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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 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.

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 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 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 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 3.93mi Vertical gain +636ft Vertical drop -640ft Durée 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

This circular walk offers some great views around Rossen Clough.

distance 3.07mi Vertical gain +43ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Lovely flat walk from Heyes Lane to Prestbury Road.

distance 4.05mi Vertical gain +30ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mobberley - Cheshire

Great and flat walk from Mobberley to Mountpleasant Farm.

distance 1.78mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

This interesting walk through Pownall Park takes in Carnival Fields and St. Olaf's Chapel which was built by the Boddington Family. Sadly, it is now just a ruin. Some of this route follows public footpaths through the Pownall Park area which are now are pretty much back alleys through the area.

distance 4.21mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

This circular walk crosses greenbelt land at Handforth Dean which may soon be built on. This is a great shame as this area is pretty unspoiled.

distance 4.02mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mobberley - Cheshire

Easy and flat walk from Wood Lane to Higherhouse Farm.

distance 3.01mi Vertical gain +194ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nether Alderley - Cheshire

Great walk from Alderley Edge to Bradbury Lane and through The Wizard.

distance 2.99mi Vertical gain +43ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chorley - Cheshire

Lovely walk around the Wilmslow Golf Course from Chelford Road to Knutsford Road.

distance 2.92mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nether Alderley - Cheshire

This is a lovely short walk through delightful woodland, quiet lanes and passes beautiful Brook House Farm.

Walking Upcast Lane to Clay Lane ( Download : )
distance 2.93mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Easy walk from Upcast Lane to Clay Lane and around Row-of-Trees.

distance 1.86mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

This is a short walk around Lindow Moss. The area became famous when Lindow Man was discovered by peat cutters in August 1984. The footpath skirts the edge of Lindow Moss where peat is still extracted. There is a Lindow Moss website here and you can find information about Lindow Man here. This route keeps to the public footpaths, but there are many unofficial routes across the moss.

distance 3.31mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -39ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Siddington - Cheshire

In spring there are delightful patches of bluebells along some paths.

distance 4.08mi Vertical gain +272ft Vertical drop -272ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nether Alderley - Cheshire

Great circular walk from Nether Alderley to Hocker Lane.

distance 3.68mi Vertical gain +240ft Vertical drop -217ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mottram St. Andrew - Cheshire

A very pleasant walk at any time of the year, but particularly good in spring when the bluebells are out. This walk is a little steep up towards Clock House Woods. There are lovely views all along the route, beautiful woodlands and a small Lake as you enter the grounds of Hare Hill. Hare Hill has a colorful display of Rhododendrons in Spring and the walled gardens are well worth a visit. Hare Hill is a National Trust Property.

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.

Walking Lindow Common to Rossmere ( Download : )
distance 4.14mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -39ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Lindow Common is a very popular area and is well worth a visit in its own right. The common is crisscrossed by numerous footpaths and contains the Black Lake. It’s worthwhile exploring areas away from Black Lake where there are some small pools and expanses of heather. There is a lot of conservation work being carried out on the common which is designed to keep its open aspect and to protect wildlife and fauna. It is designated as a site of special scientific interest.

distance 2.35mi Vertical gain +30ft Vertical drop -30ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Beautiful walk from Fulshaw Cross to Alderley Golf Course.

Walking Stubby Lane to Chelford ( Download : )
distance 3.85mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nether Alderley - Cheshire

Great walk from Stubby Lane to Chelford passing next to reservoirs.

distance 5.75mi Vertical gain +735ft Vertical drop -732ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

Nice walk from Rainow and around Lamaload Reservoir.

distance 7.01mi Vertical gain +978ft Vertical drop -974ft Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Congleton - Cheshire

Nice walk passing by The Cloud, Rushton Bank and Bridestones.

Walking Trentabank to Shutlingsloe ( Download : )
distance 4.82mi Vertical gain +968ft Vertical drop -942ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

Lovely walk through forest and moorland from Trentabank to Shutlingsloe.

Walking Ridgegate to Tegg's Nose ( Download : )
distance 5.9mi Vertical gain +1148ft Vertical drop -1138ft Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

From Ridgegate to Tegg's Nose, this walk passes through small hills and forests.

Walking North Wilmslow Road Walk ( Download : )
distance 4.96mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -49ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Nice walk around Wilmslow and across the River Bollin.

distance 6.37mi Vertical gain +331ft Vertical drop -302ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Poynton-with-Worth - Cheshire

Lovely walk from Ladybrook Valley to Lockgate Farm along Macclesfield Canal.

Walking Brink Farm to Lyme Hall ( Download : )
distance 6.51mi Vertical gain +853ft Vertical drop -853ft Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lyme Handley - Cheshire

Nice walk from Brink Farm to Lyme Hall passing through small parks.

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.

distance 6.46mi Vertical gain +144ft Vertical drop -131ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Little Bollington - Cheshire

Flat walk from Cheshire Lounge Pub to Rostherne Church.

Walking Smith Lane to Booths Mere ( Download : )
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.

Walking Peover Lane to Bate Mill ( Download : )
distance 6.48mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -69ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Snelson - Cheshire

This walk is along a number of quiet roads and footpaths.

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.

distance 5.39mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mobberley - Cheshire

Nice and flat walk from Mobberley to Paddockhill Lane.

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.

distance 4.57mi Vertical gain +410ft Vertical drop -410ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Adlington - Cheshire

This is a lovely walk up a gentle incline to Styperson Pool and above to Long Lane. There are good views towards Alderley Edge and Bollington.