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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 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.

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 3.01mi 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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 10.54mi Vertical gain +1706ft Vertical drop -1713ft Durée 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

The Cheshire sector of the Peak District offers a great variety of walking and this route is no exception. The route includes a section of ridge walking with a lower level return through quiet countryside to complete the walk.

distance 7.67mi Vertical gain +1165ft Vertical drop -1168ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

This walk visits the highest point in Cheshire, Shining Tor, and continues to Windgather Rocks, which are popular with climbers. Starting from Lamaload, this route offers varied content and some great views in the high moors of Cheshire and parts of Staffordshire.

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.

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 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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.