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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.

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Three Shires Head and Knotbury from Gradbach
distance 6.96mi Vertical gain +692ft Vertical drop -686ft Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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distance 4.98mi Vertical gain +715ft Vertical drop -705ft Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
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 Langley and Tegg’s Nose ( Download : )
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distance 6.82mi Vertical gain +925ft Vertical drop -932ft Durée 3h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

Featuring rolling hills, wooded reservoirs and an optional climb to a viewpoint with geological and industrial interest.

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

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

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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 River and canal stroll ( Download : )
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distance 2.27mi Vertical gain +56ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Little Leigh - Cheshire

A simple and pleasant stroll beside the River Weaver, returning along the Trent & Mersey Canal.

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distance 7.04mi Vertical gain +1129ft Vertical drop -1106ft Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 6.42mi Vertical gain +636ft Vertical drop -640ft Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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.

Walking Pick Mere ( Download : )
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distance 2.6mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Pickmere - Cheshire

An easy, scenic stroll around a popular lake called Pick Mere.

Walking Bulkeley Hill ( Download : )
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distance 3.34mi Vertical gain +364ft Vertical drop -351ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Burwardsley - Cheshire

Enjoyable farmland and woodland walking with superb views over the Peckforton Hills and the surrounding Cheshire Plain.

Walking Exploring Alderley Edge ( Download : )
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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.

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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.

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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.

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distance 3.89mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -39ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Walk from Moor Lane to Mobberley Golf Course passing through Nature Reserve.

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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.

Walking Kettleshulme & Sponds Hill ( Download : )
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distance 7.64mi Vertical gain +1188ft Vertical drop -1168ft Durée 4h35 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 7.7mi Vertical gain +1572ft Vertical drop -1545ft Durée 4h55 Moderate Moderate
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 Holford Hall ( Download : )
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distance 2.33mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Plumley - Cheshire

An easy stroll visiting a historic house and the site of a former watermill.

Walking Primrose Hill & Utkinton ( Download : )
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distance 6.17mi Vertical gain +479ft Vertical drop -469ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Delamere - Cheshire

A mixture of woodland and farmland walking, with good views and a visit to a pleasant Cheshire village (no pub). Some modest climbs and occasional rocky ground. Mud after rain.

Walking Nether Alderley ( Download : )
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distance 6.65mi Vertical gain +404ft Vertical drop -413ft Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alderley Edge - Cheshire

A fine church, a historic watermill, and some lesser-known paths on Alderley Edge.

Walking Bollington to White Nancy ( Download : )
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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.

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distance 10.54mi Vertical gain +1706ft Vertical drop -1713ft Durée 6h20 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Dagfields and the Weaver ( Download : )
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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.

Warning : The bridge at waypoint 4 is closed. It isn't scheduled to be reopened until 2023. For now we suggest this walk as a return and not as a loop until an alternative is found.

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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.

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distance 6.16mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -141ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mouldsworth - Cheshire

Historic buildings and low-lying meadows around The Goshawk.

Walking Beeston Castle ( Download : )
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distance 4.8mi Vertical gain +423ft Vertical drop -449ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Burwardsley - Cheshire

A fine scenic walk with views of two castles, one an authentic medieval fortification, the other a Victorian country house now used for weddings and conferences. Much of the walk is wooded. The walk can be extended to include the climb up to Beeston Castle (English Heritage: admission charge).

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distance 5.28mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -66ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lower Withington - Cheshire

This is a lovely walk through woodland, along quiet roads and bridleways.

Walking Smith Lane to Booths Mere ( Download : )
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distance 5.86mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mobberley - Cheshire

Great and flat walk from Smith Lane to Booths Mere.

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distance 5.55mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -66ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Warford - Cheshire

Circular and flat walk from Noahs Ark Lane to Carter Lane.

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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 Tiverton ( Download : )
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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 Gawsworth & Danes Moss ( Download : )
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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.

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distance 5.37mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -98ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

Circular walk from Woodford Church passing by woods and fields.

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

Two contrasting villages, one on a hilltop and the other in the lonely valley of the River Gowy. Wet grass and muddy sections, and after prolonged rain some of the low-lying meadows may be impassably flooded.

Walking Utkinton Hall ( Download : )
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distance 3.68mi Vertical gain +220ft Vertical drop -220ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Utkinton - Cheshire

Field paths over rolling Cheshire farmland, passing an attractive millpond and historic houses.

Walking Over Peover Trek ( Download : )
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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.

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distance 6.22mi Vertical gain +801ft Vertical drop -771ft Durée 3h35 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Brereton Heath ( Download : )
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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 : )
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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 Hough Common and Lea Hall ( Download : )
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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 : )
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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.

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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.

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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 : )
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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 : )
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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.