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Walking Gawsworth & Danes Moss ( Download : )
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.

Walking South Park ( Download : )
distance 3.35km Vertical gain +17m Vertical drop -16m Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

An easy and surprisingly green urban and parkland walk from the front door – suitable for pushchairs

Walking Rossendale Ramble ( Download : )
distance 19.83km Vertical gain +511m Vertical drop -504m 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 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.

distance 6.33km Vertical gain +194m Vertical drop -195m Durée 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

This circular walk offers some great views around Rossen Clough.

Walking Langley and Tegg’s Nose ( Download : )
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.

Walking Sutton Common ( Download : )
distance 7.21km Vertical gain +200m Vertical drop -200m 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 Gritstone stroll ( Download : )
distance 2.49km Vertical gain +72m Vertical drop -72m 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.

distance 5.32km Vertical gain +12m Vertical drop -12m Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Siddington - Cheshire

In spring there are delightful patches of bluebells along some paths.

distance 4.98km Vertical gain +13m Vertical drop -12m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Siddington - Cheshire

Walk beside beautiful lakes, with thatched cottages and a fine country house.

distance 11.54km Vertical gain +381m Vertical drop -381m 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 Rossendale Brook ( Download : )
distance 3.82km Vertical gain +118m Vertical drop -118m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

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

Walking Kinderfields Edge ( Download : )
distance 4.45km Vertical gain +144m Vertical drop -140m 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.

distance 12.39km Vertical gain +479m Vertical drop -471m 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 11.33km Vertical gain +344m Vertical drop -337m 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 10.97km Vertical gain +358m Vertical drop -351m 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 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.

Walking Ridgegate to Tegg's Nose ( Download : )
distance 9.49km Vertical gain +350m Vertical drop -347m 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 7.76km Vertical gain +295m Vertical drop -287m Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

Lovely walk through forest and moorland from Trentabank to Shutlingsloe.

Walking River Bollin ( Download : )
distance 4.72km Vertical gain +27m Vertical drop -27m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Prestbury - Cheshire

Village, riverside and woodland walking with a historic church and a dog-friendly short-cut.

Walking Legh Hall ( Download : )
distance 6.77km Vertical gain +41m Vertical drop -47m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Prestbury - Cheshire

Riverside walking with a variety of historic May be muddy in places. Several style buildings and pleasant farmland views.

Walking Alderley Edge ( Download : )
distance 13.55km Vertical gain +162m Vertical drop -164m Durée 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Prestbury - Cheshire

Fine views and supernatural associations. Fairly strenuous.

distance 11.91km Vertical gain +119m Vertical drop -120m Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Prestbury - Cheshire

This delightful walk beginning in the pretty village of Prestbury.

distance 8.51km Vertical gain +20m Vertical drop -20m 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 11.29km Vertical gain +298m Vertical drop -297m Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Congleton - Cheshire

Nice walk passing by The Cloud, Rushton Bank and Bridestones.

distance 4.7km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m 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 6.2km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -5m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nether Alderley - Cheshire

Great walk from Stubby Lane to Chelford passing next to reservoirs.

Walking Bollington to White Nancy ( Download : )
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.

distance 4.85km Vertical gain +59m Vertical drop -60m 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 9.26km Vertical gain +224m Vertical drop -223m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

Nice walk from Rainow and around Lamaload Reservoir.

distance 6.56km Vertical gain +83m Vertical drop -83m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nether Alderley - Cheshire

Great circular walk from Nether Alderley to Hocker Lane.

distance 8.4km Vertical gain +99m Vertical drop -106m 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 4.08km Vertical gain +114m Vertical drop -110m 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 13.56km Vertical gain +284m Vertical drop -280m 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.

distance 31.48km Vertical gain +452m Vertical drop -454m Durée 10h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Congleton - Cheshire

The Gritstone Trail runs for 56 km through the Cheshire countryside, west of the Peak District, from Disley to Kidsgrove. This third stage picks up the trail at The Cloud, having left Congleton in a circular route using the Dales Valley Way and the towpath along the Macclesfield Canal to the aqueduct over the River Dale. The route passes Timbersbrook, Nick i' th' Hill, Cheshire's Close, Mow Cop and rejoins the Macclesfield Canal before following the Trent & Mersey Canal into Kidsgrove.

distance 5.92km Vertical gain +73m Vertical drop -66m 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.

distance 8.19km Vertical gain +184m Vertical drop -192m 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 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.

distance 7.36km Vertical gain +125m Vertical drop -125m 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 4.24km Vertical gain +113m Vertical drop -113m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alderley Edge - Cheshire

This walk takes you to some of the highlights of Alderley Edge.

Walking Nether Alderley ( Download : )
distance 10.71km Vertical gain +123m Vertical drop -126m Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alderley Edge - Cheshire

A fine church, a historic watermill, and some lesser-known paths on Alderley Edge.

Walking Exploring Alderley Edge ( Download : )
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.

distance 4.95km Vertical gain +13m Vertical drop -13m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Lovely flat walk from Heyes Lane to Prestbury Road.

distance 4.81km Vertical gain +13m Vertical drop -13m 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 8.61km Vertical gain +219m Vertical drop -228m 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.

Walking Harrop Valley ( Download : )
distance 4.21km Vertical gain +106m Vertical drop -106m 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 11.43km Vertical gain +280m Vertical drop -288m 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 8.56km Vertical gain +12m Vertical drop -11m 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 Alderley edge bypass ( Download : )
distance 10km Vertical gain +30m Vertical drop -21m 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 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 Upcast Lane to Clay Lane ( Download : )
distance 4.71km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -5m 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 North Wilmslow Road Walk ( Download : )
distance 7.98km Vertical gain +15m Vertical drop -15m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Nice walk around Wilmslow and across the River Bollin.

distance 3.78km Vertical gain +9m Vertical drop -9m Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

Beautiful walk from Fulshaw Cross to Alderley Golf Course.

Walking Brink Farm to Lyme Hall ( Download : )
distance 10.47km Vertical gain +260m Vertical drop -260m 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 Wilmslow to Mottram Hall ( Download : )
distance 14.73km Vertical gain +42m Vertical drop -42m 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.

Walking Wilmslow to Handforth ( Download : )
distance 9.01km Vertical gain +30m Vertical drop -34m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wilmslow - Cheshire

This walk starts from Wilmslow Park and follow River Bollin to Handforth.

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.

distance 2.99km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -5m 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 4.65km Vertical gain +9m Vertical drop -9m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mobberley - Cheshire

Historic farmhouses, a picturesque lake and wildlife-rich woodland and peatland.

Walking Rossmere & Lindow Common ( Download : )
distance 8.22km Vertical gain +14m Vertical drop -14m Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mobberley - Cheshire

An interesting, level walk around the peatlands and heathlands of Lindow Moss, passing two attractive lakes.

Walking Graveyard Lane ( Download : )
distance 4.77km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mobberley - Cheshire

Farmland walking along tracks and field paths, returning via Saltersley Hall and an area of heathery peatland.