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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.

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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 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 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.

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.

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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 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 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 : )
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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 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 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 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.

Walking Trentabank to Shutlingsloe ( Download : )
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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 Ridgegate to Tegg's Nose ( Download : )
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distance 9.49km Vertical gain +350m Vertical drop -347m Durée 3h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

From Ridgegate to Tegg's Nose, this walk passes through small hills and forests.

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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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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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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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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

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distance 15.44km Vertical gain +314m Vertical drop -314m Durée 5h20 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Rossendale Ramble ( Download : )
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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.