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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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 3.89mi 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 2.99mi 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 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 Lyme Park from Poynton ( Download : )
distance 10.2mi Vertical gain +1096ft Vertical drop -1073ft Durée 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Poynton-with-Worth - Cheshire

A route that takes in the delights of the countryside surrounding Lyme 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 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.

distance 5.55mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -66ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Warford - Cheshire

Circular and flat walk from Noahs Ark Lane to Carter Lane.

distance 3.25mi Vertical gain +135ft Vertical drop -135ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

This walk starts at the big roundabout on Altrincham Road just before the airport tunnels.

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 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 9.85mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -66ft Durée 4h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Marthall - Cheshire

Great walk through Little Watford, Over Peover, Snelson and Marthall.

distance 5.39mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mobberley - Cheshire

Nice and flat walk from Mobberley to Paddockhill Lane.

Walking Peover Lane to Bate Mill ( Download : )
distance 6.48mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -69ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Snelson - Cheshire

This walk is along a number of quiet roads and footpaths.

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 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 6.37mi Vertical gain +331ft Vertical drop -302ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Poynton-with-Worth - Cheshire

Lovely walk from Ladybrook Valley to Lockgate Farm along Macclesfield Canal.

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 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 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.

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.