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Distance10.97km Vertical gain+358m Vertical drop-351m Duration4h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Cheshire

A route to the summit of the Cheshire Matterhorn and more!

Distance11.2km Vertical gain+211m Vertical drop-209m Duration3h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A Peak District walk full of interest that visits Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire. The route is generally easy to follow and the highlights are the packhorse bridges at Three Shires Head, the quarries at Danebower and some excellent panoramas.

Distance10.33km Vertical gain+194m Vertical drop-195m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A pleasant Peak District walk in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes to explore the area. For many, the highlight will be Three Shires Head with its packhorse bridge and waterfalls.

Distance7.49km Vertical gain+166m Vertical drop-167m Duration2h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A short Peak District walk that explores the area around Three Shires Head where the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet. The route uses sections of old packhorse routes as well as footpaths.

Distance8.76km Vertical gain+213m Vertical drop-190m Duration3h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A Staffordshire walk that explores the valleys and high ground to the west of the Roaches.

Distance6.8km Vertical gain+186m Vertical drop-175m Duration2h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

This Peak District walk explores the quieter side of the Staffordshire Roaches visiting the rocky cleft of Lud's Church before exploring the moorland and woodland of Back Forest. The views into Cheshire are excellent. Route finding is fine provided you take care when descending from Roach End.

Distance12.39km Vertical gain+479m Vertical drop-471m Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in 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

Distance10.01km Vertical gain+244m Vertical drop-235m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance11.14km Vertical gain+254m Vertical drop-247m Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance4.81km Vertical gain+212m Vertical drop-213m Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in 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.

Distance6.37km Vertical gain+131m Vertical drop-131m Duration2h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance12.34km Vertical gain+355m Vertical drop-356m Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance15.53km Vertical gain+324m Vertical drop-323m Duration5h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

An exploration of northern Staffordshire that is rarely walked.

Distance8.29km Vertical gain+201m Vertical drop-203m Duration2h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance16.41km Vertical gain+334m Vertical drop-327m Duration5h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Poynton-with-Worth - Cheshire

A route that takes in the delights of the countryside surrounding Lyme Park

Distance16.96km Vertical gain+520m Vertical drop-522m Duration6h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance12.3km Vertical gain+362m Vertical drop-356m Duration4h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance8.01km Vertical gain+218m Vertical drop-215m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance11.33km Vertical gain+344m Vertical drop-337m Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in 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.

Distance15.44km Vertical gain+314m Vertical drop-314m Duration5h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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 : PDF)
Distance19.83km Vertical gain+511m Vertical drop-504m Duration6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in 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.