Area: Cheshire

'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.'

Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website7080
Views of 'Full' Record3196

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

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromAlderley Edge & Wilmslow
Area
Visits to the Website1735
Views of 'Full' Record2601

The Club for Hillwalkers, Ramblers and Amblers  'We are a "not for profit" organisation with very modest membership fees whose objective is "to encourage the appreciation, conservation and enjoyment of the countryside". Please explore the site and the Facebook page to find out more about us and the countryside walks and other activities that we can offer you.'

Category Trafford
Starting fromAltrincham
Area
Visits to the Website1025
Views of 'Full' Record2511

'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.'

Category Cheshire East
Size (acreage)35
Starting fromCongleton
Area
Visits to the Website810
Views of 'Full' Record1373
Starting fromBollington
Area
Visits to the Website928
Views of 'Full' Record2220

'Relax in the peace and tranquillity of the setting and learn more about the history of the chapel and the legends that link it to 7th century missionary St Chad ...'

Category Stockport
Starting fromRomiley
Area
Visits to the Website723
Views of 'Full' Record2109

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 East
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website776
Views of 'Full' Record1307

'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.'

Starting fromChester
Area
Visits to the Website1044
Views of 'Full' Record1894

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.'

Navigate the Website>>> Find out if the Club is for you ...
Starting fromChester
Area
Visits to the Website557
Views of 'Full' Record1179

'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.'

Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website366
Views of 'Full' Record1025

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 ...'

Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website388
Views of 'Full' Record761

'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.'

Starting fromDelamere Forest
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website764
Views of 'Full' Record2534

'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.'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromDisley
See also

Walks in Disley [Disley Parish Council]

Area
Visits to the Website568
Views of 'Full' Record1301

'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
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website615
Views of 'Full' Record1359

'Most of our members live in the area of north-east Cheshire centred around Macclesfield and Wilmslow. We organise several walks each week which are generally in our local area or the Peak District but are occasionally in North Wales, the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District.'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website953
Views of 'Full' Record1255

'Rapid growth in Birkenhead's population made it necessary for the provision of a municipal cemetery ... The site chosen was Flaybrick Hill, a prominent location outside of Birkenhead overlooked by Bidston Hill. 16.5 acres were purchased but this was extended to 26 acres in the 1890s.'

'The Gardens are open every day until 6pm, for pedestrian access only. Visitors are welcome to use the ajacent Tam O'Shanter complex for car parking, Cafeteria and toilet facilities. Guided walks and other event details may be found on the notice board by the main gates. Copies of the leaflet, self guide trails and further information are available from the Ranger's Office at Tam O Shanter Farm.'

Category Wirral
Size (acreage)26
Starting fromFlaybrick Hill Cemetery, Birkenhead
Area
Visits to the Website766
Views of 'Full' Record1484

'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 ...'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromGoostrey
Area
Visits to the Website596
Views of 'Full' Record1792

'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.'

Starting fromGuilden Sutton
Area
Visits to the Website503
Views of 'Full' Record1184

'For people who like outside activities, principally in the mountains. These activities include mountain walking, scrambling, rock climbing and snow and ice climbing when available. Members also go mountain biking and coast walking. We are a Wirral based club, despite the Welsh name ... The Club owns a hut in Capel Curig (close to the Gwydyr forest) and also a self-catering cottage. Members pay an annual membership fee, which includes use of the club hut and discounts on bookings for our cottage as well as discounts for local mountaineering shops.'

Area
Visits to the Website382
Views of 'Full' Record484

[1] Short Walks 'Meets every other Monday at 10 am' - - - : [2] Walking 'Walks are held every other Tuesday, starting at 10 am, with the emphasis on scenery and wildlife. Generally not strenuous, averaging around 5 miles. Full walking gear required'

Category Trafford
Starting fromHale
Area
Visits to the Website647
Views of 'Full' Record2694

'Our group organises fortnightly Sunday coaches to the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, North Wales and Shropshire, picking up in Widnes, Runcorn and west Warrington. Typically 4 or 5 walks of different grades are offered on each outing. We also, in conjunction with the other groups in the North and Mid-Cheshire Area, organise around half a dozen full-day and half-day walks each week in these areas and closer to home.'

Category Halton
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website766
Views of 'Full' Record1777

'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.'

Starting fromChester
Area
Visits to the Website741
Views of 'Full' Record1451

'The Islands are cut off from the mainland by the tide for up to 5 hours out of every 12 hours. When planning your journey you must find out the time of high water and allow sufficient time to complete your visit to the islands and your return journey to West Kirby safely. It is possible to visit the islands over high water, in which case allow for a stay of at least 5 hours whilst the tide is in, or alternatively, you can walk there and back over one low water period.'

Category Wirral
Starting fromHilbre Islands
Description from

The Friends of Hilbre

See also

Hilbre Islands Nature Reserve [Wirral Council]

Area
Visits to the Website581
Views of 'Full' Record1290

'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.'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromMacclesfield Forest
Description from

United Utilities

Area
Visits to the Website677
Views of 'Full' Record1321

'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 ...'

Starting fromMacclesfield
Area
Visits to the Website337
Views of 'Full' Record690

'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 Cheshire
Area
Visits to the Website762
Views of 'Full' Record1577

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'.

Starting fromNess Botanic Gardens
Description from

University of Liverpool

Area
Visits to the Website632
Views of 'Full' Record1517

'Walking mainly in the Peak District, members are from the suburbs of Stockport in Cheshire including Macclesfield, Cheadle and Wilmslow.'

Category Stockport
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website570
Views of 'Full' Record2796

'Organised walks to suit all abilities, using car, coach and public transport.'

Category Cheshire
Area
Visits to the Website942
Views of 'Full' Record2542

'We are a mixed social walking group of all ages and abilities based in South Manchester and North Cheshire. Our Winter / Spring programme includes weekends away youth hostelling, Sunday walks, and a variety of social events such as meals out, theatre trips and pub nights. New members are always offered a warm welcome.'

Category Trafford
Starting fromSale
Area
Visits to the Website647
Views of 'Full' Record2564

'Looking for quiet riverside walks, or wooded valleys? Maybe it's wild open moorland you desire. You can find it all at Stalybridge Country Park ... '

Category Tameside
Starting fromStalybridge Country Park
Area
Visits to the Website820
Views of 'Full' Record1439

'Visiting the countryside can provide a real break from the stress of everyday life. You don’t have to go far!'

Category Stockport
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website798
Views of 'Full' Record1476

'100 years and more of the great outdoors ... We are a friendly and sociable walking group with members from all walks of life ... The object of Stockport Walkers is to encourage the love of nature and the countryside through walking together and to foster a spirit of sociability and comradeship.'

Category Stockport
Navigate the Website>>> AWAITING LINK [10 February 2016]
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website680
Views of 'Full' Record1247

'A multi-activity group with individual members aged 18 to 70+ as well as a number of families. We are affiliated to the YHA (England and Wales) Ltd.'

Category Stockport
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website510
Views of 'Full' Record1291

'The Trafford Group of Ramblers started with its inaugural walk and meeting on Tuesday 15th June, 2010.  This coincided with the 21st Anniversary of the opening of the Trans Pennine Trail ... There are currently c 250 members of RTG.'

Category Trafford
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website913
Views of 'Full' Record1268

'Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. There are a number of ways to take those first steps: [1] Trafford's walking network - - - : [2] Walking campaigns - - - : [3] Walking to school - - - : [4] Walking journey planner - using the walkit.com Route Planner.'

Category Trafford
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website533
Views of 'Full' Record1096

'With its unique location, there are so many ways to explore the undulating countryside, exceptional landscapes and dramatic coastline of Wirral - there are some great walks for walkers of all abilities.'

Category Wirral
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website931
Views of 'Full' Record1690

The Links to the Walks are allocated to about ten places throughout Cheshire, and there are also two groups of 'accessble' Walks. ALERT At Review, this Website was inaccessible.

Category Cheshire
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website575
Views of 'Full' Record1061

'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 [12 February 2016] the Wildlife Trust Website did not have a description of this Reserve.

Category Halton
Starting fromWigg Island, Runcorn
See also

Wigg Island [Wikipedia]

Area
Visits to the Website710
Views of 'Full' Record3931

'The Society was formed in 1888 and works to preserve our footpath and open space heritage by ...'

Category Wirral
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website691
Views of 'Full' Record2120

'This Wirral-wide annual event is aimed at introducing people to parts of Wirral that they have never visited and will "showcase’" Wirral Peninsula as one of the most diverse and interesting places in the country to live and visit. If you prefer to explore Wirral on your own then please have a look at the Self-Guided Trails.' Held During May.

Category Wirral
Description from

Visit Wirral

Area
Visits to the Website616
Views of 'Full' Record1324

'Why not go for a walk and then have lunch or tea at The Galley? We have six walks to choose from. All walks are on reasonably level ground, but some parts might be wet or soft under foot. Where possible the walks use circuits rather than out and back and alternative, often shorter, routes are given on some.' ALERT Unfortunately, the 'Walks' Section seems to have disappeared from the Marina Website; but I have retained the Link, nevertheless.

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromChurch Minshull
Description from

Aqueduct Marina

Area
Visits to the Website759
Views of 'Full' Record1831

'Objective was to create a reasonably long walking trail that would take ramblers through some of the most attractive parts of the Mid-Wirral peninsula and, at the same time, keep road-walking down to a minimum.'

Category Wirral
Navigate the Website>>> Arrowe Park - Parkgate Circular Walk [PDF]
Distance (miles)16
Starting fromArrowe Country Park
Description from

Visit Wirral

Area
Visits to the Website1024
Views of 'Full' Record3371

'A green link from the city centre to Ashton-under-Lyne, bordered by an interesting mix of modern and industrial architecture. Improvements to the towpath have made it into a pleasant route, accessible to walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users.'

Category Tameside
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromJunction Rochdale Canal, Manchester Piccadilly
Walks described here by
See also

Nature Trail [Ancoats Canal Project] | The Ashton Canal [Pennine Waterways] | Portland Basin Museum

Area
Visits to the Website725
Views of 'Full' Record1490

'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.

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromAudlem
Area
Visits to the Website1103
Views of 'Full' Record3349

'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.'

Navigate the Website>>> Baker Way
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromChester Railway Station
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website6411
Views of 'Full' Record3297

'The Heritage Trail has been put together to allow people to explore Bidston Hill and its heritage for themselves. Follow the trail using the map and the numbered marker posts. Look out for the blue Heritage Trail markers, and the black and white QR code plaques. If you have a smartphone, you can use a QR reader app to bring up the matching Heritage Trail web page in your browser.'

Category Nature Trails
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromTam O'Shanter Cottage
Description from

Friends of Bidston Hill

Area
Visits to the Website709
Views of 'Full' Record1599

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'.

Navigate the Website>>> Bishop Bennet Way
Distance (miles)34
Starting fromBeeston Castle
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1147
Views of 'Full' Record1883

'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.'

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)25
Starting fromMacclesfield Riverside Park, Tytherington
Description from

Bollin Valley Partnership

See also

Bollin Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Area
Visits to the Website1033
Views of 'Full' Record2052

'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.'

Category Cheshire East
Navigate the Website>>> Bridgemere Walk
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromBridgemere Garden World
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website2172
Views of 'Full' Record4752

'The hike is a 56 mile circular course, visiting checkpoints in the correct order, within 24 hours starting at 12:00 noon on the Saturday. Open to any person over 18 years on the day of the event, or with approval of parent/guardian and prior arrangement ...' Held Early September.

Category Stockport
Distance (miles)56
Starting fromHazel Grove
Description from

3rd Hazel Grove Scout Group

Area
Visits to the Website916
Views of 'Full' Record1737

'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.'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Cheshire East Council

Area
Visits to the Website564
Views of 'Full' Record1025

'A route following the towpaths along six historic canals of various ages and character, this Walk offers the solitude of quiet countryside, the hustle and bustle of city streets and views of the Cheshire Plain and Peak District hills. The canals are, anticlockwise from Macclesfield, Macclesfield Canal to Marple; Peak Forest, Ashton and Rochdale Canals into Manchester to join the Bridgewater Canal at Castlefield to follow it to Preston Brook; Trent & Mersey Canal to Hardings Wood Junction near Kidsgrove; Macclesfield Canal back to the start.'

Category Stockport
Distance (miles)98
Starting fromMarple
Walks described here by
See also

Cheshire Ring [Canal & River Trust] | The Cheshire Ring [Jim Shead]

Area
Visits to the Website448
Views of 'Full' Record1707

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

Starting fromChester
Area
Visits to the Website801
Views of 'Full' Record1327

'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.'

Distance (miles)8
Starting fromShotton Railway Station
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website667
Views of 'Full' Record1203

'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.'

Category Cheshire East
Navigate the Website>>> UK: Congleton to Sheffield across the Peak District
Distance (miles)50
Starting fromCongleton
Description from

Week Walks

Area
Visits to the Website712
Views of 'Full' Record1443

Now described by the Ramblers in four Sections - with the detailed descriptions only being accessible to Ramblers' members.

Category Stockport
Navigate the Website>>> Find a Route to Walk >>> Enter any keywords 'Cown'
Distance (miles)17
Starting fromCooper Street, Hazel Grove
Description from

Ramblers Routes

See also

Cown Edge Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Area
Visits to the Website522
Views of 'Full' Record1544

'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.'

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)29
Starting fromCoppenhall
Walks described here by
See also

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

Area
Visits to the Website577
Views of 'Full' Record2005

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

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromBrereton Heath Nature Reserve, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1340
Views of 'Full' Record2075

'Extends from the River Wye and Pavilion Gardens in Buxton to the confluence of the River Dane with the River Wheelock at Middlewich - a measured distance 40.6 miles. After the first 3 miles of climbing the rest of the route is generally downhill.' Note that Discover Cheshire no longer seem to provide access to a description of the full route via their Website.

Category High Peak
Distance (miles)41
Starting fromBuxton
Walks described here by
See also

A walker's guide to the Dane Valley Way : a walk from Buxton to Middlewich following the River Dane as closely as present paths allow (South and East Cheshire Area of the Ramblers' Association, 1999) [The Chronicle Series] | Dane Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Area
Visits to the Website778
Views of 'Full' Record3086

'The route follows the River Dee along the Welsh or English sides of its estuary, through the historic city of Chester, the borderlands, Llangollen and the stunning Dee Valley, passing beautiful Llyn Tegid at Y Bala to the river's source in the mountains of southern Snowdonia.'

Category Wirral
Distance (miles)142
Starting fromWest Kirby
Description from

David Berry

Area
Visits to the Website676
Views of 'Full' Record1931
Distance (miles)21
Starting fromFrodsham
Description from

Richard Jarvis

See also

Delamere Way [LDWA]

Area
Visits to the Website584
Views of 'Full' Record1326

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

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

East Cheshire Ramblers

Area
Visits to the Website747
Views of 'Full' Record1423

'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.

Distance (miles)17
Starting fromFrodsham Bridge
Description from

Richard Jarvis

See also

Eddisbury Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Area
Visits to the Website544
Views of 'Full' Record1699

'Footpath linking Vernon Park in Stockport with the Longdendale Trail in the Peak District near Hadfield.'

Category Stockport
Navigate the Website>>> Walks and Trails >>> Etherow Goyt Valley Way
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromVernon Park
See also

Etherow Goyt Valley Way: A Walking Guide [The Tameside Citizen]

Area
Visits to the Website720
Views of 'Full' Record1955

'Spans the Borough, from Woodford in the south to Reddish in the north. The route combines rural footpaths, quiet lanes and river valleys with urban landscapes and parklands.'

Category Stockport
Navigate the Website>>> Walks and Trails >>> Fred Perry Way
Distance (miles)14
Starting fromNorth Reddish Park
Area
Visits to the Website1069
Views of 'Full' Record3378

'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.'

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)35
Starting fromDisley
Description from

Cheshire East Council

Area
Visits to the Website828
Views of 'Full' Record1841

'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.'

Navigate the Website>>> LOCAL WALKS
Starting fromHartford
Description from

Hartford Civic Society

Area
Visits to the Website746
Views of 'Full' Record1949

'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.'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromAround and About Knutsford
Area
Visits to the Website1024
Views of 'Full' Record1872

'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 ...'

Distance (miles)46
Starting fromHurleston Junction
Walks described here by
See also

Llangollen Canal [Canal Guide] | Llangollen Canal [Wikipedia] | Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal [Jim Shead]

Area
Visits to the Website735
Views of 'Full' Record1579

'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.'

Navigate the Website>>> A5 Booklet [PDF]
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromHelsby Hill
Area
Visits to the Website475
Views of 'Full' Record1650

'Of course the Macclesfield Canal itself makes an enjoyable walk and very many people exploit this linear park by walking sections or even the whole of the 27½ miles of the canal, which is also one section of the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk. There are plenty of guides to its course and I will not repeat them all here ... In these pages I will note some of the many walks that can be taken from the canal - the canal providing the start and finish point and maybe a short part of the walk.'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromAround and About Macclesfield
Description from

Tim Boddington The Macclesfield Canal

Area
Visits to the Website773
Views of 'Full' Record2084

'A Walk Around Macclesfield's Historic Buildings.'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromMacclesfield
Description from

Dorothy Bentley Smith and MaccInfo

Area
Visits to the Website796
Views of 'Full' Record1335

'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.'

Distance (miles)218
Starting fromChester Railway Station
Walks described here by
See also

The Marches Way: A Long Distance Path from Chester to Cardiff Les Lumsdon (Sigma Leisure, 1992)

Area
Visits to the Website943
Views of 'Full' Record4136

'Marple is a walkers' delight, providing a mixture of superb scenery and fascinating historical features. With miles of canal tow paths, cycle tracks, heavily wooded valleys, rivers, lakes and hill top moorland the district offers a huge variety of interest ...'

Category Stockport
Starting fromMarple
Description from

Gordon Mills / Marple Community Council | Marple Local History Society

Area
Visits to the Website910
Views of 'Full' Record2418

'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.'

Category Cheshire
Navigate the Website>>> Walks
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

The Mersey Forest

Area
Visits to the Website1067
Views of 'Full' Record1963

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

Category Halton
Distance (miles)22
Starting fromRuncorn Hill Visitor Centre
Description from

Discover The Mersey Forest

Area
Visits to the Website812
Views of 'Full' Record1598

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
Area
Visits to the Website669
Views of 'Full' Record1284

'Follows the line of the former Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway through picturesque Cheshire countryside and between historic mill towns.'

Category Cheshire East
Navigate the Website>>> Middlewood Way
Distance (miles)11
Starting fromMarple
Description from

Cheshire East Council

Area
Visits to the Website792
Views of 'Full' Record1496

'An energetic short loop climbing onto the ridge leading to Mow Cop. The path leads through beautiful woodlands and there are fabulous views from the ridge.  Interesting industrial history – coal mining and Primitive Methodism.'

Navigate the Website>>> Mow Cop Loop
Distance (miles)4
Starting fromAckers Crossing, Mow Cop
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1398
Views of 'Full' Record3339

'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.'

Category Cheshire East
Navigate the Website>>> Nelson Pit Walk Leaflets [PDFs]
Starting fromNelson Pit Visitors Centre, Higher Poynton
Description from

Cheshire East Council

Area
Visits to the Website866
Views of 'Full' Record3102

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.'

Starting fromNeston
Description from

Neston Town Council

Area
Visits to the Website881
Views of 'Full' Record3024

'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".

Distance (miles)70
Starting fromHooton Station
See also

North Cheshire Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Area
Visits to the Website585
Views of 'Full' Record1295

'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.'

Size (acreage)800
Starting fromComberbach
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website367
Views of 'Full' Record1143

'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).'

Category Towpath Walks
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromPortland Basin, Ashton-Under-Lyne
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website812
Views of 'Full' Record1511

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

Navigate the Website>>> Raw Head Walk
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromBurwardsley
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1503
Views of 'Full' Record3485

Mostly off-road route through the centre of Sale, down to Broadheath and then round up near Carrington and back to Stretford.

Category Trafford
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromLacy Street, Stretford
Description from

Trans Pennine Trail

Area
Visits to the Website686
Views of 'Full' Record1092

'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.'

Distance (miles)34
Starting fromFrodsham
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]

Area
Visits to the Website986
Views of 'Full' Record1783

'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.'

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromAudlem
Description from

AudlemOnline

Area
Visits to the Website687
Views of 'Full' Record1534

'[1] Browse meetings and agendas for this committee - - - : [2] View contact details for the members of this committee - - - : [3] View attendance statistics - - - : [4] View declarations of interest'

Category Stockport
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website556
Views of 'Full' Record1103

'The PROW team protect Stockport’s footpaths, bridleways and byways by carrying out routine checks. They also respond to reports from members of the public that highlight obstructions, blockages and poor surfacing. Landowners are responsible for gates and stiles across footpaths and bridleways. The highway authority, through the PROW team, exercises powers to ensure that landowners maintain stiles and gates in a safe condition.'

Category Stockport
Starting fromEndevour House, Bredbury Park Way
Area
Visits to the Website223
Views of 'Full' Record564

'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.'

Category Halton
Distance (miles)95
Starting fromRuncorn
Walks described here by
See also

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

Area
Visits to the Website965
Views of 'Full' Record2100

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

Distance (miles)88
Starting fromChester Cathedral, Chester
Description from

David Pott

Area
Visits to the Website861
Views of 'Full' Record2241

'You could drive or get a bus to Dunham, but take the time to walk or cycle there from Altrincham and you will be rewarded with some fine architecture, fascinating features & blissful views. (There's always the option of getting a bus or taxi back if you start to flag.)' ALERT I could no longer locate the PDF on the Visit Trafford Website. Fortunately, at the time of Review, the Mid Cheshire Railway Line Website still provided access to it.

Category Trafford
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromAltrincham
Description from

VisitTrafford

Area
Visits to the Website622
Views of 'Full' Record1512

'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.'

Distance (miles)11
Starting fromActon Church, Nantwich
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website547
Views of 'Full' Record1218

'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.'

Category Cheshire
Navigate the Website>>> The Weaver Way
Distance (miles)40
Starting fromAudlem
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1477
Views of 'Full' Record1662

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

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromWilmslow
Description from

Dennis Neill

Area
Visits to the Website916
Views of 'Full' Record3459

'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 ...'

Category Woodland Walks
Navigate the Website>>> Runcorn Walks - Windmill Hill [PDF]
Starting fromWindmill Hill
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website760
Views of 'Full' Record1402

'A voyage of discovery taking in the coastline, the history, the heritage and the rural countryside of this glorious peninsula.'

Category Wirral
Navigate the Website>>> Wirral Circular Trail
Distance (miles)35
Starting fromSeacombe Ferry
Description from

Visit Wirral

Area
Visits to the Website1275
Views of 'Full' Record5648

'The Rotary Club of North Wirral organised the first Wirral Coastal Walk in 1986. From the humble beginnings of a few hundred walkers, it has grown to become a well-known annual event in the Wirral calendar and probably the biggest of its kind in the North West. In 2013 over 3,000 walkers participated and raised an estimated £300,000 for local, national and international charities.' Held Mid May.

Category Wirral
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromSeacombe Ferry
Description from

Rotary Club of North Wirral

Area
Visits to the Website661
Views of 'Full' Record1388

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