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Walking Saddleworth Edges ( Download : )
Saddleworth Edges
distance 9.28mi Vertical gain +1191ft Vertical drop -1161ft Durée 5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

Absolute belter of a walk around 3 reservoirs with views from the top of Saddleworth moor, climbing down a cascading waterfall, all utterly stunning.

distance 4.34mi Vertical gain +676ft Vertical drop -679ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

This Peak District walk offers a relatively easy way to enjoy the moors and views above Uppermill in Oldham. The route includes a visit to the Obelisk above Uppermill.

distance 9.04mi Vertical gain +492ft Vertical drop -482ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This walk visits the three large reservoirs and an area of moorland to the north of Bolton.

distance 6.24mi Vertical gain +919ft Vertical drop -919ft Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This area sees few walkers yet there is much of interest and grand views.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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 7.81mi Vertical gain +433ft Vertical drop -446ft Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A rewarding walk along varied waterways, featuring historic buildings and striking canal architecture.

Walking Goyt Hall and Chadkirk ( Download : )
distance 3.86mi Vertical gain +187ft Vertical drop -177ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Along the Goyt to a historic half-timbered farmhouse, returning via the Peak Forest Canal and Chadkirk.

Walking Chadkirk Chapel ( Download : )
distance 1.92mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -125ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A level walk full of interest, visiting a historic chapel, a holy well and a stretch of the River Goyt.

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 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.

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.

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.

Walking Sunbank Wood ( Download : )
distance 2.13mi Vertical gain +79ft Vertical drop -102ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ringway - Manchester

This a pleasant little walk and sadly part of it is disappearing under concrete. Manchester Airport have developed on either side of Sunbank Lane. There was a petition to stop it but sadly it failed. There are some before and after pictures on the slideshow.

Walking Orrell Winstanley Circular ( Download : )
Orrell Winstanley Circular
distance 7.45mi Vertical gain +410ft Vertical drop -394ft Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Starting from Orrell Waterpark then follows lower slopes of Billinge Hill before ascending to Winstanley College and back to the waterpark. Good views over Mersey, Winter Hill and Cheshire hills.

More detailed route info
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/orrel...

Billinge Orrell Waterpark Circular
distance 5.62mi Vertical gain +502ft Vertical drop -472ft Durée 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Billinge Chapel End - Manchester

6m circular walk starting from the base of Billinge Hill and ascending it to enjoy views from the highest point in Merseyside. The descent passes through woodland on route to Orrell Waterpark. The return route follows the west flank of Billinge Hill with more great views over Welsh and Cheshire hills back to start.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/billi...

Walking Billinge Longshaw Circular ( Download : )
Billinge Longshaw Circular
distance 6.3mi Vertical gain +394ft Vertical drop -413ft Durée 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Billinge Chapel End - Manchester

Circular walkleaving Billinge by Garswood Rd, crossing Barton Clough on route to Chair Wood and then via Longshaw to top of Billinge Hill before descending back to Billinge. Excellent views over Merseyside, Pennines, Welsh and Cheshire hills from the highest point in Merseyside.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/billi...

Pennington Green Circular via Borsdane Wood
distance 5.13mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -194ft Durée 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Walk starts from Hindley Mill Lane and follows anticlockwise circular route via Borsdane Wood, Pennington Green, Kirkless Wood and Hindley Hall.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/penni...

Walking Bryn Gates Lane Circular ( Download : )
Bryn Gates Lane Circular
distance 5.85mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Circular walk starting from Wigan Flashes and including Bryn Gates Lane, Viridor Wood and canal towpath.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/bryn_...

Walking Wigan Flashes Circular ( Download : )
Wigan Flashes Circular
distance 5.03mi Vertical gain +20ft Vertical drop -20ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts at Westwood Road Wigan in order to join the canal and head south. On leaving the canal the route passes through Wigan Flashes and Turners Flash before heading back to start.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/wigan...

Walking Abram Bickershaw Circular ( Download : )
Abram Bickershaw Circular
distance 6.07mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts at Abram by Kingdown Flash (01Start) and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Bickershaw Park and Fan Lodge ponds.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/bicke...

Walking Pennington Flash Circular ( Download : )
Pennington Flash Circular
distance 3.33mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts from the car park on Slag Lane and follows a clockwise circular route around Pennington Flash.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/penni...

Bickershaw Amberswood Circular
distance 5.76mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts from Bickershaw and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Amberswood, Low Hall and Victoria Fields.

More detailed route info
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/amber...

Lowton Circular Walk via Golborne
distance 6mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -85ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts from Pennington Flash car park and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Golborne Park and Lowton.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lowto...

Borsdane Wood Circular Walk
distance 4.92mi Vertical gain +161ft Vertical drop -161ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts from Mill Lane in Hindley and follows the clockwise circular route via Borsdane Wood and Westhoughton Common.

More detailed route info
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/borsd...

Walking Bamfurlong Circular Walk ( Download : )
Bamfurlong Circular Walk
distance 5.45mi Vertical gain +85ft Vertical drop -85ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Walk starts from Viridor Wood car park and follows anti clockwise circularroute via Viridor Wood and Three Sisters Park.

More detailed route info
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/bamfu...

Westhoughton Common Circular Walk
distance 5.32mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -213ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts opposite Cowburn St Hindley and follows anti-clockwise circular route around Westhoughton Common.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/westh...

Walking Stockport - a Ramble ( Download : )
Stockport - a Ramble
distance 4.97mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -171ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This rewarding dérive reveals the B side of our heritage and culture, an antidote to the country walk, and one which for many folk is right on their doorstep. It explores the unique post-occupancy landscape of a Northern town where the rot has set in, viewing iconic heritage sights from the relative safety of the pavement.

Walking Cown Edge from Broadbottom ( Download : )
distance 7.25mi Vertical gain +988ft Vertical drop -1007ft Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This Peak District walk follows a circuit that inclues Cown Edge, which offers some fine views towards Manchester. The route is easy to follow and includes a substantial section of the Cown Edge Way.

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