Area: Cheshire

https://www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Cheshire-East/

Category:Cheshire East
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The Category Cheshire East is a subset of Cheshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Cheshire East which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

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Area

https://www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Cheshire-West-Chester/

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The Category Cheshire West & Chester is a subset of Cheshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Cheshire West & Chester which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

Area

https://www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Halton/

Category:Halton
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The Category Halton is a subset of Cheshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Halton which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

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Area

https://www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Stockport/

Category:Stockport
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Area

https://www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Wirral/

Category:Wirral
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The Category Wirral is a subset of Cheshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with the Wirral which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

Nearby
Area

https://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/wal...

Overview

'Explore the stunning scenery and wildlife of Cheshire on foot, 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.'

Walks described here by
Area

http://www.footpaths.org.uk/

Category:Cheshire East
Starting fromAlderley Edge & Wilmslow
Overview

'Founded in 1913 we have a current membership of more than fifty.'

Area

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/ranger_se...

Category:Cheshire East
Size (acreage)35
Starting fromCongleton
Overview

'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.'

Area

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/museums

Category:Stockport
Starting fromRomiley
Overview

'Relax in the peace and tranquillity of the setting and learn more about the history of the chapel and the legends that link it to 7th century missionary St Chad ...'

Nearby
Area

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/ranger_se...

Category:Cheshire East
Overview

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 ...'

Area

https://chesterwalking.org.uk/

Starting fromChester
Overview

'Friendly group of people from Chester, Wirral and North Wales who enjoy walking, socialising and weekends away ... Chester and District Walking Group was formerly known as Chester YHA Walking Group prior to a name-change in 2007. The group was founded in the 1980s although it has been suggested that our walk origins go back as far as the 1940s and 50s.'

Area

http://www.greatoutdoors.org.uk/

Navigate the Website>>> Find out if the Club is for you ...
Starting fromChester
Overview

As good as you make it ... : 'We run weekend, day and evening events throughout the year. There's something on every week and often several times a week during summer. We plan to have a weekend away every month, and several day walks and biking events every month. During the summer we also have evening walks and biking events every week.'

Area

http://chesterwalkingclub.com/

Overview

'A Chester based walking club offering up to three grades of walks on Sundays and a walk on alternate Wednesdays: Club Guided walks in Snowdonia , North Wales and counties surrounding Cheshire. Grades of Walks A – Mountain walk, usually with more than 600m (~2000ft) of ascent; B – Moorland walk, usually with more than 300m (~1000ft) of ascent; C – Mainly pastoral walk usually with less than 300m (~1000ft) of ascent.'

Area

https://www.creweandnantwichramblingclub.org.uk

Overview

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 ...'

Area

https://www.forestryengland.uk/delamere-forest

Starting fromDelamere Forest
Overview

'Delamere is an ideal place to go for a walk. Whether you're looking for an easy going trail for all abilities, a hike to admire the view or a bit of peace and quiet to observe the wildlife ... There are dry sandstone paths, lots of mature trees to shade or shelter under depending on the weather and the forest of Blakemere for bird watchers ... Use our Forest Guide to find walking and cycling routes.'

Walks described here by
Area

https://disleyparishcouncil.org.uk/walks-in-disley/walkers-are-welcome...

Category:Cheshire East
Starting fromDisley
Overview

'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.'

See also

Walks in Disley [Disley Parish Council]

Area

https://www.ecog.org.uk/

Category:Cheshire East
Overview

'We have a varied programme of outdoor events focussed around walking, cycling and mountain biking but also including canoeing, rock climbing and mountaineering ...'

Area

https://ramblerseastcheshire.org.uk/blog/

Category:Cheshire East
Overview

'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.'

Area

http://www.gavinrymill.com/flaybrick/

Category:Wirral
Size (acreage)26
Starting fromFlaybrick Hill Cemetery, Birkenhead
Overview

'Rapid growth in Birkenhead's population made it necessary for the provision of a municipal cemetery ... The site chosen was Flaybrick Hill, a prominent location outside of Birkenhead overlooked by Bidston Hill. 16.5 acres were purchased but this was extended to 26 acres in the 1890s.'

'The Gardens are open every day until 6pm, for pedestrian access only. Visitors are welcome to use the ajacent Tam O'Shanter complex for car parking, Cafeteria and toilet facilities. Guided walks and other event details may be found on the notice board by the main gates. Copies of the leaflet, self guide trails and further information are available from the Ranger's Office at Tam O Shanter Farm.'

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Area

http://www.goostreyfootpaths.org.uk/gfg.php

Category:Cheshire East
Starting fromGoostrey
Overview

'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 ...'

Area

https://www.guildensutton.org.uk/Guilden_Sutton_environment.html

Starting fromGuilden Sutton
Overview

'As a village on the outskirts of Chester, Guilden Sutton is linked by a series of footpaths including the Longster Trail reaching from Pipers Ash to Helsby Hill. These paths provide a valuable resource for everyone and the information included here is to help make that possible.'

Area

https://www.gwydyrmc.org.uk/

Overview

'For people who like outside activities, principally in the mountains. These activities include mountain walking, scrambling, rock climbing and snow and ice climbing when available. Members also go mountain biking and coast walking. We are a Wirral based club, despite the Welsh name ... The Club owns a hut in Capel Curig (close to the Gwydyr forest) and also a self-catering cottage. Members pay an annual membership fee, which includes use of the club hut and discounts on bookings for our cottage as well as discounts for local mountaineering shops.'

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Area

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/halton

Category:Halton
Overview

'Our group organises fortnightly Sunday coaches to the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, North Wales and Shropshire, picking up in Widnes, Runcorn and west Warrington. Typically 4 or 5 walks of different grades are offered on each outing. We also, in conjunction with the other groups in the North and Mid-Cheshire Area, organise around half a dozen full-day and half-day walks each week in these areas and closer to home.'

Nearby
Area

http://harrishikers.blogspot.com

Starting fromChester
Overview

'We walk every Thursday and Saturday, New Years day and May Day. How many walk? Walks take place as long as there are at least 2 wanting to walk on that day. More walk on a Thursday than on a Saturday.'

Area

http://www.deeestuary.co.uk/hilbre/

Category:Wirral
Starting fromHilbre Islands
Overview

'The Islands are cut off from the mainland by the tide for up to 5 hours out of every 12 hours. When planning your journey you must find out the time of high water and allow sufficient time to complete your visit to the islands and your return journey to West Kirby safely. It is possible to visit the islands over high water, in which case allow for a stay of at least 5 hours whilst the tide is in, or alternatively, you can walk there and back over one low water period.'

Description from

The Friends of Hilbre

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Area

http://www.macclesfield-forest.co.uk/activities.html

Category:Cheshire East
Starting fromMacclesfield Forest
Overview

'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.'

Description from

United Utilities

Area

http://www.maccramblers.org/

Starting fromMacclesfield
Overview

'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 ...'

Area

https://www.mcfs.org.uk/

Category:Cheshire
Overview

'The Society was founded in 1961 to associate all those who are interested in keeping open and well-marked the public rights of way in Cheshire. Our area of operation covers the majority of the county and is bounded by Runcorn, Warrington South of the Mersey, Lymm, the M6 motorway, Crewe, Audlem, Malpas and Chester.'

Area

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/ness-gardens/

Starting fromNess Botanic Gardens
Overview

The Tree Trail 'aims to take you around some of the most interesting trees at Ness. It follows the main route around the inner part of the gardens, plus a loop to see some special trees including the Handkerchief Tree'.

Description from

University of Liverpool

Area

http://www.poyntonramblingclub.co.uk/

Category:Stockport
Overview

'Walking mainly in the Peak District, members are from the suburbs of Stockport in Cheshire including Macclesfield, Cheadle and Wilmslow.'

Nearby
Area

https://www.nmc-ramblers.org.uk/

Category:Cheshire
Overview

'Organised walks to suit all abilities, using car, coach and public transport.'

Area

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/leisure-parks-and-attractions

Category:Stockport
Overview

'Visiting the countryside can provide a real break from the stress of everyday life. You don’t have to go far!'

Nearby
Area

http://www.stockportwalkers.org.uk/

Category:Stockport
Overview

'100 years and more of the great outdoors ... We are a friendly and sociable walking group with members from all walks of life ... The object of Stockport Walkers is to encourage the love of nature and the countryside through walking together and to foster a spirit of sociability and comradeship.'

Nearby
Area

http://stockportwalkingoutdoor.org.uk

Category:Stockport
Overview

'A multi-activity group with individual members aged 18 to 70+ as well as a number of families.'

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Area

https://www.visitwirral.com/things-to-do/activities/walking

Category:Wirral
Overview

'With its unique location, there are so many ways to explore the undulating countryside, exceptional landscapes and dramatic coastline of Wirral - there are some great walks for walkers of all abilities.'

Nearby
Area

http://www.live-lifewell.net/walk-your-way-to-health-in-halton/

Category:Halton
Overview

'The Walking for Health program Halton run a schedule of weekly health walks lead by volunteers in Widnes and Runcorn ... A monthly schedule of walks is available on request.'

Description from

Halton Sports Partnership

Nearby
Area

http://www.walkingincheshire.co.uk/walks.php

Category:Cheshire
Overview

The Links to the Walks are allocated to about ten places throughout Cheshire, and there are also two groups of 'accessible' Walks.

Walks described here by
Area

http://visit.halton.me/project/wigg-island/

Category:Halton
Starting fromWigg Island, Runcorn
Overview

'Through a partnership with Halton Borough Council, Cheshire Wildlife Trust now looks after the Wigg Island Visitor Centre in Wigg Island Community Park.'

Note that at the time of Review the Wildlife Trust Website did not have a description of this Reserve.

See also

Wigg Island [Wikipedia]

Nearby
Area

https://sites.google.com/site/wirralfootpathssociety/

Category:Wirral
Overview

'The Society was formed in 1888 and works to preserve our footpath and open space heritage by ...'

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Area

https://www.visitwirral.com/whats-on/festivals/wirral-walking-festival

Category:Wirral
Overview

'This Wirral-wide annual event is aimed at introducing people to parts of Wirral that they have never visited and will "showcase’" Wirral Peninsula as one of the most diverse and interesting places in the country to live and visit. If you prefer to explore Wirral on your own then please have a look at the Self-Guided Trails.' Held During May.

Description from

Visit Wirral

Nearby
Area

https://www.visitwirral.com/things-to-do/activities/walking

Category:Wirral
Navigate the Website>>> Arrowe Park - Parkgate Circular Walk [PDF]
Distance (miles)16
Starting fromArrowe Country Park
Overview

'Objective was to create a reasonably long walking trail that would take ramblers through some of the most attractive parts of the Mid-Wirral peninsula and, at the same time, keep road-walking down to a minimum.'

Description from

Visit Wirral

Nearby
Area

https://www.audlem.org/

Category:Cheshire East
Starting fromAudlem
Overview

'The Shropshire Union Canal towpath is a magnificent walk in either direction from Audlem and is now the southern part of the Weaver Way. You can explore away from the canal in all directions, however, including this selection of walks in the Audlem area.' ALERT At Review, I could no longer locate a 'Walks' Section on the Website; but I have decided to retain the Link.

Area

https://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/wal...

Navigate the Website>>> Baker Way
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromChester Railway Station
Overview

'The extended Baker Way links the heart of Chester with Delamere Forest Park. The core of the route is provided by the original Baker Way - a long established route from Christleton to Brines Brow Picnic Area.'

Walks described here by
Area

http://www.bidstonhill.org.uk/heritage/map/

Category:Nature Trails
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromTam O'Shanter Cottage
Overview

'The Heritage Trail has been put together to allow people to explore Bidston Hill and its heritage for themselves. Follow the trail using the map and the numbered marker posts. Look out for the blue Heritage Trail markers, and the black and white QR code plaques. If you have a smartphone, you can use a QR reader app to bring up the matching Heritage Trail web page in your browser.'

Description from

Friends of Bidston Hill

Nearby
Area

https://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/hor...

Navigate the Website>>> Bishop Bennet Way
Distance (miles)34
Starting fromBeeston Castle
Overview

Horse riding trail which 'runs from near Beeston Castle to the village of Wirswall on the Shropshire border ... The route can be followed by foot and mountain bike. Walkers can avoid longer road sections by making the most of the footpath network in the area'.

Walks described here by
Area

https://www.bollinvalley.org.uk/sites-and-trails/bollin-valley-way.asp...

Category:Cheshire East
Distance (miles)25
Starting fromMacclesfield Riverside Park, Tytherington
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Bollin Valley Partnership

See also

Bollin Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Area

https://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/wal...

Category:Cheshire East
Navigate the Website>>> Bridgemere Walk
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromBridgemere Garden World
Overview

'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.'

Walks described here by
Area

http://www.bridgewatercanal.co.uk/todo/bridgewater-way

Category:Halton
Distance (miles)39
Starting fromRuncorn
Overview

'Regeneration project that will create a 65km/39 mile leisure route for walkers and cyclists along the historic Bridgewater Canal. The project is a fresh approach to the use of the towpath as a connection between communities around the Mersey Basin and the North West.'

Description from

The Bridgewater Canal Trust

Nearby
Area

http://www.bullocksmithy.com/

Category:Stockport
Distance (miles)56
Starting fromHazel Grove
Overview

'The hike is a 56 mile circular course, visiting checkpoints in the correct order, within 24 hours starting at 12:00 noon on the Saturday. Open to any person over 18 years on the day of the event, or with approval of parent/guardian and prior arrangement ...' Held Early September.

Description from

3rd Hazel Grove Scout Group

Nearby
Area

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/public_ri...

Category:Cheshire East
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Cheshire East Council

Area

https://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Cheshire+R...

Category:Stockport
Distance (miles)98
Starting fromMarple
Overview

'A route following the towpaths along six historic canals of various ages and character, this Walk offers the solitude of quiet countryside, the hustle and bustle of city streets and views of the Cheshire Plain and Peak District hills. The canals are, anticlockwise from Macclesfield, Macclesfield Canal to Marple; Peak Forest, Ashton and Rochdale Canals into Manchester to join the Bridgewater Canal at Castlefield to follow it to Preston Brook; Trent & Mersey Canal to Hardings Wood Junction near Kidsgrove; Macclesfield Canal back to the start.'

Walks described here by
See also

The Cheshire Ring [Jim Shead]

Nearby
Area

http://chester.yourwestcheshire.co.uk/pages/2336/1/Heritage_Trails_in_...

Starting fromChester
Overview

'Chester has a number of fascinating walks and tours.  Here are some self guided trails which help explain the city's heritage ...'

Area

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network...

Distance (miles)8
Starting fromShotton Railway Station
Overview

'This route connects the historic city of Chester to the Wharf at Connah's Quay. The path takes you along an old railway line and is an attractive open ride from the north side of Chester out into the Wirral’s rich arable farmlands.'

Walks described here by
Area

http://www.weekwalks.co.uk/walks.htm

Category:Cheshire East
Navigate the Website>>> UK: Congleton to Sheffield across the Peak District
Distance (miles)50
Starting fromCongleton
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Week Walks

Area

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/routes-and-places-to-walk/about...

Category:Stockport
Navigate the Website>>> Find a Route to Walk >>> Enter any keywords 'Cown'
Distance (miles)17
Starting fromCooper Street, Hazel Grove
Overview

Now described by the Ramblers in four Sections - with the detailed descriptions only being accessible to Ramblers' members.

Description from

Ramblers Routes

See also

Cown Edge Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Nearby
Area

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crewe_and_Nantwich_Circular_Walk

Category:Cheshire East
Distance (miles)29
Starting fromCoppenhall
Overview

'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.'

Walks described here by
See also

Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | Walking the Past [Discover Cheshire]

Area

https://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/walk-the-dane-valley-p55521

Category:Cheshire East
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromBrereton Heath Nature Reserve, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton
Overview

'A route from Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, crossing the River Dane through to the pretty village of Swettenham.'

Walks described here by
Area

https://kittiwake-books.co.uk/the-dee-way-p-107.html

Category:Wirral
Distance (miles)142
Starting fromWest Kirby
Overview

'The route follows the River Dee along the Welsh or English sides of its estuary, through the historic city of Chester, the borderlands, Llangollen and the stunning Dee Valley, passing beautiful Llyn Tegid at Y Bala to the river's source in the mountains of southern Snowdonia.'

Description from

David Berry

Nearby
Area

http://www.rbjarvis.co.uk/Personal/walking/delamereway.htm

Distance (miles)21
Starting fromFrodsham
Overview

'Take a walk along the Delamere Way and visit Delamere Forest Park and the Trent & Mersey Canal.'

Description from

Richard Jarvis

See also

Delamere Way [LDWA]

Area

http://www.eastcheshirepaths.org.uk/

Category:Cheshire East
Overview

'A collection of circular walks in the Pennine foothills of north east Cheshire.'

Description from

East Cheshire Ramblers

Area

http://www.rbjarvis.co.uk/Personal/walking/eddisburyway.htm

Distance (miles)17
Starting fromFrodsham Bridge
Overview

'Walk from Frodsham Bridge to Burwardsley. At Burwardsley the walk finishes about 15 meters from the Sandstone Trail. The walk also finishes about 1/4 mile from The Pheasant - a pub which also does food and accommodation.' The Path is generally waymarked with yellow arrows containing the words Eddisbury Way and can be followed on OS Maps.

Description from

Richard Jarvis

See also

Eddisbury Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Area

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/leisure-parks-and-attractions

Category:Stockport
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromVernon Park
Overview

'Footpath linking Vernon Park in Stockport with the Longdendale Trail in the Peak District near Hadfield.'

See also

Etherow Goyt Valley Way: A Walking Guide [The Tameside Citizen]

Nearby
Area

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/leisure-parks-and-attractions

Category:Stockport
Distance (miles)14
Starting fromNorth Reddish Park
Overview

'Spans the Borough, from Woodford in the south to Reddish in the north. The route combines rural footpaths, quiet lanes and river valleys with urban landscapes and parklands.'

Nearby
Area

https://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/the-gritstone-trail-p49561

Category:Cheshire East
Distance (miles)35
Starting fromDisley
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Cheshire East Council

Area

http://www.hartfordcivicsociety.org.uk/

Navigate the Website>>> LOCAL WALKS
Starting fromHartford
Overview

'Information sheets on a number of walks in the immediate vicinity of Hartford and combining these with a few historical notes to make the journey more interesting.'

Description from

Hartford Civic Society

Area

https://www.midcheshirerail.org.uk/uploads/rail-walks-in-knutsford-and...

Category:Cheshire East
Overview

'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.'

Description from

The Knutsford Local Area Partnership | Mid Cheshire Rail Users’ Association

Area

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/canals-and-rivers/llangollen-canal

Distance (miles)46
Starting fromHurleston Junction
Overview

'The dizzying Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which carries the canal over the River Dee, is a must-see. This remarkable feat of canal engineering is 125 feet high, and the canal is unprotected on one side, giving the impression of a sheer drop from a narrowboat. The structure is deservedly a World Heritage Site ...'

Walks described here by
See also

Llangollen Canal [Wikipedia] | Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal [Jim Shead]

Area

http://www.mcfs.org.uk/Longster-Trail.htm

Distance (miles)12
Starting fromHelsby Hill
Overview

'From its start at the top of Helsby Hill, the Trail runs in a generally south-westerly direction for a total of just over 19 km (12 miles) to the Shropshire Union Canal west of Chester.'

Area

http://www.maccinfo.com/heritage/

Category:Cheshire East
Starting fromMacclesfield
Overview

'A Walk Around Macclesfield's Historic Buildings.'

Description from

Dorothy Bentley Smith and MaccInfo

Area

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marches_Way

Distance (miles)218
Starting fromChester Railway Station
Overview

'Partially waymarked long distance footpath in the United Kingdom. It runs 351 kilometres / 218 miles through the Welsh–English borderlands, traditionally known as the Welsh Marches and links the cities of Chester in the north and Cardiff in the south ... The Marches Way was removed from the Ordnance Survey map series in 2004 after only being detailed on these particular maps for approximately 5 years.'

Walks described here by
See also

The Marches Way: A Long Distance Path from Chester to Cardiff Les Lumsdon (Sigma Leisure, 1992)

Area

https://www.marple.website/walks-around-marple.html

Category:Stockport
Starting fromMarple
Overview

'Marple is a walkers' delight, providing a mixture of superb scenery and fascinating historical features. With miles of canal tow paths, cycle tracks, heavily wooded valleys, rivers, lakes and hill top moorland the district offers a huge variety of interest ...'

Description from

Gordon Mills / Marple Community Council | Marple Local History Society

Nearby
Area

https://www.merseyforest.org.uk/go-walking-in-merseyside/

Category:Cheshire
Overview

'The Mersey Forest is a growing network of woodlands and green spaces across Cheshire and Merseyside, which has been creating "woodlands on your doorstep" for 20 years.'

Description from

The Mersey Forest

Area

https://www.merseyforest.org.uk/things-to-do/walks-bike-rides-and-more...

Category:Halton
Distance (miles)22
Starting fromRuncorn Hill Visitor Centre
Overview

'A long distance linear walk on roads and country paths linking town and countryside to parks, woodlands and other open spaces.'

Description from

The Mersey Forest

Nearby
Area

http://www.midcheshirerail.org.uk/

Category:Cheshire
Overview

Access to three PDF brochures: 1. Rail Walks in Cheshire West : - - : 2. Rail Walks in Greater Manchester : - - : 3. Rail Walks in Knutsford and surrounding villages.

Area

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/ranger_se...

Category:Stockport
Distance (miles)11
Starting fromMarple
Overview

'Follows the line of the former Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway through picturesque Cheshire countryside and between historic mill towns.'

Description from

Cheshire East Council

Nearby
Area

https://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/wal...

Navigate the Website>>> Mow Cop Loop
Distance (miles)4
Starting fromAckers Crossing, Mow Cop
Overview

'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.'

Walks described here by
Area

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/ranger_se...

Category:Cheshire East
Starting fromNelson Pit Visitors Centre, Higher Poynton
Overview

'Eight circular walks from Nelson Pit Visitors Centre. Nelson Pit Visitor Centre in Higher Poynton provides an excellent rest point for those of you keen to explore the Middlewood Way and its surrounding countryside.'

Description from

Cheshire East Council

Area

https://www.neston.org.uk/about-the-area/things-to-see-and-do/walks-ar...

Starting fromNeston
Overview

The Jewel in the Crown 'Situated on the River Dee side of the Wirral Peninsula, midway between the cities of Chester and Liverpool and close to the gateway to North Wales, it has many features of interest for visitors. With free parking and bus and train links, access to this ancient market town, with weekly Friday market, is user friendly. The surrounding villages are linked by the Wirral Country Park , the first of its kind in the country, and this provides a focus for many local walks spiralling from its heart. These pass through beautiful rural settings and along the coastline with views of the Welsh hills and access to the second biggest site for migrating birds in the country.'

Description from

Neston Town Council

Area

http://www.mcfs.org.uk/north-cheshire-way.htm

Distance (miles)70
Starting fromHooton Station
Overview

'Cheshire's newest and longest path. It provides 70 miles of waymarked walking from Wirral to the Peak District across some of Cheshire's most beautiful countryside.'

'Accompanying the opening of the path in September 2006 the Society has published a full-colour 110-page Guide Book that includes maps, walking instructions and a wealth of information about what can be seen on or near a route that is a real "slice of Cheshire".

See also

North Cheshire Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Area

http://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/northwich-community-woodland...

Size (acreage)800
Starting fromComberbach
Overview

'Northwich Woodlands is a rich and green environment to the north of Northwich town centre. It is made up of nine areas, each with a different character and history. The Weaver Navigation and the Trent and Mersey canal flow through the heart of the Northwich Woodlands adding further variety to the landscape.'

Walks described here by
Area

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/canals-and-rivers/peak-forest-canal

Category:Towpath Walks
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromPortland Basin, Ashton-Under-Lyne
Overview

'The Canal is in two distinct parts. The upper section, one of the highest summits in the country, runs along the valley of the River Goyt and the lower along that of the River Tame. Separating the two is Benjamin Outram's splendid stone Marple Aqueduct together with its slightly higher railway viaduct neighbour running parallel. At Marple Junction the Macclesfield Canal, 30 years junior to the Peak Forest line, is encountered. Between the junction and the aqueduct is the magnificent flight of 16 locks rising over 210 feet (64m).'

Walks described here by
Area

http://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/walk...

Navigate the Website>>> Raw Head Walk
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromBurwardsley
Overview

'No visit to Cheshire would be complete without climbing Raw Head, the highest point of the Sandstone Trail at 227m .'

Walks described here by
Area

http://www.sandstonetrail.com/

Distance (miles)34
Starting fromFrodsham
Overview

'One of the finest and most popular long distance walks in North West England, in the UK. For many, it’s probably the best Cheshire walk and the ultimate Cheshire Way.'

Description from

Northern Eye Books

See also

Walking Cheshire's Sandstone Trail Tony Bowerman (Northern Eye Books, 2013) | The Sandstone Trail [Car Free Walks] | The Sandstone Trail [Discover Cheshire]

Area

http://www.audlem.org/features/tourism-heritage/walks.html

Category:Cheshire East
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromAudlem
Overview

'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.'

Description from

AudlemOnline

Area

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=604

Category:Stockport
Overview

'[1] Browse meetings and agendas for this committee - - - : [2] View contact details for the members of this committee - - - : [3] View attendance statistics - - - : [4] View declarations of interest'

Nearby
Area

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/leisureculture/walkinginstockport...

Category:Stockport
Starting fromEndevour House, Bredbury Park Way
Overview

'The PROW team protect Stockport’s footpaths, bridleways and byways by carrying out routine checks. They also respond to reports from members of the public that highlight obstructions, blockages and poor surfacing. Landowners are responsible for gates and stiles across footpaths and bridleways. The highway authority, through the PROW team, exercises powers to ensure that landowners maintain stiles and gates in a safe condition.'

Nearby
Area

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/canals-and-rivers/trent-mersey-canal

Category:Halton
Distance (miles)95
Starting fromRuncorn
Overview

'The canal takes you through some of the best scenes that our waterways have to offer, from the towering Anderton Boat Lift through to the nature reserve at picturesque Fradley Junction and the heritage-rich industrial sites of Stoke-on-Trent's potteries district ... The towpath creates a green corridor through Stoke-on-Trent, as well as offering a cycling and walking route through rural Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire.'

Walks described here by
See also

Trent and Mersey Canal [Wikipedia] | Walking the Trent & Mersey - End to End [John Merrill Walk Guides]

Nearby
Area

http://www.twosaintsway.co.uk/

Distance (miles)88
Starting fromChester Cathedral, Chester
Overview

'Pilgrimage route which has been recreated between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield.'

Description from

David Pott

Area

http://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/walking-the-trackways-p18398...

Distance (miles)11
Starting fromActon Church, Nantwich
Overview

'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.'

Walks described here by
Area

http://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/walk...

Category:Cheshire East
Navigate the Website>>> The Weaver Way
Distance (miles)40
Starting fromAudlem
Overview

'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.'

Walks described here by
Area

http://www.wilmslowwalks.com/

Category:Cheshire East
Starting fromWilmslow
Overview

'A collection of walks in North Cheshire around Wilmslow, Handforth, Styal, Alderley Edge, Mobberley, Prestbury, Chelford, Poynton, Bollington, Rainow, Macclesfield and Congleton.'

Description from

Dennis Neill

Area

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/windmill-hill/

Category:Woodland Walks
Navigate the Website>>> Runcorn Walks - Windmill Hill [PDF]
Starting fromWindmill Hill
Overview

'The woods around Windmill Hill have something to offer everyone - whether it's a relaxing woodland stroll with friends, family outings, walking the dog or just enjoying the scenery ...'

Walks described here by
Nearby
Area

http://www.visitwirral.com/attractions-and-activities/walking-guides

Category:Wirral
Navigate the Website>>> Wirral Circular Trail
Distance (miles)35
Starting fromSeacombe Ferry
Overview

'A voyage of discovery taking in the coastline, the history, the heritage and the rural countryside of this glorious peninsula.'

Description from

Visit Wirral

Nearby
Area

http://www.wirralcoastalwalk.org

Category:Wirral
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromSeacombe Ferry
Overview

'The Rotary Club of North Wirral organised the first Wirral Coastal Walk in 1986. From the humble beginnings of a few hundred walkers, it has grown to become a well-known annual event in the Wirral calendar and probably the biggest of its kind in the North West. In 2013 over 3,000 walkers participated and raised an estimated £300,000 for local, national and international charities.' Held Mid May.

Description from

Rotary Club of North Wirral

Nearby
Area

https://www.wirral.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-events/parks-beaches-and-c...

Category:Wirral
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromParkgate
Overview

'The Wirral is unique in that it is fortunate to have the Wirral Way which incorporates the Wirral Country Park, a stunning stretch of 12.2 miles that runs from West Kirby all the way to Hooton in Chester The Wirral Way itself is the old disused railway line that has now been turned into a stunning coastal path running along the Wirral Peninsular.'

See also

Wirral Way [GPS Cycling & Walking Routes] | Wirral Country Park [Wikipedia]

Nearby
Area

https://www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Cheshire-East/

Category:Cheshire East
Discover

The following Cheshire East Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bollington - Walkers Are Welcome

 

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  360. Tandridge
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  384. Waltham Forest
  385. Wandsworth
  386. Warrington
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  407. Wigan
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  409. Winchester
  410. Windsor Maidenhead
  411. Wirral
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