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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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 5.35mi 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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.

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.