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The Gritstone Trail

The Gritstone Trail

A 35 mile route that stretches from Disley to Kidsgrove.

Walking in Cheshire

Explore the stunning scenery and wildlife of the region by walking in Cheshire, 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.

Introduce the family to the joys of walking, with a hike up to White Nancy; the iconic Grade II listed folly that dominates the Cheshire Plain. Let imaginations run wild with a walk through the legend filled woods of Alderley Ege to Stormy Point, the setting for Alan Garner's novel The Weirdstone of Brisingamen.

If you are feeling energetic then stride out along the Griststone Trail, a 35 miles route that stretches from Disley to Kidsgrove or the Sandstone Trail, one of the most popular long distance walks in the North West.

If you are looking for something a little less energetic, take a leisurely stroll around one of the many towns and villages that Cheshire has to offer.

For self-guided walking holidays in Cheshire, Byways Breaks can help you make the most of the Cheshire countryside.

For more information about walking in Cheshire, browse the list of walking trails below:

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  1. Add Bollin Valley Way to your Itinerary

    Bollin Valley Way

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    Macclesfield

    The Bollin Valley Way is a 25 mile (40 km) 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.

  2. Add Rode Heath Ramble to your Itinerary

    Rode Heath Ramble

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    Walking Route

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    Sandbach

    This area once contained thriving industries due to large underground salt deposits. Large works were constructed and brine shafts sunk to extract the salt.

  3. Add Ashley Rail Trail Route  to your Itinerary

    Ashley Rail Trail Route

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    Cheshire

    The village of Ashley lies very close to both the M56 motorway and Manchester Ringway Airport, but retains a rural charm whilst serving a strong farming community.

  4. Add Nelson Pit Walk 10 to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 10

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    Walking Route

    Add Nelson Pit Walk 10 to your Itinerary

    Macclesfield

    The second part of two walks making the Middlewood Challenge, a 20-mile walk in the figure of eight. The first section of the Challenge is Walk 9 which is about 8 miles long and takes around 3½ hours to walk. Total walking time for both parts is arou

  5. Add Knutsford Rail Trail to your Itinerary

    Knutsford Rail Trail

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    Walking Route

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    Knutsford

    This circular walk explores the beautiful and historic town of Knutsford as well as the grounds of Tatton Park.

  6. Add Walk the Biddulph Valley Way to your Itinerary

    Walk the Biddulph Valley Way

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    Congleton

    The route is part of NCN 55 Telford to Preston and has a firm, level surface of crushed stone.

  7. Add Bosley Cloud to your Itinerary

    Bosley Cloud

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    Congleton

    A circular 4 km / 2½ mile walk right up onto the top of Bosley Cloud with stunning views over the Cheshire Plain.

  8. Add Neston Town Trail to your Itinerary

    Neston Town Trail

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    Walking Route

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    Cheshire

    Once a major port and more recently an important centre for coal mining, Neston today is a pleasant market town on the Wirral Peninsula.

  9. Add Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

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    Retreat

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    Congleton

    The Local Nature Reserve has over 50 acres of mainly silver birch and oak woodland surrounding a 15 acre lake as well as areas of heathland, a wildflower meadow and wetland areas.

  10. Add The Gritstone Trail to your Itinerary

    The Gritstone Trail

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    Macclesfield

    Follow the 35 mile / 56km trail through Cheshire’s Peak District

  11. Add Tatton Park - Walks for All to your Itinerary

    Tatton Park - Walks for All

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    Knutsford

    Tatton Park, winner of Visit England’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014, is steeped in history and memories of world wars.

  12. Add Shutlingsloe Walk to your Itinerary

    Shutlingsloe Walk

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    Macclesfield

    Starting at Trentabank car park in Macclesfield Forest, follow a circular route over Shutlingsloe, Wildboarclough and Oaken Clough back to Trentabank car park.

  13. Add Chelford Village Walk to your Itinerary

    Chelford Village Walk

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    Macclesfield

    This walk, published by the Chelford Village website, offers a pleasant circuit around the area, with some great suggestions for refreshments en route.

  14. Add Bollington Circular Walk 2 to your Itinerary

    Bollington Circular Walk 2

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    Macclesfield

    The second in a series of circular walks around Bollington and Kerridge starting from the Rangers Office, Adlington Road. The routes vary in length highlighting points of interest and provide pleasant views of the countryside.

  15. Add Walks for All - Biddulph Valley Way  to your Itinerary

    Walks for All - Biddulph Valley Way

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    Congleton

    The Biddulph Valley Way follows the route of a disused railway which carried coal between the Potteries and Congleton for over 100 years. Today, this is a tranquil route that allows visitors to enjoy the delightful Cheshire East countryside

  16. Add Spike Island  & West Bank Promenade to your Itinerary

    Spike Island & West Bank Promenade

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    Walking Route

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    Widnes

    Spike Island is open parkland, with items of industrial archaeological interest and a canal.

    Orienteering courses suitable for wheelchair users.

    Tactile maps available from Visitor Centre.

  17. Add Walking the Past to your Itinerary

    Walking the Past

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    Walking Route

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    Crewe and Nantwich

    Step back in time and explore the ‘olde worlde’ villages around Crewe and Nantwich. Discover historical buildings, old battle sites and learn how people use to live.

  18. Add Walks for All - Astbury Mere Country Park to your Itinerary

    Walks for All - Astbury Mere Country Park

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    Walking Route

    Add Walks for All - Astbury Mere Country Park to your Itinerary

    Congleton

    Astbury Mere is a green oasis developed on the site of a former sand quarry, less than a mile from Congleton town centre. Enjoy a stroll through wildflower meadows and admire the views across the mere towards Congleton Edge and Mow Cop.

  19. Add Middlewich Waterside Trail to your Itinerary

    Middlewich Waterside Trail

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    Walking Route

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    Middlewich

    The Middlewich Waterside Trail runs around and through the town of Middlewich. The Whole Trail is 3.4 miles.

  20. Add Walk the Wheelock Rail Trail to your Itinerary

    Walk the Wheelock Rail Trail

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    Walking Route

    Add Walk the Wheelock Rail Trail to your Itinerary

    Sandbach

    The Wheelock Rail Trail is a popular 2km traffic free route for walkers and cyclists on the outskirts of Sandbach and runs between Ettiley Heath and Malkins Bank.

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