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The Gritstone Trail

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Tegg’s Nose Country Park
Old Buxton Road
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 0AP

Tel: 01625 614279

The Gritstone Trail

About

Stride out along the Gritstone Trail and sample some of the finest walking in Cheshire. This is a more challenging route stretching from Disley to Kidsgrove, with some fine ridge walks and stunning views over the Cheshire plain. Grade Long distance. Distance 24km/15.3miles. Time 7-8 hours.

The Gritstone Trail, which now includes the former Mow Cop Trail, has been extended to make it more accessible by public transport. The route is split into three sections, which can each be walked in a day by fairly fit walkers.

There are few facilities along the Trail - most pubs, cafes and shops are a short distance away. Please check opening times and always take some food and plenty to drink with you. Even in the summer the weather can change quickly, so always be prepared with extra layers and waterproofs.

Gritstone Trail – Northern Section

Stride out along the Gritstone trail and sample some of the finest walking in Cheshire. This is challenging route stretching from Disley to Kidsgrove, with some fine ridge walks and stunning views over the Cheshire plain.

The Gritstone Trail, which now includes the Mow Cop Trail, has been extended to make it more accessible by public transport. The route is split into three sections which can each be walked in a day by fairly fit walkers. There are few facilities along the Trail – most pubs, cafes and shops are a short distance away. Please check opening times and always take some food and plenty to drink with you. Even in the summer the weather can change quickly so always be prepared with extra layers and waterproofs.

Gristone Trail – Central Section

This section of the Trail leads the walker from the dramatic scenery of Tegg’s Nose Country Park to the pretty Timbersbrook picnic area, via ‘The Cloud’, where a steep climb is rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Gritstone Trail – Southern Section

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.

Route Guides

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

There are good rail links to Disley, Macclesfield, Congleton and Kidsgrove, as well as regular bus services to the major towns and villages.

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Opening Times

Open All Year
All Year (01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014)