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The Sandstone Trail

The Sandstone Trail

One of the most popular long distance walks in the North West.

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 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.

  2. A Walk to the Forest

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    Macclesfield

    This walk is a fairly strenuous walk on good paths. There are several ascents and descents. Wear strong shoes or walking boots and bring a waterproof. A snack and something to drink is also recommended.

  3. 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.

  4. Add Nelson Pit Walk 9 to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 9

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    Walking Route

    Add Nelson Pit Walk 9 to your Itinerary

    Macclesfield

    The first part of two walks making the Middlewood Challenge, a 20-mile walk in the figure of eight. The second section of the Challenge is Walk 10 which is about 12 miles long and takes around 5 hours to walk.

  5. Add Lindow Common - Walks for All to your Itinerary

    Lindow Common - Walks for All

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    Wilmslow

    Lindow Common is a small area of heathland on the outskirts of Wilmslow.

  6. Add Walking the Wildside  to your Itinerary

    Walking the Wildside

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    Crewe

    Take a walk on the wildside and discover mysterious mosses, ancient hedgerows and other hidden gems in the South Cheshire countryside.

  7. Add Nelson Pit Walk 4 to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 4

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    Macclesfield

    This is one of a series of walks from the Nelson Pit Visitor Centre. This is a flat walk along the Macclesfield Canal towpath and Middlewood Way.

  8. Add Ashley Rail Trail Route  to your Itinerary

    Ashley Rail Trail Route

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    Add Ashley Rail Trail Route  to your Itinerary

    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.

  9. Add The Edge - Walks for All to your Itinerary

    The Edge - Walks for All

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    Alderley Edge

    Alderley Edge is a dramatic sandstone ridge with impressive views over the Cheshire plain towards Manchester and to the hills of Cheshire’s Peak District.

  10. Add Alsager Series No. 5 – Salt Line and Canal to your Itinerary

    Alsager Series No. 5 – Salt Line and Canal

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    Add Alsager Series No. 5 – Salt Line and Canal to your Itinerary

    Alsager

    This route, devised by Alsager Chamber of Trade, is one a series of walks in the Alsager area. The walks have been published in leaflets entitled ‘It’s all about Alsager - Walking Maps of Alsager’.

  11. Add Knutsford Rail Trail to your Itinerary

    Knutsford Rail Trail

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    Knutsford

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

  12. Add Mow Cop Loop to your Itinerary

    Mow Cop Loop

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    Add Mow Cop Loop to your Itinerary

    Congleton

    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.

  13. Add The Sandstone Trail to your Itinerary

    The Sandstone Trail

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    Frodsham

    Stride out along the Sandstone Trail and sample some of the finest walking in Cheshire. Follow the ridge of sandstone that rises dramatically from the Cheshire plain and enjoy this invigorating walk at any time of year.

  14. Add Plumley Rail Trail to your Itinerary

    Plumley Rail Trail

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    Cheshire

    This circular walk explores the beautiful countryside around the village of Plumley, within the parish of Plumley with Toft and Bexton.

  15. Add A Walk around Nantwich and Acton to your Itinerary

    A Walk around Nantwich and Acton

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    Nantwich

    Come and enjoy this 8km/5mile circular walk along country lanes, public footpaths, bridleways and canal towpaths. The route currently has approximately 12 gates and 2 stiles with fairly level terrain.

  16. The Weaver Way

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    Frodsham

    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.

  17. Kerridge Loop

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    Bollington is known for its cotton mills and is an attractive small town with excellent facilities, situated in beautiful countryside.

  18. Add Walk The Trans Pennine Trail to your Itinerary

    Walk The Trans Pennine Trail

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    Add Walk The Trans Pennine Trail to your Itinerary

    Warrington

    The Trans Pennine Trail links the North and the Irish seas, running close to many urban area. Join the trail in cities, towns and villages.

  19. Add Walks for All - Macclesfield Forest to your Itinerary

    Walks for All - Macclesfield Forest

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    Macclesfield

    Macclesfield Forest is the last remnant of the Royal Forest of Macclesfield and is now a working forest managed by United Utilities.

  20. Add Walks for all - Stanney Woods Local Nature Reserve  to your Itinerary

    Walks for all - Stanney Woods Local Nature Reserve

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    Add Walks for all - Stanney Woods Local Nature Reserve  to your Itinerary

    Cheshire

    Stanney Woods is an ancient woodland of oak and silver birch, with some hazel and holly. It is an excellent site for bird watching and exceptionally good for fungi in autumn.

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