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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.

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 5.01mi 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
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.

Disley, the Bowstones and Bramhall
distance 13.28mi Vertical gain +774ft Vertical drop -1145ft Durée 6h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

A route around the hills surrounding Lyme Park and finishing with a delightful section of Ladybrook valley to Bramhall. The regular (twice hourly) between the train stations makes this a viable point-to-point walk.

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.