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Walks around Lyme Handley

distance 6.92mi Vertical gain +833ft Vertical drop -810ft duration 3h45 Average Average
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.

distance 3.96mi Vertical gain +430ft Vertical drop -430ft duration 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.

distance 6.22mi Vertical gain +801ft Vertical drop -771ft duration 3h25 Average Average
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.

distance 7.64mi Vertical gain +1188ft Vertical drop -1168ft duration 4h25 Average Average
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.

distance 4.98mi Vertical gain +715ft Vertical drop -705ft duration 2h50 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.

distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +659ft Vertical drop -666ft duration 2h50 Average Average
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.

distance 9.77mi Vertical gain +1480ft Vertical drop -1158ft duration 5h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A linear walk onto the Kinder Scout plateau using the train for the return.

distance 10.2mi Vertical gain +1096ft Vertical drop -1073ft duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Poynton-with-Worth - Cheshire

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

distance 7.67mi Vertical gain +1165ft Vertical drop -1168ft duration 4h20 Average Average
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.

distance 10.54mi Vertical gain +1706ft Vertical drop -1713ft duration 6h05 Average Average
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.

distance 6.77mi Vertical gain +1201ft Vertical drop -1201ft duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chinley' Buxworth and Brownside - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk provides a useful introduction to walking in this part of the National Park.

Walking Fernilee Reservoir ( Download : PDF )
distance 2.82mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -213ft duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

Very easy walk with a choice of well sign-posted routes through the woods on the north side of the water. Suitable for playing Gruffalo Woods with the kids! It's not worth taking scooters as the uneven ground will undoubtedly tip them off and bikes are not allowed.

distance 6.02mi Vertical gain +400ft Vertical drop -394ft duration 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

This relaxed walk is beautiful whatever the season with the reservoir adding to the scene.

distance 7.95mi Vertical gain +1129ft Vertical drop -1132ft duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

This circular walk explores the Goyt Valley and the ridge lying the west. The route includes some steep climbs but offers excellent views throughout. Some paths may be muddy after periods of prolonged rain.

distance 7.78mi Vertical gain +1184ft Vertical drop -1184ft duration 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

The village of Hayfield lies to the west of the highest land in the Peak District Park and this walk which lies wholly within Derbyshire offers some excellent walking. The outward route over Mount Famine offers good views and once Edale Cross is reached you are on the high moors. The return to Hayfield is full of interest too.

distance 7.86mi Vertical gain +1109ft Vertical drop -1093ft duration 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A low level walk on the western fringe of the Peak District National Park.

distance 8.41mi Vertical gain +1565ft Vertical drop -1526ft duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Starting from Hayfield, Derbyshire, this Peak District walk visits Kinder Downfall. Starting from the point where the Mass Trespass began, the route uses William Clough to reach the plateau. Descent is via Kinder Low and Edale Cross back to the start.

distance 8.45mi Vertical gain +1480ft Vertical drop -1473ft duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Kinder Low and Mount Famine are combined in this Peak District walk from Hayfield. This circuit on the western edges of the Kinder Scout plateau concentrates on these interesting outliers, which despite their modest height, offer good views and pleasant walking.

distance 9.59mi Vertical gain +1030ft Vertical drop -1030ft duration 5h10 Average Average
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.

distance 7.04mi Vertical gain +1129ft Vertical drop -1106ft duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

Wildboarclough & Shutlingsloe
distance 6.82mi Vertical gain +1175ft Vertical drop -1152ft duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

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

distance 2.99mi Vertical gain +696ft Vertical drop -699ft duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 7.7mi Vertical gain +1572ft Vertical drop -1545ft duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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

Stockport - a Ramble
distance 4.97mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -171ft duration 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This rewarding dérive reveals the B side of our heritage and culture, an antidote to the country walk, and one which for many folk is right on their doorstep. It explores the unique post-occupancy landscape of a Northern town where the rot has set in, viewing iconic heritage sights from the relative safety of the pavement.

Walking Rossendale Ramble ( Download : PDF )
distance 12.32mi Vertical gain +1677ft Vertical drop -1654ft duration 6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 6.58mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1056ft duration 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that explores the often rugged countryside on the eastern flank of Cown Edge. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes. In places careful navigation is essential.