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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 4.13mi Vertical gain +20ft Vertical drop -20ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This short walk begins at Yew Tree Farm at the end of Bolshaw Road. Follow the path through Styal Golf Course and cross the railway bridge towards Beech Farm.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 3.89mi 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.