Walks, Routes and Maps on The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk
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The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk is a 158km (98 miles) circular footpath starting and finishing Marple in Greater Manchester, England.

The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk is waymarked by a bridge & barge motif.


Walk ch132 The Lymm Heritage Trail

Pleasant stroll through a historic village

Route Summary: - The Trans Pennine Trail (Lymm), Lymm, The Bridgewater Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Lymm Village, The Dingle, Lymm Dam, The Bongs, Crosfield Bridge, Lymm Dam, The Dingle, Lymm Cross, The Bridgewater Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Slitten Gorge, The Trans Pennine Trail, Lymm.

Length: 6km (3¾ miles) | Ascent: 62m (204ft) | Allow at least: 2hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall

A stroll along two famous canals

Route Summary: - Thelwall, Manchester Ship Canal, Statham, The Bridgewater Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Thelwall.

Length: 6.5km (4 miles) | Ascent: 20m (66ft) | Allow at least: 1½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ch128 Gawsworth from Oakgrove

Gentle stroll to a historic house

Route Summary: - Oakgrove, The Macclesfield Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Gawsworth, Oakgrove.

Length: 7km (4½ miles) | Ascent: 20m (66ft) | Allow at least: 1½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ch253 Little Moreton Hall from Ackers Crossing

Quiet countryside

Route Summary: - Ackers Crossing, The Macclesfield Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Little Moreton Hall, Rode Mill, Scholar Green, Ackers Crossing.

Length: 9km (5½ miles) | Ascent: 35m (115ft) | Allow at least: 2¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ch241 Oakgrove via The Macclesfield Canal from Gurnett

Easy canal towpath walking

Route Summary: - Gurnett, The Macclesfield Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Oakgrove, Sutton Reservoir, Sutton Grange, Gurnett.

Length: 7km (4½ miles) | Ascent: 81m (266ft) | Allow at least: 2hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ch115 North Rode from Bosley Locks

Lovely stroll down a 12 Canal Lock Staircase

Route Summary: - Bosley Locks, The Macclesfield Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, River Dane Aquaduct, Railway Viaduct, Crossley Farm, Colleymill Bridge, North Rode, North Rode Manor Fish Pond, Station Wood, Big Dogbottom Wood, Bosley Locks.

Length: 7km (4½ miles) | Ascent: 104m (341ft) | Allow at least: 2hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ch120 The Bridgewater Canal from Lymm

Gentle waterside stroll

Route Summary: - The Trans Pennine Trail (Lymm), Lymm, The Bridgewater Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Lymm Village, The Dingle, Lymm Dam, The Bongs, Crosfield Bridge, Oughtrington, The Bridgewater Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Rushgreen, Slitten Gorge, The Trans Pennine Trail, Lymm.

Length: 8.5km (5¼ miles) | Ascent: 75m (246ft) | Allow at least: 2¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk gm101 The Bridgewater Canal from Dunham Town

Pleasant canal side stroll

Route Summary: - Dunham Town, The Bridgewater Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Agden Bridge, Agden Brook, Arthill Farm, Little Bollington, Dunham Massey Park, Dunham Town.

Length: 9.5km (6 miles) | Ascent: 58m (190ft) | Allow at least: 2¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ch102 Dunham Massey and The Bridgewater Canal from Lymm

Fine waterside walk

Route Summary: - The Trans Pennine Trail (Lymm), Lymm, Carr Green, Oldfield Brow, Altrincham, The Bridgewater Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Dunham Town, Dunham Massey, Little Bollington, The Bridgewater Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Agden Bridge, Oughtrington, Lymm Village, Slitten Gorge, The Trans Pennine Trail, Lymm.

Length: 18km (11¼ miles) | Ascent: 65m (213ft) | Allow at least: 4½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ch145 Mow Cop from Ackers Crossing

Quiet countryside and a castle/folly

Route Summary: - Ackers Crossing, The Macclesfield Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Scholar Green, Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop, The Staffordshire Way, The South Cheshire Way, Ackers Crossing.

Length: 9km (5½ miles) | Ascent: 215m (689ft) | Allow at least: 2¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ch148 Gawsworth Hall from North Rode

Gentle countryside and historic church & hall

Route Summary: - North Rode, Gawsworth, Oakgrove, The Macclesfield Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Bosley Locks, Big Dogbottom Wood, Station Wood, North Rode Manor Fish Pond, North Rode.

Length: 11.5km (7¼ miles) | Ascent: 123m (404ft) | Allow at least: 3hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ch266 The Macclesfield Canal and Lyme Park from Higher Poynton

Good views from a country park

Route Summary: - Nelson Pit Visitors Centre, Higher Poynton, The Macclesfield Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Wood Lanes, Adlington Basin, Lockgate Farm, The North Cheshire Way, Harrop Brow, West Parkgate, Lyme Park Country Park, Lyme Park Car Park, The Cage, Lyme Hall, Fallow Deer Park, The Lime Avenue, Lyme Park Car Park, Windgather Farm, Haresteads Farm, Nelson Pit Visitors Centre, Higher Poynton.

Length: 11km (7 miles) | Ascent: 251m (824ft) | Allow at least: 3¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ch170 Little Moreton Hall and Mow Cop from Ackers Crossing

Quiet countryside and a castle/folly

Route Summary: - Ackers Crossing, The Macclesfield Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Little Moreton Hall, Rode Mill, Scholar Green, Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop, The Staffordshire Way, The South Cheshire Way, Ackers Crossing.

Length: 13km (8 miles) | Ascent: 245m (804ft) | Allow at least: 3¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ch175 The Macclesfield Canal, Bosley Locks and North Rode from Gawsworth

Gentle countryside stroll and historic church and hall

Route Summary: - Gawsworth, Oakgrove, The Macclesfield Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Bosley Locks, River Dane Aquaduct, Railway Viaduct, Crossley Farm, Colleymill Bridge, North Rode, Manor Farm, Beancroft Wood, Rodegreen Farm, Gawsworth.

Length: 15km (9¼ miles) | Ascent: 166m (545ft) | Allow at least: 4hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ch108 The Cloud (Bosley Cloud) and The Macclesfield Canal from Timbersbrook

Huge views followed by a canal towpath

Route Summary: - Timbersbrook, The Gritstone Trail, Pool Bank, The Staffordshire Way, Folly Cottage, Cloud Plantation, The Cloud (Bosley Cloud), Avona, The Dane Valley Way, River Dane, The Macclesfield Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Buglawton, Brook House Farm, Pool Bank, Timbersbrook.

Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 368m (1208ft) | Allow at least: 4½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ch207 Sponds Hill and Lyme Park from Higher Poynton

Superb Cheshire views and a Stately Home

Route Summary: - Nelson Pit Visitors Centre, Higher Poynton, The Macclesfield Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Wood Lanes, Adlington Basin, Lockgate Farm, The North Cheshire Way, Harrop Brow, Birchencliff Farm, Keeper's Cottage, Dale Top, Sponds Moor, The Gritstone Trail, Sponds Hill, Bowstonegate Farm, Bow Stones, Higher Moor, Lyme Park Country Park, Lantern Wood, The Cage, Lyme Hall, Fallow Deer Park, The Lime Avenue, Lyme Park Car Park, Windgather Farm, Haresteads Farm, Nelson Pit Visitors Centre, Higher Poynton.

Length: 15.5km (9¾ miles) | Ascent: 409m (9ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate





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