'The Park is a great place for a quiet stroll and there are three, mile long routes, to choose from (Lakeside Path / Explorer Trail or Easy Access Trail) whilst a short road crossing takes you into some attractive countryside between the park, Astbury village and Macclesfield Canal with Mow Cop and Congleton Edge destinations for those who wish to venture further.'
Country Parks and Ranger Service 'The main aim of the Ranger Service is to develop, enhance and protect our countryside and urban sites within Cheshire East, while encouraging and promoting the proper use of the Council’s outdoor recreational facilities ...'
60 years old on 13th October 2016 'Winnie Jenkins was a typist in the Crewe 1st District Tax Office, and a member of the Chester Rambling Club. She broke away from the Chester Rambling Club and got some colleagues in the Crewe Tax Office interested in rambling, and so in October 1946, the Crewe C.H.A and H F Rambling Club was formed ...'
'Disley’s accreditation is recognition of the variety of well-signposted, well-maintained walks in and around Disley and of the breathtaking views they afford. And it enables Disley to be part of a wider campaign to secure better facilities for walkers, the continued maintenance of our public footpaths, the development of way-marked trails and better access to the village by public transport.'
Walks in Disley [Disley Parish Council]
'We have a varied programme of outdoor events focussed around walking, cycling and mountain biking but also including canoeing, rock climbing and mountaineering ...'
'Most of our members live in the area of north-east Cheshire centred around Macclesfield and Wilmslow. We organise several walks each week which are generally in our local area or the Peak District but are occasionally in North Wales, the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District.'
'An informal group of volunteers who work in co-operation with Goostrey Parish Council and Cheshire County Council Public Rights of Way Unit to maintain and improve rural footpaths around the village, making them more enjoyable and accessible to all, and to encourage the use of these footpaths ...'
'Macclesfield Forest is a excellent place for outdoor activities including horse riding, walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching including the Peak District's largest heronry at Trentabank Reservoir. Two walk descriptions with maps are linked to ... They can be combined with longer routes including Wildboarclough Village and the Goyt Valley and towards Tegg's Nose and the popular Gritstone Trail.'
'There are walks on most Sundays throughout the year and weekday evening pub walks in the summer. Walks are graded from short and easy for the less fit or beginner through to more strenuous hill walks ...'
'Why not go for a walk and then have lunch or tea at The Galley? We have six walks to choose from. All walks are on reasonably level ground, but some parts might be wet or soft under foot. Where possible the walks use circuits rather than out and back and alternative, often shorter, routes are given on some.'
'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. It takes in fields and woodlands, towns and villages, passes around Manchester Airport and ends up in the industrial area near the Manchester Ship Canal.'
Bollin Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]
'This walk explores the peaceful countryside of South East Cheshire. The ancient woodland called Checkley Wood can be viewed across the fields during the walk.'
'The Forum covers all of Cheshire East except for the part of the County inside the Peak District National Park - the National Park has its own Forum.'
'Diagonal from South West to North East ... It takes in a rich slice of Derbyshire, including nature in many forms, from enchanting waterways to dramatic geological formations.'
'Forms a circuit around the towns of Crewe and Nantwich ... The walk is waymarked with a circle with symbols of a leaf, cartwheel and crossed swords. Although mainly on level terrain, the many stiles make the walk unsuitable for people with mobility problems.'
'A route from Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, crossing the River Dane through to the pretty village of Swettenham.'
'Stretches from Disley in the north to Kidsgrove in the south. In between walkers can enjoy outstanding views, industrial heritage, historic monuments, fascinating follies and abundant wildlife.'
'Collection of walks from local railway stations within the beautiful countryside of East Cheshire, which can be accessed by public transport without the need for a car.'
'Of course the Macclesfield Canal itself makes an enjoyable walk and very many people exploit this linear park by walking sections or even the whole of the 27½ miles of the canal, which is also one section of the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk. There are plenty of guides to its course and I will not repeat them all here ... In these pages I will note some of the many walks that can be taken from the canal - the canal providing the start and finish point and maybe a short part of the walk.'
Tim Boddington The Macclesfield Canal
'I live in Macclesfield, and I set up this website for no better reason than wanting to promote walking and cycling in the countryside around Macclesfield. In fact this website just started out as a set of walking and cycling routes. However, there are many more countryside pursuits than just walking and cycling, so it quickly grew into a comprehensive, single-point resource of information on all aspects of Macclesfield outdoors.'
'Audlem is famous for its run of 15 locks on the Shropshire Union Canal. With its canalside pubs and attractive towpath, the walk alongside the locks is one of the finest in lowland England. Interpretration panels by the towpath in Audlem describe the operation of locks and the canal's history.'
'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.'
'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.'
'A collection of walks in North Cheshire around Wilmslow, Handforth, Styal, Alderley Edge, Mobberley, Prestbury, Chelford, Poynton, Bollington, Rainow, Macclesfield and Congleton.'
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