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distance 8.17mi Vertical gain +1217ft Vertical drop -1198ft Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Quarnford - Staffordshire

A Peak District walk that includes counties - Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and minor roads and also includes a section of the Dane Valley Way.

Three Shires Head and Knotbury from Gradbach
distance 6.96mi Vertical gain +692ft Vertical drop -686ft Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A Peak District walk full of interest that visits Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire. The route is generally easy to follow and the highlights are the packhorse bridges at Three Shires Head, the quarries at Danebower and some excellent panoramas.

distance 5.44mi Vertical gain +699ft Vertical drop -623ft Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A Staffordshire walk that explores the valleys and high ground to the west of the Roaches.

distance 4.23mi Vertical gain +610ft Vertical drop -574ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

This Peak District walk explores the quieter side of the Staffordshire Roaches visiting the rocky cleft of Lud's Church before exploring the moorland and woodland of Back Forest. The views into Cheshire are excellent. Route finding is fine provided you take care when descending from Roach End.

distance 9.65mi Vertical gain +1063ft Vertical drop -1060ft Durée 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

An exploration of northern Staffordshire that is rarely walked.

distance 6.42mi Vertical gain +636ft Vertical drop -640ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A pleasant Peak District walk in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes to explore the area. For many, the highlight will be Three Shires Head with its packhorse bridge and waterfalls.

Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
distance 4.65mi Vertical gain +545ft Vertical drop -548ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A short Peak District walk that explores the area around Three Shires Head where the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet. The route uses sections of old packhorse routes as well as footpaths.

distance 9.59mi Vertical gain +1030ft Vertical drop -1030ft Durée 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

Shining Tor is the highest point in Cheshire and the first objective of this Peak District walk. Crossing the border into Staffordshire the walk continues across Axe Edge Moor offering excellent views. The walk uses high moorland paths for most of the way and is best saved for a clear day.

distance 6.88mi Vertical gain +804ft Vertical drop -823ft Durée 3h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Leekfrith - Staffordshire

This is a beautiful walk along The Roaches providing beautiful views from both sides of the ridge.

Walking The Roaches & Lud's Church ( Download : )
distance 6.84mi Vertical gain +1181ft Vertical drop -1171ft Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Leekfrith - Staffordshire

The Roaches are a popular place to walk offering dramatic views in this part of North Staffordshire. This walk includes Lud's Church a deep chasm that has some interesting historical connections.

distance 4.43mi Vertical gain +630ft Vertical drop -627ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Leekfrith - Staffordshire

The Roaches are a dominant feature of the North Staffordshire landscape and this walk provides a perfect introduction to this rugged area. An integral part of the Peak District National Park, this gritstone edge has superb views over the surrounding area.

distance 7.63mi Vertical gain +1155ft Vertical drop -1152ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hollinsclough - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk explores the upper section of the Dove valley and sees few walkers.

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.

Walking Kinderfields Edge ( Download : )
distance 2.76mi Vertical gain +472ft Vertical drop -459ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A walk through sheep pastures with wide views and sturdy stone-built hill farms.

Walking Rossendale Brook ( Download : )
distance 2.37mi Vertical gain +387ft Vertical drop -387ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A streamside and farmland stroll with fine views to Sutton Common.

distance 7.17mi Vertical gain +1250ft Vertical drop -1250ft Durée 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

An invigorating climb to a notable summit with glorious forest and moorland views (no dogs).

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

distance 7.03mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1037ft Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Leekfrith - Staffordshire

This North Staffordshire walk starts from Tittesworth Reservoir and climbs onto the Roaches, a popular rocky escarpment in the Peak District National Park. The return includes the summit of Hen Cloud before crossing typical Staffordshire countryside.

Walking Gritstone stroll ( Download : )
distance 1.55mi Vertical gain +236ft Vertical drop -236ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A fairly easy stroll up the hill behind the pub, offering good views to Tegg’s Nose and Sutton Common.

Walking Sutton Common ( Download : )
distance 4.48mi Vertical gain +656ft Vertical drop -656ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

After a pleasant ramble along a stream, the effort of climbing to the TV mast is rewarded by a scenic ridge walk.

Walking Langley and Tegg’s Nose ( Download : )
distance 6.82mi Vertical gain +925ft Vertical drop -932ft Durée 3h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

Featuring rolling hills, wooded reservoirs and an optional climb to a viewpoint with geological and industrial interest.

distance 5.64mi Vertical gain +1033ft Vertical drop -1040ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Longnor (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

This route starts from the attractive North Staffordshire village of Longnor. It then crosses the Dove Valley into Derbyshire, passes through Earl Sterndale to climb High Wheeldon before re-crossing the Dove back into Staffordshire. The scenery en-route is varied with excellent views of this part of the Peak District throughout.

distance 7.95mi Vertical gain +1129ft Vertical drop -1132ft Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

This circular walk explores the Goyt Valley and the ridge lying the west. The route includes some steep climbs but offers excellent views throughout. Some paths may be muddy after periods of prolonged rain.

distance 9.49mi Vertical gain +797ft Vertical drop -787ft Durée 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Longnor (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that explores the uppear reaches of the Dove and Manifold Valleys. The route is generally easy to navigate and uses a series of paths and tracks across the Limestone country. Refreshments are available at the start and at Hartington.

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.

distance 6.02mi Vertical gain +400ft Vertical drop -394ft Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

This relaxed walk is beautiful whatever the season with the reservoir adding to the scene.

Walking Fernilee Reservoir ( Download : )
distance 2.82mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -213ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

Very easy walk with a choice of well sign-posted routes through the woods on the north side of the water. Suitable for playing Gruffalo Woods with the kids! It's not worth taking scooters as the uneven ground will undoubtedly tip them off and bikes are not allowed.

distance 5.09mi Vertical gain +604ft Vertical drop -630ft Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rushton (Staffordshire) - Staffordshire

This North Staffordshire linear walk starts in the village of Rushton Spencer near Leek and follows the Staffordshire Way to the summit of the Cloud. This local landmark offers some wonderful views across north Cheshire and north Staffordshire.

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.

Walking Tittesworth Reservoir ( Download : )
distance 7.6mi Vertical gain +436ft Vertical drop -453ft Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Leek - Staffordshire

Lakeside walking and superb views.

Walking The Churnet Valley ( Download : )
distance 5.61mi Vertical gain +262ft Vertical drop -262ft Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Leek - Staffordshire

Town and country walking with a long stretch alongside a canal feeder in the quiet Churnet valley.

distance 2.05mi Vertical gain +174ft Vertical drop -174ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Leek - Staffordshire

Never far from the town centre, but with parkland and rural interludes.

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 Harrop Valley ( Download : )
distance 2.61mi Vertical gain +348ft Vertical drop -348ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

A gentle exploration of our delightful wooded valley with plenty of scope for varying the distance.

Walking Sponds Hill and Lyme Park ( Download : )
distance 7.1mi Vertical gain +919ft Vertical drop -945ft Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

An energetic walk through the moorland deer park of one of Cheshire’s finest stately homes.

distance 5.35mi Vertical gain +719ft Vertical drop -748ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

A hilly walk over a scenic ridge to a pretty Cheshire village and its splendid pub.

distance 5.22mi Vertical gain +325ft Vertical drop -348ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bollington - Cheshire

Mostly level walking, with an extension to a pretty wooded lake with fine views from the adjacent hills.

Walking White Nancy ( Download : )
distance 2.54mi Vertical gain +374ft Vertical drop -361ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bollington - Cheshire

Short but full of interest, this is a perfect evening stroll to Bollington’s most famous landmark.

distance 8.43mi Vertical gain +932ft Vertical drop -919ft Durée 4h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bollington - Cheshire

A rewarding walk to a local country park with superb views over the Cheshire Plain and Peak District.