vertical gain +719ft Vertical drop -748ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

A hilly walk over a scenic ridge to a pretty Cheshire village and its splendid pub.

Walking Harrop Valley ( Download : )
distance 2.61mi Vertical gain +348ft Vertical drop -348ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

A gentle exploration of our delightful wooded valley with plenty of scope for varying the distance.

Walking Poulton and Pulford Brook ( Download : )
distance 4.69mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -36ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Pulford - Cheshire

A pleasant and undemanding walk through the low-lying meadows of the Dee Valley.