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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.

Disley, the Bowstones and Bramhall
distance 13.28mi Vertical gain +774ft Vertical drop -1145ft Durée 6h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

A route around the hills surrounding Lyme Park and finishing with a delightful section of Ladybrook valley to Bramhall. The regular (twice hourly) between the train stations makes this a viable point-to-point walk.

distance 14.93mi Vertical gain +1991ft Vertical drop -2159ft Durée 8h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

The Gritstone Trail runs for 56 km through the Cheshire countryside, west of the Peak District, from Disley to Kidsgrove. This first stage starts at Disley Station, goes through Lime Park and up to the Bow Stones, over Sponds Hill (410m), past Bollington and on to the Saddle of Kerridge (over White Nancy), Tegg's Nose and down to Langley. At this point, this route leaves the trail to drop down to Macclesfield past The Hollins.

distance 52mi Vertical gain +5535ft Vertical drop -5751ft Durée 3 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

A three day trail starting at Disley and finishing at Kidsgrove. The route is split to enable either a stopover or return journey from Macclesfield and Congleton. Transport is by rail, starting at Disley Station (possible use of Macclesfield Station and Congleton Station) and terminating at Kidsgrove Station.

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.

distance 9.77mi Vertical gain +1480ft Vertical drop -1158ft Durée 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A linear walk onto the Kinder Scout plateau using the train for the return.

distance 3.96mi Vertical gain +430ft Vertical drop -430ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lyme Handley - Cheshire

This Cheshire walk explores Lyme Park and the lanes around Disley. Most of the route is within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park.

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 6.92mi Vertical gain +833ft Vertical drop -810ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lyme Handley - Cheshire

This Peak District walk starts from Lyme Park and explores the moors lying to the south of this grand stately home. There is a short section of road walking along a quiet country lane.

Walking Lyme Park ( Download : )
distance 5.24mi Vertical gain +364ft Vertical drop -364ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Lyme Park is administered by the National Trust. The grounds are free to enter on foot, but a fee must be paid to enter the house.

Walking Jackson’s Brickworks ( Download : )
distance 2.74mi Vertical gain +108ft Vertical drop -108ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A surprisingly varied route visiting a former industrial site now converted to a popular nature reserve, and sampling both the Macclesfield Canal and Middlewood Way.

Walking Two Canal Walk ( Download : )
distance 4.33mi Vertical gain +253ft Vertical drop -246ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Sample both the Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals, returning via Disley Golf Course.

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 Mellor Church ( Download : )
distance 1.91mi Vertical gain +220ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Visit the intriguing ridge-top church of St Thomas the Apostle, and explore the stream-side village of Mellor.

distance 4.83mi Vertical gain +748ft Vertical drop -745ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Varied walking in the Goyt valley, plus a visit to Mellor Cross, with views to Kinder Scout and the Cheshire Plain.

Walking Peak Forest Canal ( Download : )
distance 3.35mi Vertical gain +390ft Vertical drop -387ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Featuring a peaceful stretch of the Peak Forest Canal and the historic ‘Roman Bridge’ over the River Goyt.

Walking Mellor stroll ( Download : )
distance 2.01mi Vertical gain +230ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Visit the intriguing ridge-top church of St Thomas the Apostle, and explore the stream-side village of Mellor.

Walking Brook Bottom and Mill Brow ( Download : )
distance 3.94mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -400ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Fine views, attractive stone-built hamlets and a pleasant stream-side interlude.

distance 5.01mi Vertical gain +735ft Vertical drop -712ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Superb views, bird-rich lakes, historic buildings and a bracing climb to a hilltop cross amid gritstone quarries.

distance 11.09mi Vertical gain +1437ft Vertical drop -1467ft Durée 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk takes you from the village pub (The Royal Oak) up to Mellor Church, where on a clear day you can see as far as North Wales, the Cheshire Plain, Liverpool and all the surrounding countryside.

distance 9.77mi Vertical gain +1175ft Vertical drop -1204ft Durée 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk takes you from the village pub (The Royal Oak) up to Mellor Church, where on a clear day you can see as far as North Wales, the Cheshire Plain, Liverpool and all the surrounding countryside.

distance 5.6mi Vertical gain +801ft Vertical drop -830ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk takes you from the village pub (The Royal Oak) up to Mellor Church, where on a clear day you can see as far as North Wales, the Cheshire Plain, Liverpool and all the surrounding countryside.

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.

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.

Rowarth river & moorland loop
distance 3.2mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -390ft Durée 1h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Start and finish at The Little Mill Inn, walk beside Rowarth Brook up the wooded valley (known as Little Switzerland to the locals) and then head uphill to the moors above Rowarth for amazing views of The Peak District, Kinder Scout and the Cheshire plain.

distance 7.86mi Vertical gain +1109ft Vertical drop -1093ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A low level walk on the western fringe of the Peak District National Park.