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Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
distance 7.49km Vertical gain +166m Vertical drop -167m 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.

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Three Shires Head and Knotbury from Gradbach
distance 11.2km Vertical gain +211m Vertical drop -209m Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 9.49km Vertical gain +32m Vertical drop -26m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Whitegate and Marton - Cheshire

An accessible, easy and varied walk that crosses woods, fields and makes the most of the lovely Whitegate Way. Free parking at Whitegate station and a lovely coffee shop run by volunteers.

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Shutlingsloe from Trentabank
distance 4.81km Vertical gain +212m Vertical drop -213m 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.

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Wildboarclough & Shutlingsloe
distance 10.97km Vertical gain +358m Vertical drop -351m Durée 4h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A route to the summit of the Cheshire Matterhorn and more!

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distance 8.01km Vertical gain +218m Vertical drop -215m 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.

Walking Lyme Park from Poynton ( Download : )
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distance 16.41km Vertical gain +334m Vertical drop -327m Durée 5h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Poynton-with-Worth - Cheshire

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

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distance 9.95km Vertical gain +41m Vertical drop -41m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swettenham - Cheshire

A longer walk with historic buildings en route and lovely riverside views on the return.

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distance 11.33km Vertical gain +344m Vertical drop -337m Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 10.33km Vertical gain +194m Vertical drop -195m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 9.68km Vertical gain +14m Vertical drop -14m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Warmingham - Cheshire

An extended walk visiting many of the Sandbach Flashes (lakes formed by subsidence following salt extraction) and including sections along the Trent and Mersey Canal and River Wheelock.

Walking Exploring Alderley Edge ( Download : )
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distance 7.06km Vertical gain +119m Vertical drop -122m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alderley Edge - Cheshire

A more complete exploration of Alderley Edge, with a return route via farmland.

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distance 6.8km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -175m 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.

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distance 6.48km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -10m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sandbach - Cheshire

Two contrasting waterways lead you through pleasant Cheshire countryside.

Walking Langley and Tegg’s Nose ( Download : )
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distance 10.97km Vertical gain +282m Vertical drop -284m 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.

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distance 6.26km Vertical gain +12m Vertical drop -12m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Walk from Moor Lane to Mobberley Golf Course passing through Nature Reserve.

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distance 12.22km Vertical gain +60m Vertical drop -60m Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Winsford - Cheshire

Taking in the industrial scenery of the River Weaver and its surrounding countryside.

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distance 8.29km Vertical gain +201m Vertical drop -203m Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Kettleshulme & Sponds Hill ( Download : )
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distance 12.3km Vertical gain +362m Vertical drop -356m Durée 4h35 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 12.39km Vertical gain +479m Vertical drop -471m Durée 4h55 Moderate Moderate
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

Walking Holford Hall ( Download : )
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distance 3.76km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Plumley - Cheshire

An easy stroll visiting a historic house and the site of a former watermill.

Walking Primrose Hill & Utkinton ( Download : )
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distance 9.94km Vertical gain +146m Vertical drop -143m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Delamere - Cheshire

A mixture of woodland and farmland walking, with good views and a visit to a pleasant Cheshire village (no pub). Some modest climbs and occasional rocky ground. Mud after rain.

Walking Bollington to White Nancy ( Download : )
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distance 7.89km Vertical gain +144m Vertical drop -144m 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.

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distance 16.96km Vertical gain +520m Vertical drop -522m Durée 6h20 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Dagfields and the Weaver ( Download : )
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distance 11.7km Vertical gain +32m Vertical drop -31m Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wybunbury - Cheshire

A field walk to a popular local craft centre, returning via the valley of the River Weaver.

Warning : The bridge at waypoint 4 is closed. It isn't scheduled to be reopened until 2023. For now we suggest this walk as a return and not as a loop until an alternative is found.

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distance 9.91km Vertical gain +51m Vertical drop -43m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mouldsworth - Cheshire

Historic buildings and low-lying meadows around The Goshawk.

Walking River and canal stroll ( Download : )
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distance 3.65km Vertical gain +17m Vertical drop -10m Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Little Leigh - Cheshire

A simple and pleasant stroll beside the River Weaver, returning along the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Walking Smith Lane to Booths Mere ( Download : )
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distance 9.42km Vertical gain +20m Vertical drop -18m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mobberley - Cheshire

Great and flat walk from Smith Lane to Booths Mere.

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distance 11.95km Vertical gain +25m Vertical drop -25m Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ashley - Cheshire

Great walk from Castle Mill Lane to Kell House Farm.

Walking Tiverton ( Download : )
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distance 8.8km Vertical gain +58m Vertical drop -58m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tarporley - Cheshire

Field paths and canalside walking with views of Beeston Castle. May be muddy in places after rain. Multiple stiles.

Walking Gawsworth & Danes Moss ( Download : )
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distance 7.98km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -23m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Gawsworth - Cheshire

Five minutes’ drive to a fascinating village, with a mossland nature reserve and gentle canal scenery.

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distance 8.64km Vertical gain +31m Vertical drop -30m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

Circular walk from Woodford Church passing by woods and fields.

Walking Utkinton Hall ( Download : )
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distance 5.92km Vertical gain +67m Vertical drop -67m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Utkinton - Cheshire

Field paths over rolling Cheshire farmland, passing an attractive millpond and historic houses.

Walking Over Peover Trek ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 8.97km Vertical gain +15m Vertical drop -15m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Peover Superior - Cheshire

Great walk through the picturesque village of Over Peover starting and ending from The Dog.

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distance 10.01km Vertical gain +244m Vertical drop -235m Durée 3h35 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Brereton Heath ( Download : )
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distance 6.07km Vertical gain +40m Vertical drop -43m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swettenham - Cheshire

A straightforward there-and-back walk to a local lake, heathland and woodland country park.

Walking Swettenham Brook ( Download : )
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distance 2.77km Vertical gain +20m Vertical drop -20m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swettenham - Cheshire

Explore our intimate local valley around Holmes Chapel.

Walking Hough Common and Lea Hall ( Download : )
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distance 7.73km Vertical gain +30m Vertical drop -30m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wybunbury - Cheshire

A farmland stroll to a historic house through Wybunbury.

Walking Wybunbury Moss ( Download : )
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distance 2.76km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -10m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wybunbury - Cheshire

Stroll round a National Nature Reserve, featuring a rare bog habitat known as a schwingmoor.

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distance 8.16km Vertical gain +22m Vertical drop -22m Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sandbach - Cheshire

A historic town centre, pretty stream valleys and an easy canalside return.

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distance 1.82km Vertical gain +7m Vertical drop -7m Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sandbach - Cheshire

An easy stroll that packs a lot into its short distance.

Walking Dutton Locks & the Weaver ( Download : )
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distance 12.78km Vertical gain +36m Vertical drop -34m Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Weaverham - Cheshire

Varied walking through rolling countryside with a scenic stretch along the Weaver Navigation.

Walking Acton Bridge ( Download : )
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distance 5.62km Vertical gain +32m Vertical drop -32m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Weaverham - Cheshire

A walk along field paths to a neighbouring village, with views over the Weaver valley.

Walking Weaverham stroll ( Download : )
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distance 4.78km Vertical gain +20m Vertical drop -20m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Weaverham - Cheshire

A pleasant stroll around the village including a riverside section within a Community Woodland.

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distance 6.5km Vertical gain +14m Vertical drop -14m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Warmingham - Cheshire

An interesting walk that visits several of the Sandbach Flashes, a series of intriguing lakes formed by subsidence after salt extraction.

Walking Warmingham Circular ( Download : )
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distance 2.96km Vertical gain +12m Vertical drop -12m Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Warmingham - Cheshire

A short farmland walk offering good views over the village, and a brief but pleasant stretch alongside the River Wheelock, frequented by Kingfishers.

Walking Great Barrow and Plemstall ( Download : )
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distance 10.77km Vertical gain +38m Vertical drop -32m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barrow (Cheshire) - Cheshire

Wet grass and muddy sections, and after prolonged rain some of the low-lying meadows may be impassably flooded.

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distance 9.01km Vertical gain +34m Vertical drop -30m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barrow (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A few paths may be under crops, or muddy after rain. Includes some road walking

Walking Great Barrow circular ( Download : )
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distance 4.57km Vertical gain +15m Vertical drop -15m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barrow (Cheshire) - Cheshire

Stroll through watermeadows and along a hollow way to a ridge-top village, returning via Watling Street

Walking Eaton ( Download : )
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distance 7.21km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -76m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tarporley - Cheshire

Field and golf-course walking to a pretty village. May be muddy in places; several stiles.