Area: Cheshire

Category Halton
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The Category Halton is a subset of Cheshire.

Category Cheshire East
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'Founded in 1913 we have a current membership of more than fifty.'

Category Warrington
Overview

'Appleton Parish Council asked us to provide some circular walks that residents can enjoy by walking from the Parish Hall. They are intended to entice you to see some or even all of the network of paths within the Parish ... '

Category Cheshire East
Size (acreage)35
Type of Website
Overview

'The Park is a great place for a quiet stroll and there are three, mile long routes, to choose from (Lakeside Path / Explorer Trail or Easy Access Trail) whilst a short road crossing takes you into some attractive countryside between the park, Astbury village and Macclesfield Canal with Mow Cop and Congleton Edge destinations for those who wish to venture further.'

Size (acreage)210
Type of Walk
Overview

'Bickley Hall Farm is a 210-acre (86ha) organic working farm located just outside Malpas in the heart of rural Cheshire. As the HQ of Cheshire Wildlife Trust the farm has a dedicated nature trail leading off the popular Sandstone Trail walking route.'

Description from

Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Category Cheshire East
Overview

'Bollington is beautifully situated on the edge of the Peak District, surrounded by spectacular countryside and served by a comprehensive network of footpaths just crying out to be explored. Its industrial history can be appreciated from many of the local walks, not least the towpath alongside the Macclesfield Canal and the Middlewood Way which provides a safe walking, cycling and horseriding route along the former Macclesfield to Marple Railway. Whether you wish to be part of a serious walking group, join in with a sociable ramble or explore the countryside by yourself there is something for everyone.'

Category Cheshire East
Type of Website
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Usually held Late September.

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Member of the Ramblers - Merseyside and West Cheshire Area Grouping

Category Cheshire East
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Country Parks and Ranger Service 'The main aim of the Ranger Service is to develop, enhance and protect our countryside and urban sites within Cheshire East, while encouraging and promoting the proper use of the Council’s outdoor recreational facilities ...'

Category Cheshire
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Member of the Ramblers - North & Mid Cheshire Area Grouping

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'Friendly group of people from Chester, Wirral and North Wales who enjoy walking, socialising and weekends away ... Chester and District Walking Group was formerly known as Chester YHA Walking Group prior to a name-change in 2007. The group was founded in the 1980s although it has been suggested that our walk origins go back as far as the 1940s and 50s.'

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As good as you make it ... : 'We run weekend, day and evening events throughout the year. There's something on every week and often several times a week during summer. We plan to have a weekend away every month, and several day walks and biking events every month. During the summer we also have evening walks and biking events every week.'

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'A Chester based walking club offering up to three grades of walks on Sundays and a walk on alternate Wednesdays: Club Guided walks in Snowdonia , North Wales and counties surrounding Cheshire. Grades of Walks A – Mountain walk, usually with more than 600m (~2000ft) of ascent; B – Moorland walk, usually with more than 300m (~1000ft) of ascent; C – Mainly pastoral walk usually with less than 300m (~1000ft) of ascent.'

Category Cheshire East
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Member of the Ramblers - Cheshire East Area Grouping

Category Cheshire East
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60 years old on 13th October 2016  'Winnie Jenkins was a typist in the Crewe 1st District Tax Office, and a member of the Chester Rambling Club. She broke away from the Chester Rambling Club and got some colleagues in the Crewe Tax Office interested in rambling, and so in October 1946, the Crewe C.H.A and H F Rambling Club was formed ...'

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'Delamere is an ideal place to go for a walk. Whether you're looking for an easy going trail for all abilities, a hike to admire the view or a bit of peace and quiet to observe the wildlife ... There are dry sandstone paths, lots of mature trees to shade or shelter under depending on the weather and the forest of Blakemere for bird watchers ... Use our Forest Guide to find walking and cycling routes.'

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Forestry England

Category Cheshire East
Type of Website
Overview

'Disley’s accreditation is recognition of the variety of well-signposted, well-maintained walks in and around Disley and of the breathtaking views they afford. And it enables Disley to be part of a wider campaign to secure better facilities for walkers, the continued maintenance of our public footpaths, the development of way-marked trails and better access to the village by public transport.'

See also

Walks in Disley [Disley Parish Council]

Category Cheshire East
Type of Walk
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'We have a varied programme of outdoor events focussed around walking, cycling and mountain biking but also including canoeing, rock climbing and mountaineering ...'

Category Cheshire East
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Member of the Ramblers - Cheshire East Area Grouping

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Normally held Early May.

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Frodsham Town Council

Category Cheshire East
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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'An informal group of volunteers who work in co-operation with Goostrey Parish Council and Cheshire County Council Public Rights of Way Unit to maintain and improve rural footpaths around the village, making them more enjoyable and accessible to all, and to encourage the use of these footpaths ...'

Overview

'As a village on the outskirts of Chester, Guilden Sutton is linked by a series of footpaths including the Longster Trail reaching from Pipers Ash to Helsby Hill. These paths provide a valuable resource for everyone and the information included here is to help make that possible.'

Category Halton
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - North & Mid Cheshire Area Grouping

Category Halton
Type of Walk
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Cheshire Grouping

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'We walk every Thursday and Saturday, New Years day and May Day. How many walk? Walks take place as long as there are at least 2 wanting to walk on that day. More walk on a Thursday than on a Saturday.'

Category Cheshire East
Size (acreage)35
Type of Website
Overview

'Explore over 35 acres of beautiful grounds including the Jodrell Bank Arboretum, picnic areas, ponds, and even a playground. Discover our Exhibition and Telescope Pathways too, and don’t miss our outdoor exhibits including the ever-popular Whispering Dishes!'

Category Cheshire East
Type of Website
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'Macclesfield Forest is a excellent place for outdoor activities including horse riding, walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching including the Peak District's largest heronry at Trentabank Reservoir. Two walk descriptions with maps are linked to ... They can be combined with longer routes including Wildboarclough Village and the Goyt Valley and towards Tegg's Nose and the popular Gritstone Trail.'

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United Utilities

Category Cheshire East
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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'There are walks on most Sundays throughout the year and weekday evening pub walks in the summer. Walks are graded from short and easy for the less fit or beginner through to more strenuous hill walks ...'

Category Cheshire
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'The Society was founded in 1961 to associate all those who are interested in keeping open and well-marked the public rights of way in Cheshire. Our area of operation covers the majority of the county and is bounded by Runcorn, Warrington South of the Mersey, Lymm, the M6 motorway, Crewe, Audlem, Malpas and Chester.'

Category Warrington
Size (acreage)200
Type of Website
Overview

'Comprises almost 200 acres of woodland, meadows, lakes and ponds and is home to many diverse species of plants, animals, birds and other wildlife. The nature reserve is well known for its varied bird life and many interesting birds can be found either as year-round residents or seasonal visitors ...'

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FCC Environment

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Overview

The Tree Trail 'aims to take you around some of the most interesting trees at Ness. It follows the main route around the inner part of the gardens, plus a loop to see some special trees including the Handkerchief Tree'.

Description from

University of Liverpool

Category Cheshire East
Type of Website
Overview

Three Local Groups listed at the time of Review.

Category Cheshire
Type of Website
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'Organised walks to suit all abilities, using car, coach and public transport.'

Category Cheshire East
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Cheshire East Area Grouping

Category Cheshire East
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Member of the Ramblers - North & Mid Cheshire Area Grouping

Category Cheshire
Type of Website
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'Explore the stunning scenery and wildlife of Cheshire on foot, with hundreds of walks to suit all ages and abilities, there has never been a better time to enjoy breathtaking views, wild moorlands and rocky ridges.'

Category Warrington
Type of Walk
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'Small and friendly walking club whose members are mainly from the local area. Some of the most varied and beautiful countryside in the whole of the UK is on our doorstep, and the Club exists to give people of mixed abilities the chance to enjoy it.'

Category Warrington
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Member of the Ramblers - North & Mid Cheshire Area Grouping

Category Warrington
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Member of the U3A - Lancashire Grouping

Category Halton
Type of Website
Overview

'Through a partnership with Halton Borough Council, Cheshire Wildlife Trust now looks after the Wigg Island Visitor Centre in Wigg Island Community Park.'

Note that at the time of Review the Wildlife Trust Website did not have a description of this Reserve.

See also

Wigg Island [Wikipedia]

Category Wirral
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Merseyside and West Cheshire Area Grouping

Category Cheshire East
Overview

'The Shropshire Union Canal towpath is a magnificent walk in either direction from Audlem and is now the southern part of the Weaver Way. You can explore away from the canal in all directions, however, including this selection of walks in the Audlem area.' ALERT At Review, I could no longer locate a 'Walks' Section on the Website; but I have decided to retain the Link.

Distance (miles)13
Overview

'The extended Baker Way links the heart of Chester with Delamere Forest Park. The core of the route is provided by the original Baker Way - a long established route from Christleton to Brines Brow Picnic Area.'

Description from

Visit Cheshire

Distance (miles)34
Type of Walk
Overview

Horse riding trail which 'runs from near Beeston Castle to the village of Wirswall on the Shropshire border ... The route can be followed by foot and mountain bike. Walkers can avoid longer road sections by making the most of the footpath network in the area'.

Description from

Visit Cheshire

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)25
Type of Walk
Overview

'Recreational path shadowing the course of the River Bollin. The route starts at Macclesfield Riverside Park and finishes in Partington giving walkers a feel of the valley's variety. It takes in fields and woodlands, towns and villages, passes around Manchester Airport and ends up in the industrial area near the Manchester Ship Canal.'

Description from

Bollin Valley Partnership

See also

Bollin Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'This walk explores the peaceful countryside of South East Cheshire. The ancient woodland called Checkley Wood can be viewed across the fields during the walk.'

Description from

Visit Cheshire

Category Halton
Distance (miles)39
Type of Walk
Overview

'Regeneration project that will create a 65km/39 mile leisure route for walkers and cyclists along the historic Bridgewater Canal. The project is a fresh approach to the use of the towpath as a connection between communities around the Mersey Basin and the North West.'

Description from

The Bridgewater Canal Trust

Category Cheshire East
Type of Website
Overview

'The Forum covers all of Cheshire East except for the part of the County inside the Peak District National Park - the National Park has its own Forum.'

Description from

Cheshire East Council

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'Chester has a number of fascinating walks and tours.  Here are some self guided trails which help explain the city's heritage ...'

Distance (miles)8
Type of Walk
Overview

'This route connects the historic city of Chester to the Wharf at Connah's Quay. The path takes you along an old railway line and is an attractive open ride from the north side of Chester out into the Wirral’s rich arable farmlands.'

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Sustrans

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Diagonal from South West to North East ... It takes in a rich slice of Derbyshire, including nature in many forms, from enchanting waterways to dramatic geological formations.'

Description from

Week Walks

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)29
Overview

'Forms a circuit around the towns of Crewe and Nantwich ... The walk is waymarked with a circle with symbols of a leaf, cartwheel and crossed swords. Although mainly on level terrain, the many stiles make the walk unsuitable for people with mobility problems.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | Walking the Past [Discover Cheshire]

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'A route from Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, crossing the River Dane through to the pretty village of Swettenham.'

Description from

Visit Cheshire

Distance (miles)21
Overview

'Take a walk along the Delamere Way and visit Delamere Forest Park and the Trent & Mersey Canal.'

Description from

Richard Jarvis

See also

Delamere Way [LDWA]

Category Cheshire East
Overview

'A collection of circular walks in the Pennine foothills of north east Cheshire.'

Description from

East Cheshire Ramblers

Distance (miles)17
Overview

'Walk from Frodsham Bridge to Burwardsley. At Burwardsley the walk finishes about 15 meters from the Sandstone Trail. The walk also finishes about 1/4 mile from The Pheasant - a pub which also does food and accommodation.' The Path is generally waymarked with yellow arrows containing the words Eddisbury Way and can be followed on OS Maps.

Description from

Richard Jarvis

See also

Eddisbury Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Stretches from Disley in the north to Kidsgrove in the south.  In between walkers can enjoy outstanding views, industrial heritage, historic monuments, fascinating follies and abundant wildlife.'

Description from

Cheshire East Council

Overview

'Information sheets on a number of walks in the immediate vicinity of Hartford and combining these with a few historical notes to make the journey more interesting.'

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Hartford Civic Society

Category Cheshire East
Type of Walk
Overview

'Collection of walks from local railway stations within the beautiful countryside of East Cheshire, which can be accessed by public transport without the need for a car.'

Description from

The Knutsford Local Area Partnership | Mid Cheshire Rail Users’ Association

Distance (miles)46
Type of Walk
Overview

'The dizzying Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which carries the canal over the River Dee, is a must-see. This remarkable feat of canal engineering is 125 feet high, and the canal is unprotected on one side, giving the impression of a sheer drop from a narrowboat. The structure is deservedly a World Heritage Site ...'

Description from

Canal & River Trust

See also

Llangollen Canal [Wikipedia]

Distance (miles)12
Overview

'From its start at the top of Helsby Hill, the Trail runs in a generally south-westerly direction for a total of just over 19 km (12 miles) to the Shropshire Union Canal west of Chester.'

Category Cheshire East
Type of Walk
Overview

'A Walk Around Macclesfield's Historic Buildings.'

Description from

Dorothy Bentley Smith and MaccInfo

Distance (miles)218
Overview

'Partially waymarked long distance footpath in the United Kingdom. It runs 351 kilometres / 218 miles through the Welsh–English borderlands, traditionally known as the Welsh Marches and links the cities of Chester in the north and Cardiff in the south ... The Marches Way was removed from the Ordnance Survey map series in 2004 after only being detailed on these particular maps for approximately 5 years.'

Description from

Wikipedia

Category Cheshire
Type of Walk
Overview

'The Mersey Forest is a growing network of woodlands and green spaces across Cheshire and Merseyside, which has been creating "woodlands on your doorstep" for 20 years.'

Description from

The Mersey Forest

Category Halton
Distance (miles)22
Overview

'A long distance linear walk on roads and country paths linking town and countryside to parks, woodlands and other open spaces.'

Description from

The Mersey Forest

Category Cheshire
Type of Walk
Overview

Access to three PDF brochures: 1. Rail Walks in Cheshire West : - - : 2. Rail Walks in Greater Manchester : - - : 3. Rail Walks in Knutsford and surrounding villages.

Category Cheshire East
Overview

'Eight circular walks from Nelson Pit Visitors Centre. Nelson Pit Visitor Centre in Higher Poynton provides an excellent rest point for those of you keen to explore the Middlewood Way and its surrounding countryside.'

Description from

Cheshire East Council

Overview

The Jewel in the Crown 'Situated on the River Dee side of the Wirral Peninsula, midway between the cities of Chester and Liverpool and close to the gateway to North Wales, it has many features of interest for visitors. With free parking and bus and train links, access to this ancient market town, with weekly Friday market, is user friendly. The surrounding villages are linked by the Wirral Country Park , the first of its kind in the country, and this provides a focus for many local walks spiralling from its heart. These pass through beautiful rural settings and along the coastline with views of the Welsh hills and access to the second biggest site for migrating birds in the country.'

Description from

Neston Town Council

Distance (miles)70
Overview

'Cheshire's newest and longest path. It provides 70 miles of waymarked walking from Wirral to the Peak District across some of Cheshire's most beautiful countryside.'

'Accompanying the opening of the path in September 2006 the Society has published a full-colour 110-page Guide Book that includes maps, walking instructions and a wealth of information about what can be seen on or near a route that is a real "slice of Cheshire".

See also

North Cheshire Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Size (acreage)800
Type of Walk
Overview

'Northwich Woodlands is a rich and green environment to the north of Northwich town centre. It is made up of nine areas, each with a different character and history. The Weaver Navigation and the Trent and Mersey canal flow through the heart of the Northwich Woodlands adding further variety to the landscape.'

Description from

Visit Cheshire

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)15
Type of Walk
Overview

'The Canal is in two distinct parts. The upper section, one of the highest summits in the country, runs along the valley of the River Goyt and the lower along that of the River Tame. Separating the two is Benjamin Outram's splendid stone Marple Aqueduct together with its slightly higher railway viaduct neighbour running parallel. At Marple Junction the Macclesfield Canal, 30 years junior to the Peak Forest line, is encountered. Between the junction and the aqueduct is the magnificent flight of 16 locks rising over 210 feet (64m).'

Description from

Canal & River Trust

Distance (miles)6
Type of Walk
Overview

'No visit to Cheshire would be complete without climbing Raw Head, the highest point of the Sandstone Trail at 227m .'

Description from

Visit Cheshire

Category Warrington
Distance (miles)1
Type of Walk
Overview

'If you live within the mass conurbations of Liverpool, Warrington and Manchester and want somewhere idyllic to escape too then Risley Moss is ideal, especially on a quiet weekday. The Visitor Centre, Facilities, Woodland Hides and Picnic Areas are all disable friendly. It is also really easy to find just off the M62.'

Description from

Visit Cheshire

Distance (miles)34
Overview

'One of the finest and most popular long distance walks in North West England, in the UK. For many, it’s probably the best Cheshire walk and the ultimate Cheshire Way.'

Description from

Northern Eye Books

See also

Walking Cheshire's Sandstone Trail Tony Bowerman (Northern Eye Books, 2013) | The Sandstone Trail [Car Free Walks] | The Sandstone Trail [Discover Cheshire]

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)7
Type of Walk
Overview

'Audlem is famous for its run of 15 locks on the Shropshire Union Canal. With its canalside pubs and attractive towpath, the walk alongside the locks is one of the finest in lowland England. Interpretration panels by the towpath in Audlem describe the operation of locks and the canal's history.'

Description from

AudlemOnline

See also

Shropshire Union Canal Walk  [Canal & River Trust]

Category Halton
Distance (miles)95
Type of Walk
Overview

'The canal takes you through some of the best scenes that our waterways have to offer, from the towering Anderton Boat Lift through to the nature reserve at picturesque Fradley Junction and the heritage-rich industrial sites of Stoke-on-Trent's potteries district ... The towpath creates a green corridor through Stoke-on-Trent, as well as offering a cycling and walking route through rural Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire.'

Description from

Canal & River Trust

See also

Trent and Mersey Canal [Wikipedia] | Walking the Trent & Mersey - End to End [John Merrill Walk Guides]

Distance (miles)88
Type of Walk
Overview

'Pilgrimage route which has been recreated between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield.'

Description from

David Pott

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'Ancient paths, Roman roads, canals and railways criss-cross the landscape, showing the strong links Crewe and Nantwich have with the development of the transport age.'

Description from

Visit Cheshire

Category Warrington
Distance (miles)2
Type of Walk
Overview

'Walking Day is held in high esteem by Warrington people ... Initially, it is understood that mainly members of the Church of England took part, but in 1857 the first record of Roman Catholic scholars joining in with the celebrations of Walking Day was reported in the Warrington Guardian. However, until 1908 the different religious denominations followed a separate route from the Church of England procession. Although in 1909 the same route was used by all denominations, the non-conformists and Roman Catholics did not assemble in Bank Park, nor take part in a march past the Town Hall. Eventually, in 1920 all participants in the procession came together to proclaim a joint acknowledgement of Christianity.' Held Early July.

Description from

Warrington Borough Council

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)40
Type of Walk
Overview

'Stretching from Frodsham in the north to its most southerly point at Audlem, the route leads you along the River Weaver and Navigation, as well as the Trent and Mersey, and Shropshire Union Canals.'

Description from

Visit Cheshire

Category Cheshire East
Overview

'A collection of walks in North Cheshire around Wilmslow, Handforth, Styal, Alderley Edge, Mobberley, Prestbury, Chelford, Poynton, Bollington, Rainow, Macclesfield and Congleton.'

Description from

Dennis Neill

Category Halton
Type of Walk
Overview

'The woods around Windmill Hill have something to offer everyone - whether it's a relaxing woodland stroll with friends, family outings, walking the dog or just enjoying the scenery ...'

Description from

Woodland Trust

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