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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.

Walking Brink Farm to Lyme Hall ( Download : )
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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.

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distance 11.14km Vertical gain +254m Vertical drop -247m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Sponds Hill and Lyme Park ( Download : )
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distance 11.43km Vertical gain +280m Vertical drop -288m Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

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

Walking Harrop Valley ( Download : )
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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.

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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.

Walking White Nancy ( Download : )
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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.

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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 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 10.26km Vertical gain +101m Vertical drop -92m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Poynton-with-Worth - Cheshire

Lovely walk from Ladybrook Valley to Lockgate Farm along Macclesfield Canal.

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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.

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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Disley, the Bowstones and Bramhall
distance 21.37km Vertical gain +236m Vertical drop -349m Durée 6h45 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 24.02km Vertical gain +607m Vertical drop -658m Durée 8h35 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 83.67km Vertical gain +1687m Vertical drop -1753m Durée 3 days Moderate Moderate
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.

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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 Two Canal Walk ( Download : )
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distance 6.97km Vertical gain +77m Vertical drop -75m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Sample both the Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals, returning via Disley Golf Course.

Walking Lyme Park ( Download : )
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distance 8.43km Vertical gain +111m Vertical drop -111m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Lyme Park is administered by the National Trust. The grounds are free to enter on foot, but a fee must be paid to enter the house.

Walking Jackson’s Brickworks ( Download : )
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distance 4.41km Vertical gain +33m Vertical drop -33m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A surprisingly varied route visiting a former industrial site now converted to a popular nature reserve, and sampling both the Macclesfield Canal and Middlewood Way.

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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.

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distance 12.34km Vertical gain +355m Vertical drop -356m Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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.