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Rowarth river & moorland loop
distance 3.2mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -390ft Durée 1h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Start and finish at The Little Mill Inn, walk beside Rowarth Brook up the wooded valley (known as Little Switzerland to the locals) and then head uphill to the moors above Rowarth for amazing views of The Peak District, Kinder Scout and the Cheshire plain.

distance 7.86mi Vertical gain +1109ft Vertical drop -1093ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A low level walk on the western fringe of the Peak District National Park.

distance 9.77mi Vertical gain +1480ft Vertical drop -1158ft Durée 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A linear walk onto the Kinder Scout plateau using the train for the return.

distance 7.78mi Vertical gain +1184ft Vertical drop -1184ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

The village of Hayfield lies to the west of the highest land in the Peak District Park and this walk which lies wholly within Derbyshire offers some excellent walking. The outward route over Mount Famine offers good views and once Edale Cross is reached you are on the high moors. The return to Hayfield is full of interest too.

distance 8.41mi Vertical gain +1565ft Vertical drop -1526ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Starting from Hayfield, Derbyshire, this Peak District walk visits Kinder Downfall. Starting from the point where the Mass Trespass began, the route uses William Clough to reach the plateau. Descent is via Kinder Low and Edale Cross back to the start.

distance 8.45mi Vertical gain +1480ft Vertical drop -1473ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Kinder Low and Mount Famine are combined in this Peak District walk from Hayfield. This circuit on the western edges of the Kinder Scout plateau concentrates on these interesting outliers, which despite their modest height, offer good views and pleasant walking.

distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +659ft Vertical drop -666ft Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

This Cheshire walk starts from Disley and explores Lyme Park including Cage Hill. The route keeps to low level paths so is ideal for those cloudy days when the bigger hills are covered in mist.

distance 4.98mi Vertical gain +715ft Vertical drop -705ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

This is a nice short walk offering wonderful views. The seasonal colour changes of the countryside make this Cheshire walk worth repeating during the year. The route starts from Disley and climbs onto Black Rocks offering some great views.

distance 6.58mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1056ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that explores the often rugged countryside on the eastern flank of Cown Edge. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes. In places careful navigation is essential.

distance 52mi Vertical gain +5535ft Vertical drop -5751ft Durée 3 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

A three day trail starting at Disley and finishing at Kidsgrove. The route is split to enable either a stopover or return journey from Macclesfield and Congleton. Transport is by rail, starting at Disley Station (possible use of Macclesfield Station and Congleton Station) and terminating at Kidsgrove Station.

distance 14.93mi Vertical gain +1991ft Vertical drop -2159ft Durée 8h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

The Gritstone Trail runs for 56 km through the Cheshire countryside, west of the Peak District, from Disley to Kidsgrove. This first stage starts at Disley Station, goes through Lime Park and up to the Bow Stones, over Sponds Hill (410m), past Bollington and on to the Saddle of Kerridge (over White Nancy), Tegg's Nose and down to Langley. At this point, this route leaves the trail to drop down to Macclesfield past The Hollins.

Walking Chinley Churn & South Head ( Download : )
distance 6.77mi Vertical gain +1201ft Vertical drop -1201ft Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk provides a useful introduction to walking in this part of the National Park.

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.

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.

distance 3.96mi Vertical gain +430ft Vertical drop -430ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lyme Handley - Cheshire

This Cheshire walk explores Lyme Park and the lanes around Disley. Most of the route is within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park.

distance 6.22mi Vertical gain +801ft Vertical drop -771ft Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lyme Handley - Cheshire

Lyme Park in Cheshire is popular with visitors yet this walk explores quiet paths and tracks to the south of the Country Park. Navigation is generally easy and the reward for your efforts are some fine views.

distance 6.92mi Vertical gain +833ft Vertical drop -810ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lyme Handley - Cheshire

This Peak District walk starts from Lyme Park and explores the moors lying to the south of this grand stately home. There is a short section of road walking along a quiet country lane.

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 Bleaklow from Old Glossop ( Download : )
Bleaklow from Old Glossop
distance 8.53mi Vertical gain +1503ft Vertical drop -1499ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Derbyshire

Bleaklow and Higher Shelf Stones feature in this Peak District walk from Old Glossop. Other highlights include the Wain Stones, Yellow Stacks and Doctor's Gate. This moorland can be wild and desolate in bad weather so save this walk for a dry day with good visibility.

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 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.

The edges of Combs Moss near Chapel-en-le-Frith
distance 6.36mi Vertical gain +696ft Vertical drop -673ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chapel-en-le-Frith - Derbyshire

Choose a day with good visibility and enjoy the excellent views from this excellent section of high ground.

distance 4.43mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1073ft Durée 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

A rewarding half day route onto Bleaklow that provides a taste of its wild beauty.

distance 7.08mi Vertical gain +1378ft Vertical drop -1371ft Durée 4h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

Bleaklow Head from Longendale is a Peak District walk on the wild side. Using rarely walked parts of the Bleaklow moors. This moorland and edge walk takes you to the high land of Bleaklow in the northern sector of the Peak District National Park. It is best undertaken in fine weather preferably after a dry spell. With poor visibility always a potential hazard, map reading skills and the ability to use a compass are advantageous.

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.