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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 South Park ( Download : )
distance 2.08mi Vertical gain +56ft Vertical drop -52ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

An easy and surprisingly green urban and parkland walk from the front door – suitable for pushchairs

Walking Rossendale Ramble ( Download : )
distance 12.32mi Vertical gain +1677ft Vertical drop -1654ft Durée 7h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

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.

distance 17.51mi Vertical gain +2060ft Vertical drop -2103ft Durée 9h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

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.

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.

Walking Langley and Tegg’s Nose ( Download : )
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 Sutton Common ( Download : )
distance 4.48mi Vertical gain +656ft Vertical drop -656ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

After a pleasant ramble along a stream, the effort of climbing to the TV mast is rewarded by a scenic ridge walk.

Walking Gritstone stroll ( Download : )
distance 1.55mi Vertical gain +236ft Vertical drop -236ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A fairly easy stroll up the hill behind the pub, offering good views to Tegg’s Nose and Sutton Common.

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 3.1mi Vertical gain +43ft Vertical drop -39ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Siddington - Cheshire

Walk beside beautiful lakes, with thatched cottages and a fine country house.

distance 7.17mi Vertical gain +1250ft Vertical drop -1250ft Durée 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

An invigorating climb to a notable summit with glorious forest and moorland views (no dogs).

Walking Rossendale Brook ( Download : )
distance 2.37mi Vertical gain +387ft Vertical drop -387ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A streamside and farmland stroll with fine views to Sutton Common.

Walking Kinderfields Edge ( Download : )
distance 2.76mi Vertical gain +472ft Vertical drop -459ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A walk through sheep pastures with wide views and sturdy stone-built hill farms.

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

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.

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!

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.

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 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 River Bollin ( Download : )
distance 2.93mi Vertical gain +89ft Vertical drop -89ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Prestbury - Cheshire

Village, riverside and woodland walking with a historic church and a dog-friendly short-cut.

Walking Legh Hall ( Download : )
distance 4.2mi Vertical gain +135ft Vertical drop -154ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Prestbury - Cheshire

Riverside walking with a variety of historic May be muddy in places. Several style buildings and pleasant farmland views.

Walking Alderley Edge ( Download : )
distance 8.42mi Vertical gain +531ft Vertical drop -538ft Durée 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Prestbury - Cheshire

Fine views and supernatural associations. Fairly strenuous.

distance 7.4mi Vertical gain +390ft Vertical drop -394ft Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Prestbury - Cheshire

This delightful walk beginning in the pretty village of Prestbury.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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 5.22mi Vertical gain +325ft Vertical drop -348ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bollington - Cheshire

Mostly level walking, with an extension to a pretty wooded lake with fine views from the adjacent hills.

Walking White Nancy ( Download : )
distance 2.54mi Vertical gain +374ft Vertical drop -361ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bollington - Cheshire

Short but full of interest, this is a perfect evening stroll to Bollington’s most famous landmark.

distance 8.43mi Vertical gain +932ft Vertical drop -919ft Durée 4h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bollington - Cheshire

A rewarding walk to a local country park with superb views over the Cheshire Plain and Peak District.

distance 19.56mi Vertical gain +1483ft Vertical drop -1490ft Durée 10h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Congleton - Cheshire

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.

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 5.09mi Vertical gain +604ft Vertical drop -630ft Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rushton (Staffordshire) - Staffordshire

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.

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 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.

distance 2.64mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -371ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alderley Edge - Cheshire

This walk takes you to some of the highlights of Alderley Edge.

Walking Nether Alderley ( Download : )
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 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 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 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 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 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 5.32mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -36ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alderley Edge - Cheshire

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.

Walking Alderley edge bypass ( Download : )
distance 6.22mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -69ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

There are a few farms along the route, farm animals to see and a surprising number of wildflowers.

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.

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.

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 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 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 Wilmslow to Mottram Hall ( Download : )
distance 9.15mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -138ft Durée 4h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Lovely parts of the walk are with swathes of Bluebells along the steep banks down to the River Bollin in Spring.

Walking Wilmslow to Handforth ( Download : )
distance 5.6mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -112ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

This walk starts from Wilmslow Park and follow River Bollin to Handforth.

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.

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 2.89mi Vertical gain +30ft Vertical drop -30ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mobberley - Cheshire

Historic farmhouses, a picturesque lake and wildlife-rich woodland and peatland.

Walking Rossmere & Lindow Common ( Download : )
distance 5.11mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mobberley - Cheshire

An interesting, level walk around the peatlands and heathlands of Lindow Moss, passing two attractive lakes.

Walking Graveyard Lane ( Download : )
distance 2.97mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mobberley - Cheshire

Farmland walking along tracks and field paths, returning via Saltersley Hall and an area of heathery peatland.