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distance 8.29km Vertical gain +201m Vertical drop -203m 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 24.02km Vertical gain +607m Vertical drop -658m 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 83.68km Vertical gain +1687m Vertical drop -1753m 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 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.

distance 15.73km Vertical gain +451m Vertical drop -353m 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 6.37km Vertical gain +131m Vertical drop -131m 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 10.01km Vertical gain +244m Vertical drop -235m 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 11.14km Vertical gain +254m Vertical drop -247m 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.

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

Walking Lyme Park from Poynton ( Download : )
distance 16.41km Vertical gain +334m Vertical drop -327m 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 Chinley Churn & South Head ( Download : )
distance 10.89km Vertical gain +366m Vertical drop -366m 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 12.65km Vertical gain +338m Vertical drop -333m 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 12.52km Vertical gain +361m Vertical drop -361m 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 13.54km Vertical gain +477m Vertical drop -465m 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 13.6km Vertical gain +451m Vertical drop -449m 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 12.34km Vertical gain +355m Vertical drop -356m 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 16.96km Vertical gain +520m Vertical drop -522m 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.

Walking Fernilee Reservoir ( Download : )
distance 4.54km Vertical gain +65m Vertical drop -65m 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.

The edges of Combs Moss near Chapel-en-le-Frith
distance 10.24km Vertical gain +212m Vertical drop -205m 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 9.7km Vertical gain +122m Vertical drop -120m 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.

distance 10.59km Vertical gain +323m Vertical drop -322m 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 12.79km Vertical gain +344m Vertical drop -345m 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 10.04km Vertical gain +280m Vertical drop -280m 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 11.67km Vertical gain +301m Vertical drop -307m 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 28.18km Vertical gain +628m Vertical drop -641m 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 Bleaklow from Old Glossop ( Download : )
distance 13.72km Vertical gain +458m Vertical drop -457m 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.