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Five minutes’ drive to a fascinating village, with a mossland nature reserve and gentle canal scenery.
An easy and surprisingly green urban and parkland walk from the front door – suitable for pushchairs
This Cheshire Walk was produced to assist fundraising for the Rossendale Trust. The route covers a section of the Gritstone Way and other scenic parts of Cheshire. Some of the route lies within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park.
The Gritstone Trail runs for 56 km through the Cheshire countryside, west of the Peak District, from Disley to Kidsgrove. This second stage picks up the trail at Langley, having left Macclesfield and taken the towpath along the Macclesfield Canal to Sutton Hall. From Langley, the route weaves its way over Croker Hill and Wincle Minn, joins the Dale Valley Way and climbs up to The Cloud (343m) before coming off the trail to Congleton.
This circular walk offers some great views around Rossen Clough.
Featuring rolling hills, wooded reservoirs and an optional climb to a viewpoint with geological and industrial interest.
After a pleasant ramble along a stream, the effort of climbing to the TV mast is rewarded by a scenic ridge walk.
A fairly easy stroll up the hill behind the pub, offering good views to Tegg’s Nose and Sutton Common.
In spring there are delightful patches of bluebells along some paths.
Walk beside beautiful lakes, with thatched cottages and a fine country house.
An invigorating climb to a notable summit with glorious forest and moorland views (no dogs).
A streamside and farmland stroll with fine views to Sutton Common.
A walk through sheep pastures with wide views and sturdy stone-built hill farms.
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
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.
A route to the summit of the Cheshire Matterhorn and more!
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.
From Ridgegate to Tegg's Nose, this walk passes through small hills and forests.
Lovely walk through forest and moorland from Trentabank to Shutlingsloe.
Village, riverside and woodland walking with a historic church and a dog-friendly short-cut.
Riverside walking with a variety of historic May be muddy in places. Several style buildings and pleasant farmland views.
Fine views and supernatural associations. Fairly strenuous.
This delightful walk beginning in the pretty village of Prestbury.
This is a lovely walk through woodland, along quiet roads and bridleways.
Nice walk passing by The Cloud, Rushton Bank and Bridestones.
This is a lovely short walk through delightful woodland, quiet lanes and passes beautiful Brook House Farm.
Great walk from Stubby Lane to Chelford passing next to reservoirs.
This walk takes in Bollington Village, Macclesfield Canal and White Nancy along Kerridge Hill.
Great walk from Alderley Edge to Bradbury Lane and through The Wizard.
Nice walk from Rainow and around Lamaload Reservoir.
Great circular walk from Nether Alderley to Hocker Lane.
Mostly level walking, with an extension to a pretty wooded lake with fine views from the adjacent hills.
Short but full of interest, this is a perfect evening stroll to Bollington’s most famous landmark.
A rewarding walk to a local country park with superb views over the Cheshire Plain and Peak District.
The Gritstone Trail runs for 56 km through the Cheshire countryside, west of the Peak District, from Disley to Kidsgrove. This third stage picks up the trail at The Cloud, having left Congleton in a circular route using the Dales Valley Way and the towpath along the Macclesfield Canal to the aqueduct over the River Dale. The route passes Timbersbrook, Nick i' th' Hill, Cheshire's Close, Mow Cop and rejoins the Macclesfield Canal before following the Trent & Mersey Canal into Kidsgrove.
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.
This North Staffordshire linear walk starts in the village of Rushton Spencer near Leek and follows the Staffordshire Way to the summit of the Cloud. This local landmark offers some wonderful views across north Cheshire and north Staffordshire.
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.
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.
This walk takes you to some of the highlights of Alderley Edge.
A fine church, a historic watermill, and some lesser-known paths on Alderley Edge.
A more complete exploration of Alderley Edge, with a return route via farmland.
Lovely flat walk from Heyes Lane to Prestbury Road.
Lovely walk around the Wilmslow Golf Course from Chelford Road to Knutsford Road.
A hilly walk over a scenic ridge to a pretty Cheshire village and its splendid pub.
A gentle exploration of our delightful wooded valley with plenty of scope for varying the distance.
An energetic walk through the moorland deer park of one of Cheshire’s finest stately homes.
This pleasant walk takes in some less well known parts of Wilmslow and Alderley Edge. There are lots of horses along this route and some pleasant views of Alderley Edge and its big houses.
There are a few farms along the route, farm animals to see and a surprising number of wildflowers.
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.
Easy walk from Upcast Lane to Clay Lane and around Row-of-Trees.
Nice walk around Wilmslow and across the River Bollin.
Beautiful walk from Fulshaw Cross to Alderley Golf Course.
Nice walk from Brink Farm to Lyme Hall passing through small parks.
Lovely parts of the walk are with swathes of Bluebells along the steep banks down to the River Bollin in Spring.
This walk starts from Wilmslow Park and follow River Bollin to Handforth.
Walk from Moor Lane to Mobberley Golf Course passing through Nature Reserve.
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.
Historic farmhouses, a picturesque lake and wildlife-rich woodland and peatland.
An interesting, level walk around the peatlands and heathlands of Lindow Moss, passing two attractive lakes.
Farmland walking along tracks and field paths, returning via Saltersley Hall and an area of heathery peatland.
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